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

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RATINGS: 882   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (2993) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2007
(Bottle) Pours black with a light brown head. Chocolate drenched marshmallows and syrupy caramel aroma with some notes of jelly beans and vanilla. Some fruity undertones. Also some hoppy notes. Roasted and caramel-ish flavour with a sourish touch. The standard coffee/chocolate tones are also present. Some dark berries. Roasted malt. Light salty and a bit too friendly mouthfeel. Medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6087) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2007
750 at the Seattle International Beerfest. Dark opaque black with thinnish tan/orange head. Huge roasty smoky sour nose. Medium-high body, firm carb, boldly flavored. Tingly tart patent/acidulated malt in the finish. Dark fruits. Nice stuff. Wish I could get more.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gr0ve (2128) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2007
500 ml botte. Black, but lets a little reddish light through at the edges. Throws a tall brown coarse head. Rich and slightly sweet aroma. There is also a little soapy aroma likely from the beer having fermented in the bottle. Some distant roasted notes. Light-bodied at first, but then the alcohol and the roasted flavours set in. Rich roasted barley character and a sweet alcohol note. Still the start and the finish feels rather light. Finishes with a strong hop bitterness. Nice flavour in the finish with a slightly sweet fruity edge, likely a side-effect of the yeast strain. Overall a rather interesting and different beer. Kudos for the attempt. There is quite a lot of yeast at the bottom of the bottle. That could be the reason for the high carbonation level.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16441) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a tan head. Roasted malty wheat aroma with lots of chocolate. Sweet wheat flavor with bitter chocolate and coffee flavor. Sweet malty chocolate finish with a bitter aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
larsga (6140) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2007
Big dark brown long-lasting head. Opaque black body with carbonation. Light caramel and licorice aroma with minty notes. Deep burnt coffee, licorice, and mint taste with chocolatey notes. Long, lingering chocolate and coffee aftertaste with minty notes and pine needles. Lovely! Very, very good. (0.5l bottle.)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2007
Black colour with a light brown head. Malty, sweet and light roasted aroma with coffee and chocolate sweet notes. Roasted coffee bitter flavor with some chocolate sweetness and a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (13516) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2007
Bottle at KŘ07. Sweet liquorice aroma with a hint of butter. Black colour, very small brown head. The flavour is very roasted with some coffee and a little sourness which balances the flavour nicely. Late coffee aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2007
(Bottle 50 cl) Pours a completely opaque black with a beige head. Roasted, burned aroma. Fairly full body with lightly vinous accents, some burned malts leave a high degree of malt astringency. 130507

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13288) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2007
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Black totally black - big fluffy lasting brown head. Aroma: Lots of licorice, bruned, dried fruits. Taste: a bit sharp throat feeling, lots of licorice (polet), burned, roasted, and is it hops ?? A bit too violent bitter sharp finish !!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (4953) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2007
Dark color, initially large brown head. Aroma of strong licorice, some dried fruit like prune, raisin, some chocolat and roasted malt. Thick body, bit too much carbonation. Salty on the tongue. Bitter taste, licorice. Bitter and sticky palate.


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