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

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Ratings: 1,786
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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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-21-2012 10:20:56 | More by esullivan880
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4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This bottle is about 1 year old, from my cellar.

Pours very dark, deep ruby. almost black. Head is off brown and minimal. Lacing is invisible.

Cocoa, dark chocolate, leather, ripe black plum and dark coffee beans round up the nose on this bad boy. De-lish!

Flavors are simple, yet powerful. Cocoa nibs, leather, dark chocolate, faint coffee beans, baked caramel. Tastes dark. Very nice.

Feels soft and velvety. Carbonation has no chance here. The booze thins things out nicely to allow full enjoyment of the flavors. Could use some bubble on the end to loosen up the slick feeling a bit. This beer is a sipper, but the abv is well hidden and sipping just won't happen.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 09:43:05 | More by Mebuzzard
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-20-2012 01:40:58 | More by inkdemention
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4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 22oz bottle.

Pours a very oily and thick velvety black color. There is a thin quarter inch brown head that is nice and dense but it recedes slowly. Amazing.

Great oat notes start things off. Nice and roasted. Amazing cocoa powder that is rich, sweet and slightly bitter is followed with some really nice barrel notes. The nice brown sugar and slightly caramel notes are so perfectly blended with the RIS roast and the chocolate notes. Amazing nose.

Flavor is quite similar to the nose. The barrel aging definitely adds a lot to BORIS. Very delicious roasted notes with cocoa from the base RIS. Nice dark malts with good milk chocolate sweetness and also some nice oat and grain notes. The whiskey notes are very nice and add some nice caramel and some dark fruit notes. Mouthfeel is very nice and slick. Oily, velvety ands soo smooth. Nice strong medium body. 9.4% what?! The carbonation is

Overall. As stated previously. I enjoy this BA BORIS better than the base but I still think that DORIS is top dog. It is still and amazing brew and one of the best RIS out there.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 00:34:59 | More by JoEBoBpr
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-18-2012 21:31:31 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks, Yeahnatenelson!! 2011 bottle ...I think anyways, possibly older.

Appearance. Pours black and fairly viscous with just a skim of dark brown head.

Smell. Bakers chocolate and whiskey, slightly woody and just a little roasty malt.

Taste. Sweet dark chocolate, some nice toasted oak and vanilla, a bit of smooth whiskey, a drop of dark coffee and just a hint of blackberries. Very nice.

Mouthfeel. Full body, lightly warming and lowish carbonation.

Overall. A very nice big stout. Smooth, rich, and a nice level of whiskey and barrel. The sweetness is about as much as I would want in a beer like this. Well made.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 03:19:08 | More by Rutager
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-17-2012 05:11:48 | More by MaseFace
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

11-16-2012 02:48:46 | More by sneaks2210
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New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-15-2012 06:53:41 | More by MystikCelt
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4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Hoppin Frog Brewery branded snifter (thanks Pensfan!)

Pours an opaque black with a one and finger dark beige head. The head quickly dissipates to form a foam ring around the glass. The nose is whiskey-forward, with dark fruit and roasty notes. Opens with a touch of roasted malt, bakers/dark chocolate, and dark fruit including hints of black cherry and plum joined by oak and whiskey notes. Finishes with continued whiskey and booziness, roasted malt and roasted espresso notes. Full bodied, low carbonation as expected with most barrel aged beers and a slightly creamy, smooth mouthfeel. The base beer is exceptional and the barrel adds a new dimension here. Really enjoyable and recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2012 05:11:31 | More by chanokokoro
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-14-2012 16:45:45 | More by Mister_Joshy
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4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottle to HFS sniffer

A: black as night total opaque heavy Mocha head that fades quick super dark chocolate

S: a little boozy upfront I can smell the oats and the malt in there too but is slightly off putting

T:follows the nose with a little bit of alc upfront but it does fade quickly into a creamy oatmeal like flavor that goes to a bitter malt finish and you can taste the alc again a little but not horrible

M: thick but oily texture that has a creamy consistency were the carbonation is mixed in perfectly

O: really solid oatmeal imperial stout but the alc and bitterness of the hops kinda ruined it for me especially when paired with a weak smell but I liked the look and mouthfeel so though its not my favorite I still recommend it curious as to taste after some aging.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 01:02:10 | More by Pinknuggets
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-12-2012 17:00:39 | More by Mojo333
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New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured a 22Oz bottle into a snifter.

Appearance: a think dark black with a mocha colored head that is about a finger thick and fades rather quick leaving little to almost no lacing.

Smells: a nice roasted malt with some vanilla and beautiful barrel nose.

Tastes: as good the orginal version just alot better. There is whiskey layer that adds a velvety smooth sweetness to the perfect hoppy stout. there is a caramel/ vanilla hint that comes through more as it warms up that I love from this beer.

Mouthfeel: a full bodied stout with a slight burn from the 9.4% but the whiskey front blends well it.

Overall: I fully enjoy this beer. I have to call it a beer for an occasion for me with a tag of $18 but no doubt about it I will pick up some more and make a day to enjoy some more. My favorite brew from hoppin frog that I have tried so far.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 22:41:09 | More by kennylopez
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Quebec (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It was International Stout Day when we sampled this. Thanks the Masterski for this one.

Poured from a 22oz. bottle and shared with my wife.

Appearance: Pours thick and dark with a real dark brown head. Good sized retention that disappears in a few minutes.

Smell: Oat flakes, chocolate mixed with wood and whiskey notes that blend real well. Strong without being boozy.

Taste: Chocolate mixed with whiskey. Oatmeal felt in the finish and there's a robust, roasted flavor in the middle. Slightly less balanced than the aroma but still tasty.

Mouthfeel: Remarkably smooth, bit coarse midway with a medium-low carbonation.

Overall: Packs a punch and almost busts out of balance but doesn't Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 20:57:26 | More by papat444
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-10-2012 20:21:27 | More by bonez05404
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-04-2012 00:11:15 | More by KCM
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-03-2012 14:34:41 | More by sendbeer
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

11-03-2012 03:07:08 | More by tbone1384
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

11-02-2012 00:42:00 | More by Gregwa
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4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours thick & black with a brown half finger head. Very little lacing once the minimal head disappears to but a memory.

S - The bourbon is on the forefront but not as dominant as other barrel aged stouts I've had. Behind the bourbon you get gobs of roasted malt, dark chocolate & a hint of coffee.

T - Bourbon comes through wonderfully with lots of bitter chocolate, vanilla and roasted malt.

M - Just velvety smooth. Really coats your mouth with the low carbonation.

O - A well balanced beer here. It's very nice to have a barrel aged beer where one flavor doesn't dominate, but they all meld together in harmony.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 00:05:24 | More by cvm4
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

10-28-2012 21:46:16 | More by whodeyvols
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4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: This beer pours a motor oil black body with a thin brown head that quickly fades and leaves a tiny bit of lace on the glass.

S: I am getting a strong amount of bourbon and roasted malt. I am also picking up a nice amount of sweetness.

T: There is a nice bourbon flavor and feel, but its not overpowering at all. The roasted malt and chocolate flavors linger for a long time.

M: The beer has a full body with a tiny bit of crispness on the back of the tongue and as it goes down. The bourbon leaves a nice warm mouthfell also.

O: This is a pretty tasty beer. I am a huge fan of Barrel Aged Imperial Stouts and this one for sure doesn't let me down.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2012 03:21:29 | More by gtermi
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

10-23-2012 17:21:27 | More by FreshmanPour77
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4/5  rDev -7%

10-23-2012 09:38:22 | More by sind310
Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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