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Hoppin’ Frog Cafe BORIS

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
BORIS the Crusher made with coffee from the Hippie Coffee Company in Canton, OH. Freshly roasted coffee flavor and aroma add satisfying levels of complexity to this robust stout, perfectly complimenting its intense, rich roasted character. Cold infusion with whole coffee beans keeps the bitterness low and the flavor high!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (13755) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 7, 2015
Bottle @ RBSG 2015. Black in color with a thin tan head. Roasty coffee and dark chocolate aromas. Slight green pepper and green coffee. Some mild hazelnut and caramel. Flavor has a decent bit of sweet malts, dark chocolate, and green coffee. A touch acidic on the finish. Has some nice qualities, but enough flaws to put me off it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6180) - Utah, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle at the RBSG grand tasting in Portland
Black with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma of dark malts and roast coffee. Taste of coffee, roasted malts and vanilla

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (10034) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Nose brings out loads of high quality coffee upfront. Flavour brings out lots of coffee beans, a very subtle tartness, some dry cocoa and a little roast. Highly complex and deep, as usual for these Boris beers. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (3839) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 20, 2015
22oz bottle pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is roast malts chocolate coffee. Taste is more of the roast malts sweetness chocolate coffee vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (7423) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours a pitch black color with a medium brown head. A big huge coffee nose. The flavor is big sweet coffee, roast, metal, chocolate. Damn smooth. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (9820) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle 650ml @ Hoppin Frog, Akron, OH
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, caramel and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long roasted, chocolate, coffee, licorice and roasted bitterness in the finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (15606) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle, at the brewpub. It pours a black body under a minimal sized, creamy tan head. There’s lots of coffee on the nose, mocha, chocolate and roasted malts. Not much hops hitting the nose. It’s full bodied, warming and nicely carbonated, oily, with flavors of coffee and mocha dominating. Roasted malts and dark chocolate too. A decent coffee kind of bitterness too, lasting for a good while. Lasting finish. Wonderful and tasteful. 150616

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (5146) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2015
650ml bottle. Jet black colour with small, creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, brown head. Intense, roasty dark malty aroma, notes of milk chocolate and dark chocolate, coffee. Taste is slightly sweet dark malty, roasty, notes of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, coffee; warming alcoholic finish. Flawless, clean and concentrated, though almost a bit restricted and simple.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (3794) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2015
Dark beer with an attractive cascading brown head. Enticing nose of code bean and chocolate. This is definitely a coffee beer. Lots of dark caramel and toffee sweetness with bitter coffee bean and dark chocolate flavors. The finish is like caramel coffee. Very nice addition to a great stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (4935) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours slightly opaque black with a medium dark brown head that dissipates fairly quickly with good lacing. Aroma is coffee, ashtray, roast, cocoa. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter, coffee - a bit stale perhaps - ashtray, cocoa, molasses. Light acidity. Medium body, creamy. Very coffee forward.

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