overall
97
99
style
Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Porter
Alva, Central, Scotland

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1723   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.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2365) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 13, 2007
11.2 oz bottle purchased at the Holiday Wine Cellar. The brew filled my glass as an opaque brown with a short lived layer of creamy foam topping. The initial aroma is a dark roasty malt presence with notes of fresh coffee. The drink is smooth and relaxed with a creamy texture and a flavoring of roast malt and coffee. Okay stuff to be had one or a couple of times.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdelljh (155) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2007
over-the-top chocolate flavor. very full bodied. definitely lubed my innards. a little bitter

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (4032) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2007
bottle - Pours black with a thin tan head. It smells mostly of roast malt plus a little coffee. The flavor is roasted malt with some chocolate and mild hops. Medium bodied and light on the carbonation, it goes down easy. Im a little surprised this rates higher than the bourbon barrel version as I prefer that one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (3022) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2007
Pours out dark red with minimal head. Aroma is chocolate malt with a hint of merlot smoothness. Thick and chewy definite chocolate malt in the taste, but very smooth as if drinking wine. Does not have a wine bite in the finish, but instead a faint roastiness. Very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 01/23/2002
Mode: Bottle
Source: Whole Foods Market

Brown with ruby highlights, thin tan head, sweet malt aroma with a touch of floral hops, big body, rich malt flavor, lots of chocolate, touch of bitterness
-------- /> Date: 02/16/2005



Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Score: **4
-------- /> The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tranquillity (1940) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2007
Incredible, thick, beige/light-brown head. Chocolatey aroma, some menthe. Taste dense of chocolate and malt, without being too sweet.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - AUG 21, 2007
Bottle at the BrewHouse, in Norwalk CT. black as oil, off white head. Aroma was sweet with a nice roasted malt aroma, almost like a oatmeal stout. Some notes of dried fruits too. Flavor was little bit of a disappointment after the welcoming aroma. It was tasty but not as rich as i hoped. Still had nice dried fruit notes, cocoa and a slight hop finish. Found this to be better then the special reserve of this beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (12998) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2007
Bottled. Deep black beer with a lasting medium sized light brown head. Rich aroma of chocolate, dark malts and dried fruits. Sweet-ish with a roast note and a good bitterness for balance. Well balanced and wonderful beer

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vadersnightcap (80) - SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2007
Rocking stout from Harviestoun. Reallt great wuality beer from a really good quality brewery - one of my favs. pretty much as perfect and well balabced as a 6% stout can be. love it! :)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4634) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2007
Pours a dark black with a thin to medium brown head. The aroma was roasty, a tad sweet, and something I cant identify. The flavor showed some slight roasted coffee, thin not too much in the flavor. Decent overall.


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