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

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RATINGS: 948   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.


winkle's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
winkle (478) - Brisbane, - DEC 23, 2011
Robust stout aromas of toast, malt, coffee and chocolate with some alcohol out back. Poured a deep black with a lasting tan head with good lacing. Flavours are a smooth sweet blend of coffee, chocolate and wheat malt. Alcohol is well hidden but there if you look for it. Really good smooth heady stuff. The barman asked me if I liked it and I answered "I love it and want to marry it".


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AnG_BrgNor (380) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle. Black with nice lasting head. Aroma of roasted, licorice, ash and some smoke. Taste is roasted, licorice, ash, smoked ham or bacon, some vanilla (not much at all) some coffee. An amazing beer. Absolutely one of the best. So smooth and easy drinking. Very, very good!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martin00sr (2390) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2016
Tap @CBC16. Black with thick beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roast and light hints of smoke.Flavour has coffee, raost and dark chock. A litle thin considering the aroma, had expected more. Long, coffee bitter finish. Ok.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
borre_m (1161) - NORWAY - MAY 16, 2016
Sample at cbc. Pours black, tan frothy head. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste is malty, full body, nice balance.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (2315) - Tuusula, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2016
Tap at cbc, copenhagen. Black color, tanned head. Aroma has rich roasty and smoky. Nice smoky body, hops at the end, some wheaty notes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Derbeth (646) - Kraków, POLAND - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle with expiry date 07.2017. Aroma is quite intensive dark chocolate, some wood, a bit of ash, a bit of hops. Alcohol not very well hidden. Full body. Lack smoothness. A bit disappointing when compared to other beers from this brewery. This is definitely not an exceptional imperial stout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
electrotype (584) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2016
Je ne trouve pas que le blé fait une si grande différence que ça, ici. C’est une bière légèrement fûmée, assez costaude. Pas de notes de café ou de chocolat, ou alors très peu. C’est surtout le côté fumé et la torréfaction des grains qui resort. L’alcool est perceptible mais pas désagréable. Pas mon genre.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stevoj (3608) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 18, 2016
Catch up rating from Saturday’s RIS bottle share. Big, bold and dark, tasty bitter roast grains, hints of alcohol warmth peeping through. Another keeper out of the lot of 160 bottles.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
profXpat (29) - ITALY - APR 12, 2016
Nice syrup dark coffee color- coffee and chocolate nose, ash and roasted coffee taste with some sweetness at the start and bitter lingering finish

4
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (5074) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2016
Pours a medium, brown frothy head atop an opaque coloured body. Smokey nose of jerky and coffee. Deep malt flavour, chocolate, ash and plums.


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