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Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Porter
Alva, Central, Scotland

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1750   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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3.3
begbie100 (181) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2007
0,33l bottle. Small toffee coloured medium head, flatteness fast. Aroma is sweet roasted malt, raisins, chocolate. Very dark reddish, almost black. Palate is medium thick, not much carbonate. Flavour starts with sweet roasted malt taste. Also hint of some vegetables.. peas or grass? Aftertaste is pleasantly bitterish.

3.4
SDalkoholic (2408) - 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
rdelljh (155) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2007
over-the-top chocolate flavor. very full bodied. definitely lubed my innards. a little bitter

3.4
patrick767 (4095) - 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. I’m a little surprised this rates higher than the bourbon barrel version as I prefer that one.

3.9
dchmela (3078) - 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
kp (10881) - 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
Tranquillity (2483) - 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
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
Christian (13773) - 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
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! :)


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