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Cafe BORIS - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

161 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 22
Gots: 30 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jampics2 on 08-08-2010

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3.41/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.52/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.24/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A- Dark brown, nearly black body. Pours oil-thick out of the bottle. Half finger mocha head, not very much retention time, no lacing.

S- Dark fruit, coffee, a bit of milk chocolate/cream sweetness. Some bitter earthiness, perhaps from the coffee but could also be from the malt. The coffee is a bit stale however.

F- Very nice coffee-forward front, milk chocolate in the middle, a bit of earthy bitterness that then transitions into a very odd, astringent dark fruit-like bitterness. The finish is actually quite unpleasant. I don't think dark fruit and coffee (the best way I can delineate these flavours) go together very well, especially when the coffee is starting to get more stale.

M- On the thinner side, lower carbonation. Again, the aftertaste is what really limits this beer.

O- Not sure what's going on with the finish of this beer, but I don't plan on revisiting this one again.

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4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.81/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.4/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$ 15.99/bomber at Vintage Estates, Boardman, OH
Undated bottle at 50 degrees into hand washed and dried tulip
Aroma of coffee
Head small (1 cm, aggressive pour), light brown, somewhat fizzy, diminishing to 2 mm ring and layer
Lacing none
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor moderately bitter from the coffee, coffee taste; no hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate full, slightly oily, soft carbonation

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 3.25, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.5
Pretty expensive cup of coffee.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.48/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.66/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz poured into a snifter

A: dark as a winter in hell, super mocha head.

S: roasted coffee, chocolate such a deep roasted smell

M: thick it clings you are going to taste this for hours after you drank it it just coats your tongue

O: this beer is deep black, coffee roasted, it's thick it's just well a great stout with coffee kinda great actually this beer is something you want yo drink

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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