tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Kevin! Oily black pour, pretty thick looking with some deep tan edges & a small, silky mocha film resting on top. Aroma is full of burnt, oily coffee beans & spent coffee grounds... Intensely heavy coffee aroma with a backing of roasted malts & a little back-end bitter cocoa dust. Taste reminds me of a more tame, non-barrel version of BCS coffee with the big, oily, thick, deep, roasty coffee bean presence, obviously without the bourbon & wood. Roast, burnt brown sugar, mild ash, a touch of astringency, a slight milkiness in the finish that collides with a hint of bitter malt. Medium bodied, not as thick as I’d imagine. Very nice stout from Hoppin’ Frog, another sweet addition to the BORIS series.
Pinball (11839) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black light brown head.roadyed malts faint flowery notes. Very mellow. Woody sawdust aroma. Flavor is roasted malty dry woody slightly syrupy.
Aarslew (27) - - JUN 8, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2016 Bottle from Flask. Pours black with a frothy nutty/tan head that disappears. Aroma of fresh roasted coffee, malts, chocolate, caramel. Taste is sweet with a slight bitterness. Maybe a bit smoked. Sticky body. Medium-low carbornation.
SeniorZozo (1037) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 2, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Hopaholic Budapest. pours dark black with a thick tan head, chocolate and coffee aroma, taste is slightly sweet, coffee, mildly bitter with a very smooth finish
Scrumpy369 (319) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 31, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at hopaholic. Black colour no head. Nose of coffee. Taste is also dominated by coffee, with some booze. Slight ash. Aftertaste is like i had a nice espresso.
evergreen0199 (2855) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Craft Beer Co, Covent Garden, London. A black coloured pour with a medium tan head on top. Roasty, malty, coffee, caramel aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, coffee, caramel. Rich, smooth and tasty Imperial stout from Hoppin Frog, coffee is just right.
Scopey (11786) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2016 Keg at Craft Holborn. It pours jet black with a thick tan head. The aroma is rich, roasted malt, big coffee character, creamy, chocolate, toast, hint of dark fruit and dull vanilla perhaps. The taste is smooth, rich roasted malts, freshly ground coffee, chocolate, coffee cake, some alcohol warmth, toast, burnt treacle and fudge with a slick finish. Medium - full body and moderate, foamy carbonation. Great coffee character and balance. Dangerously drinkable.
teorn88 (5865) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at CBC CG, London. It pours a pitch black color with a mocha colored head. Aroma is sweet boozy with light coffee notes alongside big vanilla, raisins and caramel. Taste is also sweet and boozy with more notes of caramel, raisins, toffee, alcohol kick, light espresso and vanilla. Full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, quite boozy
Fin (9305) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Craft Covent Garden, London, Saturday 21st May 2016 in the company of Jackie and Simon Pours black with a light tan actually almost off-white head. A really good silky-smooth mouthfeel to this beer which is shot through with lots of coffee. Sweetness throughout tempers the bitter roastiness, vanilla and a little caramel, but coffee always there. Lovely beer. . A8 A4 T8 P4 Ov17 4.1
Jokestereo (281) - SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2016 Pours pitch black with a tanned head. Aroma; Coffee, chocolate, malt and vanilla. TastRich coffee flavour, chocolate, vanilla and malt.
Guruhso (361) - Grindsted, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Fermentoren. Malty. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and lots of coffee. The flavours starts light sweet but finish bitter with long duration of coffee notes.