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


on tap

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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12592) - 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 (482) - 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_ (3453) - 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 (6401) - 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)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikeyo1 (396) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle at home. Black with a brown head, two fingers high. Aroma is sweet and vineous with notes of wood, nuts, raisins, roasted malt and dark chocolate. The body is too light for an imperial stout. Taste is of dry heavy roasted malt, plums, red fruits and chocolate, some nutiness. It finishes with a dry bitterness, a slight sourness accompanied by vineous raisins.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10255) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Timo! Thanks my friend! Inky black pour, brown head. Sweet molasses flavors up front, prunes, raisins, good dose of roasted malt. This is a pretty damn good imperial stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dexcansino (488) - Andalucía, SPAIN - SEP 24, 2013
Cerveza muy negra. Con espuma densa de color marrón. Olor achocolatado. Sabor achocolatado, café y un fondo ácido. Cuerpo medio y lenta de beber. Un gas más vivo de lo acostumbrado en las imperial stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nocturne (1134) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
330ml bottle. Dark black with a thin covering of brown head. Aroma leans towards the ashy, roasty end of the spectrum. Taste is initial sweet milk chocolate before ash and roast kick in. Decent, but at 7% it doesn’t feel big enough to justify the imperial stout tag.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chudwick (2416) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 2, 2013
11.2oz bottle - pours very dark brown with brown head and great lacing. Nose is lactose, coffee and licorice. Flavor adds caramel and plum. Very dark flavors. Roasty if not smoky aftertaste. Dark chocolate bitterness with slightly less sweetness. Very tasty and flavorful though the body seems light for the style. A 7% imperial? The lowest ABV I can recall for an imperial anything. A great find.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nero55 (865) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle. Black with small brown head. Aroma of dates, malt sweetness, roasted malt and chocolate malt notes. Medium/Light body with some light coffee and toasted malt notes that is nicely balanced with malt sweetness. Maybe not quite Imperial but very drinkable.

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