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

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RATINGS: 915   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
janir (216) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2008
Very dark, black color. Beige head is slightly creamy and velvety. Strong aroma: roasted malts, licorice and also alcohol can be sensed. Aroma is also somewhat sour. Very much roasty malty flavor got also salty licorice and coffee in aftertaste. Medium-bodied and foamy carbonated palate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2010
On tap at the Bavarian Lodge, Lisle, IL. Aroma:Smoke and bourbon notes. Appearance:Black and opaque, very little head. Taste:Bourbon barrel notes, lots of smoke, dark malt, espresso, molasses, dark fruits, and chocolate. Palate:Medium body with good carbonation. Overall:This is an amazing, complex stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2008
Bottle shared with Ronald and Carita in Finland. So here’s something different - a wheat impie stout, Considering this the impressive rocky roasted head wasn’t suprising. What was dissappointing was the mouthfeel, which was a little thinner than I expected. Dark roasted notes, with a long bitter chalky aftertaste. Was there blueberry in there somewhere?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tobias (204) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2007
500 ml bottle: jet black with a huge head. straight coffee and dark chocolate nose. low carbonation despite the vigorous head but still quite thick. strong coffee and bitter chocolate flavors. the 9% is well hidden. awesome beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenryXXX (204) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2012
Batch 411. The beer pours a used motor oil black with a dark beige head that dissipates quickly. Smells light dark, bitter chocolate with hints of red fruit and date. Full body. Has a great both feel foe being a wheat. Red fruit followed by a bitter chocolate and finishes with a dark roasted coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (199) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUL 24, 2015
Imperial stout brewed with wheat. Makes for a very interesting combination. The wheat seems to have contributed in a good way to the texture of the beer. Overall, dark, roasty, tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2013
been looking forward to this for a while.. pouring it looked amazing. so thick- the head almost completely solid, but fades quickly- the aromas are kinda- volatile- really kinda, propelled? the taste is heavy but so smooth- low bitterness well balanced. so nice. palate is oily, slick with good length. so good

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tykjen (182) - Florø, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2007
Very interesting beer and it shows that the guys at Haandbryggeriet are thinking in new ways. The aroma is powerful with mostly roasted malt and leather, but also some nice and odd fruitiness (not the classic British ones). Medium body. The finish is a bit too sharp and astringent, I would like it to be a bit softer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
begbie100 (181) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2007
500ml bottle. Brown head. Pitch black. Aroma of roasted malts, sweet. Palate is thick, not much carbotante, very pleasant. Flavours of roasted malts, coffee and sweet raisins. Bitterish end. Very well balanced beer. side note: I can’t distinguish wheat from this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VictorSA (181) - NORWAY - MAY 28, 2014
Svart med mørkt, brunt skum som ligger lenge. Delikat, mørk aroma av kakao, nøtter og tørket frukt. Fyldig, med fin syre og alkoholvarme. God og kraftig. (Havnabakken, 28.05.14)


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