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


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RATINGS: 1440   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, - JUL 5, 2008
Dark, virtually opaque black, with a creamy coffee coloured foam. Liqueur chocolate prominent in the aroma, with a touch of alcohol coming through .On tasting it starts quite mild, but it builds up soon after with a long lasting bitterness that carries on well into the aftertaste. Unfortunately the body is just a little too weak to hold up to all this, with the flavours unsupported. A worthy drop though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gwillrich (139) - São José dos Campos, BRAZIL - APR 16, 2014
Cerveja extremamente escura, com forte amargor, vindo de lúpulos e da torra do malte. Muito boa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (65) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 13, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is dark malts, chocolate and coffee. It’s vey dark, black, long lasting head, little oily texture. in taste there are roasted malts, coffee, chocolate. Medium body, it is creamy. Medium bitter finish. Very balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (337) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 12, 2014
0,33L bottle, BB 01.2015. Pours very dark brown with tan head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is licorice, coffee, and dry roast. Taste: coffee, licorice, malt, nutty, and some sweetness. Finish is coffee bitter and slight smoke. Overall: nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkam (46) - POLAND - APR 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a medium, beige head, nice lacing. Aroma: dark malts, chocolate, coffee. Taste: roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, caramel. Medium bodied and bitter, well balanced. Fantastic oily texture. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomekk1978 (272) - POLAND - APR 3, 2014
Barwa: ciemna, pod światło, brązowa. Piana beżowa, średniej wielkości, drobno pęcherzykowa, względnie szybko opadająca, ale ładnie oblepiająca szkło [5/5] Aromat: ciemne słody (słodko - kwaśny), czekolada, lekka kawa. Przyjemny, ale nie porywający. Smak: słodowy, raczej wytrawny. Gorzka czekolada, kawa mokka, palone, wręcz przypiekane słody, może karmel. alkohol prawie nie wyczuwalny.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (511) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 2, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en el lúpulo. Marzo de 2013. porter, según etiqueta con un cuerpo mas o menos notable de 6 vol que se bebe bastante bien. Color negro con espuma algo oscura no muy persistente. Sabores a maltas tostadas, chocolate y ligeros café todo bastante bien equilibrado y ligero. Buena, para repetir.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Tayeth (114) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 2, 2014
Geruch nach feuchter Erde, leicht angebranntem Kaffee. Keine Schokoladennoten. Geschmack dann sehr erdig und trocken, aber auch sehr kantig. Nicht so meins.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gueuze (250) - - APR 2, 2014
Im Geruch viel Röste und ein bisschen Gummi. Volles Mundgefühl, aber ziemlich unausgewogen. Rel. bitter. Eher ein Stout als ein Porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (241) - SPAIN - MAR 30, 2014
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en La Birra. Color negro. Sabor a malta, chocolate, caramelo. Una cerveza espectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EyeAmBaldman (122) - Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Pours opaque mahogany with a half-finger tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and sweet chocolate. Taste is medium sweet with very little bitterness. This is full-bodied with a creamy, slightly oily texture in the mouth. Average carbonation with a funky dunkel-like after-taste. Pretty good. Tastes like a sweet stout.

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