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

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RATINGS: 1443   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Buczer (99) - Pabianice, POLAND - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle, pours black with low tan head. In aroma: cocoa, coffee, a bit of alcohol. In taste: roasted malt, cocoa, caramel, light bitterness. Light body, low carbonation. Silky mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (1584) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle 11,2oz. Pours black with low beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, sugar, caramel, bitterness. Palate: Full bodied. Low carbonation. Thick. Silky mouthfeel. Good balance. Overall: Very good. Roasted malt features rocks. Somewhat easily drinkable (reasonnable abv helps).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (474) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
DWG; Pours black with a tan deminishing head. Nose is roasted malt, coffe, smoky, licorice, fruity and chocolate. Taste is sweet, light bitter, warming and lasting. Body is full, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GirlFriend (36) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
DWS Dark brown colour. Aroma of coffee, liqorice, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is a bit bitter, roasted malt, vanilla, liqorice and vanilla. Creamy texture, soft carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MunBro (133) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2014
Not usually a fan of porters but this one was pretty good. Aroma of malts. Tastes like malts, coffee, tar, grains and has a bittersweet finish.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cokemonkey11 (38) - - FEB 25, 2014
quite a good beer, I would like to try on tap! there are also extra aged versions

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MichaelAwesome (3002) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2014
Wonderful. Really wonderful, I still wonder how much luck I had to drink that one. Wonderful thick with some coffee, roasted malt and an unbelievable sweet finish which offers the tastiest sugar you can imagine. Wonderful.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (3002) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2014
Pours out of the bottle in a deep dark black colour with low head and medium body. Wonderful aroma of malt and roasted barley. Taste of chocolate, malt, nuts, torf, dark bread, milk and mild hops. Beautiful to drink, highly enjoyable. Big beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzgorog (169) - FRANCE - FEB 20, 2014
Bière brune tirant vers le noir avec une légère mousse chocolat au lait qui laisse une dentelle sur le verre. Nez de malt, chocolat, café et raisins secs. Amertume moyenne, le chocolat domine, notes de café et de malts grillés. Corps assez lourd. L’amertume est peristente. Très bonne porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreenJeremy (63) - Spruce Grove, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014
pours black, with a thicker off white head. No lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee and some smoky notes. Taste is sweet upfront with coffee, roasted malt, and again some smoke notes. finish is bitter with lingering coffee. medium mouthfeel, very good!


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