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


on tap

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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
finol (2091) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle from Systembolaget Västerås. Average stout look. Dry smokyness and bitter chocolate taste, rather simple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3101) - Montana, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Draft at the Thirsty Monk.A black pour with a thin tan/brown head. Scent is roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Taste of caramel and coffee. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2011
(33cl bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a medium beige head. Aroma of smoke, coffee, roasted grain, and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, coffee, caramel, and roasted malt with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pharkanklaus (34) - KBH N, DENMARK - APR 28, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with a brown lasting foam. The nose is very pleasant with raisin sweetness, vanilla and coffee. Mouth-feel is thick and creamy at first but is quickly followed by an acidic note that tires out in an astringent aftertaste. Nice but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoFi (1550) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2011
Draught. Black with a small, creamy tan head. Aroma: fruit, chocolate, some coffee, cream. Taste: chocolate, coffee grounds, rubber and licorice, a slight acidity, fruity, hints of julmust. Medium bodied with lively carbonation, or perhaps that is a coffee graininess. Quite light and very pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 21, 2011
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Chocolate notes. Moderate bitter flavpor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (4513) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 21, 2011
smoked toasted aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (6429) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 20, 2011
Bottle at Nordic tasting. Almost black, has a huge head, light brown and medium duration. Aroma is roasted, lightly burnt, strong, perhaps chocolate. Flavor is heavy sweet, moderate bitter finish. Creamy texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 20, 2011
Bottle from Vinens Verden 7.0%. Huge creamy head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, caramel, chocolate, nuts and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slipstream (1974) - USA - APR 17, 2011
Spongey head on a dark pour. Fairly light, yeasty, acidic aroma. Pretty mellow for an imperial stout - not too heavy and the hops aren’t aggressive. There is a flavor of sweet brown bread, followed by a hoppy tingle that sneaks up in the aftertaste. Good.

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