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


on tap

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RATINGS: 228   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
TaktikMTL (6943) - 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 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikeyo1 (607) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2015 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. Score 3.7 8/15/2015 Bottle @ home. 2008 vintage. Lasting brown head. Roasted and vinous aroma with leather, chocolate nicely coupled with dark dried fruits and nuts. Coffee and some wood and hints of vanilla. Taste is roasted and quite smooth with red fruits, leather, sour wood, nuts, raisins, chocolate. Lingering vanilla, wood, coffee, and card board. Score 3.6

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10828) - 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 (573) - 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 (1709) - 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 (2729) - 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 (919) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Interesting stout, tho at 7% I'd argue its not imperial. Sweet, with some sort of berry or bourbony flavor going on, too, which is the primary aroma as well. No roastiness is discernible. Counterbalancing the sweetness is, oddly enough perhaps, a strong bitterness. And this finishes dry, too. Fascinating! B/B+ ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alkolas510 (1136) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2015 Ölen är Kolsvart med brunt stort skum! Mycket Kaffe, choklad och vanilj! Mycket god Imperial Stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (3069) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Pours a black color with tan head. Burnt, roasty malt aromas. Chocolate, roasty, creamy flavors. A little lower alcohol for an imperial stout, almost a regular stout - sweet and roasty.

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