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Harveys Prince of Denmark

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

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle.
Originally 8% abv.
A strong, dark beer of great complexity and depth. Previous Winner of International Beer Challenge Best Stout/Porter Trophy 2009, Gold Medal 2009, 2010, 2012.’ Supreme Champion’ 2012


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (1019) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Aroma: heavy molasses, chocolate, coffee and toasted malts. Appearance: black, small, creamy light brown head. Taste: moderate sweet, light bitter. Palate: full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish, light bitters. Overall: very creamy sweet palate, turning slightly bitter with some chocolate - fantastic Imperial Stout. Pint at the GBBF 2014, Kensington.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Erzengel (2536) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2014
Cask @ GBBF 2014. Malty intense nose. The beer stars very viscous. Great thick. Roasted/burned malt, dried dark fruit, plums, molasses. Included in the picture is a nice intense bitterness that fits in great! Very intense. The aftertaste is very long and viscous. Dark sugar, roasted/burned malt, very dry for this ABV. Plums, nice bitterness. A great round and extreme intense brew! 15/11/14/14

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (727) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Cask at GBBF 2014. Very near black. Quickly dissipating tan head. Fantastic aroma of molasses, vintage port and naked alcohol. The sweetness is quickly challenged by a full hop bitterness. Full palette but with a slightly acrid aftertaste. Verdict: not perfect but very, very good. Dangerously drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87 (1586) - WALES - AUG 12, 2014
Cask at GBBF. Black, small ring of head. Aroma is sticky sweet molasses, smoke. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is very sweet ash, liquorice, tangy ashy finish. Potent stuff. A touch sweet for me, but excellent nonetheless.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CapFlu (4493) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
This blew the cap and half the beer ended up on the table and floor. Pours a huge overflowing head that settles to nothing in 3 minutes. Nose is huge too... resin, raisins, and soya sauce. Very robust, chalky, molasses, sherry. Very delicious. Thanks Alex.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (1995) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle form Harveys brewery shop, Lewes, East Sussex. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Rich, sweet, roasty, dark fruit aroma. Tastes rich, slightly sweet, some coffee, dark fruit, some chocolate, smooth drinking. An excellent Imperial stout indeed.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beese (1625) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Gravity at the Battersea Beer Festival 2013. Poured a thick black, with a thin tan head. Aroma was not particularly great; stewed fruit, beef stock and liquorice. Mouth feel was pretty full. Flavours seemed rather hidden; dark fruit, chewy malt and cake. Finish was sweetened coffee, cooked apples and a slight salty note. Sadly, I don’t think was the beer at its best.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5700) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2013
Bouteille de 275 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur de céréale grillée et de chocolat noire. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café avec une pointe de petits fruits et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #5079)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Within this complex Imperial Stout thrive roastiness, dark chocolate, vinous fruitiness, cookies and mild earth, a profile sealed by roasted malt bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the darkness.
-The aroma is deep and alluring.
-The mouthfeel is richly sweet; this is a dessert brew, no doubt.
-There is no sign of alcohol whatsoever.
-This beer is proof you don’t need a monster of an Imperial Stout to create something complex, flavorful and on the verge of being decadent.

Bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (750) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2013
Dark brown with beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and alcohol. Flavour is coffee, liqourice and alcohol


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