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Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Van Wink - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

217 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 217
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 141
Gots: 69 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 11-21-2013)
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4.55/5  rDev +4.8%

A: slippery black with a rim of brown; isolated lace motes; quick swirl generates a brief dark mocha smoke across the shiny black surface

S: mellow roasty dark malt aromas of cocoa and sweetened espresso accented with oak wood-like and vanilla bourbon whiskey

T: slightly sweet chocolaty malt accompanied by whiskey-sweet vanilla and drying woodiness; flashes of vanilla, molasses and chocolate,

M: slick and creamy, medium-bodied and almost fluffy, drying and smooth finish - effortless drinking

O: sublime stout action - among the smoothest and most refined in feel - the ale and whiskey are seamless, presenting a top tier Imperial stout. Don't pass it up.

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3.73/5  rDev -14.1%

Reviewing the Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Van Wink from the Hoppin' Frog Brewery out of Akron, Ohio. This beer is Hoppin' Frog's signature BORIS Russian imperial stout aged in pappy van winkle barrels.

Score: 84

November 2013 vintage bottle served in a Surly Darkness chalice and enjoyed on 07/12/14. Thank you Kevin S. for sending me this brew!

Appearance: Pours a pitch black color with just under a finger of khaki head that recedes quickly to a thick ring around the glass. Okay lacing and retention, light browning from swirling. 4/5

Smell: Fudge, bourbon, oak, caramel, chocolate and a little roast. Really nice mix! 4.5/5

Taste: Taste is boozier, oakier and less integrated than the nose. Licorice, oak, dark fruit, booze and baker's chocolate. Has a kiss of ashiness. Not bad at all, but it is a far cry from the quality that the nose led on or even regular barrel aged BORIS. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, low carbonation. More bitter than anticipated. Creamy mouthfeel. 3.5/5

Overall: A solid, but far from spectacular beer that proves that using Pappy barrels does not always make a beer better. Regular barrel aged BORIS, and even non-barrel aged BORIS, were better in my opinion.

Cost: $15.99 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle.

07-18-2014 18:24:53 | More by jegross2
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Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Van Wink from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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