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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 898   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 íHandí brewery - four guys brewing in their spare time, on an absurdly small scale - boldly goes where no brewery has gone before.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nephilium (1388) - Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Picked this one up on a whim. It pours beautifully opaque black with a coffee colored head that foams, then settles down to a cap, leaving sheeting on the sides of the glass. The aroma is something I canít place, a bit of spice and something almost astringent. Very smooth mouthfeel, if not a bit thin for an Imperial Stout. And like the aroma, the flavor is interesting. A slight sweetness, hints of smoke, chocolate, and yeast. Overall, itís something thatís truly interesting, but Iím not sure if itís something I like or not. Iíll probably pick some more of this up to cellar.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2007
C-Bus 8 - Bottle shared by GrbDg I think: Pours black with a tan head. Aroma, wheaty, some yeast, chocolate, and roasted malts, some fruits. Flavor, roasted malts, chocolate coffee, some wheat notes, pretty solid.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUL 28, 2007
Opaque, quick dissapating huge espresso head. Aroma is heavy chocolate, mollases, some mocha. Taste is unique, very thick, a interesting bitterness to it, along with a hoppiness, very roasty, also with almost a menthol like feeling in your mouth. Very original.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2007
Batch number 60
Black color; beige, big but fizzy head. Strange aroma mixing light feelings of malt, caramel, roasted malt, cardboard, grass, manure. The mouthfeel is quite dry, with medium strength; there is a lot of roasted malt, caramel and liquorice flavor. The final as well could not be else than bitter with roasted malt and liquorice. Not the top of the list.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7171) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2007
Bottle. High creamy and long lasting brown head. Absolutely black body. Aroma of roasted barley malt with coffee and hops. Powerful and hoppy coffee liiquorice flavor with just a hint of the alcohol. Long and good bitter aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2007 very interesting beer, also itis well balanced and complex. roasted mAlt aroma, pours real dark with about 4 finger head. It slowy disapates to around 1finger head and stays, with wonderful lacing. smoke, malts, coffee, and toffee. bitter on the finish. i agree this is a very unique beer, im glad iíve had the priveledge to drink it!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2007
500ml bottle. Deep brown pour with a large head. Almost no lacing. Aroma of dark malts, liquorice and smoke. Flavor is heavy smoke with dark malt. I guess I canít separate the wheat from the malt in a beer this dark. Very unique.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Bottle: Pours black with a nice big off white head. Flavor is light on the palate at first but creamy and milky after it warms and you slosh it around in your mouth for a sec. Flavor is malty and roasty and average as far as imperial stouts go, the wheat adds a freshness and soft creamyness which is the only thing that moves this beyond average.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11258) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2007
Black with a big and lasting light brown head. Aroma is fruity, floral, licorice, chocolate. Roast malty dry with a very unique flavour that I could easily imagine coming from wheat. tart and very black aftertaste.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - JUL 9, 2007
Definetly a unique brew. Pretty classic black look with a dark brown bubbling head, but here the "classicness" stops. Aroma is very hobby for an imp stout, pine needles. It does have definate notes of roasted malts, something sleightly smoked, black chocolate and spirits (not dominating, but in there to make it a powerfull aroma). The texture is very unique for the style aswell, reminds me of a belgian strong ale, with a bubbling carbonation that spreads the moutharoma and broadens the flavor. Sense a good amount of vinouse porty notes in the flavor (again it holds a minor resemblance to a strong belgian ale here) but the dominating flavor is coffee, and the bitterness that follows. Finish is tickling (from the carbonation) thick (from the coffee and chocolate malts) and warming (from the spirits). Really a brew to be proud of.


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