dmschefke (571) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Now this is what I am talking about from a RIS. I can’t tell you how many times I am let down. Too often I feel like a 18 year old college virgin at his first frat party getting frisky with a chick only to reach down her pants and come up with a handfull. This one was creamy smooth, wonderful roasted malts, caramel, dark dried fruits, coffee, chocolate, the whole boat. Flavor came together so nicely, exactly what I was hoping for so many other times with highly rated RIS (I’m talking to you DL). This was the wonderful flavors without the cloying sweetness. Thanks Hoppin’ Frog!
JBPortland (1147) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle pours viscous oily black brown with small finger of dark tan head. Nose has rich brownie and fudge, some licorice dark fruit and roast. Mouthfeel is big and thick, tons of dark bitter roasty fudge, light anise and vanilla, peanut, dark fruits. Finishes with sticky big bitter chocolate, roast, some sweetness. Big and bold, tasty stout.
hman43 (569) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black. There is little head and the first pour, but it develops after the pour with lacing. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, and cocoa. It has a smooth, rich texture with flavors of coffee, chocolate, cocoa, and oats. The lively carbonation produces a tingling sensation with a bitter finish.
zimbo (753) - SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2015 Deep strong and complex but still with real suppleness andinerality. Dense chocolate cake, smooth coffee and dark chocolate syrup with leather, some moist earth and a hint of oatmealy silkiness. Delicious and superbly built.
SeniorZozo (182) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Superior beer. Big roast and some dark chocolate. Bitter finish. Pours black with OK head and lacing. A little syrupy. Bottle.
gripweed57 (949) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque black color with no noticeable head to speak of. Aroma is sweet cocoa, reminiscent of baked brownies with cinnamon, raisins and Cuban coffee. Wonderful chocolate and coffee dark malt flavor upfront. Obvious warming alcohol feel. Complex yet smooth. Like drinking cold Mexican Hot Chocolate with a big boozy jolt. The smoothness comes from the oats. The complexity comes from the magic of the ingredients and craft of the Hoppin’ Frog Brewers. Well done.
tapthis (167) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
poors a dark black with a foamy dark tan head. Smells and tastes of oatmeal and coffee. one of my favorite stouts
jflopsu (816) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark black with thick foamy dark brown head. Has a faint roasted malt and coffee aroma. Taste is powerful with chcolate, coffee, vanilla, roasted malts, and dark alcohol. Lingering dark malt flavors that linger.
sturmthis (874) - Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample, infused with vanilla. Black with almost no head. Coffee and vanilla bean aroma. Coffee, vanilla, dark fruit in the taste. Very nice and smooth.
MrHangover (3139) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Beer Temple. Pours a pitch black beer with a big tanned head on top. Aroma has a big roasted note, coffee, caramel and something earthy. Flavor is sweet and dense, very thick and malty with a slight boozy note. Loads of sweetness and sticky mouthfeel. Good stuff for sure.
tricksta_p (1871) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 aged version in may 2015. Aroma of roasted malts, lots of chocolate, oatmeal, coffee, toffee, hint of dark fruits. Flavour is moderate sweet with a smooth creamy finish. Very enjoyable, massive oatmeal and chocolate aroma.