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

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RATINGS: 974   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (16920) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2011
500mL bottle, pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, peat and oat. Flavour is smoky roasted malt, peat, oat and cereal. Simple and smoky, though not too invigorating.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (16717) - DENMARK - MAR 30, 2010
50 cl bottle. Dark brown body with big tan head. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee and chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
Pours essentially black in color with a rather lively tan head. Somewhat smokey with quite a bit of licorice, burnt sugar, and roasted malt. Theres a decent amount of coffee as well. The flavor has a nice touch of chocolate to go with roasted malt, coffee, and licorice. There is also some of the light smokiness that was present on the nose.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jtclockwork (16137) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2010
UPDATED: APR 30, 2010 Pours pitch dark. Very chocolate nose. Very thick. More stout than wheat. Good beer. Rated 4/18/10

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (16017) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2008
50cl bottle: Pours black with a creamy brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee & wheat. Filling & smooth. Notes of chocolate, wheat, yeast & smoked malts. Very muddy & messy!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (15798) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 29, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2012 500ml bottle , Batch#83, brewed Jul07, BB Jul11, 8.5%. (6:5:8:3:13=3.5)
Jet black, and with an espresso head. Rich roasty smell, some hops, maybe ginger, but not enough to be sure. Funny impression of "tang" or orange squash concentrate. Pleasantly carbonated, creamy feel in the mouth. Astringently burnt taste, bitter burnt finish. Also does taste of orange squash concentrate. Hides the alcohol quite well. A little bit one-trick, but not unpleasant. Maybe I had mine too young?
Rerate: 500ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki) - batch#95 Sep07, BBSep11 (7:5:7+:4:15=3.8)
Woh, this has aged pretty well. Looks as good as ever, black and the espresso head. Thought it might be too fizzy and disappear, but it did survive. The aromas beatifully richly roasted, burnt even. Some dustiness, but not in a way that detracts at all - but its quite "close" in the nose. Palate has improved massively, so smooth, and well rounded. However, theres a tingle of carbonation there too. The extreme burntness is still there, but its not astringent any more. The orange squash has gone, I did look for it, and instead theres a strange cooling minty feeling to this. Quite sticky after swallowing - coats the lips rather, but in a dry way rather than a sugary way. Some signs of aging in the finish too, the malty body has just started to get a bit dry and dusty. Alas I have to drop the taste to a "very good" 7, rather than its "great" 8. However, its still ended up .5 higher than it was before. Conclusion - age this mother for 4 years.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (15479) - Snderborg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2007
Bottle at K07. Sweet liquorice aroma with a hint of butter. Black colour, very small brown head. The flavour is very roasted with some coffee and a little sourness which balances the flavour nicely. Late coffee aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (15301) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2012
50cl bottle batch #271, bottled 19.02.2010, @ home shared with Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaah. Pitch black color, big full vast medium brown head. Smell malts, earth, coffee, mocca. Taste dark malts, coffee, mocca, some bitter, slightly hops. High, fizzy carbonation, a little bit too thin, medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2007
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Black totally black - big fluffy lasting brown head. Aroma: Lots of licorice, bruned, dried fruits. Taste: a bit sharp throat feeling, lots of licorice (polet), burned, roasted, and is it hops ?? A bit too violent bitter sharp finish !!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14964) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 15, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2007 Bottle. Aroma of darkly toasted malt, obscenely dark chocolate, and smoke. Opaque brown/black color with a beige/tan head that was respectable, maintained, and laced a little. Medium to full bodied, sharp, creamy carbonation. The flavor is really flavor. Dark toasted burnt malt, chocolate, alcohol, and Id say coffee, more espresso. It is bitter. The finish is all over the place. It has bitter, pepper, and a lot of other stuff. It also should be the last beer you drink in the evening. A real palate finisher. It only gets better with each mouthful.


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