Harbour Imperial Chocolate Stout

Brewed by Harbour
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodmin, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Cask & Keg; Occasional.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (11432) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2016
Kef at the Euston tap. Pitch black coloured pour with a lasyi g creamy mid tan head. Aroma is tangy roasted malts, tangy apple, salty liquorice, wood. Flavour is composed of bitter liquorice, black laces sweets, choc, black roast. Palate is medium bodied, moderate carbonation. A little plastic. Some harsh alcohol in the finish. Green apple pencils. Little mint choc chip in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2014
Keg at the Euston Tap on 14 January 2013. Noted at 8.7%. Very dark brown. Thin tan head. Dry with a lot of powdery cocoa. Lots of bitterness too. Not at all sticky. Very drinkable for the strength. Perhaps the lingering bitterness is a bit extreme. Generally good. Gets a bit boozy as it warms. Almost rum-like notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (12532) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Keg at Hanging Bat. Pours black, excellent blend of chocolate and vanilla, bitter and roasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (3626) - CROATIA - JUN 21, 2014
On tap at the Euston Tap, London. Pours dark brown with nice brown head. Dark malts, chocolate, roasted aroma. Sweet with lots of chocolate. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (24637) - Tyres, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2013
Draught at SBWF. Black, small head. Licorice aroma. Sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Plenty of chocolate, licorice and tar. Some resiny bitterness in a mildly warming finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2013

Draught @ Holborn Whippet, 25-29 Sicilian Avenue, Holborn, Greater London England WC1A 2QH.

Clear dark black brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, chocolate, moderate to heavy roasted, earthy, moldy - fusty. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, cewer, chocolate, moldy - fusty, earthy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20130118]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (3635) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2013
On tap at the Euston Tap
My final nightcap was this very solid release. Im not sure if it is the same as the regular as the board said 8.7% ABV but reviews are similar. Either way it is a remarkable achievement from an unexpected source.

Aroma / Appearance - The dense dark body swirls ominously. Long slick legs crawl like dirty water down the sides of the glass. Coffee, oak, chocolate truffles, and plums are all rich and heavy in the air. In addition the base consists of plums, vanilla, smoke, and a dash of cream cheese.

Flavor / Palate - Oak, vanilla, and smoke ignite the palate into paying full attention. The malty mouthfeel is rich with flavors that vie for attention. Among the best are a heavy truffle texture and vanilla beans. A nice finish topped by raspberry glaze caps a top notch imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EdKing (2529) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2013 Keg in CPK. Opaque black to very dark brown, murky, off white head. Nose is lots of dark chocolate, roasted malt, smokiness, touch molasses, milk chocolate, syrupy chocolate spread. Taste is sweet, bitter, and with quite a tang like Marmite, at least saltiness. Hmmmm... not sure about this. Lots of sugary chocolate, roasted bitter malt and then salty molasses, Marmite, liquorice. Bit sweet and too much going on for me. Finish is sweet, salty liquorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (7568) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2013
Keg @ CPK. Deep brown with a lovely tight tan head. The nose is licorice, smoke, dark chocolate, burnt brownies. Hints of vanilla. Mild nose-tingling booziness. The taste is roasted malt, ash. Smooth mill chocolate sweetness. Hazelnut spread. Burnt brown sugar. Boozy on the finish, hot. Full, thick body. Overall, decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (18035) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2013
On tap at The Rake. black beer no head. Choc and alcohol bit of whisky even. Its interesting certainly but i am struggling with a third of a pint. Different yes. Ok

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