Bodacious Black & Tan | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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Bodacious Black & TanBodacious Black & Tan

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Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Ohio, United States

Style: Black & Tan

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by klewis on 11-11-2006

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Photo of Cyberkedi
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Aroma is strongly hoppy, with a background of smoky, oily mocha and hints of charred wood and brown sugar. It pours a lovely dark-chocolate brown with a VERY thick light tan head that hands around for a bit and leaves some substantial lacing. Flavor has the hoppiness and grapefruit hint of a good IPA, and the roast quality coffee, unsweet chocolate and molasses tones of a good stout. The disparate flavors do not fight, but complement each other very nicely. It has hints of both hoppy bitterness and molasses sweetness that are nicely balanced. Texture is smooth and tingly, leaving behind both subtle hop bitterness and a whisper of sweetness, as well as a fairly persistent fizz. The stout and IPA elements are all very good, and the mixture of 2/3 IPA and 1/3 stout makes them balance very well. I love both stouts and IPAs, and this beer has the best of both worlds. Bodacious indeed!

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Photo of Spider889
4.62/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I finally am getting around to this review. I lost my notes from the first bottle I had, which was by far the best. I've since had this several more times. Listed as a Black and Tan, two threads Hoppin' to Heaven IPA, one thread B.O.R.I.S. the Crusher Oatmeal Imperial Stout. 65 IBU's.

Appearance: Black, thick pour, with little head unless you do a fairly tall and vigorous pour. When done thusly, you get a one finger head of dark dark frothy chocolate and mahogany. Decent lace and a small ring of bubbles ring the beer all the way down.

Smell: Hops! Bold, fresh piney hops. Grassy and floral, the hops dominate the smell. There's a faint sweet maltiness married with light roasted coffee, but you have to work pretty hard for it. (With a less fresh version you get much more stout in the nose).

Taste: Bold, bitter hops prickle the tongue immediately. This is followed by a malty dryness and some nice roasted character. There's bitter chocolate and toasted bread notes.

Mouthfeel: Moderately carbonated, smooth but prickly and bitter. Finishes very dry and you definitely can taste the alcohol.

Drinkability: I keep coming back to this one. It's never been the same as my first Black and Tan from eariler this year, but I think I've worked out why...

My first HF Black and Tan was bought at a local beer/wine shop and I have a large suspicion that this may have sat on the shelves for a decent amount of time (several months at least). I can't say for certain because HF does not date their bottles. But the first bomber I had was very dark and roasted - it tasted like a hoppy B.O.R.I.S. which was sublime.

My second tasting was a day after I bought some bottles direct from the brewery, so I knew they were fresh. That bottle was super hoppy, and I got very very little of the B.O.R.I.S. character.

This third bomber was also bought on the same day from the brewery, but I've held onto it for a month and a half to try and let the hops mellow a little. It's worked, but still wasn't long enough to return the beer to what I fell in love with.

Final notes: However you drink this, it's a great beer, and likely the best Black and Tan that's commercially brewed you'll ever find. If you like a super hoppy and bitter beer, drink it fresh and it's a perfect Black IPA flavor-wise. If you prefer to get more of the B.O.R.I.S. flavors, then age this beer a few months to mellow the hops enough that they don't quash all the wonderful stoutness. This is how I prefer this beer...

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.6/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

(Served in an imperial pint glass)

A- This beer has a dark body that shines a hint of deep brown in the light. There is a thick bubbly tan head that last and last turning rocky after a bit. There is a strong carbonation of tiny bubbles that glide to the surface supporting the head.

S- This beer has a soft pine hop note with hints of grapefruit and citrus zest in there. There is a faint apple blossom but bitter note to the hops as it warms a bit. There is no real smell of malt just big juicy hops.

T- This beer has a big musty grapefruit hops flavor that fades to a toasted grain bitterness in the finish. As the beer warms roasted black malt comes through in the flavor. There are also notes of bourbon in the finish. The big pine bitterness hangs on the tongue after each sip for a while and there is also a citrus note in there aswell. There is a slight mint note and bright fruity quality to the hops that is nice in the last few sips.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a light fizz in the finish that really boost the hop bitterness. No alcohol heat is noticed.

D- This is not your grandpa's black and tan, with 67% Hoppin' to Heaven IPA and 33% B.O.R.I.S this is a big beer. The black malt bitterness and roasted qualities really support the hop flavor nicely. Both the IPA and the Imp Stout are complex beers and most of those flavors come through in this beer. This is a big beer but it is a nice session beer that goes down smooth.

