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


on tap

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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8346) - Tel Aviv, - APR 11, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks kerenmk. Black with a big brown head. Roasty aroma of coffee, burnt wood and a bit of cocoa. Bittersweet roasty flavor with coffee, some chocolate, a smoky note and an ashy burnt finish. Rather full-bodied, well-carbonated (a bit too carbonated for the style).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
junon (429) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 3, 2014
Had hoped for something a little more bitter and slightly more viscous. Too lite for my tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
k92488 (343) - NORWAY - MAR 23, 2014
Ølsmaking Ambolten, Flott skum, Masse co, Smak av Karamel, kaffe, Fruktig aroma, veldig god med ost. Denne hadde vært god til dessert

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5568) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2014
pours very dark brown, almost black, with a creamy beige head, good retention and lacing. chocolate and lightly smoked malts, burnt toasts, some milk chocolate, some dark and spicy fruitiness - dark cherries and berries, some burnt malts and fruits, pine and resin, coffee, ashy dustiness - not the harsh type, some sweetness - burnt molasses under control. average carbonation - slightly foamy but settles quickly, fortunately, medium to full body - oily, boozy, bold grassy-spicy-peppery-piney finish. enjoyed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle. Molasses, oak, dark chocolate, and wheat malt aroma. Black with large brown head. Sweet creamy dark chocolate and wheat malt flavor. Lightly bitter herbal/ashy finish. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anthony850 (356) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2014
In a bottle high alc. Deep rich and flavorful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patrickctenchi (4722) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ozckr (326) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 19, 2014
toast, roasty, coffee, citrus, black, cloudy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (6400) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (988) - 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.

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