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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2007
Bottled. Dark brown, almost blacka with a rish light-brown foam. A bit "slitted" but strong aroma of dark chocolate, burnt malts and cloves in thr aroma. Big burnt flavour of black chocolate, burnt malts with notes o wheat, menthol and cloves. Full-bofied with a bit too strong carbonation. Bitter finish of dark chocolate and black pepper.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
henrikb (1258) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2007
Black body with a small light brown head; Big elegant very red wine like nose, very much like smelling a cold tempranillo with chocolate added; Huge soft carbonation in thin body, bitter and pleasant; Long very fruity finish with to much yeast in the very late aroma. Not to bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3134) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2007
Ølfestival 2007. Bottle. Pours black with a light brown head. Small lacings. Light sweetness with a bitter touch. Nice maltyness. Bad hopsprofile that reminds me of athletes feet. Medium bodied. Lively carbonation. Sourish finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2007 Bottled. Pitch black colour, small beige head. ARoma is roasted malts with some hoppy bitterness and slight hints of alcohol. Flavour is sweet malts with some alcohol, sweet sugary notes and some roast. 7 4 7 4 15

Re-rated Oct 17th 2007. Bottled. Pitch black colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is spices, roasted malts, salted licorace, some alcohol and caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, caramel, some salted licorace and a bit spicyness. Really good. 8 5 8 4 17.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maria (10133) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2007
Københavnske Øldage 07. Bottle. It’s a pitch black Impy with a nice, creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate and a bit of fruity sourness. The mouthfeel is oily. The flavour has nice notes of coffee, chocolate, licorice and the wheat yeast gives notes of fruit, maybe a bit of banana and a nice fruity sourness, that develops in to a rather pronounced citrussy bitterness. 2197

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20589) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown coloured with a small beige ehad. Roasted aroma of choclate and liquorice. Roasted flavour of chocolate and liquorice. Warming alcoholic and roasted finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4152) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2007
Bottle @ Copenhagen Øl Festival. Small brown fizzy head that mostly diminished. Fair lacing. Pitch black colour. Coffee, chocolate, liquorish and some burned notes with hint of berries and wood. Medium bodied with a flat carbonation. Flavour was bitter burned notes with some sweet malty notes. Somewhat bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Furseth (1947) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 Bottle at Danska Öldage 2007. Black/brown colour,Flat head. Aroma of coffee,citric,fruity,dry hopy nose. Flavor is almost the same, has also a dry bitter alc finish. Medium to fullbody, medium finish . This was werry nice!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34404) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2007
Bottle @ Københavnske Øldage 2007 in Copenhagen. Black color with a average frothy fair lacing mostly diminshing light brown head. Aroma is moderate malty, burnt, roasted, banana, vanilla, light alcohol. Initial flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, light acidic, moderate bitter, middel flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, light acidic, moderate bitter, finish flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2007
Bottle. A black beer with a brown head. The aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and wood, the taste is also of roasted malt chocolate, coffee and wood, but also some licorice. Medium body with a dry finish.


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