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Harveys Sweet Sussex

Brewed by Harveys
Style: Sweet Stout
Lewes, England


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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scopey (7375) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rasmus40 (11728) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
saxo (14158) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
chrisv10 (11371) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (3543) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2013
Pours very dark with a slight creamy head. Very sweet on the tongue not a great deal of nose. Sugar Puffs with lots of milk and sugar is how i would describe it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (1924) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark black colour with no head at all, sweet malty aroma, the taste is sweet and light with roasted malt, with a smooth dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mt_hall (123) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2012
Bottled. Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a small tan head. Malt and molasses aromas. Flavours are sweet, of malt and syrup, with a dry finish and hint of coffee. The low alcohol obviously makes this very light bodied, but there are enough flavours make up for that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2012
Bottled 04/05/12. A black beer with a tiny off-white pool of head. Sweet for sure. Sugary with licorice notes. Low alcohol obviously. Sticky sweetness. A nice occassional tipple but you wouldn’t want more than one of these. has a sugary cola feel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty sweetish chocolate aroma. Sweetish roasted malty chocolate flavor with hints of sweet licorice. Has a sweetish roasted malty chocolate finish.

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