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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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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 217
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 140
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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UCLABrewN84

California

4.11/5  rDev -5.3%

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.

01-06-2014 05:56:02 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.8%

01-05-2014 00:29:33 | More by djrn2
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-01-2014 22:46:40 | More by nmann08
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

01-05-2014 05:51:14 | More by zestar
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.8%

01-05-2014 00:28:16 | More by acurtis
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-31-2014 01:14:12 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-18-2013 00:19:52 | More by kjkinsey
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

01-10-2014 07:39:59 | More by ygtbsm94
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.8%

04-27-2014 18:44:37 | More by spycow
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-06-2014 02:38:32 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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largadeer

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-06-2014 02:39:00 | More by largadeer
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

06-04-2014 06:35:12 | More by SocalKicks
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-09-2014 03:16:41 | More by XmnwildX12
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-15-2014 20:26:12 | More by MarkyMOD
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beernads

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.8%

12-24-2013 01:32:59 | More by beernads
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-30-2014 12:35:52 | More by InspectorBob
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.8%

01-25-2014 07:10:55 | More by orangesol
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

01-05-2014 06:54:32 | More by drewone
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-30-2013 15:58:06 | More by Gonzoillini
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billab914

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

02-23-2014 00:25:37 | More by billab914
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

11-29-2013 20:47:33 | More by TurdFurgison
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drummermattie02

Texas

3/5  rDev -30.9%

07-18-2014 20:29:49 | More by drummermattie02
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Alieniloquium

Florida

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
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

02-23-2014 00:41:45 | More by Rhettroactive
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

01-01-2014 15:25:45 | More by jrallen34
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Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Van Wink from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.