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Hopfanatic / Nils Hansen IMPORTER

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


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stefannilssons (1319) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (33333) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jorn69 (562) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfredvik (947) - 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]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nilsas (986) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorm (872) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanLaursen (2732) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (2788) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2033) - DENMARK - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle @ home … It pours pitch black with a small creamy tan head… hoppy, roasted malt, coffee, flavory,flowers, dark fruits, fresh … nice combine of porter and ipa…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
ClubGonzo (3526) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours an oily black body with a massive creamy caramel-hued head. Nose is dark chocolate, licorice, leather, sweet grains, creamy caramel and hints of straw, smoke, cocoa nibs and coffee. Very promising. Taste is burnt toast, astringent smoke-tainted cocoa notes, bitter herbs and dark berries, coffee and hints of licorice and ashes in the back. Dry, astringent-bitter finish with a lingering bitter/burnt aftertaste. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Far too much emphasis on the roasted grains, which collide with the hops in my mouth, creating a far too high level of bitterness in all shapes and forms (roasted + bitter hops). Tune it down a bit and try again maybe?

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