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


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RATINGS: 900   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11274) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10457) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2007
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. Chocolate and light grass in the aroma. Some roast and light spice. Flavour has roast, cocoa, chocolate and light coffee. Some herbal notes. A bit bland for an Impy IMO. Medium bodied. Has a light bitter roastyness in the end. Very easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sthlm (1233) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2007 [Bottle, thanks Marsiblursi] Pours very dark with a light brown head. Not a particularly impressive aroma. Nice roasty taste, but not too strong. Chocolate, coffee, caramel, bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel. Originally: 5/4/7/4/13=3.3 Re-Rate: [Bottle, thanks Akevitt] Pours black with a dark tan head. Aroma dominated by hops. Taste has good roasted malt but too hoppy. Nice and thick, fairly smooth. Well done, but too much in the way of hops for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2007
[Sampled at DØE-festival, Valby, 2007 with svoger.]
#600: A great beer: Wheat and stout. Strange (like smoke and wheat), but I like it. I think I liked anything that day, but maybe they were all very good beers!?!?!? Notes of wheat, vanilla, coffeechocs, hops, bread and yeast. Very complex and it deserves to be tasted again

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2007
Bottle from SIB. Black with small brownish head. A bit of dark fruit and a bit sour; reminds me more of a sour brown with added chocolate than a stout. Definitely not your typical stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2007
Bottled. Thanks Marsiblursi. Pitch black with brown head. Sweetish and syrupy nose from, I believe, adjuncts. Bit fruity also. Caramel and fruity flavour, also tad sourish(from toast malts I hope) with lots of chocolate. Quick, short and assuming flavour. Bit weird. UNsure of what it wants to be. Does not fit into the style. Beginner in homebrews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7975) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2009 First rating
(50 cl bottle, thanks Marsiblursi!)
Black look, brown head. Chocolate, acidic, spritzy brown scent. Roasted malt and coffee, grainy, malty, dry taste. Smooth mouthfeel, big bitterness.

50 cl bottle at Haket, on June 6, 2009
Marked 9% ABV - BB 10.04.11, Batch 154
Pitch black color, big lasting brown head. Sweet, sugary, malty, some salt licorice scent. Sweet, salty, roasted taste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel. High bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3028) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6251) - 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.

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