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

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Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial StoutBarrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout

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2,106 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,106
Reviews: 572
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 257
Gots: 654 | 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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3.53/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch 5 - red cap. 22oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours black as night with a half finger dark brown head. The head can most likely be attributed to a stronger pour as it fades out immediately. A slight ring of foam settles around the glass but it also doesn't last long.

The nose isn't all that strong, but it's certainly not weak either. Some nice roasted notes are prominent, along with some oak. There is a nice roasted aroma followed quickly by some wood/oak character. There is a decent amount of some chocolate along with a subdued whiskey character that makes itself known yet stays in the background at the same time.

The taste follows along with the nose. The chocolate notes are more prominent than in the nose. There is also some earthiness to go with the roasted flavors. There is some char and wood characteristics that seem to impart some bitterness. As with the nose, the whiskey is subtle and seems to ride underneath all the other flavors.

The body is on the lower end of full with low carbonation. It's a bit thinner than expected for a barrel aged stout.

This is a good beer, but it's just ok as far as barrel aged stouts go. The flavors and aromas are solid but they don't stand out as anything really special. The whiskey is in the background and it really doesn't draw anything out of the existing characteristics. As mentioned, it is a good beer, just not a stand out.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 2,106 ratings.