In a nutshell: A rarely found example of a Sweet Stout from Harvey's of Lewes, East Sussex.
The lowdown: From Harvey's of Lewes in Sussex comes this rare Sweet Stout, a style now rarely produced but which was popular in the mid-20th century. This award-winning, lush and fine example, at only 2.8% abv, has aromas of burnt sugar and a soft, smooth and sweet palate offset by a slightly burnt aftertaste.
Harvey's are a cherished part of Britain's brewing history and one a select group of regional breweries that haven't been incorporated into a multinational brewcorp. Their home has always been Lewes in East Sussex where their riverside brewery is one the architectural landmarks of the town. They've been there since the 1800s. At a time when cutting edge craft breweries dominate the beer scene Harvey's hark back to an earlier era. They're a traditional English brewery occupying a niche in the market that's a part of our heritage. And by no means least, their beers have an enduring popularity and quality to which anybody who's a devotee of their flagship Sussex Best will attest.