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Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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1,928 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,928
Reviews: 557
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 243
Gots: 626 | FT: 70
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
English-style Imperial Stout aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels.

Batch 1- 2009(April) GOLD cap
Batch 2- 2009(July) GOLD
Batch 3- 2009(Oct) GREEN
Batch 4- 2010 BLACK
Batch 5- 2011 RED
Batch 6- 2012 WHITE

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-02-2009)
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-20-2014 00:28:29 | More by WTKeene
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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-19-2014 19:48:03 | More by cgrz
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-19-2014 14:49:17 | More by jhillwastaken
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-18-2014 01:36:46 | More by Adan
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BeastLU

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7%

01-16-2014 00:40:32 | More by BeastLU
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GWhite

Florida

4/5  rDev -7%

01-15-2014 08:19:23 | More by GWhite
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-14-2014 04:36:29 | More by st9647v3
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev -3.3%

Thanks to RocPorterFanatic for the bottle. Tasted 4 January 2014, reviewed from notes.

Pours black and thick, completely opaque. An aggressive pour yields one finger of dark-brown head; a more normal pour yields none. Good retention, decent lacing.

Smell is big and rich, a really nice balance of stout and bourbon. It's sweet and so smooth, nearly perfectly balanced, and almost as good as it gets. No complaints, but it's not quite as complex or robust as the best.

Taste is a little rougher, a little more bourbon-heavy, and less integrated than the smell. But it's still quite good, just a little on the rough side.

Feel is really good, though somehow it doesn't blend with the beer like I want it to. It's really heavy and thick. The carbonation initially feels like enough, but that's until the weight of the body and flavor settle in and drown out those weak little bubbles. Needs a bit more fizz.

A very solid barrel-aged stout. Could be better, but could be a whole lot worse. The integration of the barrel with the base beer in the smell is outstanding.

01-13-2014 03:11:48 | More by zeledonia
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GetMeAnIPA

California

4.31/5  rDev +0.2%

Thanks to smchenry77 for a bottle. 2012 vintage poured into a snifter.

A - pitch black with a thin mocha colored head that fades fairly quickly leaving a nice foam ring around the edges.

S - wow! Big whiskey aroma followed by vanilla, chocolate and roasty notes. Some sweetness too.

T - well balanced. Much more whiskey on the aroma than the taste. All the flavors blend together without one being too much. Upfront roasty notes with rich chocolate followed by whiskey and vanilla. Bitterness comes in on the end to balance the beer out. The bitterness does build as I drink more and more, almost too much. Maybe my only compliant. I get a warming on the finish but not boozy at all.

M - silky, smooth, creamy and pretty full bodied.

O - great BA stout. Great thing about this beer is the whiskey flavor blends with everything else and doesn't overshadow the other flavors.

01-12-2014 22:03:48 | More by GetMeAnIPA
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Jimmeekrek

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

01-12-2014 21:57:59 | More by Jimmeekrek
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Colorado

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NickyDee21

Pennsylvania

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7%

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New York

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ThatsThatDude

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-06-2014 16:49:59 | More by ThatsThatDude
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csmalley

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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BradShook

North Carolina

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New York

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Louisiana

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Griggsy

Pennsylvania

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GJ40

North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -9.8%

Sampled from a 22oz bottle purchased at Triangle Wine in Morrisville, NC.

A - Deep black with a moderate head that dissipates quickly.

S - Bourbon, oak, dark chocolate and molasses.

T - The bourbon leads but doesn't dominate. It's joined by dark chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, coffee and a hint of sweetness. Good depth and complexity but not outstanding.

M - A little thin for the style. A moderate carbonation.

O - A good BA IS but given the price ($16-17 from what I've seen over several NC shops), it's just not worth it. By my calculation, this cost me almost 50% more than BCBS and it wasn't nearly as good. I think price should play a bigger role in reviews.

01-05-2014 00:03:10 | More by GJ40
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -7%

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Indiana

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Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 1,928 ratings.