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


on tap

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RATINGS: 918   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.

Alphadelic's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alphadelic (1965) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2013
A 2007 bottle in late 2012 - looks great, long head. Plenty of wheat berry, mega raisin fruit and rich deep toffee. Some oxidization. Pretty rich but very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (1115) - 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 (1433) - 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 (633) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TorbenJensen (1280) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2015
Nice and very perfect tan foam that rises to their Dark Force, which also bears the subtitle Double Extreme Imperial Wheat Stout. Clear notes of wheat malt rises from the glass and mixes deliciously with hints of coffee. Tastes deep and long coffee / mocha with English licorice. Wheat malt adds a comfortable sweetness and freshness which is in an almost too perfect relief to the aforementioned heavier tasting notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lownote (342) - USA - AUG 3, 2015
Pours black with a very tall brown head from tap. Really roasty aroma. Burnt flavor. A bit sweet. Lots of chocolate, coffee flavor. A bit sweet. The roast flavor Lasts a bit long. Chicorylike.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (241) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUL 24, 2015
Imperial stout brewed with wheat. Makes for a very interesting combination. The wheat seems to have contributed in a good way to the texture of the beer. Overall, dark, roasty, tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (1227) - Krakow, POLAND - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle Aroma-caramel, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, Appearance-black, hazy, brown foam, Taste-medium bitterness, light sweetness, lightly sour, alcohol Pałace-full body, thick feel, average carbonation, bitter finish Overall-very good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (2226) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle..Pour is dark black with a tan head..Nose is musty, chocolate, wheat, bold..Taste is chocolate, spice, tobacco, roast, dark fruits..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (1038) - - MAY 1, 2015
Pitch black pour, fair sized mocha head. Dark chocolate, raisin, molasses sweetness in the aroma. Bakers chocolate, raisin, dark fruit, dark coffee bitterness to balance things out. Full body, oily mouthfeel. 2013 bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3433) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 23, 2015
An Imperial Wheat Stout I had years ago but whose rating I lost. I do recall I had it on tap & was impressed. Bottle Batch 671 brewed in October 2013, served in a snifter. Pouring a deep black with ruby highlights when held to the light and possessing a rusty tan head of foam that dissipates quickly. It has a fruity nose of raisins, smoked maple, dark chocolate with a bit of roastiness to it. Think a really nice dark chocolate cake. Incredibly full luscious mouthfeel, supremely creamy almost like marshmallows! That’s just nuts. The taste is sharply sweet, some oxidized sherry notes, big bitter dark cacao in the 70-80% range, a hint of fruit and quite a lot of heat burning it’s way down my throat while the finish gives me that smokey maple character. Really good stuff though I believe I like it better when I had it on tap at the old Tadg’s.

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