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

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Ratings: 2,096
Reviews: 570
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 256
Gots: 654 | FT: 72
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Opaque, pitch black with a small chocolate-colored, sticky head. Bourbon barrel notes are integrated nicely with the big stout character of the aroma. Bittersweet dark chocolate notes, vanilla and cherry infusion from the oak barrels. Some fusel presence, but it's not overpowering.

Soft, silky texture on the palate. Bittersweet chocolate with some molasses. The barrel-aging has left it's mark, a bit too much of a mark. Bourbon and oak impart bright vanilla and alcohol flavors, but they overshadow the dark, roasted qualities of the base stout. Only slightly do things improve as the beer warms up toward room temperature.

While I was surprised and happy to see Hoppin' Frog's stouts show up in NJ, Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. didn't quite live up to the hype for me. With more time to mature, this could mellow out and become a great imperial stout, but right now it's just a good one.

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2012 bottle (white cap). Black in color with dark brown head and good lacing. The nose is sweet with some vanilla and bitter chocolate. The taste is nicely complex, with a lot of chocolate and coffee, some roasted notes and the perfect amount of sweetness. Unfortunately I am not really noticing the whiskey at all, but still a very good stout.

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Deep brown, near black colour with a ring of mocha coloured head, no lace th speak of. Smell is of oak, vanilla and whisky followed by a big dose of chocolate cake and fudge, coffee and a medium roast. Taste is roasty with oak and bourbon/whisky flavours, vanilla and chocolate with a bit of coffee, lightly fudgey in the aftertaste. Light prickly carbonation, smooth and full bodied. Really solid stuff however with so many incredible BA stouts around this may just get lost in the shuffle, however I would certainly drink this again without question.

Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 2,096 ratings.