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


on tap

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RATINGS: 934   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 íHandí brewery - four guys brewing in their spare time, on an absurdly small scale - boldly goes where no brewery has gone before.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8978) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2007
Bottle from Caponeís. Onyx pour with 2-finger brown head. Aroma of roasty dark patent malt, chocolate syrup, black strap molasses, slight hops and coffee. Tasted roasty dark malty, with chocolate syrup at mid-palate, plus brown sugary molasses, hops, and some figs. I didnít detect any wheat in this. The palate was medium in heft. This one is very well made.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2007
16.9oz bottle from Caponeís (Norristown, PA). Batch 73. Deep black, with a substantial, frothy brown head that does not diminish at all. Rich roasted chocolate malt aroma, with some coffee and mild anise. Burnt coffee flavor, with some cocoa and tar. Long, astringent finish. Looks and smells better than it tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2007
pours heavy black with a tan frothy head. big roasted aromas of coffee and some toasted sweet/bitter candy. flavor was dark and smoky. eases up a bit as it warms. some bitter chocolate flavor throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUL 30, 2007
Pours black with a tan ahead. There are aromas of choclate and coffe. The beer is smooth with coffee and chocolate flavors and a roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Bottle shared at Columbus Tasting 8 - Poured black with a short tan head. Aromas of chocolate and coffee. Flavor was dark chocolate, a good amount of roasted and even some burnt malts. A touch of astringency on the back of each sip. Interesting bitterness lingers throughout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Bang bang! This one glugs out the bottle like motor oil with a rather large tan head at first that quickly dies down but sticks around at about an eighth of an inch. The smell is roasted coffee and dark chocolate and maybe a bit of blackstrap. The taste is acidic like some dark roasts Iíve had and thereís some very vinous notes as well. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nephilium (1593) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2044) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (17462) - 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.

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