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

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RATINGS: 959   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Manslow (1109) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 27, 2015
Butelka 0.5l Kolor czarny, piana brązowa, oblepia szkło. Aromat śliwek i kawy. W smaku whisky, trochę kwasu, goryczka średnia, mocny alkohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1268) - New York, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Tap at the station house, Forest Hills, Queens. Pours dark, small tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and the wheat adds an element. Flavor is similar, coffee and wheat adds a special something I can’t place. It’s also pretty damn smokey. Pretty good overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (3128) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Very good, although I don’t pick up anything "wheat" and there is a chalky aspect. Good roast, coffee, cocoa, black patent malt, leather, earth, umami qualities in both aroma and flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artiredbirds (453) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - DEC 9, 2015
Отлично& мощняво выдержа& и мягкоте& имперск& отродие, что полност& поимело меня.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aragh (227) - POLAND - NOV 26, 2015
Kolor hebanowy, piana brunatna, gęsta, utrzymująca się i oblepiająca szkło. W zapachu mocno kawa i whisky, trochę czekolady. W smaku dominuje aromat whisky, trochę kawy objawia się w kwaśności, a goryczy praktycznie nie ma. Jest też niewysoka, ale wyraźna kwaśność wiśniowa i odrobina czekoladowej słodyczy w tle. Generalnie dobre, ale zbyt zdominowane przez alkohol (sam w sobie przyjemny), przysłaniający inne smaki.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (4860) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2015
(HaandBryggeriet Dark Force) Bottle 500 ml at home, served into a snifter ABV 9% Black coloured body, tall brown head with good density and average retention. Aroma of chocolate, light hops, alcohol after a swirl of the glass, light vanilla. Taste of chocolate, not much wheat traceable, roasted malts on the finish, alcohol, nice. Thick body with good carbonation, sticky on the palate. Good!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ston3s42 (182) - - NOV 19, 2015
Pitch black appearance with little head. Complex tastes of milk chocolate, sweet, roasted malt, coffee, some caramel, nuts and vanilla. Full body, a fair amount of carbonation and a lasting aftertaste of wheat and milk chocolate. Fantastic double wheat stout.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (2838) - SPAIN - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle 50cl / Botella 50cl. @ XXXII, Sevilla, España. A: Black / Negro. T/S: Roasted malt, fruity, chocolate, wheat, slightly smoky / Malta tostada, afrutado, chocolate, trigo, ligeramente ahumado.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martinus (4498) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2015
Pitch black, small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, caramel, roasted malts. Sweet flavour, milk chocolate, sweet malts, mocha, brown sugar, lactose(?). Full body. Sweet finish, sweet malts, roasted malts, chocolate.
(from 50cL bottle @ home)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bastarda (430) - Freiburg, GERMANY - OCT 10, 2015
kindly given by jaghana (7/14), thanks a lot; bb 2/2016 and brewed 2 years and 8 months ago; more weizendoppelbock than imp stout nose: dried, sweet pears, some honey, and, presumably due to age, a strong Red Martini centre on dense whafts of butterscotch. Age also seems to have somewhat disintegrated this Wheat Stout’s taste components. Result: the impression of drinking some heavier white wine like Muscadet after having eaten bitter chocolate and a bit of licorice. Weak coffee roast aftertaste; not bad, though. A lot of alcohol heat. Winelike. Worth a younger revisit.


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