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Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Porter
Alva, Central, Scotland

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RATINGS: 1713   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Bulk_Carrier's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (3712) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Into my nonic, it pours just like as its name says leaving the same color body. A gentle foamy one inch tan/off-white head appears and settles into the top of the body leaving some small paper thin hills on top. The smell is roasty and bold with nice chocolate and coffee notes. The taste is the same yet offering a bit of a woodiness in it as well. The palate is about a medium with nothing harsh on the tongue, and fairly drinkable. Overall, this is a pretty good beer for its style and one that I would come back to.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosskyle (532) - - 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

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Villyzzz (44) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anfractuosity (342) - - SEP 9, 2016
Lovely porter, nice dark colour. Chocolatey aroma. Warmth from the alcohol.

4.4
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (2207) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBrain (157) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmacklin (847) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 6, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours a clear dark brown to black with a red hue and a small, creamy, long lasting, tan head that laces. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, licorice and coffee. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, licorice, dark chocolate, oats and coffee with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body with a creamy, smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dysenteri (127) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2016
33cl bottle from Boxbeers. Black with brownish head. Chocolate milk and liquorice, malt, hazelnut, cocoa. Sweet taste, dry finish. Lots of chocolate in taste, very balanced overall. The finish lasts a long time. Overall a really good porter!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ArtificialCyst (539) - Szczecin, POLAND - AUG 27, 2016
Bottle in The Office. Aroma: Coffee, chocolate, pumpernickel, caramel, bit of hoppy spiciness, not very intensive but pleasant. Appearance: Very durable head, long-lasting and dense, black colour. Taste: Quite high tobacco biterness, coffee, chocolate, caramel, toast, dark bread, caramel, licorice, roasty. Palate: Finish is bitter, body is medium-high, carbonation low.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Echon (366) - Århus, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2016
Black. Rich malty flavour and aroma, with plenty of liquorice and chocolate. Full, sweetish taste, with a dry and bitter finish. Full body, with a smooth and rounded texture. Overall, a wonderful porter. Very rich and tasty, balanced, drinkable, smooth, and the finish seems to last forever.


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