dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Aroma- nice sweetness, oatmeal, chocolate ,coffee, roasted notes
Appearance- black with a fair amount of an off-white head
Taste- coffee upfront, followed by roasted notes, caramel sweetness, oatmeal, semi-dry finish
Palate- nice body, depth, and mouthfeel
Overall- I enjoyed this quite a bit more than the original BORIS. It was sweeter, smoother, and toned down on the hops and dryness. mcberko (17854) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2012
22 oz. bottle, sent from jmikolich (thanks a lot, Jim), pours jet black with a brown head. Nose is very heavy, with lots of roasted malts, oatmeal, feint English malt tones, and some chocolate. Flavour brings out lots of chalky chocolate malts, bitter English roasted malt and a considerable hoppy character. Full-bodied, very roasted and very hoppy for an impie, also a bit of wood. Inferior to the other versions of BORIS, but still excellent. kryon (3558) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2012
Pours black with low disappearing brown head
Aromas of sweet malts, chocolate, alcohol, hints of liqourize and coffee
Medium bodied, nice medium bitter ending, good sweetness. More coffee, vanilla and some liqourize in taste. Could a bit more full bodied but overall very good madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
27th September 2012Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2012
Borefts warm up at Bier Temple, Amsterdam. Opaque black - brown beer, little dark tan head. A little sweet chocolate malt. Loads of sweet bubblegum esters. Mild fruits. Semi dry finish with more chocolatey malt. Not my favourite Boris - it’s a good beer but to much with the esters.
Bottle. Aged in my fridge since last christmas. Aroma is roasty and a bit earthy. The flavour has a earthy front and then it finishes with a nice full bodied roasty chocolate and coffee stout. The english yeast is a bit there but the fullness of boris comes through
Travlr (24913) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle at Haand. Dark maroon color, brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, burnt toast. Taste is rich, roasty chocolate with a bit of espresso. Nice. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Thanks, Darrell. Black with a tan head. Nose is pretty similar to the standard BORIS. Chocolate and a bit of roast. Light booze. Full body and quite chewy. Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Side by side with regular BORIS. The beer is black with a thin, oily beige head. The aroma brings delectable scents of malt, bread, toast, roast, chocolate. The flavor is smooth and velvety. A bit better than the standard version perhaps? Different and maybe a bit better.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Pours dark black, maybe not quite as thick as the regular but pretty darn close. There is no head on this one either. The aroma brings powder cocoa notes and lightly sweet malts. The flavor is similar to the regular version, obviously, with bitter cocoa notes. There are definitely more pure bitter malty flavors characteristic of the English pale malts. The body is a bit more carbonated than the regular, but that could be from the regular being a year older. portableparty (2350) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle shared by DalzAle. Pours oily brown black with a thin tight tan head that fades to a wispy film and creamy collar. Aroma is sweet vanilla chocolate roasted malt . Taste is bitter bakers chocolate and roasted malt subtle vanilla and dark fruit like plum and raisins. Palate is full creamy and chewy with a dry finish. Amazing!