Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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3.53/5 rDev -17.9%
Gold Cap. Poured into snifter. Oh so black with a tight tan head. Head disappears fast and leaves minimal lacing. Looks good.
Big bourbon jumps out of the glass. it the background there's brownie mixed with some dark fruit. Smells a lot different then regular Boris.
Taste is bourbon heat with burnt chocolate and some oak. As it warms it never changed much. Sort of one dimensional. I like it but 22oz is rough.
Mouthfeel is okay. Barrel aging seems to have stolen some of the thickness I love in regular Boris.
Overall an enjoyable BA stout. A bit pricey here in CO so I might not get this again.
11-14-2011 21:40:32 | More by chicano4craft
4.28/5 rDev -0.5%
Gold capped bottle (guessing an early batch)
Glad to finally try this one!
Pours black as hell with a thin layer of light caramel colored head. Some spotty lacing exists along the glass.
The nose has a hefty amount of whiskey involved, followed by sweet vanilla, caramel, oak, roasted malt and a bit of bitter chocolate.
The taste is a sweet treat form outer space. I am graciously welcomed with a sweet blast of vanilla and bitter cocoa all mixed together with a lightly heated booze presence. There is a charred oak presence that brings on a nice roastiness. The whiskey has really done a number on this brew as all the barrel characteristics shine quite hard.
The mouthfeel has a decent amount of crisp carbonation despite the barrel-aging. This is a deeply viscous brew that is syrup like but not cloying in sweetness.
Overall, this is a prime example of how barrel aging can change a great beer into an even better one. Love this brew and cant wait for more
11-09-2011 05:33:13 | More by ChugginOil
Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 1,914 ratings.