Brewed by Harveys
Style: Porter
Lewes, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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saxo (18208) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle @ Royal Oak, Borough, London. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, licorice, caramel and hops.

joe19612 (2897) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin beige head, light malt aroma with a hint of coffee, the taste bitter with roasted malt with a crsip dry finish.

Theydon_Bois (19193) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle at home - 09/09/12. Dark mahogony brown with a very thin tan head that soon clears to the edge of the glass and forms a thin pond atop. Lightly roasted malt nose backed up with treacle toffee, grain, a little vanilla and some nuttiness. Taste matched the nose very well, a real treacle toffee flavour unlike any other I can recall in a porter, reminds me of Thorntons treacle toffee on bonfire night as a kid!!! Medium bodied, a little thickness in the mouthfeel as you swallow, moderate carbonation with a dry finish. I enjoyed this, a slightly different take on a porter!

BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2012
50cl, English brew, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, not complex dry Porter, malty/roasted and slightly spicy, balanced, clear, small head, nice brew

EdKing (2576) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2011
Bottle from Harveys brewery shop. Once again it’s the Harvey’s malt character that dominates this. Pours very dark brown/black with thin beige head. Nose is unusually caramel malt. Taste is caramel malt and roasted malt. Not getting much coffee or chocolate. They really should stop pasteurising these!!!

BeerViking (4710) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2011
Bottle of 1859 Porter, I think the "best before" says FEB08 but it might be 03 or 05! Pours black and a bit oily with almost no head, treacle, toffee and a faint tartness on the nose, more treacle plus burnt caramel, a hint of milk chocolate, and roasted dark fruit on the palate. Burnt bitterness appears in the aftertaste along with a faint hint of coffee. Excellent for a 4.8% beer of its age.

manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle from LCBO. Pours a very dark brown with a thin beige head and spotty lacing. Aroma is chocolatey cocoa and burnt malt. Medium-bodied and dry with roasted malt and chocolate flavours. The finish is sweet molasses and chocolate. Very good for style.

AndrewC (373) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2010
Smells sour. Black with a decent head. Sour dark chocolate powder flavours. Some roasted notes. It’s alright I suppose.

kwik-lime (1915) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2010
Good porter, full, roasty mouthful, nice balance,small hints of plum and/or raisin in there as well. Nice.

Metalchopz (3364) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2010
Purchased at the LCBO, as a one time deal. Best before date on cap is written JUN08 (originally reviewed March 2008). This English porter pours a dark brown colour with very little red highlights. Its head is foamy, but turns into a creamy beige one that decides to stay a while, leaving beautiful lacing all around, thick and bubbly. The aromas are on the plum side, with touches of burn malt and coffee. The mouthfeel is kind of oily with a tiny sticking, but refreshing overall. I really like the fact that the plum is not as present in the taste. It is more like coffee bitterness, molasse syrupy and a little chocolate. Well-balanced, beautiful English porter.

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