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Harveys Bicentenary Stout (Bottle)

Formerly brewed at Harveys Brewery
Style: Stout
Lewes, England


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 4.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Special; brewed in 2005 on the 200th anniversary of the battle of Trafalgar. Was also available in the cask as "Trafalgar".
"Reminiscent of the strong stouts brewed during the late eighteenth century which were prevalent at the time of the Battle of Trafalgar."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (15320) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle shared during Scopey’s 10k tasting - big thanks to Scopey himself for this finisher! Pours unclear brown with frothy tan head. Lots of toffee in the nose, plenty of oxidation, bread, plum. Medium to heavy sweet flavor, a little meaty and chewy, more creamy toffee, berries, figs. Full bodied, a little oily, with fine carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish, plenty of oxidation, lightly toasted bread, toffee, caramel, dates. Has aged magnificently. Wonderful beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (15759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle. Thx Tony. Some tan bubbles form on top of a next to black body. Licorice, molasses, coffee, malt candy and some roasted malts in the aroma. Slighlty warming on the palate, full-bodied and soft, with flavors of licorice, coffee and molasses, as well as beef stock and roasted malts. Lots of licorice towards the lasting finish. A complex and wonderful stout I’d really like to have again. 120608

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (13341) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle. dark amber colour with a beige head. aroma is butterscotsch, buillon, licorice, malt. Flavour is alcohol, licorice, candy, hop, cocoa, chocolate. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer5000 (5317) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2012
275 ml bottle, 2005 vintage. Dark brown, almost black body with a small and fast disappearing tan head. Aroma of light roasted malt, liquorices, dry fruit, soya, molasses and warming alcohol. Flavor is sticky sweet malt, some burnt malt, liquorices, broth, warming alcohol and bitterness. Full body and long, sweet aftertaste. Impressive beer, still a bit to sweet for top score.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle 275ml @ home
[Courtesy of yngwie] Pours clear deep brown with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, licorice, tobacco, chocolate, raisin and plums. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long roasted malt and licorice finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6866) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle, courtesy of yngwie.Pours dark brown with a tiny off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruitiness, some roasted notes, chocolate and malt candy. Flavor is sweet and malty with a lot of licorice , some malt candy and beef-stock. Medium body, soft carbonation.Really nice .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (11962) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2011
Bottled, 275ml, a gift from my brother some time ago. Black with blueish edge and tan head. Rich and smooth with a heavy fruity note, luscious depth, some roasty blackened malts and a blackberry edge, a little vinous. The alcohol has been taken into the body. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5450) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2009
Bottle pulled from reakt’s bag on the Harvey’s tour. Ian the brewer then produced his brewing records which showed that the Bicentenary Stout was the same recipe as the Impy Stout, but not brewed as long, so no Bret, more body, sweeter, and less abv. I found it smooth and packed with flavour. It was soft and lingering. No Bret. Creamy. More drinkable but less interesting than the Impy. [4.2]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2009
Bottle thanks to ang had on the harveys brewery tour. Alround rating: Roasty, quite sweet plummy fruits, bit of chocolate, bit of banter, but finishes up dry. Drinkable stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - SEP 24, 2008
A long overdue rating...this one kind of got lost in my notebook. Massive thanks to reakt for the trade on this: we both know I got the better end on this trade, and it was very kind of you to part with this rare bottle! Opened this with Fin, Loz and Traci at the "Welcome Home Frank" tasting. Black, light tan foam. Wow—what an aroma. Very soft an inviting: nothing punches you in the nose, but the more you sift through the layers more layers emerge. Cocoa powder, mahogany, chestnuts, Nestle® Milo, a little asphalt. Saltly licorice flavor, raw honey, espresso, raw chocolate. Nice silky mouthfeel. Eccentric in an endearing very Harveys sort of way. Thanks again Ang!

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