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

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Brewed by:
John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by beergeek279 on 05-30-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.72
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Reviews by santoslhalper:
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2.72/5  rDev n/a
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.

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4.72/5  rDev n/a
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!

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