Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
4.9/5 rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Poured into a snifter. 2010 vintage. Split the bomber with a buddy.
4.0 A: Pitch black color. One finger of creamy/frothy hybrid light brown head. Retention isn't that great and leaves just a touch of lacing.
5.0 S: In your face aroma. Lots of dark chocolate, surpisingly intense coffee, and roasted barley. The bourbon is just as intense as I like. It complement the beer without dominating the aroma. Leather, vanilla, and wood are secondary. Mix of strong aromas than all complement each other well.
5.0 T: Taste mirrors the nose closely. Lots of coffee, some dark chocolate, and good amount of roasted barley. Again, the bourbon does not dominate, but rather complements. Bourbon, oak, vanilla, and leather, but no astringency to be found. Mild toastiness and a touch of smoke. Just really, really tasty.
4.5 M: Heavier medium to lighter heavy body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy and super smooth. Could benefit from a bit more body, but overall this is good here.
5.0 D: I've had this a couple times in the past, but it's never been as good as this bottle. Perfect bourbon contribution without the pesky tannins that sometimes accompany. Hoppin Frog makes some great beer and this might be the apex of quality. I could drink another bomber and still want more. Just an overall really solid brew.
Serving type: bottle
11-12-2010 03:35:49 | More by DavoleBomb
More User Reviews:
4.78/5 rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
A - Pours out very dark and forms a great head which disappeared after a bit. Not too much lacing to speak of.
S - Smells perfect for a BA. Nice vanilla and bourbon on the nose.
T - After just a short time aging, the alcohol has evened out a bit but is still there on the finish.
M - Coats the mouth great, almost leaving a film for a bit. Very thick, very good.
O - Outstanding BA!
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2014 23:02:57 | More by toppoop
Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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