mcberko (4863) - 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.
DSG (4715) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Black-colored with a bit of brown foam. Lovely roasty aroma with lots of dark chocolate, a bit of liqueur-like booziness, notes of dark fruits and a bit of licorice. Sweet roasty flavor, quite burnt, a bit alcoholic, with lots of dark chocolate. Full-bodied. A good Imperial Stout, a very pleasant sipper.
OleR (4376) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 0.65 L bottle. Pours a sinfully black body, topped by a thin light brown lace. Aroma is complex and balanced. Soft and gently sweet dark malts, reminiscent of mild coffee, cocoa, creamed caramel and black pepper. Silky mouthfeel. Near full-bodied. Coffee and cocoa in the flavor as well, added by fine tones of dark dried fruits, vanilla and a subtle spicy/earthy bitterness. A treat.
JaBier (4352) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sampled during the Coldest Day of the Year Stout Tasting on 1/21/12. Black pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, chocolate and roast. Flavor starts roasty with chocolate and booze, then dark fruit and dark chocolate bitterness finish it off. Tasty. Now I need to try it side by side with the regular BORIS.
Strykzone (4221) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Side by side with boris. Big and black. So smooth compared to boris. Such rich malt. A really good beer and quite distinct from boris.
Beer4000 (4119) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled @ HaandBryggeriet Beer festival 2012. A black body with a creamy dark brown head that disappears quite fast. Fantastic aroma of dark, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and a hint of alcohol. Flavor is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, dry fruit, fruity hops and a well balanced bitterness. Full body and a long and smooth aftertaste. Might be the place and the time, but this one really makes me happy.
DrSilverworm (4109) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, shared with my sister. Oqaque, thick pitch-black color. Good brown head, that fades to minimal. Decent spray of dots of lace. Very nice dark cocoa aroma, so rich and thick. Awesome big chewy body, very light crisp carbonation. Dry finish. Nice bitter taste, light sweet. Great oaty aroma. Crisper malts, somehow, too. Easy to drink, very tasty. Awesome imperial stout.
tkrjukoff (3773) - SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
30 år surt. Pours pitch black with a small tanned head. Aroma is roasted malty fruity dark fruits sweet and hoppy. Flavor is sweet pungent fruity dark fruits bitter pungent. Finishes bitter pungent and sweet.
kermis (3767) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Beer Temple. Dark brown pour with small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, caramel, soy sauce and some alcohol. Flavour of chocolate, dark fruits, caramel and licorice. Full bodied and low carbonation.
gyllenbock (3712) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at "Ölkalas hos Ekne".
Black with a small tan head. This was a fairly relaxed one with roasted malt, chocolate, some coffee and oatmeal. The finish was long and rather bitter. Tasty.