RateBeer
overall
84
25
style
Brewed by Harveys
Style: Imperial Stout
Lewes, England
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 905   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Usually only available bottle conditioned as Imperial Extra Double Stout. Has occasionally appeared on cask as Harveys Imperial Russian Stout.
Also known as A le Coq Imperial Stout - bottle only.
Ingredients: Pale, Amber, Brown and Black malts; high levels of Fuggles and Goldings hops
"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. This brew will improve over six months to one year to develop its complexity. This beer has an intense flavour which is complex and distinctive. The roast, alcoholic and spicy notes combine in this unusually sweet & sour beer."


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierkoning (10563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2003
2000 vintage. This beer punches harder than its 9% might suggest. Almost black color. Plums, chocolate and cherry in the aroma. No head at all, hardly any lacing. Thick, oily and syrupy. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, licorice, raisin, raspberry, porto and alcohol. Very complex beer, delicious and surprisingly fruity, without any doubt a classic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2003
2000 edition: This beer poured as black as the night and like oil hitting the pavement. No real head with even a hard pour and only a slight medium tan ring around the edges. The aroma is of malt, cherries and other dark fruit and some hint of the alcohol. The flavor is of malt, cherries and dark fruit. A very heavy feel to the flavor and body of this beer, with hints of the alcohol. A very different style of imperial as compared to the American versions. Almost more of a wine feel than an imperial. A very dark animal of a beer with hidden elements that may present themselves better if this beer were to be aged more.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2003
Woah!!! Incredibly thick, I cannot state that enough. Strong alcohol nose which reminded me of Jaegermeister. It was a strong enough aroma to burn my nostrils and could be completely overwhelming. The flavor reminded me of Jaeger also... very complex and full of spice. It looked like motor oil and when you shook the glass, the beer hardly moved it wasso thick. I may not have this beer again, but it was well crafted.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2003
2000 bottle. Jet black pour with no head and no trace of any carbonation. Alcohol and vinous, fruity aroma. Strong wine-like flavors. A bit harsh for my taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2003
2000 - Black with only a few tiny bubbles that reseamble the milky way in a black sky. Aroma of soy sauce and dark fruit. Oily feel. Flavors of dark fruit, bitter cherries and mild coffee. A bit acidic. Seems more like a baltic porter. Alcohol really did not appear until the last swallow. I think this would be better in a few years.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crit (3394) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2003
Black with brown head. Complex nose and flavor. Roasted coffee,fruity,notes of chocolate with burnt finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2003
Not that great. I usually like real thick imperials but not this one. It was a sketchy tangyness that didnt sit well with me

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2003
1999 Vintage. Very dark color. Not much head, but what is there is a dark brown. Very vinous smell. Kind of an oily texture. Tastes like a wine at first, and moves to a soy sauce taste as it warms. Very salty.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2003
Vin.2000 This stuff is so dark in color i almost need a flashlight.Definately malty in aroma with a slight alcohol smell but very slight.Whoaaaa!!!!malty as hell in flavor, nearly no carbonation hints of chocolate and coffee with the emphasis on the coffee,Very full mouth feel like concrete thick.After taste is that of coffee with a mild bitterness to it.Definately a keeper this is something to age and try again at a later date.If you have the means i recommend getting one of these.It’s oh so good.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
domtom (65) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 8, 2003
Totally opaque, black colour. Aroma of syrah and licorice. Very complex, unbelievable, sweet and too bitter, coffee. Very long aftertaste. Interesting and very original but lacking of balance.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 80 81 82  83  84 85 86 » 91


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50