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


on tap

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (8189) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2010
Sampled from a bottle. Dark tan hue, pitch black body with a deep ruby shade. Aroma of earthy malts and ripe fruits. Well rounded flavour of roasted sweet malts revealing hints of chocolate and liquorice. Short bitter endnotes. Mostly hidden alcohol. In danger of being too sweet. 100ml might be enough at a time (Copenhagen beer festival, 08.05.2010).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Forsberg_dk (258) - DENMARK - MAY 13, 2010
27,5 cl bottle, pours deep dark with a huge brown head , aroma is roasted malt, taste is liquorice, coffee and roasted malt, nice long lasting finish. Decent beer but not quite my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6517) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2010
Bottle. Pitch black with a creamy longlasting brown head. The aroma is roasty and light acidic. Notes of berries, liquorice and dark fruit. The flavour is bit sour with lots of roasted malt, coffee and dark fruit. Could be slightly infected but not bad at all. Far from the typical English Impy stouts. Great thick mouthfull.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10869) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2010
pitch dark, smooth brown head. aroma is vineous, raisins. flavor is strong, raisins, sweet honey. tasty but pretty weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 9, 2010
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is dark malt, chocolate, liquorish, dark fruit, plum and raisin. Flavour is sweet brown sugar, malt, liquorish, fruity, raisin and plum. Sticky. To sweet for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 5, 2010
Bottle 275ml.
Clear dark black brown color with a small, frothy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, caramel, chocolate, dark berry, soy sauce and licorice notes, alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, light soy sauce and licorice. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20100320]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2010
Bottle 27,5 cl. Pours an opaque black with a tiny, rough beige head. Aroma has sweet hard roasted malt and salty licorice. Solid body, completely flat, hard roasted malt, dark dried fruits and licorice. Very malt bitter finish. Your usual excentric and rustic British take on an Imperial Stout. 200310

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 5, 2010
Botella. Black colour with a nice big light brown head leaving a good lacing. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt, some alcohol and bit of chocolate. Good filling mouthfeel. The flavour is pleasant with well roasted malt,, caramel, dark fruits, a good bitterness, some liquorice and alcohol. Roasted malt, some chocolate and alcohol in the dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29478) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2010
Bottled. A black beer with a huge dark brown head. The aroma is strong with notes alcohol, over ripe fruits, roasted malt, and wood. The over is sweet with strong notes of over ripe fruits and roasted malt as well as medium notes of alcohol, burnt bread, and light notes of wood, leading to a very dry roasted finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (31474) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2010
27.5 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a huge chocolate brown head. Aroma is fruity, roasted malty and dark roasted. Dark roasted malty, spiced, deep coffee and chocolate roasted notes with a mild fruity note. Lingering fruity and dark malty flavoured. Distinct fruity and sticky dark malty finish.

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