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

bottled
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RATINGS: 212   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


3.8
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9552) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Joakgust (894) - 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.

3.4
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (31232) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2008
33 cL bottle thanks to thewolf/dunkpigen. Pitch black with no head. Aroma is roasted malty with a mild spice note and a mild smoke accent. Flavour is smoked and hardroasted malt with a distinct dark fruity note coming through. Mild yeasty touch into the finish. Smooth yet with a little bite.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - SEP 5, 2008
Pitch black colour with a small brown head. Aroma is coffee and roasted malt. Taste is strong roasted malt, chocolate and coffee with some bitterness. Very nice long, dry and roasted aftertaste. Full-bodied and quite smooth beer. Delicious imperial stout from Hantverksbryggeriet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11187) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2008
Bottle @ YNWA, Kolding.
Pours completely black with a tiny, creamy, brown, film head. Sweet aroma, some fat maltiness, light smoke, coffee, nuts and dark chocolate. Medium carbonation, rather light for the style. Flavour is sweet at first, then fat chocolate and roasted malts before finishing in a wonderful, long, dry, bitter coffee note. Great!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2008
Bottle. Low and quickly disappearing head. Pitch black body. Coffee cocoa aroma. Flavor mild coffee hops. Long aftertaste, low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsga (6218) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2008
Big dark brown head. Opaque black body goes dark brown at edges. Sugary milky cocoa and coffee aroma with toffee notes. Balanced and harmonic. Dry-sweet chocolatey roasty chocolate pudding taste with hoppy coffee notes. Some faint alcohol notes. Long dry-sweet aftertaste of the same. Lovely! Surprisingly light and drinkable. (0.25l draft, Bishop’s Arms, Järntorget, Göteborg.)


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