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

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RATINGS: 969   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (14457) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 6, 2007
Bottle. Black colour with a light brown head. Aroma is coffe, roasted, malt. Flavour is coffee, roasted, smoked, fruit, sweet, hop. Light bitter and coffee finish. Pleasent and nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (14048) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2007
500 ml bottle poured a clear deep black with red highlights and a large lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, chocolate, vanilla and a hint of mocha. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry warming finish. Flavors of mocha, carmel, vanilla and chocolate milk with a smooth dry warming lingering bittersweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2007
Bottle from Rivers Bend. Poured black color with a large frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee and dark fruit and woody smoke aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture. Solid dark roasted flavor with medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex beer that when well with a good cook out.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13751) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2007
(50cl bottle) Large brown head atop brown-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, vinous, some smoke, banana. Taste is medium sweet, coffee, some chocolate, anise, smoke, light cinnamon. Smooth, medium-full body -- alcohol noticeable but not dominant.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13638) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2008
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Heavy malty and hoppy aroma. Very roasted heavy bitter flavor. Lots of chocolate notes. Creamy palate. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (13171) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2010
500 ml bottle at the 5th Annual Epic Beer Tasting in Richmond, VA, November 28, 2010. Pours pitch black with a thin dark brown head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, wheat, smoke and caramel. The taste is honey, smoke, roasted malts, citrus and a nutty note. Medium bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (13130) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2007
Black with a big and lasting light brown head. Aroma is fruity, floral, licorice, chocolate. Roast malty dry with a very unique flavour that I could easily imagine coming from wheat. tart and very black aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (13113) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2009
Bottle. Black colour with a nice brown head. Aroma and flavour of coffee, chocolate, caramel, roasted malt and spice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (13039) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 11, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks kerenmk. Black with a big brown head. Roasty aroma of coffee, burnt wood and a bit of cocoa. Bittersweet roasty flavor with coffee, some chocolate, a smoky note and an ashy burnt finish. Rather full-bodied, well-carbonated (a bit too carbonated for the style).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12908) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2007
(Bottle, Batch 73, BB Apr 2010) Pours a black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, rye bread, sweet dark fruit, and some chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, well done meat, vinous, chocolate, and some licorice with plenty of carbonation in the mouthfeel.


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