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

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RATINGS: 965   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
winkle (478) - Brisbane, - DEC 23, 2011
Robust stout aromas of toast, malt, coffee and chocolate with some alcohol out back. Poured a deep black with a lasting tan head with good lacing. Flavours are a smooth sweet blend of coffee, chocolate and wheat malt. Alcohol is well hidden but there if you look for it. Really good smooth heady stuff. The barman asked me if I liked it and I answered "I love it and want to marry it".


3.8
mariuspoenari (2850) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2017
Very dark mahogany with a short-lived thin dark tan head. Notes of dark chocolate, smooth dark coffee, dark fruit, plums, dark cherries, a little bit of licorice, ash. Full body, intensely roasty, medium to low carbonation, smooth texture.

4.5
sam_uk93 (22) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2017
Batch 943 Extremely dark brown nearly black. Smell is sweet, awesome smokey. Taste is wonderful smokey, slight blueberry that lingers on tongue. Slight warming booziness in throat. Thick, full bodied. Fantastic.

3.7
ironcontra (363) - POLAND - SEP 3, 2017
Rather subtle (mean in a good way this time), semi-dry, licorice, coffee, dark chocolate, a bit of berry tartness in there, medium-low body, low carbo, but the latter actually work for this spin of stout

4.1
PhillyCraft (7582) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2017
Backlog, Bottles in 09-10. This was one of our favorites back in the day. Pours a deep black color with a reddish tinted head. Notes of heavy molasses, coffee, roast, chocolate, grass, and dark fruits. Medium to fuller body with a lasting finish.

4.3
josanguapo (1798) - SPAIN - JUL 15, 2017
Dont remember where i bought it. In Teku glass. Playing Brothers a Tale of Two Sons. Nicely roasted. Hints of smoke, but much softer and pleasant than in others of their beers. 50cl of impy enjoyable from beginning to end.

4.1
beerplace (1801) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2017
500ml bottle. Batch 538, bottled on 2012-11-05, BB 2015-11-05. Pours an almost black with a dark brown head. Aroma is leather, some chocolate notes, roasted malt. Similar taste with some dark fruits and slight burnt sugar notes. Moderatly sweet. Slightly smoky aftertaste. Good stuff.

3.9
bjorn77 (631) - Kraków, POLAND - MAY 6, 2017
Aromat: czekolada, suszone śliwki, sos sojowy, czuć wyraźnie słód pszeniczny. Wygląd: czarne, nieprzejrzyste, bardzo ładna dwucentymetrowa warstwa piany w kolorze beżowym, redukująca się po chwili do warstewki na powierzchni. Smak: najmocniej czuć susz owocowy, taki świąteczny, są tu suszone śliwki, gruszki, jabłka. Dalej też mocno kakao, wędzonka, czekolada gorzka, kawa. Bardzo mocno palone, słody palone dają tu mocną i zalegającą goryczkę. Ciała sporo i dużo słodyczy, ale przez tą paloność balans przesunięty lekko w stronę goryczy. Na finiszu gorycz i wiśnie w czekoladzie. Wysoka paloność trochę mi przeszkadzała, ale piwo w sumie mi całkiem smakowało.

2.9
koleminer20 (3798) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2017
500 mL bottle shared by ebone1988. The pour is a darker black with a ton of sediment. There is a thick and silky light tan head that falls down slowly to a thick ring with a good bit of lace. The aroma is pretty intense. There is a strong roast up front. A thin milky chocolate brings about a bout of messiness that I’m not crazy about. There is a hint of smoke that just sucks. The flavor is much of the same. Bitter roast and a light smoke. There is a lactose and a good bit of chocolate. It’s light and bitter. Not really my jam. The mouth feel is decently thick with a softer carbonation and a lingering bitterness that I’m not digging. It’s a decent brew, but there are so many better.

2.9
ebone1988 (2016) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2017
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Batch 865. For the book. Aroma is roasted malt, sweet, wheat, slightly smoky, booze, milk chocolate, eh. Appearance is dark dark brown, light brown head: poured thin. Taste is dark fruit, smoke, roasted malt, coffee, slightly tart, weird. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, smoky tart dark fruit aftertaste. Overall, it’s a weird one.

3.4
Estebanik (1220) - Lublin, POLAND - APR 21, 2017
W aromacie intensywny sok bananowy. Pachnie intensywniej niż niejedna pszenica. W smaku wytrawne, dalej bananowe, trochę drożdżowego kwasku, który nie do końca tutaj pasuje. Trochę za dużo chyba osadu wlałem do pokala, ale no trudno. Znajomy wyczuł tutaj żelazo, mi może mignęło przez chwilę, ale nie stwierdzę stuprocentowo. Na prawdę ciekawe, oryginalne, warte swojej (niedużej przecież) ceny.


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