LilBeerDoctor (4217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with a very thin tan head. Aroma of liquor, vanilla, coconut, bourbon, licorice, roasted malt, bitter chocolate. Flavor of bourbon, with oak barrel, sweet malt, brown sugar, dark fruits, bitter chocolate, vanilla. Boozy, heavy, very rich and delicious. Lots of interesting complex flavors RobertDale (6906) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 2, 2017
22 ounce bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, and malt. Taste is bourbon, dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, and coffee. Bourbon forward for sure. Very good. Niko100 (2998) - Chicago, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2017
Rich dark brown/black color; Heavy creamy body; Aroma of toasted/smoky malt, oak/wood, vanilla, dark chocolate, some coffee, & rich bourbon; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, oak, caramel, vanilla, dark chocolate, some dark fruit notes, and bourbon; Warm finish; Very nicely balanced & complex; A real treat - very good. Sammy (12846) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2017
bourbon milkshake and chocolate and coffee. thick mouthfeel and looks it. stellar. rxeight (3281) - Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2017
Bomber. Black with barely any head. Aroma is roast, whiskey, barrel char. Tast is bourbon, roasty dark malt, rye,
bubbleflubber (2241) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2017
some smoke toward the end. Body was a bit thin for a big flavorful ba imperial, but makes sense with the below 10% abc. Very solid imperial stout, especially for a random shelf purchase.
Bottle from Green’s Beverages, Myrtle Beach SC. This pours opaque black into the glass, with a mild tan head that reduces to a tiny cap, leaving subtle lacing. The nose is of complex chocolates, light vanilla and woody bourbon casks. Intensely complex flavors abound, of mixed chocolates, including baker’s chocolate, semi-sweet nibs, milk chocolate drops, with pure vanilla bean intermingling with light phenols for complex, serious finish. A full-bodied mouthfeel ensues, embracing a chocolate lover’s dream, with all the substance and complexity that Hoppin’ Frog's BORIS is known for,,,, just taken to the palate's extreme. Such an incredible brew that can't get enough credit for being so satiating and delicious! Almost perfect for the style, and I'm having to search for parts that make it "almost". Superb!Absolutely divine!!!!! Ktwse (5600) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2017
Pours black with low deep tan head. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Taste is deep bourbon sweet and roasty, almost too much... Body is rich and creamy with soft carbonation. koleminer20 (4091) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2017
From notes. Enjoyed at Doug’s house for the Whale Tasting and Poker Night, almost 18 months in planning. 22oz bottle. The pour is a darker black with a thick light khaki head and a couple spots of lace as it falls down to a thin ring. The aroma is pretty intense. There is a lot of bourbon and a strong oak up front with a lovely maltiness and a heavy chocolate. The coffee is a nice touch as it opens up, with a little bit of alcohol moving in. The flavor is much of the same. There is a solid bourbon and a strong oak to the chocolate and coffee with a bitter maltiness and a light vanilla that creeps in. The dark fruit isn’t terrible, but this is a little messy. It’s not as complex as I was hoping it would be. The mouth feel is a little light and watery with a soft carbonation and a lingeringly bitter coffee, chocolate, and malt finish. Not too shabby. JaBier (8307) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Sample at Hoppin’ Frog on 2/25/17. Pours darkest brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate and bourbon. Malt and rich chocolate flavor with bourbon accents before a roasty finish. DocLock (11109) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Earlier Rating: 1/10/2015 Total Score: 4.3
Bottle shared by a friend during the Christmas Movie Marathon on 12/20/14. Pitch black pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, roast, vanilla and oak. Malty flavor with bourbon, chocolate and vanilla accents before a roasty finish.
Bomber from a PUB’R visitor. Poured dark black with tan head. Nose was heavy bourbon, oak, vanilla, licorice. Tasted dense, with heavy dark malt, oak, bourbon, mild vanilla, and a dry, boozy finish. Delicious.