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


on tap

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RATINGS: 947   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Bottle: Pours black with a nice big off white head. Flavor is light on the palate at first but creamy and milky after it warms and you slosh it around in your mouth for a sec. Flavor is malty and roasty and average as far as imperial stouts go, the wheat adds a freshness and soft creamyness which is the only thing that moves this beyond average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redtechnj (290) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Pours a midnight black with a thick,dark tan head. Roasted malt aroma with a sweet burnt chocolae taste. Has a acidic, sour after taste. Not a beer that I would recomend or get again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - MAR 18, 2010
Black with a huge brown head. Aroma-dark wheat, yeast, cola. Taste-roasted wheat, burnt sugar, hint of chocolate. Full bodied and tangy, roasty. Slight sweetness. Finishes on the dry side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marthinus (276) - DENMARK - NOV 29, 2008
Very nice dark stout, with light brown head, and flavour of chocolate and drak roasted malt

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jikvig (269) - NORWAY - OCT 1, 2010
This force IS dark! With a huge head, this liquid is black as you can get it! On the nose alot of maltsaroma, chocolate, coffe even some fresh baked pasteries. It would seem that with that dark colour you would get a heavy, heavy beer, but it´s actually quite fresh and light. The bitternes is really well balanced, and it´s precent for minutes! Overall a good beer and another proof how good the "big" microbreweries in Norway have gotten. A good, well-balanced stout, and absolutely worth a try!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2007
Got me one of these bottles from Riversbend and another from TurdFerguson in the mystery swap: This one pours very dark brown, almost black. The head pours very sizable and one of the darkest heads Ive ever seen. Smell is a suprisingly not what I expected. I was expecting a nice roasty smell, but I got more of a sweet chocolate smell. This one smells almost like mocha. Taste is a little bit more like I was expecting from the smell. There is a fair roastiness in this, chocolate, a hint of vanilla, a touch of coffee and a hint of a nuttiness taste. The more I drink, the more the coffee flavor seems to pull away from the other flavors. This one feels just a touch on the watery side. Carbonation is just right on this one. I wonder if sitting on the other bottle will make this taste a little more complete.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kokkenrolv (267) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 5, 2016
Bottle, batch #943. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, toffee, cocoa, hints of ash, dark caramel. Black, nice light brown head. Medium sweetness, light to medium bitterness, taste is bitter chocolate, port, dark plums, some roasted notes. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, long sweet finish with increasing bitterness. Very nice and complex.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Bottle shared with GMCC2181. Poured Black with tan head that lingered for a while. Aroma smelled like dirty hockey socks that Eric Lindros used to wear, not really sure. Taste was malty with liqourice and little hops. Finished with a hint of chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Temptation (257) - - NOV 26, 2013
Pitch black color, dark brown head that doesn’t last more than for a while. Marked aromas to roasted coffee, espresso and burnt malts. Flavors: coffee, liquorice, some spicy notes and black fruits. I can’t distinguish the wheat. Medium development, not a dry finish, medium to full bodied. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Fuck me breakfast in a cup! This is some seriously good beer, at a hipster cheese house enjoying the shit out of this magic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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