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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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
annunz123 (957) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 13, 2013
Pours pitch black with chocolate brown head. Vanilla and chocolate in the aroma--think hot fudge sundae with vanilla ice cream. Flavor starts sweet and chocolately, with a little roast smoke and coffee bitterness in the finish. Really, really good.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bjorn77 (290) - Krakw, POLAND - MAY 6, 2017
Aromat: czekolada, suszone śliwki, sos sojowy, czuć wyraźnie słd 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
koleminer20 (3348) - 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 Im 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. Its light and bitter. Not really my jam. The mouth feel is decently thick with a softer carbonation and a lingering bitterness that Im not digging. Its a decent brew, but there are so many better.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ebone1988 (1802) - 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, its a weird one.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Estebanik (1083) - Lublin, POLAND - APR 21, 2017
W aromacie intensywny sok bananowy. Pachnie intensywniej niż niejedna pszenica. W smaku wytrawne, dalej bananowe, trochę drożdżowego kwasku, ktry 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beton (590) - Tarnobrzeg, 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 (3041) - 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 (3525) - 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 (3133) - 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 (5976) - 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 (1001) - 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).


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