boozedude (2229) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Pours dark black with super brown quickly dissapating head...aroma is of alcohol and cocoa... Taste is very syrupy..not much carbonation.. Delicious roasted malts..nutty chocolate with alcohol.. Thick stout..very tasty.wish there was some carbonation.. Taste is excellent tho... jjgmd (2295) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Pours an opaque dark color with a chocolate head. Aroma is chocolate, alcohol, and malt. Taste is malty with hints of chocolate and alcohol. Finish is dry and long, with the alcohol taste lingering. Quaff Score 7 / 10 zgaier (1968) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Pours a pitch black with small brown head and aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is sweet and heavy, of chocolate, roasted malt, and alcohol with a full mouthful and a lingering alcohol finish. Nice, strong stout. corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Pours viscous and jet black with a dark mocha head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. The head of this beer is a very dark brown color that’s darker than I’ve seen in any other beer not named dark lord. Streaks and splotches of brown lace are left behind.
Deep roasted malt aroma with a complex balance of sweet and darker notes as well as some earthy, piny hops. Hints of dark chocolate, smoke, oatmeal and coffee bean followed by sweeter chocolate and lactic cream. Underneath there is some sweet booze and a resinous hop presence.
Chewy, viscous mouthfeel with a really complex flavor profile. Deeply roasted dark malt flavor without becoming burnt or acrid with a decent amount of sweetness and a surprising hop component. Slightly smokey with hints of roasted coffee bean, dark chocolate, burnt toast and oatmeal followed by some lactic cream. The hop characteristic is really interesting providing some nice bitterness that compliments the dark malts and a resinous pine flavor adding another level of flavor. Really complex and well balanced with an ABV that is excellently masked, making this beer dangerously drinkable. rajendra82 (1109) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2012
The dark brown body was opaque, and was topped by the darkest head I have ever seen in any beer. Smelling the beer revealed coffee, toffee, and lots of hops. The taste was not at aggressive at the beginning of the sip as the smell suggested. It started off as a sweet creamy coffee with vanilla, and then evolved into a very bitter chocolate. There was a some lactic acid sourness in the middle. The aftertaste was long, and very roasty. The body was oily, no doubt due to the addition of oats, and the feel was very soft and silky with no hint of harshness. This was a very good upgrade to B.O.R.I.S. Keep it coming Hoppin’ Frog.
hollardustin (330) - Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2012
Thick black pour with a medium brown head. The aroma is sweet, malty, booze, roast, coffee, and chocolate. The taste is sweet, rich, caramel, coffee, cocoa, and dark chocolate. Firm bitterness throughout with a long bitter finish, oily texture, and a nice soft mouthfeel. Very nice. TheBeerGod (6284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2012
Bottle courtesy of GandGKevin. Thanks Kevin! Pours used motor oil black with a thick, foamy, dark brown head. Very hoppy aroma with licorice, minty hops, roasted malt, Thin Mints, and dark chocolate. Taste is more Thin Mints, roasted malt, vanilla, molasses, coffee, and dark chocolate. Body is thick and oily with dense, creamy carbonation and light alcohol warmth. Finishes with more chocolate mint, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, molasses and citrus fruit. Nocturne (2238) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2012
650ml bottle. Inky black with a head the shade of chocolate milk. I can’t believe how hoppy the aroma is. Unmistakable American hops, producing a citrus and black grape character, with treacle and roast cutting through. A tad undistinguished taste-wise, but the smoothness from the oatmeal and the fruitiness from the hops just about make up for it. Oily and viscous in the best possible sense. Nicely bitter, with alcohol heat well hidden. I’ve never had BORIS or any of its variations, but its bigger brother was an experience my tongue won’t soon forget. jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2012
22oz bomber poured into a snifter. Pours black with a thin ring of dark brown head. Aroma of dark fruits, alcohol, coffee, chocolate and caramel. Taste is light bitter and light sweet. Alcohol, coffee, chocolate, plums and other dark fruits and some caramel with a little herbal hops in the finish. Full bodied with a thick creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a very long, bitter finish. Overall, awesome. I could happily drink this every day. Mdsurveyor (46) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2012
What an incredibly complex, and ultimately satisfying beer. The pour is pitch and opaque with a dark brown head and subtle lacing throughout. The aroma is dark fruits and dark chocolate. The taste is very complex: starting with semi-sweet dark chocolate and raisins, fading to expresso, and ending on a bitter hop-filled note that lingers. Full bodied and quite strong. This is not a social drink, but more of an experience.
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