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

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,975 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,975
Reviews: 560
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 243
Gots: 635 | FT: 73
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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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

CommanderOfAwesome, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz.. bottle into a tulip.

The appearance is a mahogany brown, nearly black, with a small mocha head.

The aroma has a nice bourbon presence. Sweet vanilla, milk chocolate, bourbon, roast malt, and a bit of chocolate control the nose.

The flavor is really nice and smooth while at the same time maintaining the the distinctness of flavor that I like. Milk chocolate first, then bourbon, vanilla, oak, a bit of general booziness, with some roasted malt and a touch of coffee as support.

The body is pleasantly full with very light carbonation. The finish has a light sweetness, but it rounds out well with the oak and whiskey dryness.

This is my favorite BORIS for sure.

KickInTheChalice, Jan 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

dman5400, Jan 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

BGsWo22, Jan 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

babaracas, Jan 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

KillaB, Jan 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

nkeckhar, Jan 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

jsilva, Jan 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Roger85, Jan 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

cfh64, Jan 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Hopsiam14, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

popery, Jan 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

DogfishJoe, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of vfgccp
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1 yr + old bottle, opened in Jan 2013.

A - Pours with a great, fine bubbled, milk chocolate colored head. Low retention and lace. Thick, solid black body. Almost no highlights.

S - Boozy rasin-bran bread pudding. Silky smooth.

T - Delicious warm, dry, boozy chocolate. Porridge. Caramel flan sweetness. Dry coffee.

M - Stellar smoothness. Full body.

O - Great integration, great balance, great body.

vfgccp, Jan 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

CBodamer, Jan 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

pumaguy021, Jan 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

bsuedekum, Jan 26, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Tasted back-to-back with the regular BORIS.
A: Pitch black with a 1/2 finger head that dissipates quickly. Much smaller head/ quicker settling than the non-barrel aged version.
S: A bit muted compared to the regular, though similar characteristics- dark roasted malt, mocha, vanilla
T: The palate is where this is better- smoother flavors, featuring toasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, & a hint of coffee
M: Full-bodied, smooth, a bit of bite on the finish from the hops
O: I can't decide if I like this or the regular BORIS better. They're very similar overall, each with separate strengths, though at $5/btl less, I guess I would give more props to the non-barrel-aged version, even if my end score for this is higher b/c of the higher taste score

ONUMello, Jan 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Dirty25, Jan 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

ComRock12, Jan 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

BMan33, Jan 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

trapper2408, Jan 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

mtrog313, Jan 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Pellinore1, Jan 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Hugonaut13, Jan 23, 2013
Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 1,975 ratings.