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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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
biomechanic (55) - Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Wow. This is one of my favorites now. Dark,chocolatey whit a slightly warming palate. It tastes like stout but its something different. Interesting.


3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeardedAvenger (359) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2016
Bottle at Smash, Reading. 01/12/16. Not much aroma. Jet black. Let down by the thinness of the beige head. Medium bitter. Creamy oats and a liquorice tang. Lovely. Body surprisingly thin. However a great porter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1907) - Brentford ,West London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2016
330ml. In a snifter. R8. Ohh yeah, thats a silky nose and this beer looks like Whitney Houston after a metamorphosis if shed become a liquid formation of herself in her 20s. Black,smooth and rich. Taste the lip smacking palate...roast malts, milk chocolate,fudge,coffeeish, oil. Nice burnt meaty finish. Good shit .

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (2361) - Hagen, GERMANY - DEC 2, 2016
0.1 l from tap (keg) at The Shakespeare (Herdecke). Very dark ruby to black with a medium large, frothy, almost stable, beige head. Sweetish-malty, slightly fruity aroma of milk chocolate, coffee, hazelnut and some raisins. Sweetish-malty, slightly roasty taste of milk chocolate, coffee, praline, hazelnut and a touch of raisins, followed by a medium long, moderately roasty-bitter finish. Medium body slightly creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Tasty!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LazyPyro (662) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2016
330ml bottle. Extremely dark brown with a smooth tan head. Aroma: roasted malts, chocolate, slightly smoky. Taste: like the aroma mainly the roasted malts and chocolate flavours, bittersweet, finishing bitter and smokey. Really smooth mouthfeel, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Decent porter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kacyper (1234) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 18, 2016
Butelka. Aromat kawy, ciemnych słodw, mleczna czekolada. W smaku słodkie, goryczka znikoma. Gęste, oleiste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (5239) - Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Pours opaque coffee brown with a thick and persistent tan head. Aroma delivers tempting roast malt, woody hops and chocolate notes. Flavor features roasted and slightly charred malt, chocolate, and woody hops, with subtle chocolate sweetness nicely balancing the subtle hop bitterness. Mouthfeel offers thin body but good fizz. Get oiled up! (But if you get too "oiled," please call a cab or Lyft.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (612) - - OCT 23, 2016
Dark brown with thin brownish head. Chocolate & dark fruit nose. Good body with balanced dark malts & bitterness. Nice... Rated by BrewTom

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fombe89 (2389) - Asturias, SPAIN - OCT 20, 2016
Botella de @Coalla, Oviedo 20/10/2016. BBD:02/17 Color negro, espuma beige, aromas tostados, sabor tostado, notas chocolate, cuerpo sedoso, muy rica

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lupuLust (145) - Freiburg, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2016
17.10.2016 - Extreme dark brown to red with off white head. Malty roasted and sweet aroma. Tatste is leathery smoky. Bitter sweeet roast finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (3598) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2016
schenkt donker bruin/zwart met kaki kraag. aroma van caramel, zoet, mout, geroosterd, graan, donkere chocolade, volmoutig. Smaken zijn volmoutig, bitterzoet, caramel, graan, zacht, glad, geroosterd karakter, redelijke body, lage co2.


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