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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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4.35/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It certainly lives up to its name. You couldn’t pack more black roasted malts in this thing without it going over the top in astringency. This is by far the blackest beer on the planet. A yummy treat but I certainly couldn’t do two of them in the same night.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2001 22:34:20 | More by mattmaples
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Le Coq Imperial Extra Double Stout from Harvey & Son Ltd.
78 out of 100 based on 445 ratings.