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Brewed by Harveys
Style: Porter
Lewes, England

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RATINGS: 204   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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3.6
fonefan (51105) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2009
Bottle 275ml.
Clear dark dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate, english licorice, vanilla notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft. [20090104]

3.5
Travlr (26105) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2015 Mail order. Oil black with thin head. Aroma of roast coffee, malty flavor. Sort of chocolate overtones at the finish. Nice one.

3.7
cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2007
UPDATED: APR 2, 2008 Bottle at home ... Deep solid black ... good thick off white head ... lots of roast malts ... slightly bitter roast malts ... quite fruity little souness ... some smooth silky bitter chocolate ...

3
omhper (25742) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2002
Dark brown. Medium bodied, dry, slightly smokey. ..........................

3.2
Leighton (22307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle shared at Garbage Night II - London. Picked up from the Royal Oak. Pours clear, light rd-brown with a frothy tan head. Toasty brown bread in the nose, aged berries, earth. Light-medium sweet flavor with dry, toasted brown bread, mellow bitter earth, dry toffee. Light bodied with average carbonation. Sweet, simple toasty malt finish, some toasty caramel, minimal bitterness. Very basic but drinkable enough.

3.2
Rasmus40 (21989) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2013
Bottle @ Royal Oak, Borough, London. Almost black with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and a little coffee. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 051013

3.4
chriso (21656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2006
Bottled at the Royal Oak, Borough, June 2006. If you like your porters to be pseudo-stouts, as they often are these days, you probably won’t like this. If you prefer a more traditional old English style of porter this may be more your cup of tea. Very dark red/brown, with not much head. Intensely woody, with a touch more oxidation than I’d like, which may be down to the age of the bottle or the pasteurisation process. Some deep malt and soy sauce touches in the aroma. Light, dry and distinctly bitter on the palate with licorice and touches of powdery chocolate. Woody character persists in the mouthfeel. Authentic sour edge on the finish. "Old" tasting, but very interesting. However, the woodiness is just a touch overdone for my taste.

3.2
fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2004
Very dark, with a brown head. Roasted malt; very strong liquorice taste, dry mouthfeel. Strong bitterness, with coffee notes.

3.6
Theydon_Bois (20632) - 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!

3.1
saxo (19522) - 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.


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