Harveys Sweet Sussex | Harvey & Son Ltd.

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Harveys Sweet SussexHarveys Sweet Sussex

Brewed by:
Harvey & Son Ltd.
England, United Kingdom

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by fullsweep on 12-21-2010

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.28/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A 275ml bottle with a BB of May 2018. Purchased a while back from the Harvey's brewery shop in Lewes. Described on the label as a rare style that was popular in the mid-20th century; possesses an aroma of burnt sugar. No explicit mention of lactose.

A: Poured into a tulip. A very dark reddish-brown hue that appears ultra black in the glass. Produces a smallish head of creamy brown foam that lasts for a moment before settling and dissipating.

S: Aroma of sweet malt with hints of dried fruit, caramel, mild brown sugar and ale yeast. Pretty subtle.

T: Tastes of sweet dark malt with notes of mild dried fruit, caramel malt, subtle brown sugar, faint burnt grain, ale yeast and a twinge of stewed hops. Quite sweet, with little bitterness to speak of.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and delicately tingly, with very soft carbonation and a light yet creamy body. Like velvet on the palate. Aftertaste of sweet malt, caramel, mild sugar, faint dried fruit and ale yeast.

O: Decent, though a very understated style that probably isn't to everyone's taste. Looks OK, while the aroma and flavour are a subtle blend of sweet malt, caramel, mild dried fruit and ale yeast. Nice body for the strength. Alright if you've got a sweet tooth or want something easy on the senses.

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Photo of DerBayer
2.24/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

This smells of vanilla chocolate and caramel which is quite sweet more like a malzbier than a beer only even sweeter. The taste is very similar but unfortunately also has a slightly sickly quality to it wchich makes it almost undrinkable.

Therefore it s an avoid rather than a drink.

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Photo of fullsweep
3/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330 mL black/dark brown bottle.

A: blackish beer poured into a glass, thinnish head.

S: burnt sugar and minor underpinnings of cocoa.

T: slightly disappointing here--I love Harvey's and I tend to like sweet stouts (or any stouts for that matter), but I was a bit letdown on this one. It was way too subtle, didn't taste of much of anything.

M: mouthfeel echoes the taste--maybe I got a bad bottle?

D: wasn't that great, but I'd give it another shot just to be sure.

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Harveys Sweet Sussex from Harvey & Son Ltd.
Beer rating: 2.84 out of 5 with 3 ratings