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

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BA SCORE
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1,786 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,786
Reviews: 553
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 228
Gots: 602 | FT: 64
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: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with a black cap on top, so a 2010 vintage according to this website, to my pleasant surprise. Thanks to the local beer store for cellaring this beer for me. My first beer from Hoppin' Frog Brewery, and I'm excited to have it. Expectations are pretty great based on this beer's high ratings.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours an inky sludgey black colored body with a quarter inch of dark brown mocha head that fades away to a ring. Some nice spotty lacing clinging to the glass. Looks very nice.

S - The nose not quite as sharp as I imagined, but still very nice - vanilla, fudge, cookie dough, woodsy oak barrel, and some mild alcohol fumes still noticeable.

T - Taste follows the nose - vanilla, chocolate / cocoa, some light roasty bitterness, caramel / toffee, woodsy oak barrel character, and some dark fruits - cherries, figs, dates. Mild alcohol warmth.

M - The feel is very smooth, creamy, and velvety. Nice chocolate / vanilla / roast bitterness lingering on the palate.

Overall, it is a very nice bourbon (or whiskey barrel, according to my label) stout but it is not something I would pay the near $20 price tag for again. There are equal or better beers available for half the price of this bomber. With that said, this beer has aged gracefully over the past years and the flavors have melded together nicely. Definitely a worthy stout and I look forward to trying more from this brewery.

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Bottle poured into a Snifter

A - thick black pour. Looks yummy

S - lots of bourbon and vanilla present. Some roast as well.

T - tons of bourbon. Very yummy and then some roast in the middle with more bourbon on the back end with a hint of black coffee.

M - fairly heavy but not overpowering. Quite delicious

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