tmrmwel (1201) - 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 (1246) - 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 (4047) - 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 (1788) - 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 (3982) - 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.
JHeath99 (1351) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark opaque brown with slight off white head. Aroma of malts and earth. Taste of chocolate and earth with a hint of alcohol.
BMMillsy (1655) - Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to tulip, pours dark brown with a small kahki head. My first black and tan (other than Yuengling). I am assuming this bottle is a little older than is optimal, but that's OK. Aroma is really interesting. Pine and citrus up front with string sweet roasted malt notes and hints of chocolate and molasses. Flavor is big sweet notes, followed by lingering roast. Only a bit of bitter pine, and it is just a bit overly sweet, but not undrinkable. Medium slick mouthfeel with adequate carbonation. Cool beer.
jjgmd (1643) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark deep black color. Nose is malt and chocolate, with a small scent of alcohol. Taste is well balanced between the hops and malt. Finish is sweet with a mild bitter ending. quaff score 7 / 10
zgaier (1569) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a brown head and aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is well balanced, nice notes of roasted malt, chocolate, hops, and light fruit with a dry, long finish. Interesting beer
reggiedunlop (3410) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a thick tan head...nice lacing and retention. Aroma has some roast and citrus and light hoppy spice...hint of tea. Flavor has notes of coffee and molasses with some earthy pine and light citrus accents. Mouthfeel is full and creamy with a roasty/piney dry finish that lingers to burnt. Drinks mostly like a nice BIPA.