thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours opaque black with minimal dark tan head. Aroma is sweet malts, chocolate, alcohol. Taste is black coffee, dark chocolate, sweet roast malts, full body, some bitterness, sweet chocolate, coffee alcohol finish. NOT for the faint of heart.
magsinva (1194) - Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2017
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - well hoppin frog does bitter hoppy beers, and this stout is no different. Has some nice oaky smokiness from the barrel aging and biscuit from the malt. Nice!
john44 (1419) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg Half Pint at Craft 100 Festival at Craft Beer Co, Clapham, London in April 2014 - Pitch Black in colour. Good tan coloured head. Some lacing. Very very Malty; deep roast, roasty/burnt malts, lots of dark chocolate, espresso coffee, liquorice, toffee/caramel, hints of vanilla and smoke. Fruity; dark fruits, raisins. Hoppy; piney hops, very well hopped. Sweet-bitter roasty/burnt malty throughout. Thick and full bodied; quite syrupy. Great depth of roasty flavour. Enjoyed this a lot. Super Impy Stout! (2014-04-03)
graham_murphy (645) - - DEC 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
No subtlety here. A big punch of chocolate, coffee and raisin sweetness in a thick deep black pour with a fine brown head. The hops don’t hang back either. As elsewhere they make the difference here between a good stout and a great stout - lovely bitter pine notes to take the edge off some of the sweetness. I still needed a couple of glasses of water to get through this though!
jampura (147) - FINLAND - DEC 24, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Anis tai inkivääri tuoksuu. Kuiva vahvaksi stoutiksi, suklainen, lakritsia, suolaa. Kaikkea mahtavaa. Voisin juoda useammankin, jos pystyisin!
Johnstledger8 (991) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 19, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pitch black with a thin brown bubbly head. Aroma is of dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, liquorice, caramel. Taste is of coffee, dark fruits, rich dark chocolate, liquorice, blackcurrant, plum, biscuits, caramel. Chewy oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
spechtacular (112) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 11, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Barwa czarna, ciemnobeżowa piana. Aromat mocno czekoladowy i to zarówno czekolady mlecznej jak i gorzkiej. Dodatkowo jest też paloność, kawa i suszone owoce. W smaku również potężna dawka czekolady, pojawia się też kwaskowość. Piwo bardzo gęste i wyklejające.
77ships (8509) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thank you Mathieu87 + PriorL for the effort! Bomber sampled @ Samson en Geert Bierproef Avond. Black, little, almost no head. Nose is very thick licorice, huge bitter roast, almost chemical roast, charred. Taste is far too bitter, almost chemical bitter, roast, hugely roasted mat, charcoal, burned malt, thick malt, roast, charcoal, boozy, molasses. Far too bitter but otherwise pretty decent even if not on par with many other beers within the style.
mice (864) - FINLAND - NOV 12, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black beer with minimum head. Strong and dark aroma has licorice, chocolate, roast and dried fruits. Taste is sweet, licorice, roasted and dark malty with coffee and bread. Long coffee aroma at the end. Full body, sweet, but no too. Oily, no alcohol. Wonderful, even if B.O.R.I.S. was even better.
BlazerT (751) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - NOV 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Teku. Pitch black with small to medium, thick, light brown head. Poor head retention and lacing. Aroma are mainly roasted malts - dark, bitter chocolate and roasted oats, some espresso notes. Lightly caramel notes, along with lightly soy sauce, woody and ashy sensations. In the background very light dark fruits (berries) notes. Taste is medium bitter, it intensifies thru the degustation. You can feel also some lightly acidic notes. Full body, thick & creamy texture, soft to average carbonation, finish is medium bitter, dry, roasted and astringent. Lightly warming. In general once again overrated Hoppin Frog beer. This RIS is solid, based on roasted malts, dry, nicely balanced, but do not deserve 4.0 or above note. But BA version is far more better, gives it complexity and more friendly character by nice vanilla and fruity notes. If you want to spent money only on one of this choose BA version !!
Faathoven (62) - Barcellona P.G., ITALY - NOV 9, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black in the glass (one of the darkest beer I’ve seen) with a lovely dark tan colored head. Nice viscous lacing. The aroma is complex with huge amount of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, licorice and burnt sugar, also dark fruits like dried plums and some toffee sensation. Flavour is deep coffee with dark chocolate, medium sweet and light bitterness but very balanced overall. Again caramel, burnt sugar and hints of licorice in the end. Full body, creamy thick mouthfeel and a soft carbonation. A sipper for sure. Enjoyed it very much.