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Photo of beerwolf77
4.52/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Huge thanks to garbercury for this extra.

A: bottle into a tulip, dark chocolate brown, light mocha hued head spotty lace

S: this smells wonderful, solid citrus hops surrounded by chocolate and coffee, this surprised me how well all the aromas gel so well

T: light citrus bite up front that fades perfectly into a smooth roast malt with hints of coffee and chocolate lingering

M: medium somewhat creamy body, light carboantion, dry finish

D: I simply love this beer. I could drink this all day if given the chance. I may have to trade for a case of this.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appears a beautiful jet black hue with ruby highlights around the edges when held to the light. Thick tan moccha head forms even bands of lace all around my pint glass. Aromatics bring dark roasted malt with cramy sweet molasses and caramelized brown sugar wrapped around fruit namingly plum or raisinwith hops backin it up citric and pine like there. Flavors collied bringing upfront chocolate roasty notes this is basically BORIS the Crusher lite, the IPA gets over shadowed by the roasted malts much like this years Stone Anniversary black IPAs are somewhat of a contradiction. This mix of the two works so well 67% Hoppin' to Heaven IPA and 33% BORIS RIS. Big roasted malt with dark chocolate dryness blended with sweet fruity citric hops, mild alcohol finishes so lucious and juicy with hop flavor more so in the pine department. Mouthfeel is fuller bodied creamy textured, evenly carbonated and just plain kick ass. Butter smooth like a couple of slabs of Parkay, even flow till the 22 oz disappears. Drinkability is caseworthy or just buy a case of their IPA and Boris and blend yourself that way you will have three different beers from two cases, I like that idea.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of Dope
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of hustlesworth
4.49/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- poured a deep ebony brown with golden amber highlights and a creamy latte colored head that becomes bubbly and porous as it settles down to a hazy swirl like scum on a pond, only much more attractive. more interesting, is that the glass is pock-marked with spots of lace rather than waves or trails and in some ways the pattern resembles the coat of a some bad ass jaguar. coool.

S- it's odd to see/smell/taste a beer that looks like stout and smells like an ipa. citrus piney grapefruit hops are in the forefront while in the back lingers an evil smokey roasted malt coffee presence. this is a combination of two of my favorite beer styles and i honestly never expected it to be this good. i'm pretty much against mixing beer with anything but a shot of booze. this may be an exception.

T- this is what i wish imperial stouts would taste like! very nice aggressive mandarin grapefruit hops in the beginning then a near takeover by the roasty stout flavors. with almost 3/4 of the mix going to the ipa, i could easily appreciate the power of boris the crusher to overtake all other flavors. the resinous qualities of the ipa seem to stand out with the aid of cocoa and coffee flavors and a sublime smokey burnt grapefruit fades off into a very very nice finish. the only reason i'm not giving this a 5 is because the only other black n tan i've had is bass/guinness. and that was when i was about 19.

MF- smooth luxurious feel is slightly on the full side of a dipa. the very rich dessert feeling of the stout seems almost as if i hasn't been diluted (so to speak) at all. medicinal cough syrup feeling is totally welcomed here as the product of the hop intensity + oatmeal creaminess.

D- the last on my beers-to-try from hoppin frog list turns out to be a real diamond in the rough. maybe it's time to put my old stubbornness aside and make a few black-n-tans out of old favorites. unless it would be possible to brew a stout with this much hop character...hmmm....american imperial russian india oatmeal stout...yeahhhh...

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Photo of russpowell
4.45/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another beer from joe1510, cheers Joe!

Pours ebony with 3+ fingers of rocky mocha head. Sheets of chunky lacing ring my imp pint glass, a few floaties at the bottom ^ good head retention

S: Chocolate, a touch of raisin, & licorice, plus dark chcolate once warm

T: Dark fruit, cocoa powder & chalky dryness, plus a bit of minty hops up front. Dryness, a kiss of booze & just a whisper of charred grain as this warms, along with slight citric hop snap & chicory. Finishes dry, with mocha, a touch of astringent grain, booze warmth & then Baker's chocolate at the end

MF: Medium bodied, oily, medium carbonation & great balance. almost pulled a 4.5

Drinks very easy, usually not a style that thrills me, I think kicking this up a notch or 2 really made this work for me! This would also work as an export stout IMO

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Photo of Gehrig
4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Rich brown-black body with three rich fingers of tan froth atop it. Excellent duration and lacing make a very good first impression. Fine nose, equal parts hopped and dense stout--a bit floral but probably more molasses and coffee. Great taste, good hops and fruit but much more, lots of molasses, chocolate, coffee. This is tremendous, delicious, and a fine concoction. Creamy but also rough-hopped, smooth and a bit sweet, a great mouthfeel. One of the best surprises I've encountered lately, Black and Tan is a great accomplishment.

