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style
Brewed by Harveys
Style: Porter
Lewes, England

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unknown

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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled: 275ml and 500ml. Also available on draught throughout March.

Porter is brewed to Henry Harvey’s recipe of 1859, this beer is an authentic recreation of a Victorian Porter. Pale, crystal and black malts combine with a generous hop grist of Fuggles and Goldings to produce a full, rounded palate with roasted malts to the fore.

Contains: Barley

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3.7
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2005
Beautiful cola-brown. Healthy, long-lasting brown head, easily adjusted by pour. Toasty, smoky, molasses hiits first with malty finish. Good hop balance, bitter, grapefruity finish. Maltiness lingers - five minutes later you know you’ve had a Porter.

4
shadey (2135) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2005
Black color with a thin white head. Very attractive sweet chocolate aroma. Flavor really fills out in the finish with mild chocolate. Very easy to drink and quite tastey.

3
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2005
Bottled. Nice chocolat and light roasted aroma. Black color, light brown small rocky head that disappears quickly leaving no lace so leaving you with a glass that looks like a glass of cola. Sweet, some chocolat, light roasted, bit cola flavor, light bodied (thin?). Actually very drinkable but not quite my style. I’m more into aggresive stouts.

3.6
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2005
Whatever the name, this was pretty good. Nice dark body, almost black. Complex nose: coffee, choclate, vanilla, smokiness. Sweet. Medium bodied and nice smooth feel in the mouth. Minimal carbonation. Good flavor. Sweetness but not cloying. Chocolate, coffee. Good stuff.

3.6
Nuffield (4171) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2004
Dark brown, not black, and loosely formed head. Gentle coffee aroma but also milk and grape. Moderately short finish, caramel, toasty, roasted, and some cardboard. Pretty good if you get past a slightly lactic edge. (2004 Christmas Party, my #11, group’s #5)

3.5
jazz88 (2679) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 25, 2004
Bottle. A dark brown color with a laced brown head. Vanilla, toasted malts, dry and nicely balanced for a porter. A long enjoyable toasted malt aftertaste. Christmas Party 2004 ranked 5/15 (mine) and 5/15 (group).

3.7
JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Very dark brown color with a small tiny bubbled tan head. Lightly oily and silky feel. Fig pudding and treacle aromas. Treacle and mild earthy malt flavors. Light iron and thin port finish.

3.5
ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Dark, roasted malt aroma with bourbon notes. Nice, but somewhat subtle. Dark ruby red, brown in color. no head. Smooth flavor; dry with chocolate malts. A little too lactose in the finish. Ok. Probably the best of the Harvey’s line I’ve had. But that’s not saying much.

2.9
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Sweet carmel nose infused with a hint of alcohol. It is pretty flat and mostly tastes like coffee and burnt chocolate. I just can’t seem to find a porter that I really like.

2.9
hotstuff (5158) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2004
Bottle. Small tan head with fair amount of lacing, opaque, no visible carbonation, and a dark brown hue. Malt and some alcohol aroma. Coffee and malt flavor. Fairly smooth mouthfeel. Medium bodied porter. Definitely not one of the better porters that I have rated. Disappointing.


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