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Harvey's Porter

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
The LambEastbourne, East Sussex16 Mar 2020
Royal OakBorough, Central London27 Mar 2019
The Alma ArmsUckfield, East Sussex22 Mar 2019
The HarpCharing Cross, Central London17 Apr 2017
Lord Nelson InnBrighton, East Sussex14 Mar 2017
The Red LionHernhill, Kent09 Apr 2015
Rights of ManLewes, East Sussex31 Mar 2015
The DorsetLewes, East Sussex07 Mar 2015
John Harvey TavernLewes, East Sussex07 Mar 2015
3rd Angelfest Music and Beer Festival 2014Tonbridge, Kent31 May 2014
The Pig & ButcherFive Ash Down, East Sussex14 Mar 2014
The PilotMaidstone, Kent30 Mar 2013
The Hop PocketBossingham, Kent14 Mar 2013
The Wenlock ArmsHoxton, Central London22 Mar 2012
The Two BrewersHadlow, Kent11 Mar 2012
The Market PorterSouthwark, Central London04 Mar 2012
Hurst ArmsEastbourne, East Sussex08 Mar 2011
The Gardener's ArmsLewes, East Sussex20 Mar 2010
The GarlandRedhill, Surrey04 Jun 2009
The Horns LodgeSouth Chailey, East Sussex19 Mar 2009
The Star InnOld Heathfield, East Sussex12 Mar 2009

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

The Lamb, Eastbourne, East Sussex

Jack WilliamAcceptable16 Mar 2020 Rather sickly sweet in my opinion.

Royal Oak, Borough, Central London

Philip PirripExcellent27 Mar 2019 In lovely nourishing nick
Philip PirripNot Tried30 May 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried12 Apr 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried29 Mar 2018
Philip PirripGood31 May 2017
Philip PirripGood30 Mar 2017
Philip PirripExcellent25 Mar 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried12 Apr 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried26 Mar 2014
Philip PirripGood11 Apr 2013
Philip PirripExceptional30 Mar 2013 Faultless
BlairExcellent14 Mar 2009 Black with a nice tan head. Rich with a bit of chocolate and lots of coffee. Really good.
IanExcellent09 Apr 2008 Everything in the right proportion, lovely choc, coffee, roasted malt, bitterness, bit of dark fruit. Superb.
IanExcellent31 Mar 2006 I was really pleased to find this on cask. Black beer with lasting bubbly beige head. Good aroma of dark malts, choc/coffee and toffee. Full in mouth, touch of sourness before more toffee/choc/grainy coffee. Some juicyness too. Certainly one of my favourite porters. Tad sweeter maybe than most, but with a dry finish

The Alma Arms, Uckfield, East Sussex

ChrisENot Tried22 Mar 2019
ChrisENot Tried03 Mar 2017
ChrisENot Tried14 Mar 2014
ChrisENot Tried08 Mar 2011

The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

Philip PirripExcellent17 Apr 2017 In tip-top condition
Philip PirripExcellent24 Mar 2017 4½* = superb

Lord Nelson Inn, Brighton, East Sussex

Philip PirripExcellent14 Mar 2017
ChrisEExcellent01 Apr 2011
IanNot Tried03 Mar 2007

The Red Lion, Hernhill, Kent

AndrewGood09 Apr 2015 Excellent condition. Tart and sooty with vinous notes.

Rights of Man, Lewes, East Sussex

ChrisENot Tried31 Mar 2015

The Dorset, Lewes, East Sussex

Philip PirripNot Tried07 Mar 2015
ChrisEExcellent05 Mar 2015 Delicious dry biscuity porter.

John Harvey Tavern, Lewes, East Sussex

Philip PirripExcellent07 Mar 2015 Probably as good a drop of this as you'll get
PedroNot Tried20 Mar 2010

3rd Angelfest Music and Beer Festival 2014, Tonbridge, Kent

oz11Excellent31 May 2014

The Pig & Butcher, Five Ash Down, East Sussex

ChrisEExceptional14 Mar 2014

The Pilot, Maidstone, Kent

ChrisEExcellent30 Mar 2013
PedroNot Tried13 Mar 2012
PedroExceptional04 Mar 2012 So much licorice!
DosserExcellent17 Mar 2011
IanAcceptable19 Mar 2005 Black in colour. Slight taste of liquorice, some burnt malt, dry finish. Good representation of an old style porter. Interesting, but not for a session

The Hop Pocket, Bossingham, Kent

MickNot Tried14 Mar 2013

The Wenlock Arms, Hoxton, Central London

Martin the MildmanExcellent22 Mar 2012 Well matured sample that takes this beer to new levels. Vineous and malty with dark chocolate, fruit and liquorice all present. My score 17/20.

The Two Brewers, Hadlow, Kent

oz11Excellent11 Mar 2012
AndrewGood10 Feb 2007 Good red berry and malt in this very drinkable porter

The Market Porter, Southwark, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried04 Mar 2012
PedroGood03 Mar 2012

Hurst Arms, Eastbourne, East Sussex

ChrisENot Tried08 Mar 2011

The Gardener's Arms, Lewes, East Sussex

PedroNot Tried20 Mar 2010

The Garland, Redhill, Surrey

Martin the MildmanExceptional04 Jun 2009 More like Harveys should be, thick mouthfeel with lots of sweet malt but also some hoppiness towards the finish. As this is normally a March beer, I suspect this cask has been in the cellar for 2 months! A classic Porter. My score 17/20.

The Horns Lodge, South Chailey, East Sussex

JeffnJoNot Tried19 Mar 2009
JeffnJoNot Tried14 Mar 2009

The Star Inn, Old Heathfield, East Sussex

JeffnJoGood12 Mar 2009 Licourice flavours, maybe lacking in depth of flavours for me. Has that Harvey's twang of dryness which I don't like but Jo quite enjoys.

Harvey's Porter

4.80% ABV.

Harveys Porter is brewed from our own recipe dating from 1859. This dark brew was first in its class and overall runner -up at the 1995 GBBF at Olympia. In 1999 it was chosen as the 'Ultimate Pizza Beer' in the Beauty of Hops awards..

We have tried this beer 29 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good to Excellent.

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