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Cafe BORIS - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

156 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 156
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.15%
Wants: 21
Gots: 25 | 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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Reviews by coreyfmcdonald:
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours pitch black with a finger of dark tan foam. Very good retention and lacing.

S: Strong coffee - earthy and a bit spicy. I get a bit of sweet caramel in there, too. The stout is there in the background, but barely. The coffee scent is very strong, but nice.

T: The flavor is much more balanced. The coffee initially hits upfront with the same earthy, slightly spicy note with malted milk balls, dark chocolate, and roast in the background. Stays on the sweet side throughout, but certainly not too sweet. The coffee integrates particularly well into the beer. However, I don't think this is as good as regular BORIS.

M: A touch on the thin side. Mostly, it is just thinner than I was expecting. The carbonation is appropriate.

O: A nice coffee RIS, but nothing too amazing. I prefer the base beer, and certainly prefer the BA version. Enjoyable.

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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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Appearance - Inky black. Small khaki head. Thin collar.

Smell - Coffee and cola. Some dark chocolate.

Taste - Sweet. Bitter coffee. Less cola, but it's definitely there in the finish. Nutty, too.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation. Medium heavy.

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3.16/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A-Jet black with a lovely dark brown head. Super thick appearance that is rather deceiving.

S-Smells like cheap coffee, hazelnut, gas station creamer that has been sitting out for hours.

T-The taste of this honestly reminds me of bad coffee that has been sitting out for hours and slowly gets cold. It is rather creamy but there are some minute chocolate notes left and a hint of licorice.

M-Nice thick body with almost too little heat. The coffee over dominates the flavor and all other aspects of this beer making it almost a chore to get down.

O-Regular BORIS is a lot better than this. The coffee is just not good and it makes this hard to get down. I would not recommend this to anyone especially when you can get three times the amount of founders breakfast stout for the cost of one bottle (14.99).

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Cafe BORIS from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.