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

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2,132 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,132
Reviews: 576
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 260
Gots: 657 | FT: 68
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-02-2009

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: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of newbeeraday
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of peabody
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out really dark black with lots of brown suds and plenty of lacing.
Smell is def. Oatmeal and chocolate and caramel. Somewhat boozy aroma but the alchol is hidden very well.
Taste is superb with hints of dark chocolate coffee and oatmeal raisin cookie. Alcohol is hidden here also.
Mouthfeel is thick and sticky just as a big beer is supposed to be. Very nice.
Overall this is a really good OIS and I will be buying this again despite the 17 bucks for the bomber.

Photo of Beejay
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to dstoke85 for this bottle.

A: Black as black can be. Nice creamy coffee colored head on the top.

S: Huge chocolate, bourbon and oak. A bit of a bite from the alcohol. Smells really nice to me.

T: Drumroll please... Yowser. Smack in the face! Big Bourbon and oak flavor up front. Then comes a strong vanilla flavor, and it ends with a nice toasted malt flavor with just a hint of smoke. As this warms the smokey oak really comes out.

M: Creamy and smooth, just a little bite from the alcohol. Very nice.

D: Oh yes. Anytime.. tastes great and is creamy smooth. Definitely something I would drink again. Very nice beer.

Photo of starrdogg
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.21/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle purchased in 01/2010. Split with angrybabboon.

Appearance: Pours near black. Heavy. Minimal dark khaki head. No lacing. No carbonation. Still.

Smell: Vanilla, oak, toffee, and whiskey. Lingering boozy sweetness. Malts are deeply roasted. Lots of chocolate and old coffee. Sweet roasted malts. Whiskey adds a nice balance to some of the rougher edges I expect from BORIS. Mild smokiness in the back. Overall on the sweet side.

Taste: Roasted malts. Deep sweetness. Whiskey pushes some vanilla but loads of toffee. Slight acrid age. Minor smokiness. Age has mellowed everything out. Whiskey dominates some of the mellowed parts of the beer. Light caramel sweetness with some old coffee. Some char.

Mouthfeel: Incredibly smooth. Barrel aging has dropped the carbonation to almost nothing. Body is medium, but feels a little thin from the barrel.

Overall: Better than the standard.

A notch up from standard BORIS thanks to the vanilla, oak, and toffee from the whiskey barrels. Other than that, it feels like the same beer. Nice use of whiskey barrels.

Photo of lucasj82
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of scott2269
5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of TasteTester
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of rjp217
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Tilley4
4.57/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Picked this one up from Jason over at Bruisin Ales in Asheville...

I enjoyed this one on Halloween night while enjoying the original "Halloween" with Jamie Lee Curtis and the awesome theme music....

Poured into a Duvel tulip, this beer is the epitome of Halloween midnight black... Completely void of any light.... Slowly forms a very thin and quickly fading mocha head... Then it just sits there.. Heavy and thick looking.. Excellent looking...

There's no mistaking the barrel aging here...huge aromas of the bourbon mix wonderfully with the deep dark roasted malts, the hints of sweet dark fruits, the delicate smoothness of the vanilla and the richness of the dark chocolate malts... This is powerfully enticing and addictive...the complexity added by the barrels really does this one justice... The bourbon aromas aren't overpowering at all; they lend an extra layer here not usually found in others...

An incredibly rich and thick chewy mouthfeel, unbelievably thick and creamy... The burn of the bourbon is smoothed out perfectly by the sweet dark chocolate roasted malts and vanilla flavors as well as the tinge of dark fruits...this one is really delicious... The alcohol makes a quick appearance on the finish reminding me to enjoy every delicious sip....

This is definitely one of the top 10 brews that I've ever had... A sipper, for sure.... A masterpiece...

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Damn dark stout and at 9something% was not expecting that. The small dark brown head dissipates fast. No real lacing.

Whiskey, vanilla, Graham cracker and milk chocolate. Sweet boozy inviting nose.

Pretty barrel forward with lots of whiskey and wood. Little bit of vanilla. Chocolate and roasted coffee.

Nothing like a big oatmeal stout. Really smooth.

Easy drinking for a big barrel stout. Thoroughly enjoyed.

Photo of Mikecap
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to Paul for sending me this bottle!

A: Pours a jet black with a nice khaki head that fades to a nice splotchy lace.

S: Deep dark chocolate and roast, some oak and a bit of booze.

T: Chocolate up front with a nice warming sweetness from the whiskey, some oak comes through and hints of coffee and roast.

M: Medium to full bodied with low carbonation and a nice creamy texture. Very easy drinking despite its size and little burn from the alcohol.

O: Really really good barrel aged stout that I'd drink again if given the chance. Worth seeking out for sure!

Photo of Nunya
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of AndyEdgar
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Just like lebron, pretty good but way overpriced. Save your money and buy some bourbon county

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of claytong
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

not sure the age on this one

appearance - viscous black with tiny head. bubbles and dissipates. no lacing really to speak of.

smell - whiskey barrel heat, dark rich chocolate, brownie brown sugar, toffee

taste - pretty much the same with more whiskey and a nice vanilla note. oak is also a bit more pronounced.

mouthfeel - pretty thick but not as much as id like. oily in the mouth. carbonation is not bad as compared to the appearance.

Photo of ncelauro
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 2,132 ratings.