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Cafe BORIS - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

112 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 112
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.35%
Wants: 16
Gots: 28 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jampics2 on 08-08-2010)
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LukeK

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-27-2014 00:33:28 | More by LukeK
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-18-2014 06:26:23 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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robear

Wisconsin

3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Otto's on Oakland. $11.99,

Appearance: Thicker than I expected. Very little to no head, tan foam as you would expect. Sure looks a lot like day-old coffee. Nothing particularly enticing about the appearance.

Smell: Coffee & stout, just what I expected. No acidity on the nose. Roasty, not sure if that's coming from the malts or the coffee.

Taste: I wanted the coffee to have a bit more character- remember thinking "Dunkin Donuts", which isn't a bad thing, but isn't a particularly specialized flavor either.

Mouthfeel: Well balanced for a big, heavy, sticky beer.

Overall: In the pantheon of coffee stouts, this one earns a place on the shelf. It's not as sweet/memorable as Speedway, but it isn't a beer I wish I could forget either. My biggest knock is the price. With Central Waters Brewhouse Coffee Stout bombers sitting there at $4.99 and 4-packs of Breakfast Stout for $11, I'm probably not going to fork over $12 to drink this again. Would try it on tap for sure though.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2014 19:21:14 | More by robear
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warnerry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-16-2014 01:50:36 | More by warnerry
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-11-2014 16:37:53 | More by tommyguz
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cr4ft_0r_n0th1n9


4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-07-2014 17:12:56 | More by cr4ft_0r_n0th1n9
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-06-2014 01:16:25 | More by thebouch01
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garfscores

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-04-2014 01:07:22 | More by garfscores
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Simko1209

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

07-02-2014 16:55:03 | More by Simko1209
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MattXT

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-02-2014 12:53:54 | More by MattXT
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by RussianDragon. Thanks man!

The beer is near black with a thin, wispy layer of beige head. Aromas of espresso, roast, light char, dark chocolate. Thick and palate coating. Oily and slick, with melted dark chocolates. Booze and malt are countered by strong coffee and a delicate bitterness. Really tasty.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 02:02:39 | More by Huhzubendah
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deonreds

New York

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

06-28-2014 10:31:58 | More by deonreds
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Chris_Panos

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-27-2014 17:23:32 | More by Chris_Panos
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Lynn

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

06-24-2014 23:27:54 | More by Lynn
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TheSamKuehn

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-22-2014 20:53:09 | More by TheSamKuehn
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Kevinpitts

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-22-2014 02:54:35 | More by Kevinpitts
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-17-2014 13:13:55 | More by sendbeer
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pstam87

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

06-17-2014 00:37:02 | More by pstam87
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zdogix

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

06-13-2014 13:43:36 | More by zdogix
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-13-2014 00:53:28 | More by MNBeer1017
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-09-2014 14:42:14 | More by mattmarka1
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JackieTH

Minnesota

4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rich pour dark brown-black used motor oil with the faintest meniscus of mocha foam ringing the edge. No lacing. Smells like French pressed dark roast coffee beans with rich chocolate, on the edge of burnt roasted coffee, dark fruit. Delicious. Taste is lightly bitter espresso roast coffee, dark chocolate, fig newtons, oatmeal, lightly sweet. Mouthfeel is thick, low carbonation. Finishes with distinct coffeehouse chocolate elements and lightly sweet. Very good lots of delicious coffee flavor throughout.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 03:40:27 | More by JackieTH
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ONUMello

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle with no freshness date poured into a snifter
A: Pitch black with a one-finger mocha head that slowly settles
S: Dark roasted coffee with some Bailey's and caramel
T: Roasted coffee, caramel and cream but bitter
M: Full-bodied, a bit of booze
O: Tasty, full of coffee but a bit much bitterness/alcohol

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 03:11:08 | More by ONUMello
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Sparky44

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-24-2014 02:20:26 | More by Sparky44
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-NESTO-

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

05-13-2014 03:40:43 | More by -NESTO-
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Cafe BORIS from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.