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

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1,833 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,833
Reviews: 555
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.37%
Wants: 236
Gots: 609 | FT: 65
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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Ratings: 1,833 | Reviews: 555 | Display Reviews Only:
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BlackNote

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

12-23-2013 02:47:35 | More by BlackNote
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sunofneurot

New York

3/5  rDev -30.2%

12-22-2013 20:43:41 | More by sunofneurot
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Jacob007

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-20-2013 22:49:22 | More by Jacob007
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-20-2013 15:48:12 | More by Jeffrey2310
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FEUO

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-19-2013 14:04:18 | More by FEUO
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pkao

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-17-2013 18:00:34 | More by pkao
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

12-16-2013 01:36:34 | More by ZEB89
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gr8zehaman

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-16-2013 00:21:31 | More by gr8zehaman
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ISmith87

Arizona

4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - 4.25 - Pitch black oily looking beer, mocha head dies down to nothing. Alc legs are pretty.
S - 4.5 - Bourbon, oak, smokiness, dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, vanilla.
T - 4.5 - Bourbon, booze, oak, slight smoke, caramel, toffee, vanilla. Great barrel aged imperial stout.
M - 4.5 - Medium-heavy mouthfeel. Alc present but expected. Aftertaste is roasty chocolate coffee with a hint of leftover booziness.
O - 4.5 - Great beer. Barrel aged is a plus. From Ohio is a minus :P. But seriously, it's great, just wish the price was a little lower...

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 00:15:30 | More by ISmith87
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partisan

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-15-2013 21:29:08 | More by partisan
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OhioBobcat

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-15-2013 17:00:35 | More by OhioBobcat
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TasteTester

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7%

12-14-2013 20:25:17 | More by TasteTester
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Doyle

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-14-2013 17:45:21 | More by Doyle
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -36%

12-14-2013 03:16:24 | More by BarrytheBear
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Denzo

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-12-2013 03:47:27 | More by Denzo
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Zimm

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7%

12-11-2013 00:51:59 | More by Zimm
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dataylor21

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -7%

12-10-2013 22:19:08 | More by dataylor21
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BB1313

Ohio

3.54/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours jet black with not much light getting through; small mocha head that fades and leaves solid retention and not much lacing. The aromas are loaded with roasted cocoa malts. Lots of chocolate syrup. Hints of oak and whiskey, but it's not too dominant. The flavors are extremely bitter. Very roasty. Hints of black coffee. Lots of dark chocolate. A little vanilla. Not too sweet. Lots of wood/oak. The whiskey is pretty subtle and is basically just an accent and not the star. Subtle wamth. Finishes pretty dry. Mouthfeel is full-bodied, but not super thick. There's active carbonation. The alcohol is well hidden and it's not boozy. There's just a subtle kiss of warmth. This is a nice beer to sip on.

I'm not sure when this was bottled. This has always been a favorite and it's good stuff, but this wasn't the best I've had from them. The craftsmanship is there, but I guess I'm just a fan of the regular B.O.R.I.S. much more.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 20:57:28 | More by BB1313
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DersOne

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-10-2013 18:42:01 | More by DersOne
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srgj88

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

12-10-2013 01:00:24 | More by srgj88
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johntfox

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-09-2013 06:08:40 | More by johntfox
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MNMike

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-08-2013 05:25:26 | More by MNMike
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GRFounder

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

12-08-2013 04:47:14 | More by GRFounder
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timc100

Illinois

4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Black cap

Really impressive pour - dirty motor oil black, minimal burnt mocha head. Really nice aroma of bourbon booze, caramel, some vanilla, syrupy chocolate, and some almost-sour oak tannins. Some dark roast and espresso as well. Taste is much of the same with more dark roasted coffee - big chocolate syrupy notes and vanilla/caramel whiskey. Drinks incredibly smooth - not much of a boozy burn from the alcohol I enjoy in bigger imperial stouts, though.

Very impressed. A little pricey but a great beer no doubt.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 22:32:19 | More by timc100
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-07-2013 16:50:31 | More by qcbrewer
Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 1,833 ratings.