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


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RATINGS: 911   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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"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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
coachd (287) - Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Interesting aroma. Wheat, roasted malt and hops. Not complex, but bonus points for being unique. Pours pitch black with a surprisingly large tan bubbly head. Leaves little lacing on the glass. There is a lot of smoke in the taste, which is a pleasant surprise for me. Besides the smoky flavor, the taste is similar to the aroma with a punch of hop bitterness at the end. A bit weak on the palate - it could be fuller and thicker. Kind of reminds me of Stone Smoked Porter, would be good with BBQ. I feel this beer may be a bit overrated, but it is interesting and unique. Worth a try, probably not worth the price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (1973) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2014
Backlog. Bottled Dec. 2006 (8.5%), enjoyed Oct. 2007. Black color. Dark rocky head. Aroma’s: fruity acidity, herbs/spicess, alcohol, roasted malts. Flavor is moderate sweet, roasted, moderate bitter. Strong alcohol feel. Medium bodied. Finishes with hard roasted malts, cooffee-ish and eventually moderate bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewturba (1177) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
Pours a opaque black with a small brown head. Aroma is licorice, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, dark chocolate, and lightly bready. Flavour is licorice, roasted malt, cocoa, dark chocolate, sweet caramel, bready notes, mild bitterness, very faint alcohol and a moderately dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VsXsV (2777) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle. Deep brown liquid with minimal off-white head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, dried fruit, raw sugar and ash. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of coffee, raw sugar and hops. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1739) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAY 4, 2014
Cervesa torrada amb bona presència d’escuma, és un pel amarga. Cerveza tostada con buena presencia de espuma, es un pelo amarga.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ERB92 (507) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 26, 2014
Coffee, chocolate, nuts, wood, roasted malts and some fruit in the aroma. Dark brown to black with a beige head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a average carbonation. A nice rich stout, really enjoyable one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (4000) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 18, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks kerenmk. Pours hazy with a huge brown head, aroma is sweet with chocolate and coffee, flavor of charcoals, hop, chocolate, coffee, sweet with medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Voras (61) - - APR 12, 2014
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Black with beige small head. Aroma: alcohol and wood. Taste: wood, alcohol and chocolate at the end.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomekk1978 (849) - Ząbki, POLAND - APR 12, 2014
Barwa: czarna, nieprzejrzysta. Piana beżowa, drobno pęcherzykowa, znikoma, momentalnie opadająca i utrzymująca się jedynie w minimalnym stopniu na ściankach. Całość gęsta i oleista. Aromat:czekolada, kawa, lekkie melanoidyny oraz wyraźny alkohol. Mimo obietnic nie wyczułem za bardzo chmielu. Były natomiast nuty owocowe (banan) oraz wanilia. Całość bardzo przyjemna i z czasem coraz bardziej złożona. Smak: początkowo czekoladowe i opiekane nuty. Następnie słodycz oraz alkoholowy i chmielowy koniec. Goryczka zdecydowana. Pełny i wyrazisty smak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pterodiacetyl (55) - California, USA - APR 11, 2014
Magnum PI says he was almost Indiana Jones. Right. Aloha shirts instead of a bullwhip.

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