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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (4934) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jookos (5019) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer_est_deus (1075) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (3619) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (3062) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yiannnos (1246) - , CYPRUS - OCT 1, 2012
Sample @ SBWF12, Black colour. A medium bodied stout, nice, but prefer imperial stouts to be bolder

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3814) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2012
Draught. Opaque black liquid with small tan head. Aroma of cold coffee, caramel, biscuit, toffee, dark fruit and some booze. Nice. Taste is dry and medium bitter with notes of coffee, licorice and ash. A bit light but very drinkable. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Not very aggressive or "imperial" but still good tasting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dazz3 (1790) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2012
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a brown head. Smells smoky roasted malt. Tastes smoky chocolate malt, abit basil with a similar finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (806) - Burlingame, California, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Pours a solid black with a short brown hair. It has a somewhat light aroma of toasted malt along with some coffee and toffee. It has some toasted malt and coffee up front in the flavor, but more malt and toffee in the middle and aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (7164) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is black. Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (roasted grain, unsweetened chocolate), with notes of tar and minerals. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Very one-dimensional in the nose...very roasty and tarry. Considerable sourness in the mouth. Not a fan.

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