sinfull (3243) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2023
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2023 Black color. Medium-sized, beige head. Roasted malt, coffee, bread and whiskey in the aroma. Malty but not sweet. Roasted bitterness at the end. Great. poisoneddwarf (5230) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - OCT 10, 2022
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2022 16 oz. Aroma has notes of chocolate, coffee, wood, roast, dark bread, oatmeal. Taste is moderately sweet with a firm bitter edge. Flavors like the aroma descriptors, along with noticeable whiskey, licorice. Perfectly carbonated velvety mouthfeel. Very good. Nordcore (3450) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2022
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2022 Black with a minimal head. A wooden barrels aroma, dark fruit, earth/mud and chocolate sense. Sweet wirh a strog long wooden barrels, whisky?, roasted malt, vanilla and chocolate end. Full bodied, quite nice, almost too much of the good stuff. Bought in Copenhagen aug 2022. Cybercat (11929) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2022
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2022 Pours deep coffee sable with a thick and persistent chocolate head. Aroma features roast malt, earthy, whisky, quality coffee, chocolate and subtle oat notes. Flavor contributes roast malt, chocolate, earthy, oaty, coffee and subtle earthy tones - yummy! Texture offers good smooth body and peppy fizz. Keep on hoppin', Boris!gripweed57 (6753) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2021
Earlier Rating: 11/2/2010 Total Score: 4.3
Aroma is dominated by the smell of whisky from the barrel, which is unfortunate because it tends to drown out the good smoky and molasses stout aroma. There is a nice undertone of charred wood, though. It pours a nice oily opaque sable with a rather thick and fine-bubbled, if not too persistent, chocolaty tan head. Flavor has tones of molasses, quality roast coffee, unsweet chocolate and licorice, with a strong and almost overwhelming overtone of whisky - good whisky, but that tone could be a wee bit more subtle. Texture is silky smooth with a decent fizz and a nice bite from the whisky.
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2021 16 ounce can. Jet black color. Finger-high bubbly tan head. Roasted malt aroma has notes of oak and whiskey. Flavor is rich and flavorful. Big notes of dark malt, cocoa, oak and whiskey. Some booziness as well. Dark dried fruit, treacle, charred wood and a hint of tobacco. Nearly no carbonation. The 60 IBU’s of hop bitterness come through on the backend, lying long on the palate.
BlackBeerPG (2499) - Darien, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2021
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2021 Taste: Bold dark malts, oatmeal, chocolate, sweet smokey, woody, with whiskey bite. Same with the bourbon nose. Black, opaque, tall dark tan head and sticky lace. Full body. Intense sipper. colui72 (4374) - Yuen Long, HONG KONG - JUL 11, 2021
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2021 On the nose, roasted grain, toasted bread, chocolate, bourbon, wood and vanilla.
Black pour, no carbonation, small fizzy head that dissipated in seconds. Motor oil.
Roasty-bitter, strong, dark. Roasted grain, oatmeal, bourbon, wood, vanila, dark chocolate, very low sweetness. Intense.
Thick, viscous, no carbonation, boozier than its 9.4% suggest.
Definitely not an easy sip, but a very roasty and classic RIS, which is what Hoppin' Frog makes better.
Thisis12ptfont (3224) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - APR 23, 2021
UPDATED: APR 23, 2021 Aromas of delicious maple syrup cappuccino latte chocolate oak cacao nibs cocoa nibs whiskey roasted barley roasted malts barrel wood malted barley and toasted bread. Taste is absolutely decadent chocolate roasted malts malted barley oak cappuccino raisin figs prunes barrel wood whiskey cocoa nibs cacao bark tree bark latte coffee toasted bread charred malts and campfire ash. Overall, really delicious stuff with tons of dark flavors. williamstome (3695) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2021
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2021 Deep brown pour, brown head. Aroma of raisins, dates, figs, toffee, taste follows, with nuts and caramel, and some faint burnt malt. jarvo (1375) - Abingdon, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2020
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2020 Pours black with a beige head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of chocolate with some coffee, hints of spice. This is silky smooth, slightly sweet but with notes of roast chocolate and coffee. Dead good.