Home >

Harveys Prince of Denmark

Brewed by Harveys
Style: Imperial Stout
Lewes, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Bottled: 275ml only. Has occasionally appeared in cask.

Prince of Denmark is a strong, dark beer of great complexity and depth. It is based on traditional recipes from the 18th Century but has also been described as an ’Imperial Stout Nouveau’. Brown, amber and black malts are mixed with pale ale malts to give this beer its strong aroma and colouring.

A complex beer with aromas of leather, chocolate and liquorice, with a lingering taste.

Contains: Barley

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
malushky (42) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2016
275 ml bottle for Harvey’s Brewery shop in Lewes. Pours black with fine, brown, lasting foam, which did not entirely disappear during my half an hour with this great beer. Aroma is sweet, pruns, liquorice and alcohol. Taste is very complex, it takes at least 5 seconds to go through all that is has to offer. Starts off sweet, liquorice and pruns, soy sauce kicks in in the middle and the finish is chocolate/coffee bitter. Full-bodied, oily, low carbonation, the taste lingers for a long time. Heavy to drink, but pure pleasure in the bottle. Hell yeah.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (3199) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2016
Cask at the GBBF 2016. Very deep mahogany with a beige head. Treacle aroma. Rich flavours of treacle, light spice, liquorice. Very tasty. Beer of the festival for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (1809) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Cask at The GBBF, London. A black colour with a frothy mocha head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, some coffee, slight leather, a little dark fruits, a hint of umami and subtle treacle. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, umami, treacle, some liquorice, slight coffee, a little soy sauce, a hint of dark fruits, maybe chocolate syrup and subtle port. Full bodied and flat carbonation. A chewy, alcoholic, umami finish. For a cask imperial stout this is quite unique, for a 7.5 too it’s got more flavour than beers stronger than this. Lots of flavours going on, roasted malts, chocolate, treacle, fruits, liquorice and soy. Hmmm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (17532) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 7, 2016
Bottle from Havnens, Vejle. Black with a small dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and soy sauce. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry andr ather bitter with a little warming alcohol. Oily. 070416

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (8293) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle@The Globe, Copenhagen - black pour with only a little beige head. Roasted dark malty aroma and taste, some dark bitter chocolate, earthy and burnt malty nuance, some liquorice, soy, burnt dark malty finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (16995) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2016
Many thanks to Erzengel for this bottle!
27.5cl bottle. Pours very dark brown colour with a small good lasting brown head. Aroma of dark roasted malt, dark fruits, plums. Taste of dark roasted malt, dried red fruits, brown sugar, toffee, liquorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13227) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2015
Bottled, 275ml from Harveys Brewery Bottle Shop, Lewes, E.Sussex. Black with tan head. Pours thick and just a little glutinous. There is an earthy, old ale character to this, rounded chocolate malt and liquorice flavours along with a fruity, port wine like smoothness. Big on the palate and lasting. A real winter warmer of a beer. Very decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (14361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2015
2009 vintage. 275mL bottle, courtesy of fiulijn (thanks Alex), pours black with a humungous tan head -- looks disturbed. Aroma smells fairly infected, with sour notes, roasted malt, and leather. Flavour is much better than it smells, with notes of licorice, chocolate and leather. There is only a subtle tartness, but it lends more complexity to the beer, amplifying the leather notes. Really nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2015
At Great British Beer Festival 2015, Day 2. Opaque black beer with a nice brownish head. Roasted chocolate aroma, caramel, figs, licorice, some cocoa. Sweet roatsed chocolate flavor, cocoa, licorice, figs, raisins. Warming alcohol. Really good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4596) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2015
Prince of Denmark 7.5% pour pitch black with a rusty tan head. The nose is malty rich licorice and chocolate. Super smooth chocolatey goodness. The taste is bitter licorice and chocolate syrup. Delicious.

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  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50