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

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RATINGS: 900   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Temptation (233) - - NOV 26, 2013
Pitch black color, dark brown head that doesn’t last more than for a while. Marked aromas to roasted coffee, espresso and burnt malts. Flavors: coffee, liquorice, some spicy notes and black fruits. I can’t distinguish the wheat. Medium development, not a dry finish, medium to full bodied. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2508) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to thebsmitty! Pours an opaque black with dissipating tan head. Aroma is heavy booze with roasted malt and slight dry wheat. Taste follows, less of the booze and more of the roast. Not bad, a little thin but definitely tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebsmitty (137) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with big dark tan head. Smell is not much.. A bit of chocolate malt, burnt coffee. Taste is sweet chocolate, cocoa, espresso, with caramelized banana, hint of creamy marshmallow and hint of caramel finish. Low medium carbonation, a bit oily. Love this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (889) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Pours a deep dark black color with light tan head. Dark, roasty, malty, grainy, chocolately aroma. Big roasty, chocolate flavor as well. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2613) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle shared at the Animal Bar, Madrid, November 2013. Black, opaque with a mocha colour head. Slightly peaty, dry ash and prunes in the nose, smoky, bitter, ashtray dryness in the mouth. Full bodied, carbonated, slightly dry and ashy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AngelVanDick (21) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2013
Rich roasted malty goodness. Big pure black poor with slight head remaining. Thick, velvety and not what I expected with the mention of wheat in there.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
torgeir_nes (5) - - OCT 30, 2013 does not count
Not much aroma. Black color, tan foam, full body changes a lot when it warms up, flat, long finish,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brouwerij (943) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2013 Bottle, Batch 383, 9%. Pours a very dark brown with quickly settling, coarse, orange brown head. Insignificant lacing. Aroma is quite smoky, meaty, bacon/ham, heavily roasted malt, chocolate, mild alcohol. Flavor is sweet up front, roasted mat, chocolate and strong smoke finish. More smokiness and less roast than I had expected, though the roasted character comes out more as it warms. Soft carbonation, medium-full body, and smooth texture. Smoky, rich, enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Azand222 (171) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottled. Very dark brown pour with a dark brown-orange head, very thick. The aroma is very smoky, with a sweet malty note. The taste is very sweet to start, not very full bodied but smooth. The finish is very malty and light notes of smokey tar. Overall a rich stout, very complex and smokey.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
banii (240) - Sola, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2013
Oily, sweet, sticky, wheaty with some licorice and black cherries. Worth to share with some friends.


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