metalhead0043 (144) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce for 6 bucks. Pours black with a huge brown head. Aroma is slightly piney but mostly chocolate. Taste is similar, starting out with piney hoppiness and leading into the chocolate and malt flavor. Body is average, a little slick with average carbonation. It’s listed as a Strong Ale; I’m not quite sure that describes the taste accurately. Still, this is a very good beer.
ads135 (3226) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m not usually a fan of the bottled black and tans, but this is a great version. Smooth, mildly sweet, with equal parts chocolate and pine.
mcberko (8336) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, sent from Daniel719 (thanks a lot, Daniel), pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out roasted malt, caramel, and a little resin. Flavour brings out dry roasted malt, caramel, some moderate dark fruits, and a strong piney hop character. Surprisingly dry for all the malt character that shines through. Highly drinkable considering the gravity on this.
llkc (596) - århus, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppin frog. plack ipa. 7,6 %. denne øl er brygget på to slags øl man har først brygge en mørk stout og der efter en ipa, da det så har gæret og skal til at på flaske har man hældt dem sammen, den besår af 67 % ipa og 33% stout. duft, frugt og lidt brandte noter. smag lav til mellem mundfulde har i gen lidt smag af kaffe og nu også lidt kanel, men kanel smagen kan også komme af en krydret humle som med kaffen giver denne sma
glennmastrange (2381) - 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 (3651) - 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 (1500) - 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 (1157) - 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.