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Photo of tmitch75
4.42/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Newly available at Sam's in Highland Park, I was glad to pick this one up. 22oz bomber.

Thick creamy head on top of deep opaque black with rings of lace. Looks a lot like a stout.

Floral and fruity smell, very distinctive considering the appearance. Very intriguing.

Taste is awesome. Roasty bitterness, slight sweetness and strong grapefruit with floral notes. Wow.

Medium to full body, very smooth.

Awesome. This is the first combination beer I've had like this and I'm glad I tried it.

Tasted on 6/4/08.

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Photo of wheelinshirt
4.42/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22 oz bomber from Abe's in Bethlehem, purchased for $6.50, poured into a pint glass.

Looks slightly lighter than a big stout, pretty dark brown with a light cocoa head that is modest, settles down to a thin covering and leaves only a little lacing.

Smell is both IPA and RIS, dark roasted, chocolatey malts and nice hop bitterness and caramel malt, but the RIS is definately more upfront.

Taste is again a very nice combination of both--lots of bitter dark malts and bitter hops, balanced out nicely by a solid by not overly sweet or syrupy malt backbone--very good. However good it is, though, Im not sold on this as my favorite beer or style, though.

Mouthfeel manages to avoid being watery or thick, its a nice medium with some active carbonation--this really is a very good blend.

Drinkability is basically perfect--it is bold and flavorful without being overfilling or overly bitter, alcoholic, and is anything but boring. Really, really good.

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Photo of beveritt
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Poured from a 22 oz bomber into an Imperial pint glass. Embarrassingly enough, I accidentally grabbed 3 bottles of this once, thinking I was grabbing the BORIS Stout. Oh well, time to start drinking them. Label depicts a frog holding a beer mug. Description says this is a mix of their Hoppin' to Heaven IPA and B.O.R.I.S. Nice inclusion of stats: 7.6% ABV, 81 OG, 25 FG, 65 IBU. No freshness date.

Appearance: Pours with just shy of 3 fingers of dark tan head. This settles slowly, compressing into a nice and dense head about half its original height. Nice lacing. The beer itself is dark and opaque, with just a hint of mahogany around the edges.

Smell: An equal mix of roasted barley bitterness and well-hopped IPA hop aroma. Hops seem to dominate when cold, but the roastiness of the barley comes to the front as it warms. Very interesting.

Taste: Similar to the smell, this is an excellent blend of the two beers. Hop bitterness seems to be more forward, with a slightly caramel sweet finish. Roasted barley body backs this up incredibly well.

Mouthfeel: Average to slightly below average carbonation. Body is excellent.

Drinkability: Well, what do you know? A beer I have been delaying trying, mainly because of my disappointment over buying the wrong thing, turns out to be very good.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.37/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - pours pretty black. I'm trying to see some color through the glass edge but it ain't there. A finger of mocha foam, not great retention but nice sticky lace.

Aroma - good aromas of citrus out of the bottle, roasted malts are going back and forth with them. I smell the stout goodness and then the floral hoppiness.

Taste - good splash of roasty malts as the stout flavors start things off. The hops are right behind, an orangey flavor. The malts are kind of dulling the bitterness and bringing out the fruitiness of the hop. Some bite does come through on the swallow, drying the palate. Late roastiness also returns with some dark chocolate flavor. Ends roasty and dry.

Mouthfeel - decent weight, medium or so. Carbonation is peppy.

Drinkability - a delicious beer wth lots to enjoy!

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Photo of brewcrew76
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

67% IPA 33% Imperial Stout

A - Black with reddish mahogany highlights and a thick brown creamy head that leaves sticky lace clinging everywhere.

S - Roasted malt, sweet chocolate and citrus hops. Smells like a hoppy imperial stout to me.

T - Roasted malt and chocolate followed by bitter citrus and pine.

M - Medium body with a silky creaminess that really adds a nice touch.

D - Best black and tan I have had so far. Nice blend to create what tastes like a very hoppy imperial stout.

