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Hantverksbryggeriet Kosacken (Prototyp X)

Brewed by Hantverksbryggeriet
Style: Imperial Stout
Västerås, Sweden
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
From the city of Vasteras in south central Sweden come the wholly unique ales of Hantverksbryggeriet. Beginning as a small hobby brewery in the basement of an apartment building just a few years ago, the Hantverksbryggeriet remains a two-man operation devoted to crafting inspired, artisinal ales via traditional brewing methods

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SeniorZozo (897) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 10, 2016
Inky black pour, brown head. Sweet molasses flavors up front, prunes, raisins, good dose of roasted malt. This is a pretty damn good imperial stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (5951) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2016
330ml bottle. Jet black colour with late awakening, small, creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, tan head. Chocolately, dark malty aroma, hints of chocolate sauce, hints of blueberry, a touch of roasted nuts. Taste is roasty, chocolately dark malty, notes of chocolate sauce, hints of roasted nuts and blueberry, a metallic touch; flat carbonation, oily texture, slightly sticky palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stouby (4344) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle at home, from Systembolaget. Dark brown with a light brown hea. Aroma medium malty (caramel, roasted, coffee, licorice, dark chocolate). Flavor light sweet, medium bitter. Medium body, soft carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2724) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2015
Bottle from Pigs Ear Beer Festival, 2015. Drank at home. Black pour with a fluffy light tan head. Deep coffee roast aromas with dark chocolate, licorice, dark fruit and woodsmoke. Flavours of dark cocolate, coffee and brown sugar. Smooth, semi-sweet long coffee linger. Smoky-dry finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (2379) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2015
Donker bruin bier met een goede beige schuim kraag. Ruikt chocolade, geroosterd, koffie. Smaakt drop, laurier, koffie, geroosterd.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (1634) - Krakow, POLAND - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle Aroma-caramel, chocolate, coffee, Appearance-black, hazy, brown foam, Taste-medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, Palate-full body, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (4416) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2015
(Hantverksbryggeriet Kosacken (Prototyp X)) Stubby bottle 330 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 7% Totally black colour on the body, one finger of thick and creamy, beige head sitting on top, with very good retention. Great aroma, fruity notes, vanilla, chocolate, hints of alcohol although is only a 7% beer. Nice taste too, light olive pit at the beginning, chocolate, light mocha, fruity notes, light roasted malts towards the finish, light vanilla. Medium thick body, carbonation on the high side. Unexpectedly good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (5209) - Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Poured an oil brown color with aromas of light mill and chocolate with some roast. Flavors really booze and thin for a stout with light milk some chocolate and roast. Solid but run of the mill.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2015
Slight gusher, deep dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of milk chocolate and coffee. Medium body, flavour as the aroma medium sweet, medium bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggiebob (597) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle: A dark black color with a tan head. The Aroma is dried fruit and malty milk chocolate, while the taste is sweet with a thick but smooth mouth feel and low bitterness. The flavors that dominate are coffee and chocolate.

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