Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Porter
Alva, Central, Scotland


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RATINGS: 1717   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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.

simonblaine's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
simonblaine (571) - Alberta, - JAN 1, 2013
Black, taste of chocolate, coffee and roasted nuts with some that have been charred.....if that makes sense. Tasty, but it is a slow sipper. Good beer to treat yourself to.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fombe89 (2253) - Asturias, SPAIN - OCT 20, 2016
Botella de @Coalla, Oviedo 20/10/2016. BBD:02/17 Color negro, espuma beige, aromas tostados, sabor tostado, notas chocolate, cuerpo sedoso, muy rica

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lupuLust (86) - Freiburg, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2016
17.10.2016 - Extreme dark brown to red with off white head. Malty roasted and sweet aroma. Tatste is leathery smoky. Bitter sweeet roast finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (3509) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2016
schenkt donker bruin/zwart met kaki kraag. aroma van caramel, zoet, mout, geroosterd, graan, donkere chocolade, volmoutig. Smaken zijn volmoutig, bitterzoet, caramel, graan, zacht, glad, geroosterd karakter, redelijke body, lage co2.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaserov (214) - Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 12, 2016
Color negro oscuro, opaco, con capa de espuma marrón de un dedo de grosor (buena retención, termina pareciéndose a la capa que deja un café). Carbonatación mínima. Aroma a malta tostada, café, chocolate... Sabor similar, bastante completo y fácil de disfrutar. Nada arriesgado pero sí un clásico, no lo voy a negar. Hay un deje amargo al final, imagino que a causa del lúpulo. El sabor en boca entre trago y trago se mantiene hasta el infinito.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosskyle (535) - - SEP 24, 2016
12oz bottle. Dark black color with an off white head. Roasted malt dark choc malt aroma. Roasted sweet malt and Mild coffee with a bitter aftertaste. Medium body. Characteristics of a bitter stout but is lighter and very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Villyzzz (91) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle at pub. Pours oily black with large beige head. Aroma is roasted malts with coffee and cocoa. Taste is roasted malts, cocoa and caramel. Medium palate. Medium/long finish. One of the best porters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anfractuosity (349) - - SEP 9, 2016
Lovely porter, nice dark colour. Chocolatey aroma. Warmth from the alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
let’sDrink (11) - - SEP 9, 2016
What a lovely porter! Pours pitch black with a large tan head. Aromas of cocoa, coffee and yeasty malts. Head and body of the beer come together for a lovely creamy feel in the mouth. Cocoa and a bit of coffee with every sip. A pleasant bitterness lingers after swallowing. One of the best beers I have had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (2300) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2016
0,33l fles gedeeld met mark. Zwart als afgewerkte olie met een crème kraag. Geur en smaak vooral donkere mout met cacao en daarnaast het zijdezachte van de haver. Mooie balans met de bitter van de hop. Echt een heel degelijke porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBrain (159) - Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2016
Bottle to pint glass. Aroma of nuts, coffee, sweet brown bread. Dark brown with reddish tint, small brown head. Flavor is sweet-bitter coffee, chocolate roasted. Very nice bitter and sweet finish. Medium thick mouthfeel, lowish carbonation. Excellent.

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