Hobbybrouwerij Het Nest
Brewed at Pirlot

Style: Imperial Stout
Turnhout, Belgium
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.

markextrae's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (691) - - AUG 16, 2013
from notes. had this one from draft. pours pitch black with a beige head. i still remember that the aroma was very unpleasant. dark malts some earth notes, dark fruits, chocolate and oak. with a strong wine taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
KombatAle (77) - New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
33cl bottle Dark black and beige foam. Nose is too simple with roastiness, hops, caramel. Watery mouthfeel, simple taste with just some hints and all dominated by roasted dark malt and an hoppy end. no oak notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4071) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Small beige foamy head on top of a black colored beer. Aroma is a soft mix of liquorice, roast, some chocolate, hops, brett, light vinous and some wet wood tints. Very nice aroma! Flavours of brett and vinous toens with some chocolate, roasted hops and some hop friits, nice bitter tones with a light red fruity tint and some liquid liquorice... Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, vinous tones, hops, hops fruits, liquid liquorice and some crispy malt roqst tone. Low carbo, light creamy mouthfeel, fuller bodied and a light creamy texture. Freakingly easy drinkable stuff, delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (834) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Bijna zwarte kleur met een rode gloed en een bruine kleur kraag. Ruikt hout, iets gerookt, iets zoetig van wijn. Smaakt zoetig, wijn en fruitig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (6437) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014
Bottle shared by Abijen @ weekly tasting. Brown color, virtually no head. Smell and taste malts, lightly alcoholic, a touch of liquorice, slightly bitter, a slight touch of wine. Hmm not what I expected and a but disappointing. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (1193) - ís-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014
Pours a dark brown beer with a not very long lasting tan head. Smells wine, little bit sour. Tastes the same. Bit chocolate and coffee. Thick body, average to low carbo and a sticky texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (3491) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014
Bottle @ joes shared by Abijen. Deep brown colour with no head. Smells wine, cork, oak, slightly roasty, slightly rusty. Tastes grape skin, wine, oak, wood. Medium body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (2586) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2014
Poured deep dark brown with a dense off white head. Aroma of caramel malt, dark fruit and dark chocolate. Full body, quite vinous, flavour much as the aroma. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (2438) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2014
Draft Pours black , good head , bit darker . Smell is not that intense . Taste is very good though . Chocolate malts , bit bitter , some oats , oak , good mouthfeel . Very nice !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wim (2588) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2014
shared with yves on beerpartimonium 2014 dark brown black colored body with an off white head and a roasted malt hops aroma a roasted malt caramel fruity alcholic bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NikkTwist (1393) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Draft at Eulogy. Pitch black pour with a tight foamy head. Runny lace. Burnt red fruit. Plums. Chocolate covered dried cherries. Liquorice. Body feels thin for a Russian Imperial. Looks nice. Tastes okay. But heres an example where the wine barrel really detracts from the experience. Reduces the body, confuses the taste, and pretty much destroys the aroma. Wouldnt have again, but look forward to finding the Whiskey version.

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