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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 882   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2007
Tap. Pours a deep brown with a small brown film head. Aroma has coffee, chocolate, raisins. Vinious flavour, creamy mouthfeel. Sweet flavour with roasted and chocolate edge. Well-rounded, and the wheat gives the beer a wonderful feel!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11027) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2010
Date: September 16, 2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip
Appearance: black, fine tan head
Aroma: dark chocolate and roasted aroma with a light sweet vanilla character
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich sweet chocolate flavor, sweetness is balanced by roasted character, touch of bitterness from the roasted

Date: February 22, 2010
Mode: draft
Source: bsp
Appearance: black, frothy tan head
Aroma: sweet chocolate and roasted aroma, caramel sweetness, nice fruityness
Flavor: rich dark chocolate flavor, roasted malt adds a bitter burnt edge, just a hint of caramel sweetness adds a touch of dark fruits

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (10826) - DENMARK - MAR 30, 2010
50 cl bottle. Dark brown body with big tan head. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee and chocolate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10805) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10736) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2008
bottle, pours dark oily pitch black, gigantic brown head, roasted grains, coffee, charchoal, wooden fire put out by water, grill coal aroma. flavor is roasted and burnt wood and charcoal, roasted grains, faint licorice, flavors so strong they hide alc, but alc, can be sensed. afraid i have to admit that this one is too roasted for me. if there was more chocolate, more alc, more something else, it could’ve been truly great. if you like roasted go for it. most roasted/burnt flavor i ever tasted in a beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (10642) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2011
Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, hard roasted malt, burnt and hoppy. Flavor is rather sweet and rather hoppy. Bitter, dry and roasted finish. Smooth and soft. Couldn’t pick up the wheat. 160211

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10540) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2012 Tap at 4:20. Dark brown pour with a thick, beige head. Ashy, dry roasty malts on the nose, subtle cocoa. Great flavor, not overly sweet, plenty of cocoa, toasty and roasty malts, ashes, slight beef jerky, mild smoke. Full in body with average carbonation. Warm, light smokey finish, peat, cocoa, coffee. Great beer. (4.3)

On tap at Borefts 2012, Bodegraven. Pours black with a creamy, beige head. Dark malt nose, some licorice, candied sugars. Big sweet flavor sugary chocolate, dark sugars, faint roast. Full bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Modest warmth to finish, rich dark sugars, some sweet chocolate. Nice stuff. (3.8)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10467) - 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.


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