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Photo of HopDerek
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep brown/black with 1+ inch of foamy tan head with good retention and lacing. Smells of citrus, caramel, pine, maple sugar, chocolate, and coffee, just like mixing their IPA and Stout. Taste is also a nice blending of the two ales, with a start of grapefruit and pine mixing with a nice roasted malt backbone as well as caramel, and a finish of chocolate and bitter coffee. Medium body with good carbonation. Smooth and sweet with good roastiness and a nice bitter finish. Easy to drink, great flavors. Definitely could drink this often.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mahogany with sparse ruby and gold highlights. The three finger cap is an appealing shade of caramel nougat and has a surface rife with sticky, glassine bubbles. I love the thick band of pocked lace that has formed above, and now inside, the nonic bulge of my pint glass.

If the nose is an accurate guide, I wholeheartedly concur with the "67% India Pale Ale & 33% Stout" proportions that the brewer has chosen. If they were more even, I'm afraid the stout would stomp the hell out of the IPA. Well-roasted malt and citric hops are noted, both more aggressive than in any black and tan that I've ever had. Another way to think of the aroma is that it's similar to a hugely-hopped double stout.

Bodacious is bodacious! Again, the dovetailing of malt and hops is near perfect. I wonder how many experimental combinations it took to settle on this one? Obviously, the only way to create a great black and tan is to use a great stout and a great IPA. B.O.R.I.S. (which I was lucky enough to taste out of the tanks) is clearly outstanding beer. Hoppin' To Heaven IPA is very good as well.

If anything, I think American hops take center stage in the flavor profile. White grapefruit rind and bittersweet orange marmalade combine with roasted barley, dark chocolate, dark English toffee and a minor splash of coffee. While bitterness has a comfortable edge over malty sweetness, both get their money's worth and then some. This sucker has flavor to spare.

The mouthfeel is right where it should be for a boldly flavored beer of this style. It's slightly closer to medium than it is to full, with a silky creaminess that is a testament to the skill of its creator. I'm becoming more and more impressed with this Hoppin' Frog offering as I get into the bottom half of the bomber.

Even without checking my reviews, I'm certain that Bodacious Black & Tan is the best version of this style that I've ever had. Nothing else is even close. If I ever move back to Ohio, finding the nearest source for Hoppin' Frog beer will be at the top of my list of priorities.

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Photo of nickfl
4.34/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - One and a half fingers of tan head on top of a black body with good clarity and ruby highlights. The foam settles quickly and leaves a thin coat of lace on the glass.

S - An aroma of nutty, roasted malt balanced by equal amounts of citrus and pine hops. Bittersweet chocolate, roasted almonds, dates, grapefruit, and oranges.

T - Thick, sweet coffee malt and oats up front. Lots of caramel and toffee flavors in the middle that darken slowly towards the finish. Coffee and bittersweet chocolate in the finish with moderate pine hop flavors and ample malt and hop bitterness. Lingering smoke and espresso flavors with tobacco-like pine hops.

M - Thick, oily body, moderately low carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - I'm impressed, this may be the first black and tan that I have ever actually liked. The blend is well done with noticeable contributions from each beer. It is a testament to the obscene intensity of the stout that it dominates the flavor even though it is only 1/3 of the blend. Despite the stouts flavor dominance, the IPA makes a significant hop aroma contribution and adds a hop flavor backbone that was sadly lacking in the strait Imperial Stout. In the end, this really comes off as a weaker version of what I had hoped BORIS would be. The IPA dilutes the overwhelming, sticky malt soup of the stout and balances it with a hop character that not only makes it more drinkable but also works with the dark malts to add complexity, especially in the finish, that was simply not there before. If they brewed this as one beer, turned everything up about 20% and called it an Imperial Porter, it could be their best beer and it might even live up to the hype that BORIS has somehow generated.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.32/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle split and poured into a Sierra Nevada tulip. 7.6% ABV, 87 O.G., 25 FG, 65 IBUs, No date.

Big thanks to Beerwolf77 for sharing this surprisingly awesome brew!

A - Black but clear with ruby highlights and a dense tan head. Low retention but fantastic lace clinging to the glass.

S - Surprisingly awesome aroma of musty wood, cocoa, and a low hint of roasted malts. Reminds me of the smell of Ray's. Nice lower level of hoppiness with oats coming through in the back. I really, really enjoy the earthy aroma of this.

T - Interesting blend of dusty cocoa and bitter-sweet chocolate with earthy wood notes and smooth floral hops. Good flavor going on here.

M - This is incredibly smooth in the mouthfeel with a great silky texture and dry, lightly bitter finish. Fantastic!

D - A great blend! Very smooth and nice tasting with a great balance. I like this way more than I was expecting to and I'm sad to see the bottle empty.

