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

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BA SCORE
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1,787 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,787
Reviews: 553
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 228
Gots: 602 | FT: 64
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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Indiana

3/5  rDev -30.2%

07-08-2014 01:04:22 | More by MeisterSmudge
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dpw95

Ohio

5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-06-2014 16:58:56 | More by dpw95
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aquazr1

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-06-2014 03:52:36 | More by aquazr1
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kingston2

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-06-2014 00:15:17 | More by kingston2
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KG710

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-05-2014 03:39:07 | More by KG710
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matt2591

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-05-2014 01:56:55 | More by matt2591
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Franziskaner

Missouri

4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Midnight black in color with just a trace of mahogany brown head covering the majority of the top of the brew. Light Brussels lacing. Deep aroma of roasted barley,oatmeal,and bourbon are very enticing. The flavor is a combo of bitter roasted barley, sweet bourbon and oatmeal. The mouth is thick,creamy, luscious and sticky.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 20:11:55 | More by Franziskaner
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GClarkage

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-04-2014 15:54:12 | More by GClarkage
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bsideone

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-04-2014 15:22:43 | More by bsideone
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Ant4711

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -7%

07-03-2014 13:17:09 | More by Ant4711
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Ncpogs

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

07-03-2014 04:30:52 | More by Ncpogs
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tmclain

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

07-03-2014 01:49:07 | More by tmclain
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daron7

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-03-2014 00:53:17 | More by daron7
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Simko1209

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-02-2014 16:54:04 | More by Simko1209
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CraftBeerforBrains

Ohio

5/5  rDev +16.3%

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Geoff413

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-02-2014 14:10:30 | More by Geoff413
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mmars010

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

07-02-2014 04:30:06 | More by mmars010
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darcange

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-29-2014 22:12:26 | More by darcange
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DanSmith17

Delaware

4/5  rDev -7%

06-28-2014 12:27:25 | More by DanSmith17
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bookerandy

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-28-2014 10:57:26 | More by bookerandy
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Chris_Panos

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-27-2014 17:38:26 | More by Chris_Panos
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

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RebornStussy

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

06-26-2014 23:02:14 | More by RebornStussy
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roger617

Indiana

4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into snifter.

A: Pours dark black with almost a finger of tan colored head that reduces fairly slow and leaves a thin collar. Viscosity appears very thick, really looking forward to this!
S: Aroma is strong with whiskey, charred oak, and a hefty amounts of grain. The whiskey comes across as a bit harsh.
T: The first flavor that hits is whiskey, and it's not harsh at all the way it come across on the nose. I'm getting quite a bit of chocolate, which I did not detect at all in the aroma - however after tasting it, I do detect it in the aroma, but only slightly. As the glass warms the charred oak starts to come to the front. Lingering aftertaste is whiskey, roast malt, and chocolate.
M: As the pour indicated, the feel of this is very thick. HFB must have used a ton of oatmeal in this, as the viscosity to ABV ratio is very impressive. I'm impressed with how smooth this beer feels.
O: This is an extremely well crafted stout. The whiskey barrel treatment takes this beer to another level, and creates a standout in what is a relatively small class. I enjoy the relatively low ABV combined with such a thick feel. Very well done, wish I would have bought more when I came across this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2014 22:05:52 | More by roger617
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Jack_Malts

Virginia

4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a midnight black with a one finger chocolate head. Wow, the smell is lightly boozy bourbon vanilla and oak. There's also some oats, creamy chocolate, and roasted char. A light freshly ground coffee smell is present, but not a feature. The taste shines. The bourbon is really present, but ultimately doesn't overwhelm the oatmeal and roasted flavors. The booziness is very appealing, blending well with the flavors it supports. Dark chocolate and ground coffee flavors are strong, with bourbon vanilla beans and whiskey soaked oats backing them up. The mouthfeel is slick, oily, thick and smooth with medium carbonation.

What a nice treat, this beer is definitely something. The oats add another level of complexity to the style (I've never had a bbl oatmeal stout) that is appealing. Adds a certain earthiness to the experience. Very good, definitely recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2014 02:48:46 | More by Jack_Malts
Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 1,787 ratings.