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


on tap

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RATINGS: 908   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilnatp (630) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle. Pour is black. Aroma or burnt wood - BBQ - and coffee. Taste is smokey and roast. Chocolate comes through at the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freretoc (1023) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 6, 2014
Bu en bouteille de 50cl, une bière très noire et pas de mousse. En bouche on sent beaucoup le blé pour commencer c’est très fort un peu trop même ça commence avec le côté grillé et ça fini avec une très forte pointe de tourbe. Sympa

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1251) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 6, 2014
Botella de 50 cl en casa beni bar. Diciembre de 2013. Increíble, cuerpo y sabores potentes. Aromas tostados y maltosos. Sabores no muy amargos predominando cereal con quemados Imprescindible repetir nuevamente esta maravilla negra.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6629) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2013
bottle, aged, dark medium bodied pour, earthy, some peat, dar chocolate, burnt coffee. pretty good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (8604) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Idiots call this " Double extreme imperial stout" a bit redundant. It is a great brew though, heavy on smoke, peat, salt, minerals, and a hint of metal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (5236) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2013
Appearance: Black color with a fine big beige head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, coffee and roasted malt.
Palate: Medium + body. Tad sweet, and an ok bitterness. Average to soft carbonation. Creamy texture.
Taste: Chocolate, roasted malt, espresso and mild fruity.
Overall impression: Well balanced and tasty!
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo, Norway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AaronTDubs (19) - - DEC 11, 2013
chocolate, coffee, black, cloudy, frothy, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, bitter,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPAgutten79 (685) - Skui, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2013
Nok en Imperial Stout skal testes, denne gang fra Drammensbryggeriet Haandbryggeriet. Dark Force er Svart med medium espressofarget skum. Noe anonym i aromaen, men kaffe, hint av sjokolade og malt er det. Også noe alkohol kan såvidt luktes. Smaken er bitter, med innslag av mørk kaffe. Denne kunne med hell vært litt "rundere". Grei i munnen, men er liksom ikke helt full klaff. Medium konsistens.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Temptation (252) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2818) - 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.

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