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4.32/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber. Man, that frog do hop. I must start by saying that I've NEVER made or tasted a black & tan this hoppy. If it weren't for the silkiness of the stout, I'd be convinced I was drinking a good, hoppy porter. Picture having your local beerjockey whip up a B&T with Beamish and Boulder's Cold Hop, and you've just about got it. A wonderful beer with a great hop flavor, smooth mouthfeel, a little smoke on the back end, and a nose full of hops. I'll definitely be buying more of this.

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4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Given the fact that Bodacious Black & Tan is 67% IPA, it's surprisingly dark brown in color. Nearly black. Could this be a real "Black IPA?" There's not an ounce of light getting through. A very shy beige head barely covers the surface. It doesn't even reach a finger. It receded very quickly and very light, spotty lace remained.

Roasted and chocolate malts hit the nose first. The chocolate variety smell sweet. Citric hops quickly follow and feature grapefruit and pinepple scents, in addition to a slight piney aroma. Light roasted coffee works very well as a complementary player. Light yeast is noted on the tail. It's not extremely deep or strong, but it smells good.

I didn't quite know what to expect from Bodacious Black & Tan, but color me pleasantly surprised. This is damn good beer. Chocolate and roasted malts seem strongest in flavor. It is sweet and has a very cocoa flavor. But, the aggressive, bitter hop flavor propels this beer to excellence. Bodacious, indeed. Grapefruit, pineapple, and pine sap attack the palate full force. Alcohol is not at all noted. Finishes sweet and bitter.

The body feels a little too light. Carbonation isn't too buzzy and it has a smooth feel. But a bit more body would really do wonders. Drinkability is very high. It has a great flavor that covers a pretty wide spectrum. Alcohol isn't too intimdating. This goes down far too easy.

Hoppin' Frog's got one kick ass beer with Bodacious Black & Tan. The only thing that could effectively improve this beer is a little more body. It really performs well all-around otherwise. This absolutely has to be the most underrated, overlooked beer brewed in Ohio. With the recent recognition of B.O.R.I.S., I'm hopeful that more will take a chance on this gem from Hoppin' Frog. I swear, you will not be the least bit disappointed.

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4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours black with some garnet highlights around the bottom and a big +1 finger of light tan head. Retains well with a nice looking creamy layer that leaves a nice latticework of lacing behind. The aroma is mostly dominated by the IPA character, with hop bitterness and citrus notes leading the charge but a fair amount of chocolate and roasted malts still make their presence known as well.

The taste is a great mix of both. First up is the lively hop bitterness and tangy citrus tones of the IPA that then gives way to the thick notes of chocolate sweetness and roasted bitterness of the Imperial Stout. Considering that the majority of this beer is the IPA, it's really a testament to how deep and rich the B.O.R.I.S. is, as it's flavors are pretty much just as out their as the IPA's are. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a little bit of both too. A full creamy feel from the Stout and then a bit of oily nature form the IPA as well.

Wow! Talk about the best of both worlds. Both these beers are great together and this mashup of styles more than holds it's own. Packed with full flavor while still remaining very quaffable, this is one Black & Tan style to check out!

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of PBRstreetgang
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an inky black with a two finger brown sugar-tinted rocky head of dense cream. Excellent retention leaves spiderweb lacing. The aroma of stout prevails here; dark chocolate and deeply roasted barley; dark caramel and blackstrap molasses with some light toffee; an american citrus hop note is just perceivable in the background. The first sip is sweet with dark crystal malt and caramel. The flavor slowly turns to coffee and dark chocolate, and finally ends with a drying charred taste and a solid fruity american hop aftertaste. A complex beer for the style, with much greater depth and range than average. the sweetness tickles the palate upfront, then transformes into rich chocolate and coffee, and is well-balanced by the burnt character and hop bittnerness that eventually dries the tounge and halts residual sweetness. The body is a standard medium and ligter than the nose suggests, and carbonation is light allowing the robust flavors the linger a moment before being swept away. While this is surely more formidable a beer than most black and tan's the drinkablity is good so long as you like a good stout or IPA on its own. If one were looking for a B&T to crossover from macros- one should look elsewhere. The finish is dry and holds onto the roast character with a hint of cascade, but nothing overpowering. A terrific and innovative twist on the style as well as a solution to turning out an addition offering from a new brewery operated by one man. Ask him about serving this beer through coffee beans or fresh hops.

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Bodacious Black & Tan from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 173 ratings
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