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

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world-class

127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.16%
Wants: 60
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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Reviews by match1112:
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match1112

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

07-07-2013 03:13:49 | More by match1112
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

03-02-2014 20:26:04 | More by tectactoe
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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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frenchblood21

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -11.9%

Poured from bottle into Hoppin Frog tulip glass...Date is 1/3/2014

Appearance- Completely pitch black, no color whatsoever. Very good looking khaki head that disappears within a minute.

Smell- Whiskey, vanilla and brown sugar right away. A malty/ maple scent is there but barely.

Taste- Bitter dark chocolate hits me right in the face. Strange, but I detect butterscotch secondly. This is much different from Hoppin Frog's traditional BA B.O.R.I.S.. I may be overestimating my palate, but I think I can tell this was aged in whiskey barrels and not bourbon.

Mouthfeel- It is much thinner then I had anticipated. Very unique experience in my mouth. With every sip I feel like my mouth is coated with dark chocolate. The whiskey is lingering in the back of my mouth and throat forever.

Overall- For the record, I am born and raised in the Akron area, so I am, as should be expected, an Ohio brewery homer. With that being said, I try to be as honest as possible while reviewing beers. Great beer from a world-class brewery.

01-04-2014 01:29:48 | More by frenchblood21
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-29-2013 12:00:06 | More by Cynic-ale
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.8%

01-05-2014 01:45:43 | More by acurtis
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Brenden

Ohio

4.48/5  rDev +4.4%

Thyis bad boy is dark, nice and viscous on the pour. It acheives a full finger of tight, creamy tan head that rests on top for the session. It also shows some cling, depositing itself in patches on my snifter.
This stuff smells fantastic. The wood is there without doing too much to dry it, which shows expertise when using a dry whiskey. It's well enough attuned to allow plenty of sweetness to come out without being at all cloying. A nice, hearty barley undertone sets it all down. Vanilla comes out with the oaky wood with a touch of roast and cocoa. There's something reminding me of malted milk in here too.
There's so much complexity and depth in this big beer's flavor that I really appreciate the balance here. It's nice to have a bit of a creamy, buttery note I got underneath the other elements in the nose. To use a dry whiskey puts a spin on things, and Hoppin's Frog did it right. The heat and booziness are heady but not overwhelming, blending with the rest of the beer's flavor very well.
This beer is smooth, crushed velvet on the tongue but still thick. It's got some dryness lingering from the wood, to good effect.

A huge thanks to Denny at the Beer and Wine Cave for just breaking this out at the end of a tasting. Possibly my only chance to have tried it and amazing.

07-26-2013 22:29:07 | More by Brenden
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weonfire

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-17-2013 14:46:25 | More by klinger
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kevin7912

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

07-26-2013 15:22:13 | More by kevin7912
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Alieniloquium

Florida

2.68/5  rDev -37.5%

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Thick black body. Small khaki head. Thin collar.

Smell - Whiskey. Chocolate. Caramel. Doesn't really work that well thought.

Taste - Whiskey is strong. Chocolate. Very bitter. Kinda ashy. Uninspired finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Carbonation makes it feel thinner than it is. Boozy and bitter.

Overall - Not a good treatment of Boris. Ick.

09-24-2013 02:50:37 | More by Alieniloquium
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Lanstrum

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.8%

11-29-2013 20:08:03 | More by Lanstrum
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -6.8%

09-01-2014 20:08:30 | More by EgadBananas
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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!

02-14-2014 01:16:59 | More by GreesyFizeek
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jivex5k

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-15-2013 18:37:46 | More by jivex5k
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1424IpA

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

10-01-2013 04:26:14 | More by 1424IpA
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danwho

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

07-14-2013 22:39:11 | More by danwho
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brewtus

Ohio

4.61/5  rDev +7.5%

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.

09-02-2013 01:00:02 | More by brewtus
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-11-2013 12:38:30 | More by ShanePB
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nollie77

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-14-2014 16:27:40 | More by nollie77
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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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masterofsparks

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.8%

08-31-2014 22:55:07 | More by masterofsparks
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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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a_beckman25

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-11-2014 21:48:29 | More by a_beckman25
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nesarebad

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-24-2014 19:40:07 | More by nesarebad
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Bairille Aois B.O.R.I.S from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.