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Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Imperial Stout
Drammen, Norway
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 907   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Double" (imperial) wheat stout.
This imperial really strikes back. From a strange country far, far away, comes the only Imperial Wheat Stout in the known universe. Once again, the ’Hand’ brewery - four guys brewing in their spare time, on an absurdly small scale - boldly goes where no brewery has gone before.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bootlegger007 (88) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2015
Earthy grassy boozy aroma, pours black with a small diminishing light brown head, heavily hopped nutty bread flavour with spice/pepper notes, sticky full bodied stout, Excellent

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bgb1991 (125) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2015
Rich dark berry aroma, alcohol does come through a bit. Roastiness and coffee are also there. Gorgeous looking beer, surprisingly long lasting head for the high alcohol. Taste is not as complex as I was expecting. Dry, alcoholic and does not hang around or give much away.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (2950) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle, thnx to Palme. Pours a pitch black beer with a minimal amount of beige head on top. Aroma had loads of chocolate, caramel fudge, slight roast; basically you’re typical Imperial Stout aroma done right. Flavor is sweet, malty, some burning boozy notes, chocolate and roast in there. Soft carbonation, silky mouthfeel. Decent, textbook Imperial Stout.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daviz (2) - ITALY - JAN 19, 2015 does not count
Nearly black and oily with a beige head of tight foam, aroma of licorice, wood, smoked, roasted malts, alchool; start sweet with a good body (oily), wheat, then roasted malts in the end, with a light bitter finish. Very Nice, but a bit overcarbonated for me. (bottle 50 cl / bd feb-2012 / bbf feb-2015 / batch #449)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cool_Bond (1707) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2015
Dark fruits and wheat in the fragrance. Delectable taste of coffee, dark chocolate, soy but still a bit fruity. Heavy bitterness that fills the mouth forever. Batch 519. Brewed 09/18/12. Best before 09/19/15. Really good beer and to be two and a half years since it was brewed, it was really enjoyable. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Florya (527) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: Pitch black, small tan head. Aroma: Dark fruits, brown sugar, chocholate, spice. Palate: medium body, average carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drdisque (595) - Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
On tap at Quencher’s Chicago. Pours jet black with a slight cola head. Aroma is sweet spice. Flavor is chocolatey, spicy, caramel, only slight roasted notes. Outstanding stout. No alcohol burn. Really great how they got all the good stout flavors without the off-putting coffee flavors which I find distasteful in most stouts. Highly recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3192) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Batch 73 April ’07 from my cellar Black opaque pour with an average tan head of tight foam. Aroma of cocoa powder. The flavor is lightly bitter, some soy, wheat tang.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1423) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2014
50 cl bottle @ home (batch #671). Pours black with a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, coffee, liquorice, bitter chocolate, wheat, and a hint of vanilla - with a bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (699) - CROATIA - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle; pours nearly black with a thin tan head; aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate; taste is bittersweet with chocolate and coffee with some malt, wood, and alcohol; has a light bitter finish, drinks very easy; nice imperial


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