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Brewed by Harveys Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Lewes, England
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RATINGS: 917   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned: 275ml. Has occasionally appeared on cask.

Imperial Extra Double Stout is regarded as one of the World’s most unusual and prestigious beers. The recipe contains a dense concentration of varied malts and hops to produce a bottle conditioned stout of 9.0% ABV.

This brew will improve and develop complexity up to one year and has an intense flavour which is distinctive. The roast, alcoholic and spicy notes combine in this unusually sweet & sour beer.

Contains: Barley


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 27, 2007
Bottle. 2001. Clear black color with virturually none head. Aroma is port, soya sauce, licorice, alcohol, dark fruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter, sour with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. Very nice ;o))

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (35101) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2008
33 cL bottle, 2003, Harveys Imperial Extra Double Stout. Pours pitch black with a little bubbly dark brown head fully disappearing in an instant. Aroma is overripe fruit towards wineous notes. Solid malt note too. Flavour is quite intense fruity at first before a solid tar and soy sauce flavour hits the tongue. Hardroasted and with a gradual increasing fruity note towards the finish. Solid bitterness and acidic touch into the finish with a dense fruit note and even more tar.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (30476) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2004
[Vintage 2001, sampled January 28th, 2004] A pithc black beer with a chocolate brown head, though disappearing. The aroma is light though complex containing notes of wood, burnt caramel, prunes, raisins, and chocolate both sweet and bitter. The flavor is very complex too; at first it is very woody, in the middle: fruity, combined with hops, oil, soya, spices, licorice and chocolate. To end on a dry woody finish combined with notes of licorice and chocolate. The palate is great and all in all this beer is great!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
(Bottle 27,5 cl) Pitch black, completely opaque, tar-like appearance. Absolutely no head. Extremely thick and - again - tar-like. No carbonation whatsoever. Fatty, earthy aromas, some cork also. Dry with a bitter finish. Actually not overly complex, but completely extreme in body. A very difficult beer to finish. 250605

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (23579) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2005
Rating # 500. 2001 vintage. Black coloured with no head. Aroma of dried figs with notes of cheese and liquorice. The flavour is dominated by liquorice with notes of dried fruits especially dried figs.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22640) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2007
Bottled. Dark brown colour with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, sweet sugary notes, raisins and some fruity hops. Flavour is acidic and sour coffee along with some roasted malts and caramel. Not too exciting, but still a pleasant impy stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (21286) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2002
Dark black. Very malty, very salty, very fruity, liqurice aroma. Huge beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19409) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2006
Bottle. 2001 vintage. Pours a black colour with no head. Fruity aroma slightly lactic acid. Malty fruity flavor with hints of licourice and chocolate. Malty warming aftertaste with some sourness.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (18174) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
26th October 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Thick black - brown stout. Slightly oily! Bitter malt with coffee and chocolate tones. Salty finish. Somewhat of a hard job to get down!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (17335) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2008
2003 Bottle at home ... Deep Black , looks wonderfull in glass ... Lovely deep meaty vineeous malts ... sweet deep rich meaty tones oily mouth feel ... some woody tones ... some roast malts ...


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