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


on tap

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RATINGS: 951   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
"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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drdisque (749) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3415) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1934) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (1248) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1972) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Tap. Black thick with tan head. Boozy and.chocolate aroma. Taste is lots of roast malt and fudge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle at Les Caves, Corvallis. Pours an opaque dark reddish brown/black, just the barest hint of tan head. Aroma is bold, booze-forward, much more than one might guess from the ABV, smoke, dried fruit, caramel, toffee. Body medium-thin, with a smoky, spicy (wheat) finish. Complexity vs ABV is quite impressive, and that indelible Haandbryggiert funk is there, too. Top class.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mates (18) - POLAND - NOV 6, 2014
Bought in Swiat Piwa (World of Beer) in Krakow, PL. Aroma - main are licorice, anise - things like that in the background chocolate. Beautiful color - pours black with nice clear brownish reflexes. High carbonation helps to form med dense head witch disappears completely in few minutes (too bad). Semi dry, rather bitter in taste that generally follows the aroma: licorice, anise, chocolate. Alcohol is rather strong but still in acceptable rate. Body is medium but really oily- good for me a bit overcarbonated (especially with lack of foam). Finnish is rather long, nice bitter, chocolaty, woody. If you like such beers - don’t hesitate, but it rater not hits my palate - i lack of chocolate, cofee, balance with alco - perhaps lagering would help - but definitely it’s not my best RIS. Bt: oct2013, Bf:oct.2016

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berntholer (1555) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2014
dense beige head that fades without head. coffee coloured. aroma of chocolate, toffee, wood, also some yeast spiciness. taste is like aroma, liquorice, caramel with rather bitter sweet aftertaste. quite dense body, medium carbonation. some alcoholwarmth. very nice! bottle 50 cl / bd jan-2012 / bbf jan-2015 / batch #435

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RoNo (77) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
50cl bottle purchased from Nordiska Ölbutiken in Copenhagen. Batch 671. Dark brown and high foam that disappears fairly quickly and leaves no traces on the glass. The drink is dark brown or nearly black. Smell of smoke, tar and damp leather with a hint of alcohol. Smoth and pleasant mouth feel with flavors of coffee and dark chocolate. Distinct taste of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (9620) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"this is a nice change of pace type impy stout. smooth (from the wheat - different feel than usual) and balanced between sweet choclatey malts, a hint of smoke, licorice, and hops. Well done."

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