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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

452 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 452
Reviews: 391
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 26.98%
Wants: 20
Gots: 10 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

NickBeery, Aug 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

NOLANDMAN, Aug 17, 2013
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2/5  rDev -41.3%

ScaryEd, Aug 07, 2013
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2/5  rDev -41.3%

alelover, Aug 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -34%

mrfrancis, Jul 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +32%

MikeHRayn, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of FLima
4.19/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.
Liquorish body and as smooth as it gets. The beer was completely flat, all carbonation was gone. 9% ABV is completely harmonic and actually well hidden.
Awesome beer. A non-sweet Port Wine would be the closest drink to this brew. Not sure if I won the lottery here, but I am glad I got this release.

FLima, Jun 23, 2013
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2.24/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

2008 vintage sitting on a shelf for 5.99 - should have known.

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.

M: a little light with appropriate carbonation

O: its no good, and if it was not infected I'd be pressed to see how it could be enjoyed. do not try.

ediaz, May 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

pknyc, May 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Slatetank, May 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

RedneckBeerz, Mar 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

DmanGTR, Jan 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

st9647v3, Jan 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

RblWthACoz, Jan 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Kelp, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of sentomaster
3.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2003 vintage

A-dark as can be, with a very thin beige head that quickly dies

S-Wow, massively vinous and dark. big hit of acidity and vinegar, too much so- it overtakes anything else that might be going on and leaves a massively tart and sour impression. Not appetizing and I'm thinking this might be a drain pour.

T/M- Thankfully the acidity doesn't dominate on the palate like it does in the nose. The carbonation is just right and contributes to a slick and oily body that coats your mouth. The vinous aspect translates well onto the palate. Seriously dark flavors of figs, raisins, and prunes coat the tongue with a red wine like complexity. The finish comes back to vinous and vinegar which stick to your mouth and lingers long after.

O- Really different, I'm not sure the nose is quite right, or as it should be. Maybe it didn't age quite right. It is very unique and probably more what the classic imperial stout was like as opposed to the chocolate and roast of the current american double stouts.

sentomaster, Jan 16, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

Peyton5410, Jan 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

blackcloud, Jan 03, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -48.7%

stoppertb18, Dec 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

voltson, Dec 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

thinwhiteduke, Dec 08, 2012
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2.05/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

2003 vintage poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep black color, with a no head that fades slowly and no lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, molasses, chocolate and a touch of dark fruit.

T: The taste is much the same as the smell with strong flavors of molasses, chocolate and some dark fruit but age has taken just about everything else out of this beer. The malt character is very hearty. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Not crisp or smooth but quite viscous, heavy body, no carbonation left, finish is sticky.

O: Some flavor still left, a little filling, strong kick, I’m scoring the beer how it is at 9 years old but I plan on reviewing a fresher release of this beer at some point in the future.

TheManiacalOne, Nov 14, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a perfect pint. 2003 vintage.

4.0 A: Pitch ass black color. Half a finger of frothy light brown head that falls quickly and leaves no lacing. I'm impressed that there's any carbonation, so high scores here.

3.5 S: This smells like dirt wrapped in mud and roasted. Supremely earthy with mineral and soy sauce notes. Molasses, roasted barley, and some bittersweet chocolate. Quite interesting to say the least.

3.0 T: I have to evaluate the taste in the context of it being 9 years old. If this was fresh and thus the intended composition of the brewer, this would have to be evaluated differently. This is the earthiest beer I've ever drank. Dirt, mineral, mountain stream water dominate. Light soy sauce, molasses, and bitter chocolate. Pithy woodiness, moderate roastiness, and a light booziness. Interesting and not like much of anything I've had before.

4.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good carbonation, especially for a beer this old. Even a nice creaminess. Very good here.

3.5 D: For a beer that is almost a decade old, it's pretty good. I wouldn't want to drink this often, but I'm glad I had it. It's pretty tasty in a new type of way.

DavoleBomb, Nov 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Thomas_Picton, Nov 10, 2012
Le Coq Imperial Extra Double Stout from Harvey & Son Ltd.
78 out of 100 based on 452 ratings.