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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14665) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (14562) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Koelschtrinker (14102) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 22, 2011
Dunkler, stark karbonisierter Antrunk mit getreidigen und toffeeartigen Malzaromen. Nur langsam verändert sich das Malzaroma und wird intensiver und breiter, nach und nach gesellen sich fruchtige und intensive Schokoladenaromen hinzu, die trotz ihrer Komplexität nicht, wie oft bei anderen Bieren, in die Trockenheit abdriften. Intensiv malzig, zum Ende kurz alkoholisch brennend, was aber im Malz untergeht. Komplexes, sehr aromatisches Bier – Spitze! 11/13/12/14/12/14

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
Pours essentially black in color with a rather lively tan head. Somewhat smokey with quite a bit of licorice, burnt sugar, and roasted malt. There’s a decent amount of coffee as well. The flavor has a nice touch of chocolate to go with roasted malt, coffee, and licorice. There is also some of the light smokiness that was present on the nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (13468) - DENMARK - MAR 30, 2010
50 cl bottle. Dark brown body with big tan head. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee and chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (13341) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 6, 2007
Bottle. Black colour with a light brown head. Aroma is coffe, roasted, malt. Flavour is coffee, roasted, smoked, fruit, sweet, hop. Light bitter and coffee finish. Pleasent and nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12959) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 15, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2007 Bottle. Aroma of darkly toasted malt, obscenely dark chocolate, and smoke. Opaque brown/black color with a beige/tan head that was respectable, maintained, and laced a little. Medium to full bodied, sharp, creamy carbonation. The flavor is really flavor. Dark toasted burnt malt, chocolate, alcohol, and I’d say coffee, more espresso. It is bitter. The finish is all over the place. It has bitter, pepper, and a lot of other stuff. It also should be the last beer you drink in the evening. A real palate finisher. It only gets better with each mouthful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12501) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2007
(50cl bottle) Large brown head atop brown-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, vinous, some smoke, banana. Taste is medium sweet, coffee, some chocolate, anise, smoke, light cinnamon. Smooth, medium-full body -- alcohol noticeable but not dominant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12410) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2007
Bottle from River’s Bend. Poured black color with a large frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee and dark fruit and woody smoke aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture. Solid dark roasted flavor with medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex beer that when well with a good cook out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2007
(Bottle, Batch 73, BB Apr 2010) Pours a black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, rye bread, sweet dark fruit, and some chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, well done meat, vinous, chocolate, and some licorice with plenty of carbonation in the mouthfeel.

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