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

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RATINGS: 970   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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rockonbeerblog (15) - - MAY 28, 2013
A really nice change up to a normal imperial stout. Huge beer but the wheat makes it amazingly smooth. Roasted malts and licorice in the nose. The same in the taste along with a nice bitter coffee finish. The best part is the oily smooth mouthfeel that you just cant get enough of in a beer this big.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beton (269) - Lublin, POLAND - FEB 27, 2017
Piwo skonsumowane. Ocena na podstawie retrospekcji w celu uzupełnienia profilu.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (2742) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2017
Bottle. Pitch black rich bitter stout. Very roasty/burnt malts, wheaty malts. Bitter dark chocolate, espresso coffee and liquorice. Oily. Very salty. Earthy. Bitter throughout. Bitter, roasty dry finish. Unique Beer. Imperial Wheat Stout! (2008)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex_leit (3287) - Minsk, BELARUS - FEB 9, 2017
Bottle 500 ml. Batch 913. Almost black, dark-brown foam. Aroma: dark and roasted malt, whisky, coffee, chocolate, prunes, a bit floral and esters. Taste: coffee and caramel, bitter chocolate, prunes, whisky, cream, roasted, smoked, butter, bitter hop.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (2315) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5761) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2017
Bottle (500 ml), split 2-ways. Pitch black with a thick and easy to revive medium creamy brown head, good retention, leaving some lacing. Aroma is mostley chocolate forward with light smokey notes, molasses and dark fruits. Taste is semi-sweet with dark chocolate, dark/red fruits, molasses, hints of smoke, vanilla notes and light ashes notes. Medium body. Moderate-medium carbonation. Smooth and a bit oily mouthfeel. Berries and chocolate finish. Not super complex, but flavorful and enjoyable chocolate forward RIS. Lack a bit of body to be among the best of the style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
venom666 (972) - Elche, Alicante, SPAIN - JAN 16, 2017
Pours a pitch black color with medium wbeige head. Aroma has roasted malts, spices, dark chocolate, coffee and wheat. Creamy and silky mouthfeel. Taste follows the nose, roasted coffee and toasted malts, bitter chocolate, spices, wood, smoke and a moderate umami backbone, finishing with a slightly tartness (I guess from the wheat).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (7299) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2016
Bouteille de 500 ml dguste au Pub Le St-Georges (Drummondville, QC) au cot de 12,00$. Arme: Odeur de torrfaction avec une pointe de fume. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Prsence dun mince col mousseux avec une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de torrfaction avec une pointe de chocolat et de fruit. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrire got lgrement fruit. (Rating #7167)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1680) - DENMARK - NOV 19, 2016
En mrk l, og en fin smag af chokolade, og stor dybde i llen. Lidt ristet.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
piwnepodroze (497) - POLAND - NOV 11, 2016
Mam wrażenie, że z tym piwem coś jest nie tak. Zarwno w zapachu pojawiła się niepokojąca nutka, tak w smaku było nieco rozklekotane. Piwo jest mocno palone, delikatnie karmelowe, jakoby przyprawowe, ziołowe, a nad całością unosi się nuta sosu sojowego. Owoce są mocno schowane za całością, a piwo - choć ciekawe - to nie robi jakiegoś oszałamiającego wrażenia.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerdedDave (1494) - Beckley, USA - OCT 18, 2016
2009; described by the waiter in the Belgian caf that I tried it in as a black hole in a glass that just sucks up light; very dark; slightly smoky alcoholic aroma; alcoholic slightly roasted malt flavor, a great dessert beer


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