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Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Imperial Stout
Drammen, Norway
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 971   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Double" (imperial) wheat stout.
This imperial really strikes back. From a strange country far, far away, comes the only Imperial Wheat Stout in the known universe. Once again, the Hand brewery - four guys brewing in their spare time, on an absurdly small scale - boldly goes where no brewery has gone before.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
profXpat (30) - ITALY - APR 12, 2016
Nice syrup dark coffee color- coffee and chocolate nose, ash and roasted coffee taste with some sweetness at the start and bitter lingering finish

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kokkenrolv (348) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 5, 2016
Bottle, batch #943. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, toffee, cocoa, hints of ash, dark caramel. Black, nice light brown head. Medium sweetness, light to medium bitterness, taste is bitter chocolate, port, dark plums, some roasted notes. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, long sweet finish with increasing bitterness. Very nice and complex.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (5123) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2016
Pours a medium, brown frothy head atop an opaque coloured body. Smokey nose of jerky and coffee. Deep malt flavour, chocolate, ash and plums.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogonczyk (139) - Ruda Slaska, POLAND - MAR 17, 2016
aroma: roasted malts, coffee, a hint of banana? appearance: dark, almost black with some ruby reflexes, beige, high head with nice lacing taste: mainly coffee, some dark fruits, bananas again?, palate: low carbonation, soft, quite dry tasty, but weizen notes was barely noticable for me, autosuggestion?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (2579) - FRANCE - MAR 10, 2016
Bottle from The Drunk Monk, Mataro - Spain. Color: deep dark black beer with small carbonation and small brown head. Smell: roasted malt and high coffee notes. Mocha presence. Caramel finish. Taste: full body with superb roasted malt coffee notes. Very nice beer. Good mocha and nice attenuation. Quiet drinkable. Aftertaste: roasted malt and coffee, alcohol finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nsanders (1112) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2016
50 cL bottle. Black with a big light brown head. Dark chocolate, wheat, vanilla wafers, light coffee bitterness and heavy cream. Moderately sweet with a mild light roast coffee bitterness. Heavy body with a syrupy feel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
metalspice (880) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2016
Svart med kompakt brunt skum. ristede kaffebnner, lakris og noe frukt i duften. Kaffe, lakris og vanilje starter smaken, noe moden banan kommer senere. bitterheten er tilstedevrende sammen med en fin alkoholvarme.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1202) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Aroma - banana puree, small roast, some beechwood. Appearance - the body is black, the head about 2" and fallow in color. Head hangs out for quite some time. Taste - smoked beechwood, rich roast, blackstrap molasses, honey, and buried beneath all that lies some wheat. Palate - full body, thick feel, average carbonation, bitter and smoked finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (1304) - Kalisz, POLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Piana średniej wielkości, drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, dość trwała. Barwa ciemno brązowa, prawie czarna, z mahoniowymi refleksami w przewężeniu szkła. Aromat ciekawy - na pierwszym planie kwaskowść, czerwone wytrawne wino, wiśnie w czekoladzie, likier kawowy i nuty drewniano-beczkowe. W smaku rwnież kwaskowo, słodko i goryczkowo zarazem. Bardzo przyjemnie i zaskakująco. Ponownie mamy wiśnie w czekoladzie, śliwki, pumpernikiel, kawa, kakao, prażone ziarno... W tle faktycznie wyczuwalne elementy weizena - jakieś echa goździkw, przypraw i pieczonego banana... Goryczka średnia do niskiej, pestkowo palona. W afterteasie tytoń i lukrecja. Nagazowanie średnie, ciut za wysokie, nieco powyżej płpełnego odczucie w ustach, szorstkie. Alkohol mocno rozgrzewa.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (1826) - CANADA - JAN 11, 2016
Appearance: solid unrelieved black with one finger of dense beige head, excellent retention and patchy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: boozy dark fruits, wheat malt, coffee and cocoa, tobacco and leather, dark fruit. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter, mild smoke. (8/10) Palate: full body, lively carbonation, off-dry mildly boozy finish. (4/5) With surprisingly lively carbonation and initial smokiness on the tongue, this beast tastes very little like it smells. As it warms, it opens up, providing an impressive depth of complexity in aroma and flavour. But, come on: Double, Extreme, Imperial Wheat Stout? Department of Redundancy Department much? I mean, yes, either of those appellations could reasonably be applied - but all three are gilding the lily just a bit. Big, sure, but quite drinkable. I dont think Ive ever had a wheat stout before, let alone a Double (Extreme, Imperial) one, but if this is normal for the style, damn. Paired with Belgian chocolate, double damn and then some. (16/20)


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