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

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1,914 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,914
Reviews: 557
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 243
Gots: 627 | 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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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

4.18/5  rDev -2.8%

Portion of a 22 oz bottle poured into a Hunahpu's snifter. From notes.

A: Pours a very dark brown color. The head is a one-finger tan shade.

S: I first notice plenty of sweet chocolate, backed by some dark fruits and a good whiskey character. The barrel influence is subtle and balanced within the base beer on the nose.

T: The first sip comes off sweet and fruity, with the whiskey barrel appearing on the midtaste and finish - like the nose, it's subtle and well integrated with the mocha finish. Hints of oatmeal are found on the back end, too. Good complexity here.

M: The body itself is creamy and medium bodied. Lots of lingering stickiness still gives way to a drying sensation on the back of the palate. I'd reckon it's a little harsh for 9.4%, otherwise I have no real complaints about the mouthfeel.

O: This was probably my favorite beer of the day. I'd definitely buy it again, even with its price point.

03-24-2013 08:12:33 | More by ThisWangsChung
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4.15/5  rDev -3.5%

Pours a solid black with a thinnish tan head that musters but then recedes. Smells of roast, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, light bourbon and oak with hints of dark fruit. The flavor is sweet with a roasty earthy edge. some chocolate but more roast and coffee coming through with a solid shot of bourbon flavor. Light vanilla and wood with a smattering of dark fruits to round it all out. Medium to thick body with a sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel and a light level of carbonation. Wow this is a damn fine brew! The barrel thins the body a bit which I like because the regular version is thick and sticky. Very Nice brew.

03-23-2013 23:29:37 | More by johnnnniee
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boot11222

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-23-2013 18:57:09 | More by boot11222
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

03-23-2013 18:08:23 | More by ejimhof
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CasanovaCummins

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-23-2013 02:37:46 | More by CasanovaCummins
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Zach136

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-23-2013 01:54:30 | More by Zach136
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-23-2013 01:48:38 | More by Keith_R
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ObiWanKushnobi

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-22-2013 23:13:14 | More by ObiWanKushnobi
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-20-2013 18:48:55 | More by Whiskeydeez
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fiver29

Ohio

5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-20-2013 12:54:13 | More by fiver29
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stewart124

Ohio

4.7/5  rDev +9.3%

I believe this is a bottle from 2009.

Oily thick. Tan head.

Huge nose of stone fruits. Rye whiskey comes off on the nose.

Silky smooth. Huge mouthfeel. The whiskey and oak comes off beautifully. Great bitterness feel. I'm not sure I have had a bigger Russian imperial stout.

Wonderful.

03-20-2013 01:10:53 | More by stewart124
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TonyGutz

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7%

03-19-2013 21:28:32 | More by TonyGutz
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Holland

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

03-18-2013 11:52:04 | More by Holland
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jeff1973

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

03-16-2013 04:53:43 | More by jeff1973
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jriggins6

Colorado

5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-15-2013 18:33:05 | More by jriggins6
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edunaye

Ohio

5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-13-2013 22:26:20 | More by edunaye
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-13-2013 20:24:39 | More by mdaschaf
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freeride

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-13-2013 19:34:37 | More by freeride
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-12-2013 19:08:59 | More by stereosforgeeks
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deuce9259

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-12-2013 02:59:47 | More by deuce9259
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Matagal

Brazil

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-11-2013 23:05:12 | More by Matagal
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-11-2013 17:59:22 | More by Zachtheporter
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7%

03-10-2013 23:44:56 | More by acurtis
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adkieffer

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-10-2013 00:21:15 | More by adkieffer
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RevRaymer

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%

The first 3 things I noticed were the very dark color, the almost non-existing head, and the intense smell of the whiskey barrel this beer is aged in. The beer is full-bodied and strong (9.4% alc) but is actually quite smooth. I expected from the look and smell for it to be a bit more bitter and would probably preferred it to be. However, it was nice to drink a strong stout without feeling like it was trying to bowl you over.

Overall, a very nice stout.

03-09-2013 21:46:02 | More by RevRaymer
Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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