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

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Ratings: 1,835
Reviews: 555
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.37%
Wants: 236
Gots: 609 | FT: 65
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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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aasher

Indiana

4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This bottle is Batch 3, the green cap. It pours a medium bodied, silky smooth midnight black in color with a beige lacing around the rim of my snifter. The aromas are of sweet milk chocolate, lightly roasted coffee, with a soft sweet bourbon, vanilla finish. The bourbon is exceptionally well played at this point in it's aging. It actually smells very, very similar to KBS at this point. The flavor gets even better. It boasts both sweet and bitter chocolates, lightly roasted coffee, light oak, a touch of vanilla and a perfectly well rounded and soft bourbon note to finish. This beer is near perfect. I really can't believe how well blended everything is and how well the chocolate, coffee, and bourbon intermingle. It is exceptionally smooth and doesn't overly stick to the palate, yet leaves you with a touch of chocolate, rye, and light bourbon. This beer was near perfect! I highly recommend trying this one aged.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2011 02:42:31 | More by aasher
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jayhawk73

Maryland

4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a solid, deep, mesmerizing black. Chocolate milkshake one finger head that looks amazing. Head eventually goes into marbled streaks across the top of the beer. Epic lacing on the glass. This is an amazing looking beer for the style. I really can't think of anything to improve it- thus the super rare 5.

S- Holy crap. It's not very often that I yell "WOW!!" on the first sniff. This is one of those times. Simply amazing nose. Bourbon smell is rich, smooth, not overpowering... Perfect. Malt, sugar, and vanilla in there as well. I really hate giving 5's, but this is a 5 for the style if I've ever smelled one.

T- Wow. I was expecting to be let down by the taste compared to the nose. Wrong. This is one of the best Russian Imperial Stouts I've ever had. Espresso, caramel, whiskey, vanilla, it's all there. I don't taste a lick of the 9.4% alcohol either. Super smooth, but the whiskey makes it's presence known big time. The flavor of this beer explodes once it hits your taste buds, and doesn't let go until long after your last sip. Truly outstanding.

M- Very smooth, and very drinkable considering the big flavors in this beer. The hops give it a little bite on the feel, but not overwhelming. Everything just WORKS in this beer, and the feel is no exception. Aftertaste lasts an eternity. Simply great.

O- This is the first beer I've had from this brewery, and there's no doubt about it.... it's World Class. This is definitely in the top 3 or 4 beers I've had in this style, and absolutely a top tier beer of all that I've enjoyed. I'm really humbled I got to try this, and I will absolutely pick it up by the armful whenever I see it again. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2011 00:24:44 | More by jayhawk73
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Green cap bottle poured into a pint glass. Purchased from my regular store, the beer guy there told me he had had it for about a year.

A. Poured into a finger of cocoa brown head. The dark brown to black body is familiar, as I just reviewed the regular B.O.R.I.S. two days ago. Head recedes quickly and only light lacing is noticed.

S. The aroma starts off malty and goes into a straight booze aroma. The chocolate and coffee are noticeable after the beer begins to warm.

T. Dark chocolate and roasted malt kick off the flavor party for me on this one. The hop presence is quite faint and quickly passes into a very interesting mix of woodyness and chocolate, as if someone were aging chocolate milk in bourbon barrels. Ends with a subdued bourbon flavor.

M. Full bodied and mouth coating, but more balanced than original B.O.R.I.S. and not quite as thick. A decent amount of carbonation make this a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2011 12:46:06 | More by CFHMagnet
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mactrail

Washington

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Silver cap on the 22 oz bottle. $17 in Denver.

Holy cow! A gigantic crazy beer. No much to look at, unless you really like used motor oil. Slight sourness I associate with black patent malt. I have rarely encountered a more alcoholic-tasting beer-- I'd believe it was 16%. Just sweet enough to enhance the malt. Just bitter enough to give it some balance and add to the long ride of the aftertaste. Whisky taste is sensational, along with a little vanilla from the oak. Fruity flavors add to the interest, more like dates and apple butter.

