Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Old Ale
Alva, Central, Scotland


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RATINGS: 1626   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Bottle: Filtered.
Ingredients: Pale malt; Roasted barley; Oats; Washington Galena, Worcester Fuggles and Kent Goldings hops.
A superb, rich, full-bodied beer derived from a 1970s homebrewing recipe. Wickedly smooth chocolate dominates the flavour, which is nicely balanced by the bitterness of the hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mauroruellas (541) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 23, 2015
Preta,bem escura,viscosa,turva,formação de creme bege baixo mas duradouro,boa carbonatação com formação de bolhas pequenas,aroma delicioso de malte torrado e café,sabor apresentando malte,chocolate amargo e torrefação,bem balanceada om dulçor inicial e leve amargo no final,boa drinkability,ótimo conjunto,ótima Porter,,recomendo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Werckmeister (1072) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 23, 2015
330ml bottle at home. BB 07/2016. Rating #777. black color. small coffee-colored head. smells smokey, light bacon, spices, milky. medium body, light carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. tastes smokey, coffee, malty roast, light bacon, some chocolate, milky, spices, dark bread. finishes with notes of coffee, smoke and malty roast. wow, great beer, love it. great taste for the low ABV. smell is just average but taste is very nice, nicely balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jyrsa (255) - - JUN 20, 2015
Pours dark brown with small brownish head. Nut, oats and chocolate. Chocolate and dried fruits. Typically british smooth mouth feel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GlasgowTAD (737) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Pours a brownish black with not much head. Aroma is figs, smoke and roast malts. Taste is figs, slight water, slight malts, a touch of cardboard.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (7329) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is smoky, meaty, chocolate, little oxidised, taste is similar, sweet, berries, little thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChtiBreizh (258) - Rennes, FRANCE - JUN 15, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2015 Opaque black with small head. Aroma is roasty, fruity. Sour, roasted, with a bitter finish. Average carbonation, medium body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tsjerno (32) - BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2015
Name’s not stolen, Black and oily palatte. Aroma: liquorice sweet, bit of chocolate (milk chocolate?) Taste: Very prickling liquorice sweetness, bit of roast malts. Ends with more sweetness and bitternes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (2511) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2015

Lukt: Bek, lakris, kaffe og sjokolade.
Utseende: Sort.
Skum/kullsyre: Tykt dekkende brunt skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Frukter, kaffe, lakris og sjokolade.
Hvor: Kjøpt/Nydt@The great Beer Bar, Petaling Jaya.
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@6%, Når@03.06.2015

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex_leit (789) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown. Aroma: coffee, chocolate, porto. Similar taste even better with wine or brandy, well balanced, great beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DIBBLE (102) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
330ml bottle from Tesco Durrington. 8 months past BBE date of SEP 2014 on day of purchase!!! Dense roasted malty aroma. Very dark reddish tinged beer with brief tan head. Mild lacing. Thick smooth mouthfeel. Coffee like bitterness. Mild chocolate sweetness in the dark roast malt finish. Bit disappointed with Tesco and uncertain whether the beer is inferior for its maturity having not tried it before.

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