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


on tap

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RATINGS: 925   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.

fidelis83's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2224) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2013
Syrupy black pour with a 1-2 finger, creamy tan head. Aroma is very nutty all around, semi hazelnut-like, along with some roast, light roast coffee, chocolate, hay, cereal, buttery toffee, hints of grass and leather. Flavor is again, very nutty up front, darker coffee notes than the aroma, sweet, dark caramel, hints of earth, smoke and floral, lightly citrus and pine hops. Sticky, slightly syrupy feel, with a light, but sharp carbonation and slick, slightly creamy feel. Good stuff, might not be something I am always in the mood for, but I really dig the nice, nutty malt profile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aragh (129) - POLAND - NOV 26, 2015
Kolor hebanowy, piana brunatna, gęsta, utrzymująca się i oblepiająca szkło. W zapachu mocno kawa i whisky, trochę czekolady. W smaku dominuje aromat whisky, trochę kawy objawia się w kwaśności, a goryczy praktycznie nie ma. Jest też niewysoka, ale wyraźna kwaśność wiśniowa i odrobina czekoladowej słodyczy w tle. Generalnie dobre, ale zbyt zdominowane przez alkohol (sam w sobie przyjemny), przysłaniający inne smaki.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (3727) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2015
(HaandBryggeriet Dark Force) Bottle 500 ml at home, served into a snifter ABV 9% Black coloured body, tall brown head with good density and average retention. Aroma of chocolate, light hops, alcohol after a swirl of the glass, light vanilla. Taste of chocolate, not much wheat traceable, roasted malts on the finish, alcohol, nice. Thick body with good carbonation, sticky on the palate. Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ston3s42 (106) - - NOV 19, 2015
Pitch black appearance with little head. Complex tastes of milk chocolate, sweet, roasted malt, coffee, some caramel, nuts and vanilla. Full body, a fair amount of carbonation and a lasting aftertaste of wheat and milk chocolate. Fantastic double wheat stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (1611) - SPAIN - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle 50cl / Botella 50cl. @ XXXII, Sevilla, España. A: Black / Negro. T/S: Roasted malt, fruity, chocolate, wheat, slightly smoky / Malta tostada, afrutado, chocolate, trigo, ligeramente ahumado.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martinus (4285) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2015
Pitch black, small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, caramel, roasted malts. Sweet flavour, milk chocolate, sweet malts, mocha, brown sugar, lactose(?). Full body. Sweet finish, sweet malts, roasted malts, chocolate.
(from 50cL bottle @ home)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bastarda (258) - Freiburg, GERMANY - OCT 10, 2015
kindly given by jaghana (7/14), thanks a lot; bb 2/2016 and brewed 2 years and 8 months ago; more weizendoppelbock than imp stout nose: dried, sweet pears, some honey, and, presumably due to age, a strong Red Martini centre on dense whafts of butterscotch. Age also seems to have somewhat disintegrated this Wheat Stout’s taste components. Result: the impression of drinking some heavier white wine like Muscadet after having eaten bitter chocolate and a bit of licorice. Weak coffee roast aftertaste; not bad, though. A lot of alcohol heat. Winelike. Worth a younger revisit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fombe89 (1111) - Asturias, SPAIN - OCT 9, 2015
On tap. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 08/10/2015 Color negro opaco, espuma beige, aroma sabor dulce, malta, torrefacto

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (1121) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black in colour, small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts and lots of cherries and plums. Softly carbonated, very smooth. Full bodied, rather sweet in the finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome (1505) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Pitch black pour, small brown head. Fantastic aroma of chocolate, smoke, wood, cedar, prune and plum. Flavor is great, smoke, prune, plum, and dark chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (798) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 19, 2015
kran w jabeerwocky. ciemne z mierna piana, w aromatach raczej delikane ale bardzo fajnie slodkawe: owoce ciemne + jakas slodycz a la lukrecja czy cos w ten desen, ciezkie do zdefiniowania ale fajne. do tego w tle kakao, moze jakas kawa z mlekiem (??? skad tu kawa z mlekiem?). smaku delikatniejsze jeszcze niz w aromacie, ale analogiczne do aromatow. raczej w strone wodnista niz pelna. dobre. i nic ponad to.

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