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


on tap

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RATINGS: 224   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nocturne (1380) - 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 (2529) - 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 (917) - 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 (954) - Vänersborg, 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 (2771) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HULK777 (516) - - JUN 6, 2013
Complex, exciting aroma of citrus, red berries, coffee and chocolates. Full bodied taste of dark chocolates and coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (1958) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2013
Aroma: A small smell, coffee, red fruits, chocolate.
Appearance: A dark, black, brew, a brown sugar, small lacing, good curtains.
Taste: Sweet brown bread, brown sugar, caramel, minimal coffee notes.
Palate: Little carbonation, smooth, sticky and oily, but a rather thin body.
Overall: A nice ? Baltic Porter ?
Note: Bottle 330 ml Reviewed 2012-07-21.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
thellgren (531) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2013
0.33 l bottle from Systembolaget, Stockholm. A black stout with a brown head. Looks really nice and the first impression is also nice: a taste of chocolate. But later on I found a strong taste of alchohol. Well, vodka is the preferred drink of the cossacks, but I’d rather have my stout without it. By the way, my bottle had only 7.0% of alchohol according to the label.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (6301) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle. Chocolate, dark roast aroma. Dark brown, low head. Fairly chocolaty flavour, coffee, a hint smoke, plentiful herbal, flowery aromatic hops. Dry sparkly mouthfeel. Citric, flowery hops and roasted finish. Pleasant.

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