overall
97
67
style
Brewed by Harveys
Style: Imperial Stout
Lewes, England
Serve in Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled: 275ml only. Has occasionally appeared in cask.

Prince of Denmark is a strong, dark beer of great complexity and depth. It is based on traditional recipes from the 18th Century but has also been described as an Imperial Stout Nouveau. Brown, amber and black malts are mixed with pale ale malts to give this beer its strong aroma and colouring.

A complex beer with aromas of leather, chocolate and liquorice, with a lingering taste.

Contains: Barley

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (5870) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2017
Black with thin creamy head. Aroma and flavour have intensely rich and complex dark malts and also some chocolate and liquorice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (2053) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2017
Pours a black colour. Taste is of roasted makts and liqpurice. Quite rich, a very nice beer

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeardedAvenger (444) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2017
Bottle at home. BB Oct 2014. Bought at Royal Oak, Borough a month or so ago - they had to fetch a dusty couple of pre-aged bottles from the cellar. Enjoyable stewed fruits, prunes and port aroma. Also got a smokiness when I stuck my nose in to the tulip for my first sip. A glossy black. The dark beige head soon faded to nothing. A rich sweet fruitless before a bitter kick that smoothes off into an almost charred liquorice finish. Light bodied. Oily. Long warming and astringent finish. I like.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoprider (508) - DENMARK - JAN 8, 2017
2010 vintage 8% abv. Gushed when opened. Smells infected and vinous and roasted at the same time. Big licorice and roast along with dates way in the background. The taste is pretty much as described above; big roast, vinous with some infection notes. Very flavourful. Body is overly carbonated at first but settles. Dry roast, licorice aftertaste. The rating is as I remember the beer without infection.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (1419) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2017
Gravity Cask Third of a Pint at GBBF 2014, Olympia, London Aug 2014 - Opaque Black in colour. Slight head. Good lacing. Very Malty; roasty malts, dark chocolate, espresso coffee, caramel/toffee. Fruity; dark fruits, raisins. Hoppy; balancing hop bitterness. Bitter roast malty chocolate coffee throughout. Intense flavours. Enjoyed this. Tasty. Terrific Impy Stout! (2014-08-16)

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bolian (183) - - DEC 16, 2016
Pours utterly deep black. Extreme thick viscosity. Retention is almost absent and CO2 very low. Nose is rich and complex - dark chocolate, cofee, Brown sugar, vanilla, almonds. Taste is correspondence rich with a pronounced bitter and slight tart finish. Very nice beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (10309) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle:Literally black (maybe with a ruby sheen...), small off-white foamy layer; distinctive (dried) fruity nose, accompanied by traces of Port,roasted malt, chocolate and bitter hops; solid bittet-sweet flavour, more medium than full-bodied, just soft; distinctive traces of Port and also liquorice in the solid bitter-sweet finish.A good thirst-quencher...

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
malushky (110) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2016
275 ml bottle for Harveys Brewery shop in Lewes. Pours black with fine, brown, lasting foam, which did not entirely disappear during my half an hour with this great beer. Aroma is sweet, pruns, liquorice and alcohol. Taste is very complex, it takes at least 5 seconds to go through all that is has to offer. Starts off sweet, liquorice and pruns, soy sauce kicks in in the middle and the finish is chocolate/coffee bitter. Full-bodied, oily, low carbonation, the taste lingers for a long time. Heavy to drink, but pure pleasure in the bottle. Hell yeah.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (3524) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2016
Cask at the GBBF 2016. Very deep mahogany with a beige head. Treacle aroma. Rich flavours of treacle, light spice, liquorice. Very tasty. Beer of the festival for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (2119) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Cask at The GBBF, London. A black colour with a frothy mocha head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, some coffee, slight leather, a little dark fruits, a hint of umami and subtle treacle. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, umami, treacle, some liquorice, slight coffee, a little soy sauce, a hint of dark fruits, maybe chocolate syrup and subtle port. Full bodied and flat carbonation. A chewy, alcoholic, umami finish. For a cask imperial stout this is quite unique, for a 7.5 too its got more flavour than beers stronger than this. Lots of flavours going on, roasted malts, chocolate, treacle, fruits, liquorice and soy. Hmmm.


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