Harveys Porter 1859

Difford's Guide

alc./vol: 4.8%

Proof: 9.6°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

Made according to an 1859 recipe from Henry Harvey's brewing journal, this porter is brewed using pale ale, malt, crystal malt, black malt and Sussex grown hops with Harvey’s own yeast strain. Brewed annually every February this porter is part of Harvey's Seasonal Ale selection.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 05/09/2013


(best before Jan-2014) Almost opaque, beep brown, almost black with thin tan head leaving spotted lacing.


Tar and black liquorice with molasses and notes of freshly roasted coffee.


Black liquorice, heavilly toasted (chocolate) barley and espresso coffee with raisins, walnuts and slight smoky note.


Liquorice, tar and burnt toast.

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Product Information

Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Crown cap

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