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


on tap

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RATINGS: 866   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 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (10789) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (10781) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10610) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10359) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2008
Black with huge brown head. Sweet aroma with notes of roasted malt and coffee. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, liquerice and cofee notes. Ends slightly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 5, 2008
Bottle bought in Ølkonsortiet, Aalborg. Batch # 60. Brewed in Dec. 06. Pours a pitch black colour with a very nice sticky creamy dark brown stady head leaving a very good lacing. Lovely aroma of dark chocolate, roasty coffee, roasted malt, alcohol, dark fruits and cocoa. Very good thick mouthfeel. The flavour has a very nice roasty maltiness, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, some dark fruits, nice bitter hoppiness and wheat. Roasty bitter dry long lasting finish. Imperial Wheat Stout... well darn nice indeed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10103) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2008
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Heavy malty and hoppy aroma. Very roasted heavy bitter flavor. Lots of chocolate notes. Creamy palate. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10099) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Deep chestnut color with a medium tan head that lasts a long time, and leaves good lacing. Aroma of bourbon and oak. Great maltiness with notes of caramel, but not overly sweet; well-balanced. Light spice in the background. Very good body. Excellent brew overall, to be sought after. Best beer of the night at Churchkey.

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