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Dead Manís Hand (wine barrel aged)

Hobbybrouwerij Het Nest
Brewed at Pirlot

Style: Imperial Stout
Turnhout, Belgium
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Dead Manís Hand is our interpretation of the Russian Imperial Stout style. For the coming years, we plan to brew several versions of this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RW80 (513) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2014
33cl bottle Appearance: Black beer, with a very minimal head. Suprising is that itís quite stable. Aroma: Sweet, Sour, red fruits,grapes, light Licorice, faint roastyness. Taste: Fruity winey acidic red fruit tones up front,then some bitterness light roastyness and licorice notes before the Finish kick ins. The finish is roasted malts,peat,smoke and quite some ash, with the red sour fruity tones returning. Afterstaste is very earthy ash.Not that nice Soft carbonation,medium body. A Imperial Stout like no other stout and this one will turn some heads, and will be rated quite all-over the place. Itís rough, itís bold, but there is potetnial there if they could balance out the palate it a bit better now, itís rolercoaster right with bumpy contrasting tastes, which now and then work a bit more refining and this could result in a great brew.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MichaelAwesome (3556) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2014
Etwas zu saures und in der Stšrke unausgewogenes Bier mit etwas zu viel an Kaffee und Muffigkeit, das stellenweise Łberdreht. Trinkbar, mehr aber auch nicht.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
gEUS (982) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2014
330 ml bottle at home. Wine barrel aged is one thing, calling it an infected beer would be more accurate. Tart and hoppy aromaís, lots of dead yeast aromas. Medium body with high roast and yeasty body, light bitter finish. Taste is roasted malts, charcoal, tabacco.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
McTapps (3556) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle from Douberd and shared by MichaelAwesome - many thanks! The beer pours out in a deep black colour with steady low head and medium body. Aroma of torf, acid and malt. Taste of medicine / bitter pills, acid, smoke, peat, torf, malt and barley. Bitter-acid finish. Not really nice except when you like drinking medicine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1139) - BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2014
Dark brown colour, beige foam. Medium carbonation. Complex beer with notes of roasted malts and dark chocolate. Also vinous, sour touch. Well balanced. Good!

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
libs0160 (2) - USA - JUN 21, 2014 does not count
If you ever like shit in a glass, this is the beer for you....sour taste, smells like the worst gas station, no brand named wine in the world. Who mixes wine, coffee caramel and sugar all together. Horrible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShivanDragon (1426) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2014
Wine BA / RIS - als eerste compliment voor het mooie etiket (+1), schenkt zwart, nagenoeg kraagloos, echter wat er op blijft liggen is mooi kleverig. in het aroma vallen de droppigheid en de wijntonen direct op. eerste slok, direct komt de rode wijn binne, wat brett achtig, vervolgens iets van eikenhout, niet al te dikke body, vervolgens komt de chocolade moutigheid, koffie en bijbehorend bittertje, alcoholpercentage van 10% valt eigenlijk niet te bemerken, de typische kenmerken van een stout worden redelijk naar achteren gedrongen door de mooie wijn/brett zuurtjes, tevens iets van kalkdroogheid. maar al met al een erg lekker bier !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (1479) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2014
Draught@Gollem IV-2014 BE backlog. Smooth and creamy, well-balanced chocolate-melange forward and maybe ultimately monodimensional interpretation of the style. Impression that the red wine barrel imparts extra velvet smoothness rather than a grape or vinous dimension, maybe some extra tannins in the late finish. Tasty enough, but I was done with it after a full 30cl pour. Will revisit future incarnations, preferably in festival samples.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Icedwarf (251) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
Zwart bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is bitter met rook, zwarte bessen en noten. Blijft lang hangen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ST247 (351) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2014
Sample from tap @Festival der Belgische bieren. Pours black with brown head. Aroma has red wine. Taste sweet, wine, coffee. Coffee aftertaste.

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