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


on tap

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RATINGS: 227   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2014
330 ml bottle poured into snifter. Opaque, near-black color with a modest khaki head that settles into a ring after a few moments. Requisite roasty coffee, toffee, chocolate and dark fruit aromas. Flavor is lightly sweet with lots of roasted coffee character with a slightly astringent bitter finish. Overall this is considerably drier than my nose had me expecting. It’s an interesting contrast to the sweeter, fuller-bodied imperial stouts I’m accustomed to, but I’m not sure I prefer it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djoeye (3074) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2014
Dark brown 0.33L special bottle ABV 7%; beige film, black-brown body. Aroma of apple-hops, caramel liquorice, fruitiness, choco-malts. Tastes lots of berries n fruits, peel of green apples, sourness, coffee, chocolate, distinct lingonberry notes. Fruity on palate with lively carbonation, which puts lingonberries forward. Chocolate finish, mocca cocoa coffee, nice indeed. No killing over-bitter imperial disturbance here. As a very tasty stout. (shared w Rune @The Bishops Arms (Luleå) Su25May2014)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (6944) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
bottle shared by VT, thanks bro. pours unclear dark brown witha small light beige head, some retention and lacing. bitter chocolate, slightly powdery, cups of bitter coffee, fresh grains - as though it’s hard to believe there’s no coffee grains in this brew, smoky and woodsy, moderate sweetness - molasses and vanilla, touch of spices. moderate to low carbonation, light body - oily, balanced by an assertive smoky-grassy-resinous-bitter coffee finish. smoky. foreign. tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5570) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Tap. Watched the bartender dump 5 ounces down the drain getting me 9. Thick brownish black body. Massive beige head. Pleasant in the lowish ABV. Almost has some lactic milk stout traits. Doughy bakers chocolate. Different and unique from most Imperial Stouts. I’d be pretty comfortable classifying this as an export/sweet stout. Nice. Lingering brown chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (6657) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle. Poured a nice black-brown color with a large brown head. Nice light chocolate character, roasted malts. Flavor was decent chocolate notes, some roast, light mint/leafy notes. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparf (196) - Östersund, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
Stor doft av rostad malt, choklad, vanilj och en aning lakrits. Rund och mycket mjuk arom Fullständigt svart och ogenomtränglig brygd. Ett bra, tunt, varaktigt skum. Samma aromer återkommer i smaken, men med mer lakrits och lite salt samt en tillsats av kaffe. Särskilt i den långa eftersmaken lyfts kaffetonerna fram med viss elegans. En framväxande värmande känsla kommer också tack vare alkoholen. Kroppen är på ett för stoutens karaktäristiskt sätt inte helt fyllig. Välavvägd kolsyra. På det hela taget en alldeles utmärkt imperial stout, men personligen tycker jag att en bra, ordinär stout är elegantare.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (15550) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
Bottle at Bar Kino, Goetborg, 23/03/14. Pitch blak with a god sized tan covering that retains well. Nose is toffee fudge, spice, caramel, light soap, vanilla, dark berry fruits, subtle roast. Taste comprises light roast, vanilla fudge, dark malt, toffee, chocolate. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sweet and roasted close. Ok easy drinking impy but so so for style, lacks any real depth to the flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Aroma of chocolate, raisins, licorice maybe? Not much lacing. Mouth feel is average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (4261) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2014 Temporary rating. At some point I might re-write this.

Black, rather small blackish brown head, quick diss, small to no trace. Sour,, malty, roasted malts, cereal, cheap red wine, hay, wood, caramel, red wine vinegar, Bitter, tiny sour, malty, tiny fruity, roasted malts, choc, coffee, cereal, otoasted oatmeal flakes, cheap red wine, raisins, prunes, hay, soil, wood, lemon zest, Round, tiny astringent, tiny tart, medium. Bitter, malty, roasted malts, choc, ash, coffee, hay, wood, oatmeal cookies. Smell made me think major infection but it’s not and it still holds up well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6860) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
Bouteille de 330 ml achetée chez Beverage Warehouse Winooski (Winooski, VT). Arôme: Odeur de café torréfié avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café torréfié avec une pointe de caramel fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyene avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fumé. (Rating #5218)

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