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style
Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Porter
Alva, Central, Scotland

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1745   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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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fatehunter (2442) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Poured out of a bottle into a Delirium glass. Black as night. A solid inch of tan head. So beautiful. Smell: Burnt malt, dark chocolate and a hint of smoke. Taste: Bitter chocolate at first and a good hop bitterness at the end. Medium going towards full body. Slightly creamy with light carbonation. Excellent. A great porter. Nothing bad to say about it.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
popiela (710) - Pozna, POLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Butelka 0,33l. Aromat przyjemny, palony, delikatnie wędzony. W smaku podobnie, smacznie.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jampura (165) - FINLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Raikas, tumma ja vkev. Aika maukas, mukava siemailla, mutta ei ihan tervimmst pst.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrh2254 (40) - burton-on-trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2017
From a beer hawk mystery case. Lovely rich stout. Sweet bitter with roasted malts. Pours pure black with no head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
thejackpacker (199) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Bottle at the porterhouse Charing Cross. Vicious as it says, incredibly bitter after taste but still easy to get down and of course, delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
m.mahu (155) - Iasi, ROMANIA - FEB 4, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours pitch black, with espresso notes. Little head, with barrel, oily notes. Coffee and dark flavours. Low carbonation. Pleasent bitterness. Quite drinkable. Easy going. Good. I get the hype. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (2588) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2017
Bottle, Market Street Wine Shop, Uptown. Can also get at Wine Warehouse (may be lotteried off, though). I know Ive had this, never rated. This is a rating based on now. Pours black, not as thick as one would expect by the name. Dusting of an off-white head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Flavor is bitter grasses and browning leaves, coffee, molasses. All the hype over? I mean its good, but so much more has been accomplished after this...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Almogabar (15) - MARIA DE HUERVA (ZARAGOZA), SPAIN - JAN 31, 2017
Botella de 33 cl. comprada en la tienda online La Casa de las Cervezas de Zaragoza. Estilo porter aunque en etiqueta pone Black ale. Color negro, muy bonito. Espuma color beige generosa. Aromas muy reconocibles a chocolate y toffee. Sabor caracterstico del estilo, ahumado, caf, chocolate negro amargo. Una muy buena cerveza escocesa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Korcz (2220) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Fajnie palone, lekka wędzonka, dobra pijalność. Przyjemne, sesyjne ciemne piwo.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Godfather50 (228) - SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2017
Rorys Birthday bottle. Pours dark brown with soft head. Nice rounded mouthfeel, malases soft brown sugar, roasted malt, smoked wood. Creamy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fules (999) - Gyngys, HUNGARY - JAN 20, 2017
Kicsi, nem tl tarts hab, fekete szn. Illata csokis, kvs s aszalt gymlcss. Csokis, kvs, aszalt gymlcss zekkel indt, majd szraz, fanyar gymlcsssg jn elő, aztn hossz prklt malts aromval fut ki. Kzepesen testes, kzepesen keserű, enyhn sznsavas. Nem rossz, de a kifutsa nem igazn tetszik.


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