AWISLguy (3180) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Bomber from B&B in Wind Lake. Pours a very dark black with a chocolate milk head leaving nice lacing. Aroma has roasted malts, some surprising piney hops and bakers chocolate with a touch of licorice. Taste is of sweet chocolate, roasted caramel malt and some tangy dry rye spicyness. Sweet and grainy-dry. The aroma surprised from the color, and then the taste was quite unexpected from the aroma. Finishes sweetly bitter and dry. Would say "sweet stout" or "porter" or "black ipa" prior to saying "imperial stout" ... nonetheless, it is tasty and enjoyable. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Big black pour with a beige head. Lots of roast, hops and very bitter dark chocolate. Think of a smoother and more refined Abyss. BVery (10609) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bomber. Awesome thick dark pour with a frothy dense brown head. Roasted malts, smooth palate, and the rye plays a little odd but interesting here. Good stuff. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Pitch black - nice big offwhite head. High malty, chocolate, smooth body, light spicy rye notes, citrus, lots of chocolate, ok hoppy, dry burned malts, dry bitter hoppy finish. MrBunn (2837) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Bottle. So this is the second of the Hoppin Frog collaboration stouts I have sampled, and I must say that I far preferred the other one. This beer pours a deep brown with a tan head and aromas that are a little odd... Lots of herbal and slightly resiny hops are present as is a twang of rye or something. It’s almost a sour edge to the nose, but it gets much more pronounced in the flavor. The thing tastes like a very bitter and maybe even tannin heavy beer. Kind of like an odd mix of old coffee and tea bag or something. Mouthfeel is a little thin and it just doesn’t work as well as most HF beers I have tried.
TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Bottle, opened the night of rrbf by Ucusty, bottle provided by OSCF. Sunday morning breakfast sample, right before check-out. Still pours with a big tan rocky head, dark brown color. Nose shows lots of roast, rye, bakers cocoa. Flavor is similar, actually becomes more one-dimensional as it warms which I find a little odd. Lightly ashy finish with a bit of spice from rye. LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Appearance: Pours dark brown with a thin tam head.GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Aroma: Dark chocolate big herbal hops.
Taste: Spicy dry toasted malt. Black coffee, chocolate.
Mouthfeel: Thin side for impy. Moderate carbonation. A little silky.
Overall: A very well made, flavorful beer. For an Imperial Stout, I like it a little bigger, but names and styles aside, its a wonderful offering.
Chocolaty aromas. Roasted chocolate with rye spicy finish. Overall a very good imperial stout. DalzAle (2037) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle. Dark black pour, a little lacing and an aroma of nice chocolate and a little rye. Flavor is roasty rye, dark chocolate, a little hint of coffee and toasted nuts. Decent beer, but probably won’t buy it again @ $10/bomber. beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2013 Dark mahogany with full, thick, creamy beige head with a good beige lacing, reducing to a lasting soapy top. Aroma is an interesting blend of hops and chocolate. Full creamy body with some hoppy dry finish. Not quiet as flavorful as I anticipated but a very interesting taste. Some citrus but more so piney hops, milk chocolate, and rye.