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RATINGS: 503   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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Our IPA and Stout converge for a really great flavor combination to create a rich and robust black & tan. The assertive hoppy character of our Hoppin to Heaven IPA is perfectly complimented by the intense deep roasted flavor of our BORIS Oatmeal Imperial Stout. Two great tastes that taste even better together.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
robinvboyer (3568) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2007
well this is interesting.......i’m getting alot of roasty chocolate, and malt in the nose, even a bit of pine, but the hops come through nicely. nice bitterness to it. the stout and IPA are distinct, a very well done beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2007
I’ll have to admit it sometime. I just don’t appreciate the big hoppy stouts. Here, the roasted chocolate richness of the stout covers almost all the IPA’s subtle flavors, and I mostly just taste the hops. Tastes a little like FFF Black Sun. Not really a compliment, in my book.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3901) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2007
22oz bottle, a great extra on my wantlist from moejuck! pours a very dark brown with tan head. nose has that wonderful hoppy stout thing going on, piney hops covered in roasted baker’s chocolate, pretty nice. flavor is exactly what i’d thought it would, boris mixed with an ipa, creating a grassy and citrus hop profile with baker’s chocolate and big roast character. body is medium and carbination is smooth and silky. you really tell where the ipa and impy stout meet, perhaps not preceived to be not blended together well but who cares this is tasty and very easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2007
22oz bottle acquired in trade with sliffy (thanks!). Poured a dark brown (almost black) color with an averaged size tan head. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, roast, pine, and some citrus. Interesting aroma that grew on me. Tastes of roast, chocolate, pine, light coffee, and caramel. Definitely has a nice hop profile. I kinda liked it...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 15, 2007
Pours a deep brown with lots of ruby amber with an average creamy off white head that left some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, citrus, some chocolate,light coffee, toffee and caramel. Flavor was an interesting lots of hop bitterness, roasted malts, hop flavor, some caramel. Aroma you can pick up more of stout while the flavor is very much a roasty Double IPA. Hops still dominate in this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2007
Pours dark black thick beige head. After having the IPA and Stout just before this I really have to say it tasted (obviously) just like the IPA and Stout mixed. The BORIS flavors dominate but with the IPA’s grapefruit hops and more of them. Really I like the 2 better by themselves but great concept.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8593) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Bottle from Capone’s. This one is a true mixture of heavyweights. The color is mahogany with 1-finger khaki head. Aroma of roasty malt, chocoff, molasses, big hops. The aroma is very much like FFF Alpha Klaus. The taste is roasty dark malty, with a big hop bill, , some chocoff, molasses, and peppery notes. Rather dense and complex palate that retains a smoothness. This one is great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2007
Bottle forcibly opened from nolankowal at C-Bus 6: Pours a nice dark brown to black with a dark tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and some earthy hops, a roastiness in there as well. Flavor, roasted bitterness, some earthy notes, chocolate and coffee. Pretty nice brew.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2007
This thing is awesome. Never thought of a black and tan with an impy stout and ipa. what twist. Pours out a nice black color with a small tan head. aroma is malty and hoppy. flavor was simply outstanding. malts then hops, coffee then grass. Great brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2007
Now this is my idea of a black & tan, Hoppin’ to Heaven I.P.A. and B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher! (<a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=1 and I once made a monster black & tan using Dogfish Head’s <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Beer/dogfish-head-120 Minute IPA and <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Beer/dogfish-hewad-wo Wide Stout 2002 (23%), but this comes in a solid second even though it’s not even half as strong. It’s about the taste.) From the pour you’d think you had an Imperial Stout in your glass, a thick, nearly black dark brown with a hefty dark tan head... but the nose tells you differently. Beneath it all are rich roasted malts and barley, bittersweet chocolate, cold coffee, and dark caramel. But it’s covered with sharp scents of pine and grapefruit and citric zest. Quite thick and smooth to drink - silky, almost. The flavor is a superb blending of Imperial Stout and IPA. The bottle doesn’t state the percentage of the split, but it seems like the stout wins out. Strong robust roasted malt flavors head-to-head with and underlying caramel sweetness and a healthy hop bitterness... a little something for everyone. I’ve yet to try the B.O.R.I.S., but given the quality of this drink and the Hoppin’ to Heaven I.P.A., it won’t be in my cellar too much longer. Two thumbs up!

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