Harvey & Son Ltd. - Imperial Extra Double Stout

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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. After the import traffic increased dramatically in the early 1900's, A. le Coq was invited by the Zsarist government to brew his legendary Imperial Extra Double Stout within the Russian Empire. In 1912 the first Imperial Extra Double Stout left the brewery Tartu, the former province of Livonia, now Estonia. World War 1 and the Russian Revolution, however, brought a dramatic end to A. le Coq's venture. Production ceased until 1921 and his brewery was nationalised by the Bolshevik government. The facsimile label on each bottle of Imperial Extra Stout pays homage to A. le Coq without whom this classic style would never have reached its legendary place in the world of beers.

Labels: Harvey & Son Ltd.
Stout, Strong beer
Alcohollevel: 9.0 %
Bottlevolume: 0.275 Liter
Bottletypes: Returnable (glass) bottle
Water, barley malt, hops
Gold Award: The Brewing Industry International Awards 2002 (Class 3 - International Strong Beer Competition); Silver Medal winner: International Beer and Cider Competition 2001 (Stout Category); Bronze Award: The Brewing Industry International Awards 2004

Harvey & Son (Lewes) Ltd.
Cliffe High Street 6
BN7 2AH Lewes
East Sussex
Great Britain

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