The roast, alcoholic and spicy notes combine in this unusually sweet and sour beer.
Steeped in the depths of chocolate and coffee, this brew will improve and develop complexity up to one year.
IBC 2019: Bronze | WBA 2019: UK Winner | BBI 2019: Diploma | WBA 2018: Country Winner | IBC 2018: Gold | WBA 2018: World’s Best Imperial Stout | IBC 2017: World’s Best & Country Winner | IBC 2016: Gold | WBA 2016: UK Best Imperial Stout | GBBF 2015: Champion Bottle-Conditioned Beer of Britain | More Awards...
The style 'Imperial Russian Stout' and the name 'Albert Le Coq' are synonymous. In the early 1800's the Belgian A. Le Coq exported Imperial Stout from England to Russia and the Baltic area. Our Stout is regarded as one of the World’s most unusual and prestigious beers.
We only brew Imperial Stout once every nine months and then age it for 18 months. The recipe contains a dense concentration of varied malts and hops to produce a bottle conditioned stout of 9.0% ABV.
Imperial Extra Double Stout has huge dark flavours with plenty of tannins. Tannins are compounds that attract fat & protein and clear the palate. That will work beautifully for the game pie and Mushroom Wellington where the big earthy, roasted coffee flavours of the beer stand their ground with the full flavour and texture of the food.
With the apple crumble, the dark fruit, liquorice and tang of the beer complements the flavour of the pudding.
Best food matches: Game Pie, Mushroom Wellington, Apple Crumble
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As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid 19) pandemic we have taken the difficult decision to scale back our operations at Harvey's.
We are brewing, of necessity, to reproduce and preserve our unique yeast strain - so the familiar smell of hops and malt may still drift across the town on occasions. Hopefully we will be able to store and, eventually, bottle the resultant brews.
The Brewery Shop is closed until further notice. Our online shop may have a limited selection of stock added when available, please check back for updates.
If you have any questions about orders please email email@example.com, and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as we can.
Some Harvey's pubs are still operating as community hubs, and we recommend that you contact any individual pubs directly to see if they are continuing their initiatives.
Please keep safe, and continue to do your part by following Government guidelines.
Our sincerest thanks to all of you once again for your support.