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Bairille Aois B.O.R.I.S - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.16%
Wants: 60
Gots: 42 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-25-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

cwelsh55, Friday at 03:05 AM
Photo of Vonerichs
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Pitch black and creamy looking. Faint khaki head that completely disappears.

This smells like all kinds of baked goods. Sugar cookie, brownies, fudge, and coffee.

Coffee, cookie dough, oak, vanilla. The barrel flavors are modest but it works.

Velvety smooth, low carbonation. Heavy body.

A fantastic beer and worth seeking out.

Vonerichs, Oct 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

zestar, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

EgadBananas, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

masterofsparks, Aug 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

ToadiesForCody, Aug 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

a_beckman25, Aug 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

toppoop, Jul 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

IWannaEatFood, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours black with minimal tan head that settles around the glass's circumference with oily lacing. The nose is a carpet of barrel caramel over thick oat sweetness followed by hinting booze and a little spice. The beer's thick, rich, chocolatey, slightly roasty malts infuse well with the burnt wood vanillin and caramel in the beer's flavor profile. There is a bit of fruit/licorice in the finish, but roasted grain is what lingers. This is a chewy, full bodied stout with unquestionable barrel characteristics cutting deeply through the beer's sweet, roasty base. As the beer warms it has a bit more bite, but doesn't change significantly. This is definitely my favorite beer from hoppin frog, though not my favorite BA stout (mainly due to the abrasive mouthfeel).

ThePorterSorter, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

skaboom420, Jul 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

dazedandconfused, Jul 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Rifugium, Jul 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

BucketBoy, Jul 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Chris_Panos, Jun 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Mersh, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

MacQ32, Jun 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

emottram, Jun 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

craftbeerasian, May 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

weaksauce, May 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Cyclone8, May 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

whitenads, May 05, 2014
Photo of macher0
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle to tulip.

A. Poured very dark brown. Fairly thin viscosity. Poured an excellent frothy fine bubble amber head that retreat to an impressive rim.

S. The nose has a layered malt/coffee/whiskey/oak presence.

T. A contrast between the malts and whiskey and the malts win. A bitterness follows indicating a hops presence. I notice the base stout. Heavy on the grain. A little coco and coffee. The whiskey (could have fooled me for bourbon) is certainly prevalent.

M. Slightly silky finish. Moderate carbonation. Uber full body.

O. Bourbon or whiskey, when its good your splitting hairs. Each is very similar to the other and this ale is similar to some dang fine bourbon aged stouts. This is a well crafted ale.

macher0, Apr 27, 2014
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4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a thick and black with a gradually rising reddish brown head. Good retention and some light lace with each sip. A good looking beer.

S: Takes a little while to get there, but once this warms up, it's pretty solid. Lots of heavily roasted malt, wet barrel, mild dark fruit, amaretto, whiskey and some cherry. The wood really starts to come through the more this beer warms.

T: Definitely doesn't have the sweetness that most bourbon barrel aged stouts have. The whiskey gives this one much more of an edge. Dark chocolate, just a hint of dark fruit, a thick pull of whiskey, a touch of toffee and just a bit of burnt espresso alongside some booze on the finish. Mouthfeel is maybe a touch thin, and this may be just a touch hot, but this is some pretty solid stuff.

notchucknorris, Apr 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

gratefulbeerhead, Apr 19, 2014
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Bairille Aois B.O.R.I.S from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.