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Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged BORIS Royale

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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Fortunate is he, who in the name of brewing and good beer, shepherds the weak through the valley of macrobrews. For he is truly his brother’s keeper, and the finder of lost taste buds. Stout aged in Whiskey barrels.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (1867) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle@midland tasting group. Black beer with small head around the rim of the glass. Aroma of lactose, licorice and treacle. Taste is treacle, sweet dark malts and some whisky notes. Syrupy on the palate. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (1569) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle @ Midlands Tasting Group Aug 14, at Richie’s Hop Palace. Pours opaque black with thin beige head. Massive aroma of thick treacle and whisky. Taste is caramel, dark fruits, roasted malts, coffee, vanilla oak.. massively delicious BA stout.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tommann (2702) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
650ml bottle. Pours black with a thin head. Aroma is heavy treacle and liquorice. Taste has oily liquorice to start. Liquorice and chocolate finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichTheVillan (2752) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle at Midlands Tasting Group via Mikkeller on line shop; black pour with a thin tan head, dark fruit, Whisky and caramel aroma, taste has coffee, roast malts, chocolate, vanilla, some caramel and dark fruits a bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yorker (1167) - Herning, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, chocolate, dried fruits, ash, coffee, and whiskey - with a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2138) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is vanilla, chocolate, taste is sweet chocolate, toffee, vanilla.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gendv138 (1205) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2014
22 ounce bottle from a trade poured into a snifter. Pours jet black with a half finger of tan head. Aromas of sweet whiskey, oak, dark fruit, .a bit of chocolate and roast. Tasting notes of dark chocolate, whiskey, dark fruit, oak. Full body with a warm and dry finish. Oily and thick mouthfeel, low carbonation. Assuming this was only brewed once, this has held up amazingly well almost 3 years later.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aaron68 (572) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2014
750 ml bottle @ "Glød Bar", Oslo. March 20, 2014. Beer from a tulip glass. Black in color with almost no head and low carbonation. Flat beer and oily look. Aroma is coffee,roasted malt,vanilla,whiskey tones and oak. Tastes coffee,oak,whiskey,sweet,and a bit vanilla. Warming alcohol coming in towards the end.Long lasting taste. A stout to re-taste somewhere in the world.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3099) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle - thanks to I forgot who :(. Pours opaque black, small fizzy black head that dissipates quickly with some lacing. Aroma is roasty malts, whiskey, chocolate. Flavor is the same, medium sweet, light bitter, bitter finish. Just a bit of whiskey and oak, but certainly not pronounced. Medium plus body, kinda creamy in the mouth. Good, not amazing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1041) - Linden, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2014
750 ml, kindly shared by Dennoman - thank you sir. Aroma of cinnamon, chili, apple pie, oak, little alcohol. Medium body, dry roastiness, slight bitterness at the end. Flavours of roasted coffee, chocolate chips. Nice, but one-sided on the flavours.


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