Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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4.5/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to a kind BA for sharing this one. One of the high points of DLD.
Pitch black, dark brown head, good retention and lacing despite a relatively small serving.
Very nice aroma, the same milk and chocolate, coffee, seen in the original version, but here with more noticeable, yet delicate, vanilla oakiness and bourbon. Interestingly, I had already noticed that on the allegedly not BA Boris. More noticeable here.
Full bodied, thick but creamy, and the palate is bursting with milk and chocolate, evolving into sweetish vanilla notes, coffee, and some bourbon-like notes, with less heat than the original.
Although I am comparing old notes with a new taste, it seemed to be one of the few RIS I believe might have actually improved with barrel aging. I wish I could have a side by side.
Serving type: bottle
05-05-2009 01:13:40 | More by brdc
Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 1,790 ratings.