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Brewed by Harveys
Style: Imperial Stout
Lewes, England
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RATINGS: 71   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36036) - 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]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (32113) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29850) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21533) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2008
Bottled@EBF2008. Close to black colour, small brown head. Aroma is plummy and sweet with some mild notes of dark chocolate and coffee. Also some slight notes of alcohol. Flavour is very much the same. The alcohol is evident and a bit too strong. Otherwise it’s quite imperial stout-like.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17593) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2014
Cask @ GBBF 2014. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty licorice chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty licorice and chocolate finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
7th October 2012
Opaque black - brown beer. Tidy tan head. Smooth palate, a little viscous and dry. Strong dark malt but only mild roast and bitterness. Unsweet dark chocolate and a traces of marmite and spicy bubblegum. Semi dry finish. All right!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (15360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2013

2012-10-07, bottle from One Pint AS, bb Dec 2010 (4+ years old?), batch CIL, 8-4-9-4-17=42
Pitch black color with majestic brown head, compact and persistent. The aroma is very interesting, with roasted malts, dark chocolate and cacao nibs, light tobacco and vanilla, light sourness, very light phenols. Smooth mouthfeel, still quite round; very good flavor of roasted malts and dark chocolate, with a light touch of Christmas spices, some molasses, tobacco, very light sour touch; correct bitterness.
Lovely.

2012-05-11, bottle at Danske Ølentusiasters Ølfestival 2012, Copenhagen
bb Dec 2010, batch CIL, 8-4-8-4-17=41

The botle is gushing a bit; black color. Sourish chocolate aroma. Smooth and rich chocolate flavor, with some light sourness; it has a vinous character.
Wonderful beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2012
bottle at benjii ... thanks to Richard ... deep brown black ... thin tan head ... soft mellow roast malt nose ... little meat ... sweet roast ... hint of marmite ... big soft meatyness ... juicy roast ... deep blackcurrant meaty malt ... little saly ... rich body ... cracking


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