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.
markoijelena (2509) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler 0.65l I think at Ratebeer Belgian Summer Gathering 2016 Evergem, Belgium. 03.09.2016. Thanks Klaas for hosting and RB guys for sharing today’s beers. Pour it dark color with medium brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and some chocolate. Taste starts with intense roasted coffee, toasted nuts, some vanilla, toffee, nice smooth chocolate at the end, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish. Good!
skortila (5341) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. 33cl sample. Thanks Caesar for sharing. The aroma has espresso coffee, some roast, bit vanilla. Black coloured beer with a medium sized off-white head. The taste is light-moderate bitter and has coffee beans, chocolate, some dark fruit, licorice. Full bodied beer. Very pleasant.
Mesjasz (1090) - Lodz, POLAND - OCT 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Piwoteka. Nice coffee aroma, roasty malt. Taste is sweet, light dry and bitter, lots of coffee in flavor, but also some alcohol.
sjogro (2853) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared from bottle at deanso’s. Black with medium tan head. Big coffee and berry. Dark roasted chocolate malts, very dry, berry like coffee beans, Kopi Loewak, charcoal. Medium sweet, over medium coffee roast bitter. Slightly over medium body. Low carbonation. Very dry and roasted, amazing. Suck my motherfucking coffee!! Fuck yeah!
Maakun (4069) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared thanks to sjogro. Another ugly Hoppin Frog label. Black with light brown head. Massive coffee, really a lot of fresh roasted fruity and yummie coffee. Some roasted malts, marzipan, light red berries, toffee. But mostly coffee. Medium sweet and bitter. Almost full bodied.
deanso (9213) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
66cl bottle shared.
Thin ring tan head. Massive coffee aroma. Clear black pour. Lots of coffee in the aftertaste. Very good.
UDBeernut (2702) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle in my hotel room. pours the part of any decent stout. coffe, vanilla, chocolate malt behest. medium body with a long lingering dry finish.
TET (2682) - Kaarina, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A black beer, a beautiful head is dense and dark brown. Aroma has great chocolate and nuts, espresso, some rostiness, balanced sweetness. Taste is intensive but so balanced, liquirice, some chocolate and nuts, salt liquirice, nice sweetness and bitterness. Full bodied, smooth, not stickyness. Increadibly great beer, balanced, complex and intense. All is just almost perfect in this beer.
tderoeck (8219) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
3/IX/16 - 1L growler from Bierhalle Deconinck (Vichte) @ RBBSG V (Klaas’ place) - BB: n/a (2016-971) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!
Clear very dark brown beer, small irregular beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of coffee, roasted, bit sweet. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very roasted, coffee, cocoa powder, coffee, sweet, more coffee. Aftertaste: coffee, more coffee, roasted, malty, lots of alcohol, and... yeah, more coffee. Meh.
nutjes (315) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler van bij Bierhalle Deconinck te Vichte. U: Zwart met donkerbruine schuimkraag. G: Koffie, cacao, geroosterde mout en drop. S: Pure chocolade, drop, koffie, donker fruit en geroosterde mout in de afdronk. M: Licht carbonatie en sticky.