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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.


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".


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yourilevesque (1287) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2016
Merci à Guillaume pour le partage. Liquide peu mousseux à la robe noire et peu liquoreuse. En versant le liquide, j’anticipe minceur et corps léger. Des arômes de fumée agressent mes narines avant même que j’aie pu approcher mon nez du verre. Sans qu’il s’agisse nécessairement d’une bière fumée, j’ai la narine déjà tannée. Mais ne sont-ce pas des arômes typiques des impériales stout de cette région du monde? Oui, mais là ça va un peu loin à mon goût. Fumée agressive, malts carbonisés, réglisse noire. Ouf. En bouche, le tout m’est moins insupportable. Tel qu’anticipé, le tout est mince et plutôt léger. Jamais je ne ressens l’alcool en bouche malgré un léger tournis qui s’installe tranquillement. Amertume de café froid importante en fin de palais, alors que les saveurs présentes ont disparu depuis longtemps. Bon, c’est l’heure de s’envoyer une Bruery Cuivre pour dégriser. Après tout, il est minuit et quart un mardi!

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hajsman (27) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JUL 28, 2016
Black color, very solid brown head. Full body and smooth texture. Aromas of soy sauce and chocolate. Nice and very long staying bitterness, a little bit salty. Despite the 9% alcohol is not noticeable and it’s surprisingly easy to drink. Overall very good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inbreak (4425) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2016
Old rating rerated 26.07.2016, 0,5l bottle @ Femte i Andre Bar:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is rich and slightly mineraly, dark malts, licorice, minerals, alcohol, grass, coffee, dark fruits, burnt caramel, dark sugar. Taste is slightly sour-ish mineraly, weeds, minerals, dark malts, bark, sour coffee, licorice, grass, paper, burnt caramel, dark sugar. Medium bitterness, slightly sour-ish mineraly mouthfeel. Fair enough.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JuanFlk80 (105) - SPAIN - JUN 30, 2016
Pinta 50cl Cerveceria Cimmeria (Oviedo ) Aroma a cacao y café, Espuma densa, sabor con cierto toque ahumado

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alvaro78 (243) - Sevilla, SPAIN - JUN 29, 2016
Aromas a cacao, ahumado y frutas madura Buen aspecto con espuma persistente color beige En boca café cacao y frutas madiras ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (2675) - GREECE - MAY 30, 2016
From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016 - Yellow session. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, smoked notes, hoppy notes too. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AnG_BrgNor (483) - 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 (2700) - 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 (1303) - 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 (2433) - 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.


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