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


on tap

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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mnoud (286) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2012
2012.08.1 - 11.2oz bottle in tulip glass. Note, my bottle does not appear to by prototype as it's 7.0% abv, not 7.5. I see no entry for non-prototype. Pours very dark, head is darkish tan and about 3/4 inch but settles quickly. Aroma is roast malt. Taste is... well... Stout. Medium heavy on roast taste, just a tad of a "tang" to it. A decent stout, nothing superior IMO, certainly not worth what I paid for the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4173) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 26, 2012
11.2oz bottle in a glass. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and a little coffee, and some floral hops. Flavor the same, with a lot of malts. Average to smooth texture. A good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (4980) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2012
Bottle at the Bishops Arms Copenhagen. A very dark beer, smooth and with some lacing. Best served cool. Very refreshing with a gorgeous aftertaste. Slightly metallic taste which is typical for this style. Well worth drinking and I will order this beer again! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5743) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2012
Bottle shared at the Bishops Arms, Copenhagen. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, leather and tabbaco. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6836) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2012
330 ml bottle from michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! 2010 vintage. Pours an opaque coffee brown with a huge, frothy, rocky tan head that laces the glass. Aroma of dark chocolate, earth, roast, tobacco, and a bit of ash. The flavor is largely the same, with bitter dark chocolate, earth, tobacco, licorice, and coffee. Medium bodied, with a roasty, bitter mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Simple, good imperial stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (1783) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2014 Smak och doft av mustig choklad, kaffe och vanilj med toner av nötter. Rund och len. Otroligt smakrik och välbalanserad. 7/2 2012 Rund och len, mäktig i smaken, väldigt kraftig chokladsmak och överraskingen är att beskan inte smakar bitter choklad. 3,7p

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingCecil (2060) - DENMARK - JUN 7, 2012
Bottle at Bishops Arms....It pours pitch black with a medium steady tan head..... The aroma is roasted malts and some chocolate notes..... The Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and caramel.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1479) - SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2012
Pours dark dark brown with low to no head brown white head Aromas of dark fruit, chocolate, some coffee. Some sweetness, medium to low creamyness, low bitter end. A bit watery. Taste is dark chocolate to the sweet end, some coffee and dark fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerSkull (1315) - SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2012
Nice aroma of roasted malt, smoke, chocolate and sweet dark roasted coffee. The taste is mellow with a distinct flavor of roasted malt and chocolate followed by tangy fruit notes and hints of coffee. The aftertaste is tangy and fruity with light nuances of vanilla. A very nice beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6263) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2012
330. Thanks, Rene, for sending once upon a time. This a fresh, legitimately imported bottle. Pours jet black with a towering burnt tan head that takes forever to get out of the way. Full points for the name, too, while we’re at it with the surface observations. Tangy, odd nose, showing soy sauce and a bit of prune. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Soy, prune, chocolate, and a bit of roast on the mid palate. Way too tangy to really come into balance as an impy. Mild finish.

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