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

Not Rated.
Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Van WinkBarrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Van Wink

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BA SCORE
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world-class

271 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 150
Gots: 67 | 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:
Beer added by: dwagner003 on 11-21-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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4.14/5  rDev -5%
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.

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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.

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Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Van Wink from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.