If you want to taste a world class mega-stout, here's one. A good example of the power of malted barley.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2011 04:15:44 | More by mactrail
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output01x

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle (no date, but gold crown) into a snifter glass.

A vigorous pour yields a 1 1/2-finger mocha-colored head that slowly recedes after a few minutes to a thin, even dusting and thick foam ring. The body is as black as tar and looks about as thick. Light lacing clings to the sides of the glass in thin strands like a spider's web.

A faint oaky, bourbon aroma precedes the standard chocolate, coffee, dark malt aromas. The nose is somewhat muted but is genuinely pleasant with very balanced aromas.

Dark malts with flavors of milk chocolate and roasted coffee starts each sip. A strong bourbon alcohol heat is present from the beginning of the sip until the next sip. The alcohol heat is too strong in this beer and detracts from the excellent flavors instead of complimenting them as it should. The heat does die down as the beer nears room temperature. This beer definitely needs to age a year or two.

Full bodied with moderate carbonation, this beer is thick. The carbonation, while not enough to make this an easy drinker, is enough to prevent ths beer from being overly sticky. It is definitely a sipper and would be best suited for a cold winter night.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2011 03:16:02 | More by output01x
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claspada

New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Silver/gold cap so it's from 2009 at some point.
Aromas are quite intense to say the least. Barrel, bourbon and alcohol start the show. Really intense serious dark chocolate with lesser sweeter cocoa powder contributing; definitely a serious beer here.
The tastes begin with a lot of oak and bourbon, which is upsetting and surprising especially after more than 2 years in the bottle. Still delicious don't get me wrong. Copious amounts of dark bittersweet chocolate coats the palate, slick but not at all sweet or cloying at all. This is a serious beer that really could have aged for 2+ more years. Mouthfeel is thick thick and full with adequate carbonation for the style. The alcohol flavors really dry this one out leaving the mouthfeel full again yet dry and lip smacking. Overall, I am divided on this beer. I do not believe you should have to age a beer for more than 2 years to reach it peak but this one could use 4 to be amazing... I will let you be the judge, maybe it is just the vintage but this beer is way too bourbon and oak focused. Personally I have no intention of revisiting anytime soon because of the intense alcohol contribution to the overall enjoyment and flavor profile.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2011 01:38:36 | More by claspada
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beergod1

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled at the Cleveland Beer Fest 5/14/11. Poured black with a tan colored head that has enough carbonation to leave a small ring that lasts. Notes of, whiskey, and heavily roasted malt and burnt Chocolate fill the nose. This is a full bodied stout with yeast flavors enhanced by malt, Burnt chocolate, coffee and a lingering hint of hop on finish. A little Hot on the Alcohol. I would love to let a bottle sit for a year or so.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2011 15:21:19 | More by beergod1
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a large snifter. Gold cap on top for the record.

Supper dark brown and creamy head off the pour with some good sticking that is thick. Body appears an almost dark red with hints of classic dark walnut brown/black, leaves a real nice collar, and a random thin puck that looks whispy and nice. The body is very dark but it might be a little clear too. Nevertheless, this is a great looking drink.

Thick whipped milk chocolate on the nose, slight boozy caramel, barley wine fruit sensations and more chocolate, with just the right sense of heat. Praline like as well, bold, this looks real promising.

First taste is, killer body, and just the nice thick palate that flows so easily. Bitter dark chocolate all throughout that is so pleasant, god I love dark chocolate that's just a little bitter and this is it right here. Swallow brings feeling of barleywine pleasantry. Milkshake like easy drinking and stupidly creamy, very well balanced on the boozyness it feels just right. Twizzlers black licorice candy feeling on the swallow, with a hint of char.

Wow I was beginning to think this was gonna be a disappointment for the price it was anything but! Fantastic beer I am going to finish this bomber in 5 minutes flat it is so good.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 22:31:34 | More by smakawhat
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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I remember a time (not so long ago), when this one was considered a light light whale in my immediate area. I can now walk into my local Total Wine and grab this one!

