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


on tap

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RATINGS: 925   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
"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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (16924) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (8073) - 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.

   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 i’ve had the priveledge to drink it!

   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 can’t separate the wheat from the malt in a beer this dark. Very unique.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11983) - 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 (1560) - 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 (11067) - 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 (1262) - Duluth, 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 (1413) - 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

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