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


on tap

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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yankeefan21 (134) - New York, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle: Pours a deep brown almost black color with a finger tall tan head that doesn’t linger for very long. The aroma is roasty chocolate malts and molasses with a touch of alcohol. The taste is not what I was expecting. It’s a little salty with smokey roasted malts really dominating and really no sweetness. It’s actually lighter in body than you would think with a slick texture and sort of flat in the carbonation category and has a dry finish. Overall I liked this beer but didn’t love it. This is rated as an imperial stout but really feels more like a regular stout. It just didn’t have the malt backbone I was looking for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (4737) - Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Poured an oil brown color with aromas of light mill and chocolate with some roast. Flavors really booze and thin for a stout with light milk some chocolate and roast. Solid but run of the mill.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2015
Slight gusher, deep dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of milk chocolate and coffee. Medium body, flavour as the aroma medium sweet, medium bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggiebob (339) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle: A dark black color with a tan head. The Aroma is dried fruit and malty milk chocolate, while the taste is sweet with a thick but smooth mouth feel and low bitterness. The flavors that dominate are coffee and chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9693) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
Aged a couple of years. Smooth good bodied IS with chocolate thickness. Good drinkability.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vjohans (514) - SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2015
chocolate, roasty, cereal, coffee, leather, vanilla, smoke, frothy, clear, black, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Florya (952) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2015
How : bottle Appearance : dark brown, minimal tan head. Aroma : liquoroce, bitter chocolate, coffee, malt, roast. Palate : medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours black with a short lived beige head. Aroma is roast, coffee, chocolate and resin. Flavor is dark chocolate, coffee, sugar. Finish is resinous bitterness, burnt, coffee and chocolate. Lingering dark roast coffee. Medium to full body, velvety mouthfeel, weak carbonation. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopmaestro (662) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2014
Aroma is of course, roasted malts, caramels, bread and chocolates. The taste provides with a rather distinct attack from heavy roasted malts at first and slowly tips over towards dark fruits, liquorice and coffee. The finale is actually pretty light and thin which had me a bit confused, as I expected a true bitter and longlasting effect, but no. Still a pretty good Imperial Stout, even if it’s a bit low on the abv and the thin finale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cool_Bond (2039) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2014
Good roasted malt aroma. The taste is of dark malt, roasted malt also a little sweetness. Good bitterness that fills the mouth for a long while. Really good beer and enjoyable. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Peter_L (1135) - 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.

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