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


on tap

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RATINGS: 217   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 5, 2009
Bottle@YNWA, Kolding. Pours pitch black with no head. Aromas of tobacco, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit and toffee. Oily an smooth texture. Flavour of licorice, roasted malt, fruity hops and caramel. Lovely hoppy finish. I’m glad i spotted this one in the fridge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (7028) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2009
courtesy of, and shared with Gnoff. end ’06-07 bottle. thanks for this delicious treat. pours black, frothy mocha head leaving some nice golden lacing. aroma was grainy, and lots of caramel malts. Taste, grainy palate, chocolate malts and a nice spicy hops finish. Seemed a lot stronger than the indicated 7.5%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11391) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2009
Black with a small tan head. Aroma of licorice, chocolate, a little smoke and tar, and a hint of grassy hops. Sweet caramel flavour with all those same notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14207) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2009
Bottle @ YNWA. Pours pitch black with no head. Nose is vinous and full of dark fruits, liquorice, roast and coffee. Quite complex and inviting. Smooth and medium palate with a low carbonation. Oily, ashy and sticky. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36928) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2008
<b>Draught @ STBOWF. Stockholm Beer Festival 2008, Sweden.</b>
Clear dark black color with a large, creamy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, creame, apple, vanilla. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [270908]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2009 On-tap. Örebro Öl & Whisky Festival. Black colour with a brown head. Roasted/burned malt, coffee/espresso, dark chocolate, sweet malt, dark fruit, a bit of sourness. Lacks a bit in moutfeel and body. But not bad at all. Re-rated 090613. On-tap Bishops Arms Järntorget.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2008
(On tap) Pours opaque black with a light brown head. Distinct burned malt aroma with some fruit. Quite full-bodied with sweetish burned malt, fruit and vanilla. Ends with a burned, malt bitter finish. 180908

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9969) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 24, 2008
courtesy of Per Forsgren - dark black colour, little persistent beige foam and a nice lace left one the side of the glass; aroma of wallnut, mocha and alcohol; creamy mouthfeel and full-bodied; solid bitterness; very dry and bitter coffeish and nutty aftertaste with a warming alcohol touch

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Joakgust (1012) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2008
Draught at SB&WF-08 - A black colored beer with a rich but small head. Aroma is dominated by chocolate malts and roasted malts. Flavor is very chocolaty with hints of coffee and malts. A soft imperial stout and very recommended for beginners in this type of beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
Black with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, coffee and caramel notes. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, coffe and chocolate notes. Ends sweet with warming alcohol.

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