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.
First established in Lewes, East Sussex over two hundred years ago and still a privately owned business Harvey's are one of the few remaining thriving regional brewers that have not been swallowed up by the big drinks conglomerates.
In the traditional manner they own 49 pubs in London and the South East and their beers are rarely seen beyond that area. Their riverside brewery in Lewes, the centre of production since the 1800s, is a town landmark and is the image of what most people would imagine as a traditional brewery.
Whilst steeped in history they've also kept fully abreast of modern tastes and demands and their range of beers fully reflects this.