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

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common

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RATINGS: 886   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anthony850 (248) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2014
In a bottle high alc. Deep rich and flavorful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patrickctenchi (3556) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle: Pours purple/black with a dark brown head. Strong dark fruit, chocolate aroma. Oatmeal, chocolate, raisin flavour. Roasty, yet very sweet. Not exactly a typical Imperial, but really nice tasting and rich. Heavy fruit, blackberry cobbler taste increases as it warms.... Delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ozckr (238) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 19, 2014
toast, roasty, coffee, citrus, black, cloudy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5324) - ITALY - FEB 18, 2014
Batch 449 9% black medium head roasty note coffee cocoa spicy medium body hint of acidity little metallic note alcohol, Decisamente scura discreta schiuma media persistenza cacaco caffe quasi affumicata corpo medio mediamente secca amaro medio lieve nota speziata pasta di cacao

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (831) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Aroma is very strong chocolate, barley, roasted cocoa beans, wheat and caramel. Black appearance with thin foam. Taste is strong chocolate, cocoa beans, barley, wheat, grass and chili powder. Overall, a very fine stout. Noticeable alcohol. A+ rating.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westchesterco (866) - mclean, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown with slight head. The aroma is of molasses that translates to the taste. It lingers on palate

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (3142) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2014
From a 50 cl bottle shared in Park City UT. Pours black with a tan head. Molasses and roasted malt in the nose. Flavors of prunes and red stone fruits with some licorice notes. Oily mouthfeel. Burnt bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1836) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2014
January 25, 2014 - bottle shared by Jake. Dark brown pour with some head. Smoky, roasted malt with some grain on aroma and taste. A little bit of chocolate in the taste as well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilnatp (561) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle. Pour is black. Aroma or burnt wood - BBQ - and coffee. Taste is smokey and roast. Chocolate comes through at the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freretoc (624) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 6, 2014
Bu en bouteille de 50cl, une bière très noire et pas de mousse. En bouche on sent beaucoup le blé pour commencer c’est très fort un peu trop même ça commence avec le côté grillé et ça fini avec une très forte pointe de tourbe. Sympa


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