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

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2010
Bottle from Vinens verden. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, licorice and coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (5341) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2010
Bottle.Pours jet black with no head.Aroma of caramel, licorice, beef stock, coffee and malt.Flavor is sweet, malt, licorice and coffee.Full body, soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (9837) - DENMARK - NOV 6, 2010
Bottle. Very dark borwn with very big light brown head. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, vinous and hops.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gr0ve (2113) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2010
275 ml bottle. Pitch black. Soft buttery aroma with lots of cacao and a hint of licorice. Intense licorice and tar flavours. Caramel and dark burnt toffee. Smokey flavours. Licorice. Fairly low carbonation. Very nice complexity with a lot of flavours and a lot of components. Sweet malts. Rich oily texture. A really great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (6207) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2010
Difficult to rate. Lots of aromas and flavor, are they good, thats the question. Dark, black, light brown head, mostly lasting. Aroma of roasted soy sauce, salt, medicine, burnt bread. Worchester sauce right up the lane. Sweet flavor. huummm, odd. Have taken the soy sauce and the worchester sauce and tryed the the different aroma, not much difference.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (4280) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2010
caramel,roasty, lakrids,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, salty, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phredrik (999) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - SEP 9, 2010
Aroma is rather nice with coffee, chocolate, blueberries, light alcohol note, nice and roasted. Taste is very roasted, bitter espresso, burnt caramel sweetness. Not exactly elegant. Insanely high carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
charlotte (3957) - rødovre, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2010
Bottle.Pitch black colour with large beige head.Aroma is rosted and salty like lacorice and soya,some carbonation,good full body and malty salty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (13047) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2010
Bottle at KØ10. Roasted and fruity aroma. Black colour. Small stable frothy dark brown colour. The flavour is roasted and sweet, some grassy hop. Sourish, acetic barrellike note, a little funky. Very late roasted barley bitterness. Quite interesting. Perhaps brett?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (5764) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2010
Bottle, Copenhagen Beer Festival. Treacle, tar, hardly any carbonation. Vinous, spicy. Lovely.


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