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

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RATINGS: 893   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brouwerij (930) - 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 (237) - Trondheim, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2013
Oily, sweet, sticky, wheaty with some licorice and black cherries. Worth to share with some friends.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
armando629 (2415) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 20, 2013
Draught, on BBF2012, from my notes...
Deep black liquid with a creamy beige head. Interesting aroma with roasted grasins, some sourish wheat, molasses, candy sugar. Cherries, some liquerice and choclate, ash and earth in the flavor. Finish is slightly bitter with some lurking hops. Fine.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (1001) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Pours a deep black color, almost a purple tinge. Aroma is of fruit soaked in alcohol. A tinge of sugar in the taste with an alcohol burn. True double Imperial Stout taste with strong malt flavor and some minor nut flavor. A small batch beer that is unique.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JesseBones (60) - - OCT 18, 2013
Sweet, smokey, dark, and heavy. Those qualities are represented through every facet of this fine stout. The boozy aroma and flavor are pleasing and smooth. Smoke and malt are intimate friends that hold hands and only excel each other's qualities. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ration (1949) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2013
021913. Bottle at boat, Norway. Pours black work a small head. Aroma licorice, rotated malts. Some chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2015) - Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Dark brown/black color; Medium to heavy creamy body; Aroma of smoky malt, coffee, hops, & chocolate; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, nice coffee/espresso, dark chocolate, hops, and some licorice; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Overall, understated and pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiammanghilla (627) - Genova, ITALY - SEP 9, 2013
Spina @ villaggio della birra. Scura con schiuma evanescente. Caffè ed un pizzico di banana, strana ma apprezzabile.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The Etruscan (542) - Tuscany, ITALY - SEP 9, 2013
Brown head. Dark brown colour. Aroma is moderately malty with cereals and light alcohol, lactic and chocolate notes. Flavor is malty top with milk chocolate and light raisins tones, ending in a moderately fruity finish. Medium bodied.


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