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

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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - OCT 5, 2011
Nose is heavy caramel, sweet licorice, medium burnt malt, hazel, feel Is medium, carb is mediumlow, taste is burnt malt, some wood, sweet licorice, traces of rye, little ash

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (7777) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Roasted malty aroma with dry chocolate and light coffee. The flavor has dark chocolate, light roasty notes, coffee, and a hint of molasses. Pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (13804) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle at KØ-2011. dark brown colour with beige head. aroma is cocoa, smoked, roasted malt, caremel, coffee. Flavour is cocoa, smoked, roasted malt, caramel, coffee. OK beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
northropfrye (3092) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 11, 2011
Bottle. Smokey aroma, wood, meat, chocolate, caramel, coffee. Dark brown colour with a brown head. Taste is smokey chocolate. Awesome palate - lively and thick, but not too thick. Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5952) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2011
(33cl bottle best by Apr 2011 thanks to bu11zeye) near black pour with thick dark tan head. Nose of cocoa, popcorn, milk chocolate, rich and creamy. Taste is toasty, sweet chocolate, cocoa, pretty flavorful and creamy! Nicely done. Great body and linger.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
p1meatloaf (256) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Looks perfectly black. 1 finger thick brown head. Smells of darkness with a bit of a yeastness like my first homebrew. Tastes like chocolate and some bitterness. Has a bit of a weird short after taste that I can’t put my finger on. Great lacing. Overall 8 of 10.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - SEP 3, 2011
Pours an almost black color with a mediumsized beige head. Roasted, slightly burned and vinous aroma; notes of nuts, dark chocolate, coffee, and dried fruits. Flavour is mostly roasted and burned with dark chocolate, dried fruits (raisins, plums) and nuts. Also some earthy coffee and vanilla. Finishes bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Really nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
DØE Festival, Valby, DK. Tap, 270511. Black with beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and some liqourice. Flavor with coffee and alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (1850) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Dark chocolate and cola are strong in the aroma. It also smells sweet and toasty, like fresh bread and caramel. Unfortunately, it’s all a tad weak. The taste is marred by the body which is fairly thin. It’s kinda fizzy and washed out. Fairly sweet with roast and mineral hop bitterness in the finish. A touch of booze throughout. Pours about the color of black coffee with a dissipating beige head. Decent but nothing special.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and liquorish. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, malt acidic and liquorish.


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