TET (1300) - FINLAND - MAR 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A colabrown beer with a dense, big and beige head. Aroma is succesfully mix of roastiness and aromatic hops, liquirice, chocolate, citrusfruits and hint of lactose. Taste is bitter, liquirice, roasted malts, IPA stays in the background, some citrusfruits. The aftertaste is quite dry and roasted. Medium bodied, quite smooth carbonation, nice to drink. Quite nice, roasted beer and IPA gives a refreshning touch.
Gorm (569) - sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Svært som natten. Lite skum. Masse smak av b.l.a. sjokolade. Litt brent og søt. En litt spesiell IPA.
nilsas (660) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Et imponerende øl for en som vanligvis ikke er så glad i IPA. God frisk lukt, dyp nesten svart på farge. Rik på smak og fylde. En gledelig opplevelse.
AWISLguy (924) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Fischmans shared with ck1, thanks beermenus! Pours a very dark brown with a brownish head. Some lacing. Aroma has chocolate, roast and some slight citrus. Taste is of chocolate with licorice and some fruit. More chocolate fudge at the end. ck1 a 14 as well. Hard to tell the age - the hops may have gone - or BORIS may just have been too overwhelming (as it is) given aging time.
maxwelldeux (2713) - Spokane, Washington, 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 (2344) - 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 (93) - 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 (1315) - 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 (2615) - 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 (3678) - 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.