Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Van Wink - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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Reviews by CuriousMonk:
4/5 rDev -7.8%
Pours black with a one-finger beige head leaving behind mild lacing throughout which was sort of a letdown. The earthy aromas pick up roasted malts, milk chocolate, wood, some coffee, and slight bourbon. Rich and oily flavors along with chocolate, coffee, charred earth, burnt marshmallows, dried fruit, and vanilla. The finish was somewhat dry and lackluster with very slight Pappy Van Winkle undertones, which was disappointing. This beer is medium bodied unlike its older brother, BORIS the Oatmeal Crusher, which I found to be thicker and a bit more memorable than this one unfortunately. Still a nice beer nonetheless! I cannot say if it is because of the Pappy Van Winkle attachment to this beer that makes things a bit more overrated than should be. In any case, I will let my last bottle rest for another year and see if the beer evolves into something a bit more enjoyable.
01-08-2014 17:43:32 | More by CuriousMonk
More User Reviews:
4.88/5 rDev +12.4%
A: I poured soft so almost no head but my second pour I was aggressive and the small head that did appear was mocha in appearance
S: Like soft bourbon no head snapping bourbon very vanilla smelling
T: this is where this crushes it has the soft notes of bourbon but with a very roasted, sweet, chocolate with no harsh booze taste although you can taste it in the background the vanilla smoothness of the bourbon shines through, with notes of oak and very little if any heat
M: Great texture you get the fullness you expect from a ba stout but I was expecting more of a residual thickness booze but it doesn't cling much
O: Insanely great BA beer the base being pretty damn good never hurts I haven't had the regular BA B.O.R.I.S. in long time but this is an astonishingly good beer seek it out!
11-30-2013 02:46:34 | More by SomethingClever
3.95/5 rDev -9%
22 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Black with some edge transparency. Still stains the glass. Medium khaki collar.
Smell - Lots of bourbon. A little nutty. Oaky. Some coffee roasted malt.
Taste - Straight bourbon. Sharp boozy liquor flavor. More chocolate. Bitter and oaky in the finish.
Mouthfeel - Boozy. Medium heavy. Not as rich as I'd like.
Overall - Lots of barrel and liquor. A far cry from regular BORIS, but good.
01-20-2014 18:25:07 | More by Alieniloquium
Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Van Wink from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.