BelgianBeerGal (3373) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Belmont bottle probably about a year old or so now. Typical stout pour with a small tan head that quickly disappears. Fairly mild aroma of dark malt and molasses. Odd to say it, but a nice, mellow, easy-drinking impy stout. Finishes with lots of chocolate, coffee and a hint of booze.
Tmoney99 (11800) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a black color with an average creamy brown head that mostly lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate roasted chocolate and smooth grain aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Good complex roasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of long duration. Bottle at 52 F. Poured a black color with an average creamy brown head that mostly lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate roasted chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture. Good complex roasted flavor with a medium burnt bittersweet finish of long duration. Very good complex brew.
superspak (3321) - Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into snifter; bottled in late Fall 2011, so this is a year old now. Pours pitch black color with a small dark tan head with decent retention that reduces to a thin lace that lingers. Slight spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, toast, coffee, molasses, bread, light char, oatmeal, and light dark fruits. Damn nice aromas with good balance, strength, and complexity; can definitely see the bready toast character from the English malts. Taste of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, coffee, molasses, light char, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, raisin, oatmeal, and light tobacco. Light roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, caramel, toast, molasses, toffee, biscuit, dark fruit, oatmeal, and light tobacco on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance, complexity, and robustness of flavors; with a very pronounced malt backbone and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy, thick, and slick mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent Imperial stout! Great balance and complexity of highly robust flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering as expected.
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma- nice sweetness, oatmeal, chocolate ,coffee, roasted notes
Appearance- black with a fair amount of an off-white head
Taste- coffee upfront, followed by roasted notes, caramel sweetness, oatmeal, semi-dry finish
Palate- nice body, depth, and mouthfeel
Overall- I enjoyed this quite a bit more than the original BORIS. It was sweeter, smoother, and toned down on the hops and dryness.
mcberko (9174) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, sent from jmikolich (thanks a lot, Jim), pours jet black with a brown head. Nose is very heavy, with lots of roasted malts, oatmeal, feint English malt tones, and some chocolate. Flavour brings out lots of chalky chocolate malts, bitter English roasted malt and a considerable hoppy character. Full-bodied, very roasted and very hoppy for an impie, also a bit of wood. Inferior to the other versions of BORIS, but still excellent.
kryon (1827) - SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with low disappearing brown head
Aromas of sweet malts, chocolate, alcohol, hints of liqourize and coffee
Medium bodied, nice medium bitter ending, good sweetness. More coffee, vanilla and some liqourize in taste. Could a bit more full bodied but overall very good
madmitch76 (17825) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
27th September 2012
Borefts warm up at Bier Temple, Amsterdam. Opaque black - brown beer, little dark tan head. A little sweet chocolate malt. Loads of sweet bubblegum esters. Mild fruits. Semi dry finish with more chocolatey malt. Not my favourite Boris - it’s a good beer but to much with the esters.
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aged in my fridge since last christmas. Aroma is roasty and a bit earthy. The flavour has a earthy front and then it finishes with a nice full bodied roasty chocolate and coffee stout. The english yeast is a bit there but the fullness of boris comes through
Travlr (15610) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Haand. Dark maroon color, brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, burnt toast. Taste is rich, roasty chocolate with a bit of espresso. Nice.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks, Darrell. Black with a tan head. Nose is pretty similar to the standard BORIS. Chocolate and a bit of roast. Light booze. Full body and quite chewy.