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

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RATINGS: 954   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13253) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13021) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (12958) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2007
500 ml bottle poured a clear deep black with red highlights and a large lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, chocolate, vanilla and a hint of mocha. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry warming finish. Flavors of mocha, carmel, vanilla and chocolate milk with a smooth dry warming lingering bittersweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (12930) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (12776) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2012
50cl bottle batch #271, bottled 19.02.2010, @ home shared with Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaah. Pitch black color, big full vast medium brown head. Smell malts, earth, coffee, mocca. Taste dark malts, coffee, mocca, some bitter, slightly hops. High, fizzy carbonation, a little bit too thin, medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12623) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12616) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (12190) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2007
Bottle. Almost black and opague. Coffee and licorice and blackcurrant in the aroma. Creamy, oily bitter flavor with licorice and balckcurrant. Just a bit thin and alcoholic. Powerful stout.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11986) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (11974) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 6, 2007
Bottle purchased at Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Pours opaque (light tested) with an average, frothy, dark brown head, mostly lasting with very good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (dark roasted grain, toasted nut, dark chocolate), average hops (perfume, flowers), average yeast (leather, earth) with notes of prunes, licorice and smoke. Full bodied, alcoholic texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness. I was hoping for more mouth feel with this one; it seemed way to carbonated. The aroma also lacked some as I also expected more in-your-face malty character. Nonetheless, a really good offering.


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