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

Bairille Aois B.O.R.I.SBairille Aois B.O.R.I.S

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106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.14%


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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Reviews by brewtus:
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brewtus

Ohio

4.61/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured pitch lack with a khaki head. Smell is sweet chocolate, oak, dark fruit, some cinnamon, marshmallow. Taste starts with slightly smokey bourbon, cinnamon, dark fruit again, plenty of chocolate. Texture is very enjoyable, silky smooth. Overall this is a great variation on the regular bba Boris. This is much less of an in your face bourbon flavor that you get from the regular bba version. The whisky flavor is definitely more complex and once you've had a few sips you can taste the Irish whisky in the aftertaste especially. Glad I got a few of these, especially with it being a brewery only release.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 01:00:02 | More by brewtus
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle shared with stillmatic 2232. Thanks man.

Pours a very dark black, basically opaque, into a Captain Lawrence tulip. Small head that fades away after a while.

Smells roasty, with additional mild flavors of whiskey and chocolate.

Tastes incredible. Subtle, creamy, almost buttery Irish whiskey, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, oak, mild roasty bitterness, and love. Normally I wouldn't love a "buttery" flavor in the beer, but I think it is intended, and it adds so much to the beer. It's most likely the Irish whiskey barrel aging. Adds a dimension to barrel aged stouts I've never had before. Love it!

Smooth and silky on the tongue. Great mouthfeel. Very drinkable for the high imperial ABV.

Very recommended!

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 01:16:59 | More by GreesyFizeek
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4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
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Poured from a 22oz bottle

A - pours dark brown, almost black with a thin, quickly disappearing tan head. No lacing

S - sweet chocolate aroma dominates. Hints of vanilla and oak from the barrel, subtle scent of whiskey.

T - front taste of dark chocolate. Bitterness is well balanced with a sweet okay vanilla from the barrel ageing. Strong/hot alcohol after taste.

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Serving type: bottle

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