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

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
97
world-class

252 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 252
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.09%
Wants: 152
Gots: 70 | FT: 16
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 11-21-2013)
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

spycow, Apr 27, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to drewone for sharing this one at jmgrub's tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, cookie dough, wood, and bourbon aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, cinnamon, and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a great bourbon smell but the flavors are a bit too astringent in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

djrn2, Jan 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

zestar, Jan 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

acurtis, Jan 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

nmann08, Feb 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Texasfan549, Jan 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

kjkinsey, Dec 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

ygtbsm94, Jan 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

SocalKicks, Jun 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

largadeer, Jan 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

XmnwildX12, May 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

MarkyMOD, Mar 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

beernads, Dec 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

drewone, Jan 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

InspectorBob, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

orangesol, Jan 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Gonzoillini, Dec 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

billab914, Feb 23, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Alieniloquium, Jan 20, 2014
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Cynic-ale, Nov 29, 2013
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chippo33, Jan 04, 2014
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4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark ink black with a thin layer of medium brown head.

S - Charred oak, sweet bourbon, chocolate fudge, molasses, roast and a hint of vanilla.

T -Char, chocolate fudge, roast and anise from the base beer intermingle with charred oak, bourbon and vanilla notes from the barrel.

M - full body. Light carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, Dec 20, 2013
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Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Van Wink from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.