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RATINGS: 499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4541) - 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 (8054) - 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 (5544) - 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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2007
Bottle from Craig. Thanks. Pours out a dark brown color without much of a head at all. Smell is rich and sweet, with some chocolate and coffee notes. Some nice hoppy smells as well from the IPA that was mixed in. Taste is sweet and rich, without much of a bite or kick. Chocolate, coffee, and hops are predominate in the beer. Not a bad beer, certainly much better than the belgian they make.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayg1 (565) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2007
This beer was shared with ross, thanks. It pours out a brown with a fairly thick head tan head. The aroma of this brew is hoppy and light pine with some deeper grain smells. The taste is great, all the deep roasted malts you would want but a nice crisp smack in the mouth of hops. Really nice brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2007
22 oz. bottle via trade with OhioDad - Pours a light brown color with a one finger thick light tan head. Very light spotty lacing. Aroma is floral hops, light citrus, and light toasted malt. Kinda nice. Flavor is lightly roasted malt with nice hop bite. Nice balance. Medium body. Slight lingering bitter roasted after taste. A nice beer. Thanks Scott.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Bottle from trade with RagallachMC. Pours black as a stout with a medium yellow tan head. Nose is very applealing--a very nice balance between the roasted malts, and mocha aromas of the stout, and the floral and piney aromas of the hops. Flavor is equally well balanced. Have yet to try the BORIS, but this is very tasty in its own right. Medium to heavy mouthfeel for the style with a nice bitter finish. Enjoyable and one I’d like to drink again. Thanks again, Paul!


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