A: Dark as hell, with a very mild peppery beige head that died down almost as fast as I could pour it.

S: Not as strong as I though it was going to be. Buttery, mild puff of whisky and a bit of dark chocolate wrapped up in the Kentucky delight.

T: Okay: VERY bitter on the finish! I mean.... it was way too much for my taste. The whisky buried all of the elements that made the standard version a treat: coffee, dark malt, roastiness, etc. What I got in the end had sort a banana-like quality about it.

M: Also, the whisky tasted of the low-grade variety to me. The carbonation was low and the lacing was non-existent.

O: I'm a huge fan of the standard B.O.R.I.S., but I thought this one was a misfire. I won't spend $15-20 on this one again.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2011 23:21:28 | More by Chaney
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seeswo

Ohio

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

Pours black with a half finger of cocoa head into my Surly Darkness snifter. Looks good for a BA imperial stout. Oak, whiskey, roast and booze are the predominant flavors in a somewhat tame nose. Body is pretty creamy for the style, with a medium mouthfeel and decent medium-low carbonation. Taste is roast and chocolate melded with big boozy whiskey. That said, it is pretty doable in that it is more whiskey flavor than harsh booze. I think the barrel again represents a pretty strong improvement over the base beer. The oak hangs out in the finish, partially disguised by the rest of the flavor. This is definitely a good one. The balance tilts in the direction of the barrel, but I think for this beer, that works.

Edit: shortly after this review, I did a vertical of all 5 batches of this beer. Batch 1 was super oaky. Batch 2 was really malty and unlike the other beers in the series. Batch 3 was more balanced and batches 4 and 5 were like better, tamer versions of batch 1 (read:less oak). Batch 4 was the best, but the cuvees were the best for sure. Batch 2 and batch 4 mixed was sublime.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2011 03:36:19 | More by seeswo
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A bottle split with onix1agr and poured into duvel tulips. Its either a batch 1 or 2.

A- a hard pour yields only a small cap of mocha colored head that settles quickly and leaves no lace. A good swirl bring a bit back but leaves just as quick. Absolutely black body with some serious legs.

S- that's bourbon all right. Loads of barrel even on the colder side of things with vanilla and booze galore. Malts are very dark and bring some molasses and bakers chocolate to mind. There's some brown sugar and condensed milk in the back.

T- barrel forward with the booze a bit heavy really. Some oak and vanilla with a sweet molasses and brown sugar background. The whole ride is dominated by the barrel and really puts an impression on you.

M- full bodied and a bit sticky with a light carb and a ton of heat on the palate.

O- this is one monster ba stout and even with a good bit of time on it still retains a ton of heat. Ill scoop another and lay it down some more.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2011 23:07:11 | More by oglmcdgl
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badboyrsl84

California

4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pour really thick like black oil in to the glass with a nice tan head.

Smell - whiskey, chocolate, vanilla, and hint of alcohol.very nice!

Taste - strong whiskey in the beginning with tons of chocolate, vanilla from the barrel in the middle and it ends with a finish of more vanilla and barrel taste. Alcohol is present in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - very smooth thanks to the oatmeal in this. I've found that to in the case in all oatmeal stouts over had. The carbonation hits towards the end of this one.

Overall - its super solid with all the taste of a good barrel aged brew without any flavors that overpower but works together really well.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2011 06:21:43 | More by badboyrsl84
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

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

Batch 5 suckaz. Drank for the AFC & NFC championship games. Go Pack!

'Light' black color, red edge to it, minimal brown tan head. Aroma was soft, mild bourbon, mild chocolate, no coffee.

Taste, I really dug this, like Eclipse, it wasn't trying to be the biggest baddest largest most alcoholic stout in the world, a light amount of bourbon to compliment the beer. Good complimentary chocolate with the bourbon, heat is kept to a small warming sensation, a desireable one at that.

