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Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Porter
Alva, Central, Scotland

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 1757   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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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rcasta (874) - - NOV 27, 2008
Thanks to rcasta. Bottle: Think heavy and oily. Porter, stout and ale all together. Well balanced and nicely crafted. esta cerveza si esta cargada


3.8
tomandoaltura (346) - - NOV 21, 2017
Marrón muy oscuro. Notas de cacao oscuro y café. Toques de malta tostada. Buen cuerpo. Intenso amargor.

2.8
Quick3Beers (1424) - 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.

4.1
DutchDrebus (6197) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2017
Can @ home. Dark brown to black colour with a medium sized light brown head. Smells roasty, chocolate. Tastes roasty, chocolate, coffee, hint of vanilla, chocolate bitterness, dark malts. Very nice beer. Great balance, medium body and soft carbo.

4.1
drmet (1026) - GERMANY - OCT 26, 2017
L: -pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a small to medium,foamy,beige head S: -coffee,chocolate,nutty,molasses,vanilla sweet sugar upfront,plums,raisins,oats,coffee,cola,bitter finish F: -medium carbonation -light to medium body O: Very similar to a Sweet Stout. I usually don't like Sweet Stouts, but this has enough bitterniss to balance out the high sweetness.

3.5
Iznogud (4359) - CROATIA - OCT 23, 2017
Bottle, 330 ml from Pivoljub. Shared with Max, JFK10000, Simon. Pours black with beige head. Roasted malts, dried fruit, chocolate, sweetish. Dry bitterness in finish. Medium bodied.

3.5
angoradad (15) - USA - OCT 16, 2017
A good British porter is always a treat, so I was delighted to pick up a can of this beer. Pours black and smooth, with limited lacing on the glass. Aroma was of caramel with a hint of sweetness. Taste was chocolate with a bitter, hoppy aftertaste. Not one I'd recommend, based on my expectation of the style.

3
GregMooreNH (117) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 15, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2017 Pours black with foamy head. Aroma is deep chocolate. Flavor starts as chocolate, but quickly transforms into a bitty hoppiness, reminiscent of an IPA. Bitter flavor lingers through finish. Not what I was expecting.

3.8
brunopbraga (12) - Fortaleza, BRAZIL - OCT 15, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2017 AROMA • 8 notas de café, chocolate amargo e grãos torrados. APARÊNCIA • 3 baixa formação de creme castanho claro de boa persistência e líquido opaco de coloração preta. SABOR • 8 notas de café e chocolate amargo e bom amargor moderado. SENSAÇÃO • 4 corpo médio-alto, carbonatação moderada e textura cremosa. CONJUNTO • 15

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yoxik75 (199) - Wroclaw, POLAND - OCT 12, 2017
Piana drobna, trwała, zdobi szkło. Kolor czarny nieprzejrzysty. Aromat ciemne słody, czekolada, palonosc. Smak podobnie, gorzka czekolada, palonośc, estry, orzechy włoskie. Piwo delikatne ze średnim ciałem, niewielką słodyczą, pijalne Bardzo Dobre

3.5
jasonbenali (243) - Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2017
Pours dark black with a thin tan head and thick lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, ash, candied orange, plum and mint. Taste is sweet with a medium bitter finish. Nice mouthfeel but a touch thin. Another 1% on the ABV and this would be very decent, just falls a little short.


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