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

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RATINGS: 212   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


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nero55 (751) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle. Black with small brown head. Aroma of dates, malt sweetness, roasted malt and chocolate malt notes. Medium/Light body with some light coffee and toasted malt notes that is nicely balanced with malt sweetness. Maybe not quite Imperial but very drinkable.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Peter_L (799) - SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
Tap@SÖSB. Blecksvart vätska med brunfärgat skum. Doft av säd, bröd, bränt bildäck och medicin. Smaken överraskar positivt. Choklad, mörkrostat kaffe. Fräsch och lätt munkänsla. Lite syrligt avslut.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiver29 (1035) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle shared by Alex. Thanks! Pours pitch black with a two finger tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, espresso, with a touch of oxidation. Medium heavy mouthfeel. Taste follows the nose and has a ash and char note as well. This is a very tasty brew and one I’m glad I got to try. It is very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2340) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2014
4/30/2012. From bottle. Black with a tan head. Roasted malt aromas with chocolate and licorice. Bitter flavors, robust and thick with a long finish. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finn (4315) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2014
Flaske 0,33l fra Systembolaget, e-beställning. Beksvart. Høyt luftig skum med litt farge. Varer. Litt lacing. God lakrisaroma med innslag av røyk. Smaken er sjokolade og litt søt lakris. Myk munnfølelse. Va bra!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8203) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2014
330ml bottle, 7 % abv, at Bishops Arms in Luleå. Pours a tan-coloured head to a pitch black body, fragile lacing to the glassware. Pleasant aroma of cocoa with fruity notes. Similar flavours of cocoa powder, a little smoke, and dark fruits, mid-tart berries towards the ending. Well bodied. Pleasing (shared with djoeye, 25.05.2014).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2014
330 ml bottle poured into snifter. Opaque, near-black color with a modest khaki head that settles into a ring after a few moments. Requisite roasty coffee, toffee, chocolate and dark fruit aromas. Flavor is lightly sweet with lots of roasted coffee character with a slightly astringent bitter finish. Overall this is considerably drier than my nose had me expecting. It’s an interesting contrast to the sweeter, fuller-bodied imperial stouts I’m accustomed to, but I’m not sure I prefer it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djoeye (1574) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2014
Dark brown 0.33L special bottle ABV 7%; beige film, black-brown body. Aroma of apple-hops, caramel liquorice, fruitiness, choco-malts. Tastes lots of berries n fruits, peel of green apples, sourness, coffee, chocolate, distinct lingonberry notes. Fruity on palate with lively carbonation, which puts lingonberries forward. Chocolate finish, mocca cocoa coffee, nice indeed. No killing over-bitter imperial disturbance here. As a very tasty stout. (shared w Rune @The Bishops Arms (Luleå) Su25May2014)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4531) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
bottle shared by VT, thanks bro. pours unclear dark brown witha small light beige head, some retention and lacing. bitter chocolate, slightly powdery, cups of bitter coffee, fresh grains - as though it’s hard to believe there’s no coffee grains in this brew, smoky and woodsy, moderate sweetness - molasses and vanilla, touch of spices. moderate to low carbonation, light body - oily, balanced by an assertive smoky-grassy-resinous-bitter coffee finish. smoky. foreign. tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4568) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Tap. Watched the bartender dump 5 ounces down the drain getting me 9. Thick brownish black body. Massive beige head. Pleasant in the lowish ABV. Almost has some lactic milk stout traits. Doughy bakers chocolate. Different and unique from most Imperial Stouts. I’d be pretty comfortable classifying this as an export/sweet stout. Nice. Lingering brown chocolate finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4753) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle. Poured a nice black-brown color with a large brown head. Nice light chocolate character, roasted malts. Flavor was decent chocolate notes, some roast, light mint/leafy notes. Pretty tasty.


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