joromiller (22) - Holt, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2013italianjohn (3113) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2017
Back log. Enjoyed at a tasting with some local beer buddies 2 weeks ago. Solid beer. Roasted malt and oak on the nose. Hint of vanilla and booze on the finish.
Black pour with a thin beige head and light lacing .... aroma of sweet caramel malts, coffee, milk chocolate, roasted malts and oak with some dark fruity yeast .... taste is of roasted malts, milk chocolate, some whiskey, cocoa and dry oak .... has some dark fruity yeast flavor .... finish is lightly bittersweet and has roasted malts, chocolate and some whiskey .... body is thinner than the regular Boris Theydon_Bois (19200) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle split at Hackobock Tasting, Islington from trade thanks to Moe Juck, 24/11/16.
Pitch black with a well appointed tan cap.
Nose is rich roast malts, chocolate biscuit, light charring, subtle barrel woods, black pepper.
Taste comprises milk chocolate, subtle bourbon oaks, dark fruit rinds, toffee, light charr and roast, pinch of spice for balance.
Full bodied, oily mouthfeel, sweet warming close.
Scopey (14519) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2016
Bottle shared at the Hackobock tasting at Craft Islington. Thanks to Colin! It pours black with a small tan head. The aroma is rich roasted maltage, sweet, sticky, toffee, chocolate, millionaires shortbread and some whiskey. The taste is slick, sweet, sticky, chewy malt, boosty, alcohol warmth, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, wood and some toffee with a warming finish. Full body and moderate carbonation. Slick and rich. Enjoyable. The_Osprey (7886) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2016
November 2015 - Bottle share at CBC Islington. Big thanks to CR for this. As ’Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged BORIS Royale’. Opaque black with a brown head, leaving dotted lacing. Aroma is whisky, molasses and coffee, some wet twig. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is rich coffee up front, alcoholic and woody, dry into the finish. Decent. (3.8) mR_fr0g (11913) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2016
Bottle shared at the Craft beer Co tasting 24/11/2016. Many thanks to Colin for this one . A dark mahogany brown coloured pour oily, mid tan head. Aroma is little aged, coconut, brown sugars, hint of musty Bourbon. Flavour is composed of sugary, milky, brown sugars, milky, toasted coconut, . Palate is sweet, milky, moderate carbonation. Tang.
teorn88 (7671) - Rimini, ITALY - NOV 25, 2016
65cl bottle shared at the Hackobock tasting, Craft Islington. Many thanks to Theydon for this one. It pours a pitch black color with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet and chocolatey and boozy. Taste is big time sweet and boozy with chocolate vanilla and light roasted coffee. Full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, quite nice Leighton (21087) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2016
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Colin. Pours deep brown with a foamy, beige head. Hearty dark malts in the nose, roast, chocolate. Emisum sweet flavour with moderate ash, dark berries, baking cocoa, ripe berries, hints of coffee. Full bodied, lightly chewy, with fine carbonation. Lightly warming in the finish with more nicely rounded chocolate character, moderate roast, cocoa. Great stuff. olio (10168) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2015
65 cl bottle.lusikka (7813) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2015
Pours pitch black color with a very small head. Slightly oaty, dark roasty and chocolaty aroma, faint hops, coffee and lots of wood. Dark chocolate, cocoa and wood on the flavor, some hop notes, wood and dark malts. A bit straightforward, very good still.
650 ml bottle. Pours a pitch black colour with a small beige head. Aroma of roastiness, tart wood and raisins. Flavour of rich roastiness, some vanilla, tart wood, whiskey and raisins. Full bodied. Long, rich, roasty finish. Smooth mouthfeel. Quite soft, but somehow too straightforward. Great. tiong (7203) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2015
Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, whisky, wood, vanilla, oak, toffee and syrup. Taste is smooth, roasty and woody with loads of whisky, oak, hints of vanilla, toffee, syrup and chocolate. Finish is smooth, sweetish and woody with some stingy oak, vanilla, toffee, syrup and roastiness. Feels a bit more stingy than the regular BA Boris.