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Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Porter
Alva, Central, Scotland

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RATINGS: 1765   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, - JUL 5, 2008
Dark, virtually opaque black, with a creamy coffee coloured foam. Liqueur chocolate prominent in the aroma, with a touch of alcohol coming through .On tasting it starts quite mild, but it builds up soon after with a long lasting bitterness that carries on well into the aftertaste. Unfortunately the body is just a little too weak to hold up to all this, with the flavours unsupported. A worthy drop though.


3.8
Alebarasi (179) - Dobrova, SLOVENIA - JAN 15, 2018
Dark brown/black color with a two finger high tan head. Full body, low carbonation, traces of lacing. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, roasted malts, cocoa and licorice. Sweet taste of chocolate, caramel, molasses, toffee, espresso, vanilla, dark fruits and wood. Rich, smooth and pleasant. Love it!

3.7
theprof (1369) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2018
Bottle. Pours dark black body some chocolate foam. Aroma roasted chocolate malt coffee licorice and resin. Taste is medium sweet to bitter. Palate is medium bodied, sticky feel, average carbonation, and long finish. A beer that deserves a decent fireplace and a howling gale outside.

3.8
p0urmeac0ld0ne (413) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - JAN 7, 2018
One the greatest stouts that I have ever tasted. Beautiful dark roasted flavour. Fab. 330ml bottle from Wally’s Deli, Cardiff.

3.4
daydesiang (77) - MALAYSIA - JAN 1, 2018
Happy 2018! It’s time to change my old engine oil! Pours black with thin tan head and average carbonation. Nose: Some aromas of dark roasted malts, chocolate and coffee with little hop bitterness. Taste: medium thickness, balance blend of dark chocolate and coffee, follow by little hop bitterness. Aftertaste: medium short with little bitterness. A really enjoyable porter that strikes balance of sweet and bitterness.

4
Mad Dog Martin (146) - - DEC 20, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2017 Can from BH advent calendar- guess it’s the same stuff?! Pour black with a beige head. Smells of chocolate and malt. Tastes very malty, bittersweet and, yes, it has an oily mouthfeel.

4.1
Benters (138) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2017
Pours dark black with thin tan head and average carbonation. Aromas of dark roasted malts, chocolate and coffee with some hop bitterness. Taste is thick, rich and full bodied; a really enjoyable blend of smooth dark chocolate with hints of chocolate, nicely balanced by a firm hop bitterness. Really enjoyable porter.

4.1
Mister_Li (1634) - GERMANY - DEC 18, 2017
Klares dunkles rotbraun mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, Röstaromen, reichlich dunkle Schokolade, erdig, würzig, leicht bitter, sehr süffig.

3.8
colui72 (1158) - HONG KONG - NOV 30, 2017
Pours translucent dark brown, black in the glass, looks quite thin, nice creamy beige head that laces excellently. Aroma has some tartness, dark malts, strong oats. Tastes roasted-bitter, oats still strong, roasted barley, some note of chocolate and coffee. Stronger dark chocolate in the after taste. Quite thin, easy to drink, softly carbonated, very straight forward typical porter. Nice and enjoyable.

3.8
tomandoaltura (363) - - NOV 21, 2017
Marrón muy oscuro. Notas de cacao oscuro y café. Toques de malta tostada. Buen cuerpo. Intenso amargor.

2.8
Quick3Beers (1513) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2017
Pours a nice near black from a bottle. Big roasted malt aroma, hint of chocolate. Flavor is a bitter cola, again chocolate, finishes dry and bitter. Okay beer.


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