glennmastrange (2241) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate dark bread, toasted and dark chocolate, pine resin for the hops, dough and leather for the yeast, with vanilla and milk in the background. Head is small to average size, frothy, tan with good lacing and good legs and is fully lasting. Color is very dark. Flavor starts sweet and lightly to moderate acidic, then finishes lightly sweet, acidic and bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, creamy with a soft carbonation. Even and balanced aromas and flavors all around, yet the IPA and the Imperial Stout can easily be isolated on the nose and tongue.
kaser (2626) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour from bottle. Smokey aroma. Like a porter. Carmel and malty taste. Coffee tastes with milky finish. Not bad. Unique
Scrapersnbeer (1467) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral and coffee aromas, and that licorice scent that comes from mixing sharp hops with dark roast malt. Deep brown-black color, although thinner than porter, looks like a frothy schwarz maybe. Very bitter start, with dried out bittersweet malt to follow. No surprises that this is 2/3 split rather than half and half. Body doesn’t come off as heavy, but this is a filling beer. Interesting take on Black and Tan.
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dunkelbraun, fruchtig und röstig im aroma, fruchtig und leichte hopfenbittere, gut ausgewogen,
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WillCarrera (10) - Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
04-13-2011. 22 oz bomber.
A: Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a huge four fingers of creamy tan head that leaves excellent lacing.
S: Wow, definitely hops. Dominant aroma is a floral hop aroma with big juicy fruit notes. Roasted malt is also apparent in the background but is relatively subdued compared to the hops. Definitely smells like a blend of IPA and stout, I’ve never had a beer that really smelled like this before, very different.
T: From the outset it’s a blend of stout and IPA flavors. Big citrus flavor from the hops, I’m thinking oranges. Malts provide chocolate and roasted flavors. The finish is dry with a strange roasted character, relatively astringent, as I’m progressing through the bomber the finish keeps getting sharper.
M: Medium body, creamy mouthfeel.
O: Pretty good, definitely interesting and different but probably not something I could drink all the time.
tmrmwel (902) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a finger thick mocha head. Aroma is quite hoppy, but with nice burned notes, lactose and leather. Full creamy body with soft carbonation. Flavour is bitter with orange peel, before lots of roasted malts kick in with notes of tobacco and liquorice. Long bitter finish with eucalyptus, as well as some notes of leather. Rather strange, but very nice.
Westchesterco (905) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle it is a black beer with a tan head. The aroma I’d of licorice the taste is the licorice with chocolate and some sherry overtones. Lingers smooth on the palate.
Iphonephan (3188) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head. Moderate coffee and chocolate nose. Flavors of licorice. Effervescent mouthfeel. Slight hoppy bitterness in the finish.
kryon (1356) - SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark dark brown with low off white head
Aromas of dark berries, caramel, roasted malts
Taste has ipa to it with roasted malts. It is unbalanced.
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mansquito (3349) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
New Beer Distributors, NY 650ml ($6.50): Pours black with a small light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, some melted sugar, some a little liquor or barrel or something like that, but the hops are very subdued in the aroma. Taste is somewhat sweet, bitterness is around toward the finish and aftertaste. The BORIS vastly overshadows the Hoppin to Heaven in my opinion. Imperial stout cut with IPA. Easy to drink, complex.