maxwelldeux (2217) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an extremely dark brown with a very small head. Nose is rather hoppy with the large IPA base. Taste is just a tad sweet and also a little bitter. A little roasting in there, too.
JStax (1669) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bomber. Pours a darker brown with a thin khaki colored head of foam. Aroma is fairly hop forward with fruity notes dominating a smooth malty oaty backbone. Taste is a lot like a black IPA in bitterness and roasty notes, but also like a nice cup of coffee on the verge of smoky fruity notes. Very nice.
socialbeer (85) - SPAIN - JAN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella. Color negro con espuma beige duradera y persistente. Aroma cafe, pan y roasted. En boca es mas stout que ipa, con un agradable final lupulado. Buen equilibrio entre ipa y stout
umich03jm (904) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown color with a small brown head that lingers a long time. Nice aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, and coffee with hints of citrus, grapefruit, cherries, and spiciness. Taste is slightly sweet, a little roasted coffee and chocolate. Hops hit softly late with some citrus and spiciness. Long, moderately bitter finish. Leaves spice and chocolate on the tongue. Thin mouthfeel and pretty smooth. Would like a little more body to it but it has a really good flavor. An interesting beer for sure that I will go back to sometime. I hope more breweries try these kinds of mixes in the future.
jmgreenuk (1275) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bier Koning, Amsterdam. Pours a dark mahogany with a thin tan head. The aroma is malty and warm. The flavour is smooth and bitter with some liqourice bitterness on the palate. A very drinkable ale.
kermis (2463) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared. Pours dark brown to black with a tan head. Aroma of fresh hops, roasted malt, some chocolate and coffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (3185) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
66cl bottle shared courtesy of JMGreenUK, thanks!
Thick creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Lovely hoppy aftertaste. A lovely beer!
bergstaden (699) - RÝros, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Olmost black with a light brown head - good malt aroma with some notes of roasted malt, there is olso a nice hop aroma - good malt body with some sweetness, with caramel and some coffee, and oslo some hop bitterness - Lingering malt with caramel and cofee along with some roasted malt notes with a good hop bitterness in the back - this was very good and a nice surprice
Alexus (238) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Melkebaren, Sandnes. Pours black with a smal tan head. Itís not difficult to detect that this is a Hoppin Frog ale. All though it consists of 66% IPA and 33% stout, the stout really dominates the aroma and flavors. The IPA backs it all up with a nice bitterness, and some freshness to the whole picture. Strong aromas of leather, licorice, dark chocolate. Similar to BORIS in fact. A really great ale! But one glass is more than enough and last a while.
Ozzak (40) - BERGEN, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color. Light brown head.
Hop aroma towards dried citrus and pine.
Taste is much of the same, combined with some vinous notes as well. Getting a hint of licorice towards the end.