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Bodacious Black & Tan - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

Bodacious Black & TanBodacious Black & Tan

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BA SCORE
86
very good

164 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 164
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.65%


Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Black & Tan |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: klewis on 11-11-2006)
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Todd

Colorado

3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bomber split with the bro.

Opaque black, with some floaters visible around the edges of the glass and a coffee colored creamy lace.

Soft aroma overall, with hints of chocolate, herbal mint and some bread. Faint roastiness. Unique aroma.

Creamy palate, medium body, crisp carbonation. Roasty upfront, slightly acrid, with notes of coffee and a hint of sour. Interesting minty flavor, with a chocolate maltiness and biscuity dryness. Chalky here and there. Some grass and mild astringency beneath. Bitty feel towards the drying finish, that turns pithy, coarse, and astringent with a hay character.

Interesting and definitely on the extreme end of the style, but the astringency kind of builds on this one and make it a bit of a one-pinter. Worthy a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2008 02:19:40 | More by Todd
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22 brown bomber.

Can't we call this something other than a "Black & Tan"? At least there are no green shamrocks on the label.

Sediment again, thankfully its dark enough we are not looking for clarity here. Not sure where there is huge chunks of sediment here as I left a good three inches of beer in the bottle. Nearly black in color with a beautiful tan lacing.

A little roasted and chocolate, a bit of citric and herbal in the aroma from the malt and hops respectively. Very smooth with a slick medium body. Roasted and chocolate flavors are forced to mesh with the citric and herbal minty tone from the hops. Surprisingly it works. Perhaps a tad as astringent but the malt sweetness is strong enough to keep it balanced. Mildly acrid in the finish with a wet burnt note and lingering citric hop.

Not bad at all, complex and reminds me of the many blends I have concocted over the years. One pint did me just fine.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2008 02:13:37 | More by Jason
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New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a short off white head that died down, leaving lacy patches of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark malts are present in the nose along with notes of roasted malts and hints of licorice.
T: The taste is similar to the smell. No sweetness is detectable and there are some slight hints of bitterness.
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3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear yet opaque very dark amber (almost jet black) in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some dark cola brown + ruby highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall light tan head that slowly reduces to a medium sized patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light amounts of roasted malts with a light amount of anise/licorice. There is just a faint hint of pine hops.

T: Moderate flavors of roasted and just slightly burnt malts along with some very light hints of chocolate. There are some light notes of pine hops as well. There is a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Just heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and lightly creamy.

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Bodacious Black & Tan from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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