Brewed by Hopfanatic Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Kiskunhalas, Hungary
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Russian imperial stout.

Note: Brewed at Rizmajer before the brewery got its own plant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31235) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and caramelish. Sweet, coffee and toffee caramelish. Bitter and slight herbal. Dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14084) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle @ Torben Mathews tasting. Huge head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, lactose sugar, chocolate, coffee, licorice and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (11277) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle @ Torben Matthews tasting. Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Oily. 130514

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11201) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle, 12%. Almost black with small light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, little coffee with notes of liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, sweet, notes of alcohol, caramel, little liquorice and a little bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11188) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle, bought @YNWA Beershop, Kolding. Pours deep opaque black with a small, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has soy sauce, chocolate, hazelnuts, a touch of smoke. A light berry touch. Medium carbonation, very dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good roasted malts, licorice, a touch salty and smoky. Softly vinious. A fine drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenrikSoegaard (10556) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter wonderfull complex flavor. Long great heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. World class.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9371) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 5, 2013
(330 bottle from Csak a Jó Sör, Budapest)
Ridiculously dark with a brief chocolate head. (4+)
Aroma full of coffee and dark chocolate. A very nice aroma that also has some sharp red(?) berry in it.
Very roasted and, unfortunately, ashy in the mouth. Similar finish, with mostly coffee beans. Some hopping comes through.
Good level of carbonation.
A little alcohol in the ’alcohol test’, but otherwise it’s only a little heady. Covers 12% by being big rather than sweet.
This is a well-crafted beast but could do with more nuances and less ash. Gets more velvety.
Unusually, Phil did not share this.
The 3.4 might be an over-rate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7651) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ fonefan
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, bread, chocolate, caramel and coffee. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (7069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle at YNWA. High creamy brown lasting head. Pitch black body. Powerful roasted malt coffee aroma. Sweet coffee cocoa flavor with a suitable amount of hops bitterness. Low carbonation. Long finish. Alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6501) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours jet black with a medium brown head. High roasted aroma with licorice, chocolate, cocoa and light hops. Roasted flavor with light licorice, cocoa, dusty hops and has a high bitter malty finish. Does not taste like 12% abv.

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