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

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29107) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30713) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JAN 18, 2010
Bottle, 27,5cl. Pours a pith black beer with a weak brown head. The aroma is roasted and licorice. The flavor is close to the nose. The palate is bold with a low carbonationlevel and a little sticky. Overall a good bold beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Maria (10129) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2010
Bottle. It’s pitch black with a nougat-brown, huge and creamy head. Sadly there is a strong note of sewer and barnyard alongside with roasted malt, dark fruits and licorice in the aroma. The mouthfeel is oily and nice. The flavour has a light sweetness and the same annoying notes of sewer and barnyard, but also roasted malt, yeast, light dark fruits and licorice. I’m pretty sure this could have been really nice...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3448) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2010
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of oak, roasted malt, liqurice and coffee, some sour notes? A flavor of liqurice, sour, coffee, dark chocolate and oak.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2009
From Voldbu, DK. Bottled, 291109. Dark brown with beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and alcohol. Flavor is coffee, liqourice and alcohol

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10404) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2009
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good fully lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and light hopy aroma. Strong roasted notes. Powerfull roasted/coffee flavor. Long great roasted finish. Vanilla notes. Creamy palate. Very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20569) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2009
Bottle at home. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dried fruits (especially prunes), nuts, liquorice and caramel. Sweet and roasted flavour of dried fruits, caramel, liquorice, metal and hops. Roasted and metallic finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2009
Bottle @ VinensVerden, Odense. Pours black with a small creamy bubbly brown head. Nose is port, vinous, dried fruits, plum and vaguely roasted coffee. Lovely. Soft and low carbonation. A bit sticky. Heavy pungeant coffee roasted flavor with hints of vanilla. Nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11127) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2009
Bottle, bought @ Vinens Verden, Odense.
Pour opaque black with a small, creamy, beige head. Elegant, soft aroma with English liqourice, roasted malts, chocolate and port. Low carbonation, super lovely creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is initially harsh and tobacco-like, then coffee, then roasted malts, then sweet with figs and plums, then port, then vinious, then roasted again, then vanilla. This is really lovely, the aftertaste sticks with me forever.


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