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.
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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 are now operating with a scaled back team Harvey's.
We are still brewing, and reproducing and preserving our unique yeast strain - so you may find the familiar smell of hops and malt drifting across the town. These brews are currently being put into bottle, mini-kegs, and polypins.
Please contact 01273 480209 and we are happy to take your order - due to the current status of operations we are only able to offer a pre-payment service.
Head to our online shop to order a limited range of our beers. Stock is replenished each day (mon- fri).
Select Click and Collect, or UK mainland delivery is available.
The Brewery Shop is closed until further notice.
If you have any questions about orders please email firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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Our sincerest thanks to all of you once again for your support.