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

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RATINGS: 899   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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"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.


Wolfbass' rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wolfbass (937) - Firenze, - OCT 31, 2012
US Version 9%. In effetti è una imperial abbastanza strana, diversa perchè specialmente al palato il frumento gli dona decisamente più beva rispetto alle solite I.S. L’aspetto è molto buono, nero impenetrabile e schiuma caffèlate. Al naso cacao in evidenza, al palato ancora cacao e caffè e retrogusto leggero di liquirizia...


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1309) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2014
50 cl bottle @ home (batch #671). Pours black with a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, coffee, liquorice, bitter chocolate, wheat, and a hint of vanilla - with a bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (568) - CROATIA - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle; pours nearly black with a thin tan head; aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate; taste is bittersweet with chocolate and coffee with some malt, wood, and alcohol; has a light bitter finish, drinks very easy; nice imperial

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1569) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Tap. Black thick with tan head. Boozy and.chocolate aroma. Taste is lots of roast malt and fudge.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericdevin (874) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle at Les Caves, Corvallis. Pours an opaque dark reddish brown/black, just the barest hint of tan head. Aroma is bold, booze-forward, much more than one might guess from the ABV, smoke, dried fruit, caramel, toffee. Body medium-thin, with a smoky, spicy (wheat) finish. Complexity vs ABV is quite impressive, and that indelible Haandbryggiert funk is there, too. Top class.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mates (6) - POLAND - NOV 6, 2014 does not count
Bought in Swiat Piwa (World of Beer) in Krakow, PL. Aroma - main are licorice, anise - things like that in the background chocolate. Beautiful color - pours black with nice clear brownish reflexes. High carbonation helps to form med dense head witch disappears completely in few minutes (too bad). Semi dry, rather bitter in taste that generally follows the aroma: licorice, anise, chocolate. Alcohol is rather strong but still in acceptable rate. Body is medium but really oily- good for me a bit overcarbonated (especially with lack of foam). Finnish is rather long, nice bitter, chocolaty, woody. If you like such beers - don’t hesitate, but it rater not hits my palate - i lack of chocolate, cofee, balance with alco - perhaps lagering would help - but definitely it’s not my best RIS. Bt: oct2013, Bf:oct.2016

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berntholer (996) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2014
dense beige head that fades without head. coffee coloured. aroma of chocolate, toffee, wood, also some yeast spiciness. taste is like aroma, liquorice, caramel with rather bitter sweet aftertaste. quite dense body, medium carbonation. some alcoholwarmth. very nice! bottle 50 cl / bd jan-2012 / bbf jan-2015 / batch #435

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RoNo (63) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
50cl bottle purchased from Nordiska Ölbutiken in Copenhagen. Batch 671. Dark brown and high foam that disappears fairly quickly and leaves no traces on the glass. The drink is dark brown or nearly black. Smell of smoke, tar and damp leather with a hint of alcohol. Smoth and pleasant mouth feel with flavors of coffee and dark chocolate. Distinct taste of alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6035) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"this is a nice change of pace type impy stout. smooth (from the wheat - different feel than usual) and balanced between sweet choclatey malts, a hint of smoke, licorice, and hops. Well done."

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slawek (187) - Kraków, POLAND - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle shared with friends. Jet black, probably clear. Small, tan color head. Aroma: Medium intense, chocolate, some vanilla, bit warming alcohol. Taste: Low sweetness with strong, bitter finish. Flavor of bitter chocolate with plum liquor. Oily texture, but carbonation is too high. Very good imperial stout

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1729) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Draft at SIB07. One of the winners of the afternoon. Thick hints of licorice, roast, and grains on the nose. Similar in flavor with more burnt than roast, molasses, grains, and a singe of booze on the end.


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