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Le Coq Imperial Extra Double Stout - Harvey & Son Ltd.

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Le Coq Imperial Extra Double StoutLe Coq Imperial Extra Double Stout

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BA SCORE
78
okay

445 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 445
Reviews: 389
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 26.98%
Wants: 19
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Harvey & Son Ltd. visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 02-19-2001)
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TripelJ

Florida

3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

2001 Vintage ~ Courtesy of the Cock and Bull - Thanks Howie!

11.2 oz. corked bottle poured into brandy snifter @ room temperature.

Every once in a while I have a beer that makes me realize just how seriously I take my hobby and this is one of those beers. Pours a visciously viscous and opaque liquid darkness that seems to suck in all surrounding light like a black hole. An aggressive pour yields a one inch tan head that recedes quickly with no lacing. The aroma is complex with a perfume like fragrant character--sweet, spicy, alcoholic--soy / worcestershire sauce? This is a full body-and-a-half beer, no question about that, with its thick, smooth mouthfeel. Taste is equally as complexing/compelling as the nose--thick and smooth, creamy roasted sweetness, a sweet/salty soy sauce interlude followed by a vinuous dry, acidic finish that is bouncing w/ ripe dark cherries and green grapes. Roasted bitterness lingers on the palate but is hardly a reminder of the imperial revelation experienced only a few moments ago. Overall, the most unique Imperial stout and possibly beer that I have ever had. This stout is a nice glimpse at the complexity of beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2003 02:46:37 | More by TripelJ
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Le Coq Imperial Extra Double Stout from Harvey & Son Ltd.
78 out of 100 based on 445 ratings.