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Hopfanatic / Nils Hansen IMPORTER

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Brewed by Hopfanatic Brewery
Style: Imperial/Strong Porter
Kiskunhalas, Hungary
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Collaboration between nations and styles:
Brewed by Hungarian and Norwegian people this beer is between an imperial porter and an imperial india pale ale. Huge ammount of hops and huge ammount of roasted grains will numble your palate!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6012) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2014
On tap at Crowbar. Chocolate, coffe and liquorice, in the aroma and in the flaor, and it all blends very well together. No real wow factor, though, but well crafted.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3237) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
0.33l bottle. What’s the deal with the paper clip on the cap? Original. It anyhow pours a really deep dark brown almost oily brown body with a wonderfully looking big dark brown head. Looks pretty much as good as they can really. Super hoppy and really fresh nose! Did not expect such a fresh hoppy nose to be honest, cause this smells nice! Lots of fresh green pine cones here with both candy, hops, roasted malts and a little bit of sweet cognac blended in between. Quite impressive stuff indeed. The taste is even more impressive. Damn this is one tasty brew! Super hoppy and just loaded with licorice and wet dry rocks. (Yeah I know). Dry chocolate with cocoa and a mild burned smoky touch all the way. Super interesting, really tasty and just about one of the best and most interesting porters I’ve had in way to long. A hoppy monster, and I like hoppy monster porters. Damn good work! It’s not the last bottle I’ll be having of this beauty. 20.12.2013

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stefannilssons (1455) - SWEDEN - APR 23, 2014
Det här var juste, välbalanserart, mjukt och mörkt som själen min. Smaken bar toner av choklad, kaffe, druva och torkad frukt, kroppen var stabil och balansen fulländad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34343) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014

Bottle 330ml. @ home on the terrace.

[ As Hopfanatic/Nils Hansen IMPORTER ].
Clear dark black brown color with a large to huge, creamy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, light brown head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, burnt, coffee, strong coffee, light wood, moderate alcohol. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, licorice, coffee, chocolate, dark chocolate, alcohol. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20140330]

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jorn69 (870) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2014
@ Havregatan. Flaska från Mikkeller Bottle Shop, Köpenhamn (47 DKK). Ser väldigt inbjudande ut med sin svarta färg och den bruna skumkronan. Mycket rostade toner, lakrits, choklad, kaffe, sojatoner, sötma, fyllig, oljig i konsistensen. Avslutningen är torr med rostade toner.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfredvik (1060) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2014
Pours a viscous dark brown liquid that looks pitch black in the glass. The quite large, medium brown head is creamy and dense, long-lived and laces the glass excellently. The aroma is pretty special, actually quite strange. It’s dominated by overripe or almost rotten fruity notes, especially citrus. The roasted background include coffee and chocolate. The rotten citrus is there in the flavours as well, in addition to ash and badly integrated alcohol. Further back I get chocolate, and vague hints of tropical fruits. The beer is full-bodied with an oily texture and moderate carbonation, and with a rough feel. I find both the aroma and flavour somewhat confusing: this is not a fruity porter nor a BIPA, but something in between. The hops don’t feel like a fully integrated part of the beer, it’s sort of laying a disturbing carped of rotten fruits over the roasted porter notes. Having said that, this is not a bad beer by any means. Just not that amazing.
[33 cl bottle, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nilsas (1231) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2014
Nydelig dyft av bek, kaffe, sjokolade, lakris, vanilje og frukter. Dyp sort farge. Lire skum, brun ring langs kant. Sterk preget smak av kaffe og lakris.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorm (1103) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2014
Svart farve med beige skum. Lukt av malt, kaffe, sjokolade, røyk og frukt. Smak malt, kaffe, sjokolade, bær og frukt. En stout med humle. Cardinal.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanLaursen (3025) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2014
Flaske, 33 cl. Fortættet kul-sort øl med et stort tykt caffe latte-skum. Tørstof. Ny ristet kaffe. Mørke malte. Appelsin. Columbus-humle. Bitter-sød, fuldfed kakao, frugtig og let brændt malt. Top-lækker.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3009) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2014
Tap at Mikkeller & Friends. Pours very dark brown with a small foamy khaki head. Nose is full of big roast and cocoa nibs, plenty of pine driven hops and some fresh coffee beans. Taste is big and bitter. Plenty of piney hops kick out from beneath the heavy roast and charry malts. Think woody, earthy, dark chocolate. Bitter and burnt and loaded with hops. Pleasant stuff


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