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

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RATINGS: 951   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrnkMcDermott (2990) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Draft at Bavarian Lodge. Gooey dark—I thought I saw purple highlights. The scent is a bit subdued for such a big beer: I get a nose of coffee and sweet malt, but not much else. But the taste is a perfect example of why raters go for the Imperial Stouts. A big chocolaty taste, but some wheat spice still finds its way through. Almost brings back that "wow" moment of my first Bourbon County Stout years ago. Sweet mocha goodness. Definitely shows alcohol, but not in a pushy way. Thick and sticky malts. Bitterness not very apparent, just too keep all this malt in check. A full-on imperial beer taste that more than overcompensates for a relatively mild nose.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JuanFlk80 (79) - 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 (213) - 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 (2438) - 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 (412) - 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 (2453) - 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 (1214) - 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 (2349) - 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 (664) - 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 (609) - 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 (3724) - 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.


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