jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2007
22oz bottle shared with Ebbies7, kind of dissappointed with this one, This is basically BORIS + minor hops, I would rather just drink either the BORIS or the IPA but not a combination, the rating is saved on account of the vast presence of the BORIS ( one of my favorites) i’d save the 1 dollar a bottle and just buy BORIS. robinvboyer (4611) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2007
well this is interesting.......i’m getting alot of roasty chocolate, and malt in the nose, even a bit of pine, but the hops come through nicely. nice bitterness to it.
the stout and IPA are distinct, a very well done beer. MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2007
I’ll have to admit it sometime. I just don’t appreciate the big hoppy stouts. Here, the roasted chocolate richness of the stout covers almost all the IPA’s subtle flavors, and I mostly just taste the hops. Tastes a little like FFF Black Sun. Not really a compliment, in my book. drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2007
22oz bottle, a great extra on my wantlist from moejuck! pours a very dark brown with tan head. nose has that wonderful hoppy stout thing going on, piney hops covered in roasted baker’s chocolate, pretty nice. flavor is exactly what i’d thought it would, boris mixed with an ipa, creating a grassy and citrus hop profile with baker’s chocolate and big roast character. body is medium and carbination is smooth and silky. you really tell where the ipa and impy stout meet, perhaps not preceived to be not blended together well but who cares this is tasty and very easy to drink. hopdog (12486) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2007
22oz bottle acquired in trade with sliffy (thanks!). Poured a dark brown (almost black) color with an averaged size tan head. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, roast, pine, and some citrus. Interesting aroma that grew on me. Tastes of roast, chocolate, pine, light coffee, and caramel. Definitely has a nice hop profile. I kinda liked it...
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 15, 2007
Pours a deep brown with lots of ruby amber with an average creamy off white head that left some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, citrus, some chocolate,light coffee, toffee and caramel. Flavor was an interesting lots of hop bitterness, roasted malts, hop flavor, some caramel. Aroma you can pick up more of stout while the flavor is very much a roasty Double IPA. Hops still dominate in this one. crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2007
Pours dark black thick beige head. After having the IPA and Stout just before this I really have to say it tasted (obviously) just like the IPA and Stout mixed. The BORIS flavors dominate but with the IPA’s grapefruit hops and more of them. Really I like the 2 better by themselves but great concept. DocLock (10659) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Bottle from Capone’s. This one is a true mixture of heavyweights. The color is mahogany with 1-finger khaki head. Aroma of roasty malt, chocoff, molasses, big hops. The aroma is very much like FFF Alpha Klaus. The taste is roasty dark malty, with a big hop bill, , some chocoff, molasses, and peppery notes. Rather dense and complex palate that retains a smoothness. This one is great. sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2007
Bottle forcibly opened from nolankowal at C-Bus 6: Pours a nice dark brown to black with a dark tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and some earthy hops, a roastiness in there as well. Flavor, roasted bitterness, some earthy notes, chocolate and coffee. Pretty nice brew. 00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2007
This thing is awesome. Never thought of a black and tan with an impy stout and ipa. what twist. Pours out a nice black color with a small tan head. aroma is malty and hoppy. flavor was simply outstanding. malts then hops, coffee then grass. Great brew.