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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

244 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 244
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.09%
Wants: 151
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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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

unclejazz, Feb 11, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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!

SomethingClever, Nov 30, 2013
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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Unbelievably perfect-looking stout: solid, deep and dark black, topped with a solid dark brown head with fantastic retention.

Bourbon notes are fairly subtle on the aroma, with coffee and roasted barley taking front and center.

Flavor has a similar bourbon strength - which is to say, relatively mild - which grows as the beer warms (including vanilla). Noticeable slightly sour oak heat throughout. Chocolate is more prevalent than coffee on the palate.

Lovely thick feel overall; more thick than most BBA stouts. Long finish; extremely minor alcohol heat.

This is an excellent and remarkably understated BBA stout. It falls well short of the standard established by GI, and I would put it noticeably below FW's offerings, but it's extremely tasty and well done across the board, and below 10% ABV to boot!

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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.

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Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Van Wink from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.