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

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RATINGS: 880   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
winkle (476) - 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".


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (932) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle. Black colour with brown lace. Roasted, fruity, chocolate aroma. Roasted, chocolate, sweet, bitter taste, slightly alcoholish. Medium to full body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (712) - New York City, TURKEY - JUN 16, 2014
Drought. Very dark brown with small creamy dark tan head that dissipates quickly, cherry-chocolate aroma, low carbonation, sweetish cherry taste mixed with bitter mocha, ending with an unfortunate cough syrup flavor. I am not very much impressed with this.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mgajdaczewa (423) - Katowice, POLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bardzo słaby aromat, jakieś nuty kawy zbożowej, czekolady mlecznej. W smaku mało gęste, lekko kawowe, ale przede wszystkim mocno alkoholowe w bardzo nieprzyjemny sposób. Grzeje w przełyk! Finisz jak po wódce, palący i pozostawiający suchość na podniebieniu. Nie ma tragedii (przyjemna kawowość ratuje sytuację) ale coś ewidentnie poszło nie tak.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (772) - California, USA - JUN 6, 2014
An interesting but ok tasting beer. Pours a beautiful deep black with a thick tan head. Smells like cherry cough syrup, not too good. Taste is very different, coffee and cream. Quite smooth. Had in the bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (4023) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle at en Öl och Whiskeymässa 2014, 2014-04-11 Göteborg AR: smokey, roasted malt, coffey AP: dark brown, yellowish rim, no head F: fizzy, heavy white sugary, chocolate, coffey

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nealblind (660) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Dark brown pour orange brown head. Aroma of berries, roasts, hay. Tastes smokey, lactic, char, some wheat, but not that much. Light sharp effervescence. Buttery vineous mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andregoncalves (1300) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAY 29, 2014
50cl bottle. Lovely dark color with medium-thin brown head. Body is very smooth but still light spiky. Taste is medium to high bitter. Aroma is high coffee, liquorice, light alcohol, some chocolate, also some milk.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VictorSA (165) - 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)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
coachd (84) - Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Interesting aroma. Wheat, roasted malt and hops. Not complex, but bonus points for being unique. Pours pitch black with a surprisingly large tan bubbly head. Leaves little lacing on the glass. There is a lot of smoke in the taste, which is a pleasant surprise for me. Besides the smoky flavor, the taste is similar to the aroma with a punch of hop bitterness at the end. A bit weak on the palate - it could be fuller and thicker. Kind of reminds me of Stone Smoked Porter, would be good with BBQ. I feel this beer may be a bit overrated, but it is interesting and unique. Worth a try, probably not worth the price.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (1580) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2014
Backlog. Bottled Dec. 2006 (8.5%), enjoyed Oct. 2007. Black color. Dark rocky head. Aroma’s: fruity acidity, herbs/spicess, alcohol, roasted malts. Flavor is moderate sweet, roasted, moderate bitter. Strong alcohol feel. Medium bodied. Finishes with hard roasted malts, cooffee-ish and eventually moderate bitter.


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