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

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RATINGS: 975   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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3.8
fonefan (48790) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2007
Bottle @ Københavnske Øldage 2007 in Copenhagen. Black color with a average frothy fair lacing mostly diminshing light brown head. Aroma is moderate malty, burnt, roasted, banana, vanilla, light alcohol. Initial flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, light acidic, moderate bitter, middel flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, light acidic, moderate bitter, finish flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4
yespr (44811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 30, 2008
50 cL bottle, batch 60. Pours black with a dense chocolate brown head. Roasted malt aroma, nice note of chocolate and a distinct hops wooden note shining through. Smooth fullbodied brew. Flavour is a lovely mix of hard roasted malt and acidic hops touch. Shows a solid alcohol presence lightly burning into the finish yet smoothend by the chocolate notes.

4
Ungstrup (37330) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2010
Drunk and rated to celebrate my rating number 17,500. Bottled. A pitch black beer wit a thick very dark brown head. The aroma has notes of hard roasted malt, wood, berries, dark chocolate, and soy sauce. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of roastes malt, as well as medium notes of soy sauce, wood, and dark chocolate, as well as just hints of wheat, before the dry roasted, and woody finish sets in.

3.6
joergen (27984) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown coloured with a small beige ehad. Roasted aroma of choclate and liquorice. Roasted flavour of chocolate and liquorice. Warming alcoholic and roasted finish.

4.2
oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2007 Bottled. Pitch black colour, small beige head. ARoma is roasted malts with some hoppy bitterness and slight hints of alcohol. Flavour is sweet malts with some alcohol, sweet sugary notes and some roast. 7 4 7 4 15

Re-rated Oct 17th 2007. Bottled. Pitch black colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is spices, roasted malts, salted licorace, some alcohol and caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, caramel, some salted licorace and a bit spicyness. Really good. 8 5 8 4 17.

3.8
anders37 (26257) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a tan head. Roasted malty wheat aroma with lots of chocolate. Sweet wheat flavor with bitter chocolate and coffee flavor. Sweet malty chocolate finish with a bitter aftertaste.

3.6
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2007
(Bottle 50 cl) Pours a completely opaque black with a beige head. Roasted, burned aroma. Fairly full body with lightly vinous accents, some burned malts leave a high degree of malt astringency. 130507

3.1
omhper (24980) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2007
Bottled at Københavnske Øldage. Near black with firm brown head. Sweet and caramelly with burnt popcorn, sticky choclate and some syrup. Quite malty, but the mouthfeel is a bit mellow. Notes of tar in a salty, lightly resiny finish.

3
madmitch76 (24511) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2009
9th April 2008 Rich thick malt with a ninerally tone and a sry bitterish coffee finish. A shade too bitter.

4.5
Travlr (24319) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Deep chestnut color with a medium tan head that lasts a long time, and leaves good lacing. Aroma of bourbon and oak. Great maltiness with notes of caramel, but not overly sweet; well-balanced. Light spice in the background. Very good body. Excellent brew overall, to be sought after. Best beer of the night at Churchkey.


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