Brewed by Harveys
Style: Porter
Lewes, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Bottled: 275ml and 500ml. Also available on draught throughout March.

Porter is brewed to Henry Harveys 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (9564) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - NOV 30, 2016
(bottle) Clear, slightly ruby brown colour with a beige and medium-sized foamy head. Leafy dark malty aroma with notes of dark chocolate, leather and mocha. Mildly roasty bitter and delicately sweet flavour, light to medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Dry and slightly roasted malty taste with notes of bread crusts, dark chocolate, mocha and hints of licquorice towards the finish with a subtle dried fruity edge. 27.XI.16

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (2505) - Hagen, GERMANY - NOV 14, 2016
0.5 l bottle from Rudat, best before August 2018. Clear, very dark red to black with a thin, frothy, almost stable, beige head. Faint, sweetish-malty, slightly roasty aroma of chocolate, caramel and some coffee. Sweetish-malty, slightly roasty and minimally fruity taste of chocolate, coffee, licorice, caramel and some raisins, followed by a short, moderately roasty-bitter, a bit dry finish. Medium body, just slightly effervescent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Simple, classic, but tasty Porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (10305) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - NOV 3, 2016
Bottle: Deep chestnut-amber coloured, small and stable off-white foamy layer with a little lace; mild sweetish-bitter roasty nose with illusions of nuts and liquorice; mild to moderate bitter-sweet flavour, light to medium bodied, very soft; drier toasty and a bit peaty finish with hints of liquorice. Very well drinkable stuff...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
malushky (108) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2016
275 ml bottle. Pours black with large, fine, lasting brown head. Lacing present throughout. Aroma of roasted malts, plums and liquorice. Taste starts off with roasted malts, then liquorice, chocolate and plums. Average carbonation, oily. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
L_Lovecraft (363) - - SEP 27, 2016
Chocolate, roasted malts, black with a beige head quite persistant, light/medium body, law/medium carbonation, hints of smoked, chocolate again, too watery...i expected better but its ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdense (4) - London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016 does not count
Dark with thin head, light in taste, sinks easily, would like this with a meaty pasta.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThirstyBird (2676) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2015
Thanks to erzengel! Pours clear brown with reddish highlights and a loose tan head. The smell is roasted dark malt, dark brown sugar, fruit, licorice. The taste is roasted malt, dark fruit, caramel...a bit thin as it ends dry. Light+ and a touch oily with very mild carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (8172) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle bought at the Royal Oak. Smooth dry but not too sweetish beginning. Not too deep as it has only 4.8%. Round and smooth with a dry body and malty caramel aroma. Easy to drink, fresh and smooth, round smooth aftertaste. Nice though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (3923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2015
Aroma: intense chocolate, molasses, caramel, light toasted malts. Appearance: clear black, small, frothy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bittersweet chocolate, soft carbonation, light body, turns lightly bitter in the finish. Overall: quite a nice Porter, very nice chocolate in aroma and palate. Bottle from brewery shop, Lewes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (7126) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2015
Nicely presented 275ml bottle as Harveys Porter 1859, 4.8% BB Dec 2015, seemingly filtered. Pretty much black, decent foamy tan head. Aroma is yeasty, treacle, smoke, light metallics, raisin. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is light malts, treacle, cola, very soft fruity tartness, finishes semisweet with a chocolatey linger. Nice enough thin porter. Not nearly as good as the cask version.

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