Really amazed hoppin frog makes such good stouts, and such lousy ipa's, but could totally be a freshness thing getting their beer all the way out here.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 16:33:33 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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mgoblue5743

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is super boozy.
It's quite viscous and thick and pours well, but this beer needs a lot of age before it becomes worthy of being a premium barrel aged stout. It tasted almost like I poured a swig whiskey into the regular BORIS, which is a great drink. I have a feeling in 2013, this drink is going to be awesome, wonder if I have the patience on my other bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 16:00:36 | More by mgoblue5743
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omgshesaboy

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. Bottle poured straight into my GLBC snifter.

This beer pours nearly pitch black, and it just looks very thick pouring out of the bottle. Almost no head after a straight pour though, a little disappointing.

Right away you smell the bourbon, and vanilla sweetness. a little hint of oatmeal, and this is a little strange I am getting some banana peel in there too.

Bourbon and Vanilla are dominant in the taste as well as a little chocolate.

Mouthfeel is full! Very thick and chewy. Just what I am looking for in a BA stout.

This is one of my favorite BA stouts, the only complaint I have is the bottle size. 12oz would be perfect...22oz of this is a little much for just 1 person.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 04:33:48 | More by omgshesaboy
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sidetracked

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch 3 bottle. Pours black with a very thin light/medium brown head. Mahogany highlights. No lacing.

Smell is dominated by bourbon and wood but no real alcohol presence. Slight sweetness. Roasted malts and a little vanilla.

Upfront taste is slightly sweet; bourbon mixed with roasted malts, raisin-like fruitiness, caramel and molasses. Bourbon increases through the finish--still some molasses sweetness present along with a little vanilla.

Full bodied, creamy and smooth. Finish is syrupy with a light alcohol heat. Light carbonation.

Good balance of bourbon and stout, but gets a little boring half way through the bottle.

2/11/2011

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2011 20:32:10 | More by sidetracked
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trodersark

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a Batch 1 bottle into a Tulip.

A: Pours a dark chocolate black with a nice finger thick head.

S: Smells of malt, boozy bourbon, and slight oatmeal

T: Tastes of bourbon, malt, chocolate, oat, and oak

M: Effervescent enough, but not overpowering. Good mouthfeel.

D: Very drinkable. Overall good brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2011 20:31:13 | More by trodersark
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perrymarcus

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle served in a snifter.
(review from notes of 5/7/11)

pours a viscous, used motor oil black, yielding a small mocha-toned head. retention was (unsurprising) so-so; lacing in patches.

nose is very nice but i'd stop short of calling it exceptional. offers notes of chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, and bourbon.

more of the same pull through in the flavor. bitter chocolate, roastiness, bourbon, a bit of vanilla, and a touch of booze in the finish. really good.

full bodied mouthfeel with adequate carbonation.

overall this is a fantastic beer. i wouldn't put it up there with my favorite -bal aged stouts - in fact i might not even prefer it to regular B.O.R.I.S. - but a damn tasty beer nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2011 02:26:56 | More by perrymarcus
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PaulStoneAnchor

California

3.05/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

3rd Batch: Green Cap

Appearance: Very viscous and dark. No head retention whatsoever. Although it has very light lacing.

Smell: Alcohol heat, Whisky, Oak, along with light notes of Dark Chocolate and Vanilla.

Taste: Huge notes of Whisky barrel, its almost overpowering. The whisky notes hide the faint echos of dark chocolate and mocha. I am unimpressed with the taste in this beer. I am not sure which barrels were used but it picked up a lot of the harshness from the barrel.

Mouthfeel: It has an amazing mouthfeel which fully coats the tongue and has a very rich thickness.

Overall: This beer was ok, I would prefer a regular BORIS and a DORIS to this one. I think if it sat on the barrels longer it would smooth out a bit better.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2011 04:51:49 | More by PaulStoneAnchor
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Gushue3

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought this about a month ago and was surprised to see the 17.99 price tag on my receipt. I hope this lives up to the price.

