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Harveys Sweet Sussex

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Brewed by Harveys Brewery
Style: Sweet Stout
Lewes, England

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.64   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
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Only available in pasteurised bottle.
A lush, sweet stout named after the county in which it is brewed. Sweet Sussex was a prize winning beer at the International Brewers Exhibition in 1968 and was awarded the Silver Medal at the Brewing Industry International Awards in 1990.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DIBBLE (70) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
275ml bottle from Harveys Brewery Shop. Aroma of burnt toffee. Dark beer with brief tan head. Lightly carbonated. The sugary sweetness is addictive. Hint of raisins, buttered toasted tea cake. Dry sweet finish. I?m now craving home made bread pudding.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nihtila (1392) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Dark brown, slightly oily. Malty aroma, taste also has dark malts, some sweetness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (5652) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle at ash’s. Pours black, nose is toffee, chocolate, light roast, taste is similar, sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (3592) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle from Harvey’s online. Appearance - close to black with a decent thin head. Nose - light red fruits, toffee. Taste - more of the same. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly balanced finish. Overall - again, they can make a decent beer at low alcohol.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (5514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle at AshtonMcCobb’s. Pours Black with a thin tan head. Aromas of roasted nuts, light coffee. Taste is sweet, fruity. Sweet finish. Thin.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scopey (8371) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle from Harvey’s brewery shop. It pours black with a medium tan head. The nose is sweet, cola, sugary, mild roast and treacle. The taste is sweet, toasty, charred wood, cola, watery, damp cardboard, sugary and molasses with a short, sort of sweet finish. Light body and moderate carbonation. Simple sweet stout, with not a whole lot going on. Ho hum.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rasmus40 (12814) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2013
Bottle @ Royal Oak, Borough, London. Almost black with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt and grainy. Flavor is medium sweet. Sweet finish. Watery. 051013

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
saxo (14436) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle @ Royal Oak, Borough, London. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are sweet malt, caramel, bread, sugar and grain.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
chrisv10 (11994) - DENMARK - OCT 7, 2013
Bottle @ Royal Oak, 2.8%. Almost black with small beige head. Aroma is malt, light roasted malt and bread. Flavour is malt, malt soup, sweet, bread, caramel, toasted and yeast.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (4967) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2013
Rating from 2010: Tiefschwarzes Bier mit etwas beigem Schaum. Der Geruch ist süßlich-malzig mit deutlichen Röstmalztönen. Im Antrunk ist das Bier interessant karamell-süß, in etwa wie ein nicht allzu süßes Malzbier, hinzu kommt aber eine deutlich herbe Röstmalznote, die sich im Hauptteil noch weiter ausprägt. Der schwachen Körper, der zwischendurch leicht wässrig wirkt, ist bei den 2,8% natürlich nicht zu verbergen, aber das finde ich auch nicht schlimm - gehört halt zum Bierstil dazu. Der Nachgeschmack ist lang, eher röstmalzig-herb als karamellig-süß, leicht wässrig, aber sehr süffig. --> Ein sehr interessanter Bierstil, gerade als "Radler-Ersatz" für Autofahrer oder an heißen Sommertagen durchaus zu empfehlen. Mit einem "normalen" Stout darf man es auf Grund des Alkoholgehalts und Stils natürlich nicht vergleichen, aber wässrig oder langweilig ist es keineswegs! Mir gefällts sehr gut! --> 12,12,13,13,12,13 - 12,70


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