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

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Ratings: 1,949
Reviews: 559
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 243
Gots: 631 | FT: 71
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%

muskiesman, May 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

jbuddle, May 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Brown120, May 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Zaphog, May 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

22oz bottle. Not sure on the age, but this has a green cap. Poured into a Boulevard tulip.

A: Pours PITCH black. Thin quarter finger of dark tan head. Dissapates fairly quickly. Wow, laces the glass thickly. Lots of proteins from the oats. Definitely some alcohol feet.

S: Smells really nice. I get lots of milk and dark chocolate on this guy. I don't get over powering barrel notes, but there is some vanilla for sure.

T: Dark chocolate bitterness up front. Not as creamy as I was expecting with oatmeal. I get some toffee notes. Some caramel. A touch of roast coffee, but not a lot. Nice dry finish.

M: Full bodied stout. Nice carbonation.

inlimbo77, May 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

atone315, May 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

TonyTalon, May 09, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +2.3%

22oz bomber sent from schwaeh (thanks man) poured into a tall nonic.

A: Pours very dark, opaque, and viscous, with a significant amount of dark brown head...good carbonation visible on the glass.

S: Excellent nose, bourbon and vanilla are at the forefront, with caramel and dark fruit sweetness combined with oatmeal notes, lots of decadent dark chocolate cake, hints of booze.

T: Bourbon and vanilla, hints of oak, chocolate and coffee, fudge, molasses, booze, a light roasted bitterness, dark caramel.

MF: Viscous and full, sticky and creamy, with a good amount of carbonation.

O: Its a touch hot right now, but completely manageable and extremely enjoyable. Good representation of the style.

Scotchboy, May 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

jacobdensford, May 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

jlove5, May 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

let8it8grow, May 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

DrWalterWhite, May 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

BCash, May 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

antoines15, May 01, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev -3.5%

22oz. bomber pouted into a Duvel Tulip style glass. Dark, but not completely black in color. Slight light to dark brown highlights, but not that you can see through it or anything. Dark brown colored head, only about a finger thick, even after a hard pour. Not too much in the way of lacing, but the liquid slightly syrupy cling to the glass.

Smell is good, solid representation of the style. Plenty of roasted malted barley, and molasses. On top of that there is lots of chocolate and maybe a slight hint of coffee but not much. Vanilla from the barrel wood and a little whiskey, smells nice.

Taste is on par, even a slight step up from the smell. Huge malt profile, lots of vanilla, whiskey, and chocolate. Speaking of which, I don't know why, but the chocolate profile is HUGE compared to the smell. Sort of in the middle of bittersweet and sweet. It blends really nice with the whiskey/bourbon. Well balanced and extremely tasty.

Mouthfeel is good. Full bodied and silky smooth. Maybe the slightest bit under carbonated. Slight bite and even some heat from the whiskey/bourbon barrels but not overbearing. Really drinkable, nothing not to love about this bomber, not 100% sure I would justify the price, but certainly worth a purchase.

AndyAvalanche, Apr 28, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +1.2%

Picked this one up from a trade while in Denver. An aggressive pour yields only a one finger dark tan head that fades really quickly with minimal lacing. Lots of booze and bourbon in the nose initially, but it's quickly overpowered by wonderful dark, roasty chocolate, wood, and vanilla. The taste follows suit with loads of cocoa, espresso, and bourbon with hints of oak, vanilla, caramel, molasses, and a touch of soy sauce and licorice. The mouthfeel is thick, chewy, and oily but super smooth. There's a subtle alcohol warming throughout that is absolutely perfect and doesn't hurt the drinkability at all. This is my first taste of Hoppin' Frog, but hopefully not my last. A great beer!

beerdrifter, Apr 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

johnnyboy76, Apr 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

DangerDawg, Apr 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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