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

Le Coq Imperial Extra Double StoutLe Coq Imperial Extra Double Stout

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BA SCORE
78
okay

441 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 441
Reviews: 389
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 27.06%


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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mdm46410

Indiana

2.95/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from an 11.2oz corked bottle (2003 vintage) and served in a snifter. This stout poured a solid jet black with almost no head. The aroma of the beer was made up of fermented fruit, plums, high quality cherries, molasses, and sugary licorice. The flavor was dominated by heavy black strap molasses. Most of the sweet fruitiness displayed in the aroma was unable to creep through the heavy malt. One-sided and a bit dull. The mouthfeel was full-bodied and heavy in the belly, but at the same time, it felt a bit thin (maybe due to age). Not all that tasty, but it was substantial...this would definately qualify as a meal in a glass. 11.2oz was a bit much to drink in one sitting.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2008 02:44:18 | More by mdm46410
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Pours very oily dark black with an ominous off white head.
Smells like black malt and alcohol.
In the taste, coffee and alcohol.
Molasses, earthy peat, little bitterness is left at this point.
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Nice stubby bottle with label detailing some of the history of the Russian imperial stout style. Claims to be brewed under supervision of the first Russian brewery to produce Russian imperial stout.
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Chocolate, raisins, Christmas pudding like aromas, maybe a hint of bannana.
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(2009 bottle, kept in cellar temps presumably since obtained - drank it Dec 2013)

A: syrupy, black.... mocha head 3/4", thick foam.... head peters out fast.... small sheet of dark cap lingers long.... bunch of medium-sized bubbles

S: funky-sour.... sweet cherry, chocolaty-roasty.... raspberry and confectionery chocolate glaze.... dark caramelized sugars sneak through

T: wowww!... roasty as heck with a strong vinous undercurrent, but not so much fruity or bitter.... borders on sherry, but tempered enough by the malt and roast flavors.... super dry finish as in sweet aftertaste being nil, at first.... later, a sweetish, sherry-like, high-fruity finish - nearly red-wine vinegary

M: beautiful but brief initial silkiness up front, slips over a slightly powdery-roast dust into the supremely dry finish without desiccating... slow and soft release

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This actually has 9 % ABV.
Let’s see 10 years have gone by. Release of 2003!
Poured the blackest liquid I have ever seen, no light could get through and with practically no head.
Aroma of oak, dark fruits, licorice, toffee, earthy hops and coffee. Great, no infection! Let’s go for the treaty then.
Distinguished taste with a strong character. Bold flavor of sweet concentrated toasted malts, lots of licorice, raspberries, definitely molasses all over it, prunes, figs, oak and cherries. Hints of cigars, condiments and shoyu. Not really sour, actually it has an elegant bitterness.
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A: Poured a dark color with a nice thin mocha head

S: tartness, acidity, infection - some reviews indicated that this was there too, but that it was gone in the taste, so i proceeded.

T: a sour, acidic, tarty stout, and not in a cool tart of darkness kind of way.

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Le Coq Imperial Extra Double Stout from Harvey & Son Ltd.
78 out of 100 based on 441 ratings.