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


on tap

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RATINGS: 908   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
larsga (6446) - 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.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThomasE (5174) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (13952) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2007
Bottle at KØ07. 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25075) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14014) - 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 !!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5497) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
henrikb (1259) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3333) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oh6gdx (21545) - 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.

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