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

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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (2249) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Almost a finger of tan head. Pitch black body. Smell is roasted malt, charred wood and molasses. Nice and bold. The taste is roasted malt with a touch of sweetness and a dry bitter finish. Pretty good. The body was a little light and fizzy for an imperial stout. A well built ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2595) - Richmond, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Black. Very slight tan head. Molasses, roast, and licorice aroma. Sweet and roasty taste. Medium body. Good, but not great.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerdrinker79 (2033) - Idaho, USA - NOV 28, 2012
11.2 oz. bottle- Pours almost pitch black with a tan head that reduces to a collar. Aroma is chocolate malt, alcohol, molasses. The taste is very European, it has a mineral quality to it, roasted chocolate malt, that well water is intense, imparting a very unique taste. Body is medium, which is thinner than usual for the style, carbonation is medium high, which is also unusual. Overall I can see why people have rated this lower than other impy stouts, I just disagree with them! This is interesting, different, not thick as molasses, but smooth, drinkable, and very good. If it isn’t oak aged in some type of bourbon or wine or something, and amped up to 12%, some raters think it doesn’t deserve a good rating, they are idiots!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2815) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Poured from 330 ml bottle. Opaque, very dark brown with large, billowy brown head excellent lacing. Aroma of toffee, molasses, roasted malt, chocolate and dark and red fruits. Taste of dark/red fruits, roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, toffee and molasses. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (5341) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2012
New Beer Distributors, NY 330ml ($3): Pours a black color with a brown head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, some smoke. Taste is chocolatey, with a coffee bite. Some sugar, which lingers into the aftertaste. Nice amount of roast. Aftertaste is big. While this is not a big beer in Imperial Stout terms, it is quite substantial. Also, this is one of the better beers I got from this brewery.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jookos (5507) - FINLAND - NOV 7, 2012
Draught. Black with tan head. Nose is very coffee-licorice- roasty. Makes me think of coopers stout. Some port wine also. And wood. Body is medium full, tons of licorice, roasted flavors. A bit of port wine again. Feels dry on the palate. A bit short and not that great for an IS.

-- bb/h

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer_est_deus (1147) - örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2012
Totalt svart, håller bredvid en lampa, inget ljus kommer igenom. Stort brunt brunt skum som faller och lägger sig lite på kanten av glaset. Doft: Kaffe, bränt socker, malt, gräs, inlaggda körsbär och en massa kakao. Smak: Kaffe, kakao, ek, körsbärsvin, hjortron. God, men, något saknas. Vill ha den fylligare bl.a.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (4059) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Opaque black amber with a 1/2" head, and splashes of lace. Taste of sour roasted malt that is infused with a bitter chocolate near the finish. Big, full-bodied, but not as satisfying as I would expect.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (3323) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2012
Bäst före 2015. Bryggdatum okänt. Gissningsvis 2011. Riktigt mörkt mörkt brun med högt beige skum. Snyggt. Inte så stor dofter till en början, men när den närmasr sig rumstemperatur växer chokladaromerna fram tillsammans med sötlakrits, kaffe, soja. Munkänslan len, rund, smaken ganska söt, lite bränt socker, sedan växer en liten besk bitterchokladton fram. Riktigt gott, bra balans, antydan till madeira och torkade plommon i eftersmaken. Mums. Kanske närmare foreign stout än IS om man ska vara petig.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yiannnos (1254) - , CYPRUS - OCT 1, 2012
Sample @ SBWF12, Black colour. A medium bodied stout, nice, but prefer imperial stouts to be bolder


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