BORIS Royale - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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3.84/5 rDev -7.7%
Thanks to wethorseblanket for sharing this one at AndrewK's tasting.
Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, wood, and whiskey aromas. Taste is much the same with char and cocoa flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a great whiskey barrel aged aroma but the flavor is a bit too char forward for my liking.
11-04-2013 05:54:10 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.16/5 rDev 0%
Bottle poured into a Crooked Stave snifter
A: Pours a thick, motor oil black color, with a thin sticky mocha colored head. Quickly fades, leaving a nice stubborn tan collar around the edges.
S: Loads of chocolate, sweet booze, light toasted oatmeal. Vanilla and caramel aroma from the whiskey, with the lightest hint of oak.
T: Prominent whiskey punch right off the bat. Roasty, dark chocolate. Slightly bitter.
M: Thick, viscous, full-bodied. Warming feel from the alcohol, but tastes much stronger than 9.4%. Adequately light carbonation.
O: Good on the verge of great, but has just a little harshness from the whiskey bite. The sweet smell doesn't really translate over to the taste, and just a little bit may have mellowed the booziness. Either way, extremely tasty.
07-31-2013 00:56:07 | More by brydeen
BORIS Royale from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.