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

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 220   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


4.5
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2012
Dark roasted chocolate aromas. Smooth, creamy dark chocolate and coffee flavors. Overall a good imperial stout.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2454) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (12876) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 21, 2012
Black with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 210412

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ken1 (1178) - DENMARK - APR 21, 2012
A very good stout with a nice roasted flavor and good bitterness. The color is very dark almost black with a creamy head.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
obguthr (4419) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2012
Licorice, tar, tobacco, and fudge nose, pretty strong. black, thick, beige head. Light body considering the robust aroma. Licorice and fudge flavor. tobacco throughout. Finishes with tar. Will not have broad appeal, but I really dug it, just a little thin.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DYCSoccer17 (3459) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
11.2 ounce bottle purchased at The Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma on this is quite strange. It is a bit salty with some mild smokiness and some metallic roastiness. This is pretty difficult to enjoy. Opaque black body with a moderate tan head and not too much in the way of lacing. Starts salty, cloying, and mildly roasted. Lots of mineral body here. Becomes a little floral, before a roasty and somewhat coffee flavoring comes through towards the end. Kind of swampy and thin. Not such a great example of the style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
craftycarl21 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2012
Draft at Churchkey. Oily black pour, small tan head. Nose and flavor are marked with some nice roasted malt, coffee, touches of milk and bitter chocolate, and some plum and fig dark fruit tones. Soft, pretty light on the body for an impy, which fits the 7.5%. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6922) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2012
Bottle at Hamiltons. Not a big Impy, but decent. Pours a pure black color with a small white head. The aroma is a milky roast, light coffee. A mellow stout with roasted malts, sweet milky coffee, vanilla. Pretty nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5972) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Draft at the Birch. Thick as oil and super viscous. Drinks with many of the expected character of an imperial stout, but the fundamental flavor is hard to pin down ... one of my buddies claimed he detected some whiskey. I tend to label it more as a prune or dark fruit. What’s different in this is that there’s absolutely no alcohol kick or warmth ... means this finishes with less than the oomph that you might want. (#4554, 3/13/2012)


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