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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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - OCT 29, 2009
pours jet black with no real head. aroma is sweet malt, soy, coffee, dark fruits, bitter chocolate. drinks slightly sweet up front with burnt malts, chocolate, coffee, soy, and smoke. definatly different but pretty damn good.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - AUG 15, 2008
Very deep black with a huge dark brown head...I had to give this one a 4-5 stage pour just to let the head settle. Rummy smell of raisins on the nose and a little bit of coffee in the flavour. This is a very interesting stout that really isn’t as "extreme" as the name implies...but more of a focused, balanced and mature brewing effort. Goes down very very smooth and the drinkability factor is high, so with an ABV of 9% you’ll have to watch out! According to the label, these guys brew on their spare time in small batches, which I predict will be changing soon once people start getting their hands on this wonderful stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Bottle. Pours deep dark black, with a cola like head that diminishes quickly. Whats left sticks around though, bubbles keep rising throughout. Aroma is of dark malts, coffee and chocolate. Taste is wonderful, with some clean dark bitterness (dark malt and hops) coming through at the end. Best part of this beer is the way it feels on the tongue...it goes down so silky smooth. Overall, a great beer that I will revisit. Perfect to cap off a cool fall night with a chunk of sharp cheddar.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LarsEngen (367) - Sandvika, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2009
50 cl bottle. Pours deep black with a medium brown head. Aroma og strong coffe, chocolate and a hint of vanilla. Flavor is a complex combination of the above and its smooth to drink and very enjoyable with some though mature cheeses.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mpersinger (365) - , California, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Tasted 7/24/09 at ratebeer tasting (thank you! Joey (?) ) from bottle brewed 9/02; Tobacco, chocolate, bread and salt aroma telegraph fully to flavor, with the addition of some smoke. Medium-bodied, nearly slick.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2011
This say batch 324 on the side. This brew is as dark as night. Big creamy brown head that sticks around for a bit then dissipates. Aroma is really fantastic. Dark and sweet. Smells of dark caramel that started to burnt slightly. The thing that impressed me also was this almost barnyardy smell that held its own. Taste is pretty crazy. This almost comes off as a smoked brew. Sweet, coffee, dark chocolate and tobacco. Smokey. Burnt. Wonderful. Great body

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kennydiaz (358) - Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Pours a dark black color with a thick creamy head, Batch from 4/09 opened 5/11 it has a nice smokey dark malty taste with hints of caramel ,spruce, pine,chocolate and wood aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scouser (348) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2010
pours and a reddish black colour. Smells of coffee, malt and chocolate.Tastes of alcohol and coffee with earthy under tones. Didnt love this one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kokkenrolv (341) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Shit this was good. I drank it quite some time ago, but recall it being delicious. The aroma was very strong of wheat and malts, but not sweet. Color was nice/cloudy with a decent white head. I recall the flavor being very strong/assertive. I need to spare eight dollars for another bottle and re-rate. I do know i loved it though!~!


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