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Clavock Imperial Stout - John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

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Clavock Imperial Stout
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Ratings: 2
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 28.38%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beergeek279 on 05-30-2005)
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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a John Harvard's growler into a dimple glass. The color is oil black with a ring of beige head and not much in the way of lacing, etc. The smell is very rich, with a strong molasses, chocolate in the flavor and very little in the way of hops. The taste matches the smell...molasses (blackstrap?) along with a nice fine, sweet chocolate flavor and as it warms in the mouth, a touch of a coffee bitterness and hopping comes through in the taste, but there's almost no alcohol to indicate the sheer size of this beer. Mouthfeel is oil-thick. As for drinkability, this is a fine one, and only the ABV keeps me from drinking quite a few of these.

Having not been out to John Harvard's in over a year and hearing such fantastic things about what Andrew Maxwell was doing with the beers here in Pittsburgh, I wanted to give it a try. Well, there were several fine beers there, but this was the gem. Of course, it cost a bit more than the typical beers, but at almost 24 degrees Plato that makes good sense! A fantastic mix of sweetness barely touched by hops that somehow isn't cloying or burning with alcohol makes this one I definitely would have again!

beergeek279, May 30, 2005
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2.65/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearence: Pours a dead black with an extemely frothy, yet quick dying brown head.

Smell: Strong chocolate and coffee aromas, with bittersweet nuttiness in the background. Balancing hops, and only a slight amount of alcohol.

Taste and Mouthfeel: The taste is mostly roasted and bittersweet chocolate notes. The hops balance everything, and leave a dry finish. But this beer is flat. Absolutely no carbonation, and that's killing it for me.

Drinkability and Overall: A fine tasting beer, but it's flat. No carbonation anywhere, which makes it tough to drink, especially the 1 Liter bottle.

santoslhalper, Apr 03, 2006
Clavock Imperial Stout from John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
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