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


on tap

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RATINGS: 227   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerSkull (1374) - 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 (7272) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
annunz123 (945) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Bread, molasses, and a little coffee in the aroma. Flavor starts sweet and malty, but finishes with some roast coffee bitterness and alcohol. First thing I’ve ever tried from this brewer--I will try to find more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garlic_of_Doom (614) - SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2013 Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours dark brown, Small head that dissolves quite quickly. Aroma has coffee, chocolate and roasted malt, some vanilla Taste has mostly roasted malt but also some coffee, vanilla and some salty notes. Quite a lot of carbonation and the body is to thin for a Imperial Stout imo. Quite long lasting bitter and roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (5085) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
12 oz bottle. What an Imperial Stout from a brewery I did not know existed. Pitch black pour, mocha full head. Awesome full and spotty lacing. Aromas of raisins, dark fruit, chocolate, cofee beans. Tastes is silky roasted licorice with syrupy coffee. Finishes dry with warming in lower belly. Awesome Swedish imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Linnet (1517) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2012
Ar: roastiness, coffee, rather boozy, smoke, Smoked meats, chocolate. Ap: Black colour, medium mocha head. F: Licorice, smoke, roastiness, vanilla, Chocolate, alcohol, very rich. M: Soft carbonation, full body. T: considering ABV this is packed with flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5861) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Bottle. Label shows 7% ABV. Murky black pour with a tall, rugged brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee notes, dark fruit and burnt caramel. Taste is burnt caramel, roasted malt, lactic notes, coffee, dark fruit and cocoa. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Lingering lactic tartness throughout. Ends with more lactic sourness, dark fruit, roasted malt, bunt caramel and coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Pitch black with a tan head. Almond and coffee nose. Higher carbonation than many Imperial stouts. Some dark fruit mixes with the coffee bean and roasted malt. Long, rich finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GandGKevin (933) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2012
Dark roasted chocolate aromas. Smooth, creamy dark chocolate and coffee flavors. Overall a good imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2539) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 25, 2012
Pours with a one finger khaki head that fades quickly to a thin layer, leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Chocolate nose and flavor is roasted chocolate, dry chocolate finish. Thin, not malty enough and low ABV (7%) for a RIS. $5.49 for a 330ml bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, Vt.

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