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

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BA SCORE
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world-class

123 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 61
Gots: 40 | FT: 9
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-25-2013)
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-02-2013 16:44:51 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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toppoop

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

07-28-2014 18:03:08 | More by toppoop
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IWannaEatFood

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-26-2014 03:15:34 | More by IWannaEatFood
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

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).

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 23:59:41 | More by ThePorterSorter
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.8%

07-13-2014 00:23:29 | More by skaboom420
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dazedandconfused

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

07-11-2014 22:58:12 | More by dazedandconfused
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

07-08-2014 05:29:45 | More by Rifugium
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BucketBoy

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

07-07-2014 23:46:12 | More by BucketBoy
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Chris_Panos

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-27-2014 17:25:19 | More by Chris_Panos
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Mersh

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-23-2014 01:19:23 | More by Mersh
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.8%

06-12-2014 23:17:59 | More by MacQ32
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emottram

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-06-2014 21:01:30 | More by emottram
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craftbeerasian

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.8%

05-17-2014 17:08:51 | More by craftbeerasian
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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-15-2014 02:32:22 | More by weaksauce
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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

05-05-2014 18:13:29 | More by whitenads
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macher0

Kentucky

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 23:07:46 | More by macher0
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notchucknorris

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 02:52:59 | More by notchucknorris
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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-19-2014 02:22:05 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

04-10-2014 01:45:24 | More by weonfire
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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.6%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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Bairille Aois B.O.R.I.S from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.