A- Pours very dark with a tiny bit of transparency. large brown, 1+ finger head with medium retention that turns foamy. no lacing left after head dies down.

S- Nice booze scent off the bat. lighter malt scent in there but the whiskey is prevalent. nice.

T- toffee and whiskey off the bat. odd combo but it works very well. Theres some chocolate and roasty malt that compliments the whiskey and sweetness but definately takes a back seat. Dark fruits are hidden among the major parts. nice alcohol warmth on the finish

M- medium mouthfeel and carbonation on this one with a nice warmth from the whiskey barrels.

O- Very good beer. I wouldnt buy it again for 18 dollars but if i come across it again i would NOT complain

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 01:19:06 | More by Gushue3
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PhineasGage

Iowa

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

Peoria Int Beerfest VIP notes

a - thick, sinister darkness. big tan head.

s - lots of coffee, dark malt. woody vanilla. small hint of licorice.

t - big dark fruit, tangy dark roasted malt, vanilla finish is AWESOME.

m - smoooth. coats mouth nicely. great carbonation balance (light.)

o - I offically claim this the superior version of B.O.R.I.S.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2011 16:03:37 | More by PhineasGage
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ptykozoon

California

3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cool color, dark purply brown, hints of black. No Lacing or head.

Prune, raisin, chocolate fudge, some dark fruits hard to place, a bit of bourbon and oakiness.

Vanilla, rich bourbon, aforementioned.

Nice mouthfeel, though this is a bigger ABV than I thought, the bourbon is heavy.

Nice.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2011 23:16:44 | More by ptykozoon
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kk73

Hawaii

3.83/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into my glass. Green cap batch #3. Thanks to Wisconsinality for this bottle.

A - Pours a dark black with a reddish hue around the edges when held up to the light. Smallish caramel colored head that quickly subsides into a ring around the glass.

S - Smells of molasses, dark fruits, vanilla, with a touch of bourbon on the nose.

T - Taste follows the nose, with some of that alcohol bourbon heat. This one is pretty sweet, and chocolatey, not much of that fresh roasted coffee taste Ive come to love in an RIS. Finish is fruity and spicy.

M - Ive never had the beer before, but imo a touch on the thin side for the style. Still smooth and creamy with good carbonation. Some mouth coating stickiness.

O - My first beer from Hoppin' Frog, is a good one. Not mind blowing, but a solid beer for the style. No problem finishing this bomber by myself.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2011 08:14:30 | More by kk73
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Green cap batch 3.

A- Pours a lifeless black with a very thin chocolate brown head that dissipates pretty quickly.

S- Roasted malts and vanilla, the barrels have definitely made their mark here, it smells like a shot glass of bourbon.

T- A blend of chocolate and roasted coffee with substantial whiskey flavors, the alcohol is very warming and also has some fruitiness to it. Finishes with roasted malts and a tobacco hop flavor. The alcohol is pretty powerful but I think it actually works very well, the whiskey definitely balances the sweetness.

M- Medium bodied, creamy from the oatmeal. Carbonation is low, slightly chewy.

O- I really like this beer and am impressed with how well the whiskey and roasted malts complement each other. This is an aggressive beer though and definitely a sipper.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2011 06:03:49 | More by WillCarrera
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Franz4

Ohio

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

22 oz bomber poured into a pint glass, reviewed from notes

A- good looking stout, pours thick and crude-like.

S- I thought the nose was great, all the roastiness of the base beer with the added dimension from the barrel. Lately I've noticed a overly evident graininess in some barrel aged versions, but this one kept that from being an issue.

T- Very good here, but I think the barrel actually took a bit away from the base beer in this area, not sure what it was, but I preferred the base to this version.

M- Still drinks very smooth, abv is present, but not overpowering. Feel was slick with a nice full finish.

O- Nice RIS, as I mentioned I think I preferred the base beer, but this one was well crafted and was a joy to drink as well. I'm glad I was able to do a side by side with both versions.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2011 04:27:16 | More by Franz4
Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 1,835 ratings.