Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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4.08/5 rDev -5.1%
16 bucks for retail, 18 to consume in the bar...a tall order and I think my friend for splitting this one.
Served room temp and I highly recommend letting this one breath a bit.
Dark as night pour, this seems a bit thicker than the regular boris, but the lighting and glassware wasn't up to a proper comparison.
A strong complex roasted coffee, vanilla, chocolate, and bourbon nose.
The taste is much the same. No flavor really takes over, this is amazingly well blended and sinfully delightful. Hops at the finish give this one a lot of dark fruit flavors but the bitter roast never lets it turn overly sweet or fruity. Of course the chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and oak flavors are all very present and solid.
Very good body here. Just enough carbonation survived the barrel aging. Somewhat thick and chewy.
I'm not sure what else to say. A very very good beer. Is it on par with some of the world's top barrel aged imperial stouts? Well, my score might end up close, but close in this world is a HUGE difference. Get the price down or somewhat add that extra umph and we'll talk again.
11-24-2011 15:43:21 | More by bobhits
4.43/5 rDev +3%
Unk bottle date
Pours black with a finger of mocha head. Nice run of foam over the rim. Smells of vanilla. So nice. Really lengths above the regular version. Taste follows with nice notes. Awesome.
Wish I had more. Dry velvet and creme flavors. Man. I have a hard time not drinking more. Further, also want to take it back from my friends.
11-18-2011 08:21:30 | More by harrymel
Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 1,928 ratings.