Cafe BORIS - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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Reviews by coreyfmcdonald:
3.81/5 rDev -8.6%
22oz bottle into a snifter
A: Pours pitch black with a finger of dark tan foam. Very good retention and lacing.
S: Strong coffee - earthy and a bit spicy. I get a bit of sweet caramel in there, too. The stout is there in the background, but barely. The coffee scent is very strong, but nice.
T: The flavor is much more balanced. The coffee initially hits upfront with the same earthy, slightly spicy note with malted milk balls, dark chocolate, and roast in the background. Stays on the sweet side throughout, but certainly not too sweet. The coffee integrates particularly well into the beer. However, I don't think this is as good as regular BORIS.
M: A touch on the thin side. Mostly, it is just thinner than I was expecting. The carbonation is appropriate.
O: A nice coffee RIS, but nothing too amazing. I prefer the base beer, and certainly prefer the BA version. Enjoyable.
12-13-2013 23:33:46 | More by coreyfmcdonald
More User Reviews:
3.79/5 rDev -9.1%
650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Inky black. Small khaki head. Thin collar.
Smell - Coffee and cola. Some dark chocolate.
Taste - Sweet. Bitter coffee. Less cola, but it's definitely there in the finish. Nutty, too.
Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation. Medium heavy.
Overall - I still think the base beer is better than all the treatments.
12-03-2013 02:02:10 | More by Alieniloquium
3.16/5 rDev -24.2%
A-Jet black with a lovely dark brown head. Super thick appearance that is rather deceiving.
S-Smells like cheap coffee, hazelnut, gas station creamer that has been sitting out for hours.
T-The taste of this honestly reminds me of bad coffee that has been sitting out for hours and slowly gets cold. It is rather creamy but there are some minute chocolate notes left and a hint of licorice.
M-Nice thick body with almost too little heat. The coffee over dominates the flavor and all other aspects of this beer making it almost a chore to get down.
O-Regular BORIS is a lot better than this. The coffee is just not good and it makes this hard to get down. I would not recommend this to anyone especially when you can get three times the amount of founders breakfast stout for the cost of one bottle (14.99).
02-09-2014 04:51:23 | More by beerhan
4.26/5 rDev +2.2%
22 ounce bottle. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like coffee, bittersweet chocolate, burnt/charred malt, and some dark bread. It tastes like coffee, burnt/charred malt, malted milk balls, bittersweet chocolate, dark fruit, and some vanilla. Mouthfeel/body is full, it's creamy with low/moderate carbonation. It's smooth and easy to drink. I think it's a very good brew, but not quite as good as the regular BORIS. Still, it's definitely worth trying if you come across some. $14.99 a bottle.
01-25-2014 23:25:57 | More by bluejacket74
Cafe BORIS from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.