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

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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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cpuglisi

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.6%

04-09-2014 14:36:07 | More by cpuglisi
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BA_Berto

New York

5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-31-2014 23:31:56 | More by BA_Berto
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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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crashdavisinoh

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

11-08-2013 02:52:01 | More by crashdavisinoh
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ODYSEYY

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

09-20-2013 01:25:38 | More by ODYSEYY
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djtomain

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

07-26-2013 22:58:42 | More by djtomain
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whitenads

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

05-05-2014 18:13:29 | More by whitenads
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dn2222

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

07-24-2013 13:39:43 | More by dn2222
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fiver29

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

06-15-2013 13:18:40 | More by fiver29
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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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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

11-29-2013 23:55:21 | More by dfhhead25
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

09-14-2013 14:12:19 | More by Stinger80OH
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Cyclone8

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

05-11-2014 01:31:41 | More by Cyclone8
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

01-30-2014 01:17:31 | More by hollywood_15063
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aMILESupreme

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

A: Thick black pour. Thin ring of foam and bubbles.

S: Barrel aged complexity. You catch the Chocolate, malt, vanilla etc. of their standard BORIS but the warmth of the irsh whiskey barrel it's been sitting in.

T: Everything's in its right place. You taste what your nose is picking up. The Irish whiskey gives it a milder more balanced barrel aged taste compared to you typical bourbon BA beer. This adds to balance of the beer though.

M: Full, rich and smooth. Not overwhelming. The BA aspect a seems to help the beer kind of coat you mouth.

O: By far the best Hoppin' Frog beer I've had. A little different because of the Irish barrels, honestly adds a briant balance to the beer. This could hang with most top notch BA Stouts.

08-19-2013 01:55:07 | More by aMILESupreme
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riemster

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

06-17-2013 05:07:07 | More by riemster
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davemathews68

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

10-19-2013 23:58:36 | More by davemathews68
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mjw1200

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

07-13-2013 22:27:30 | More by mjw1200
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SDG1070

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

06-21-2013 02:25:11 | More by SDG1070
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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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macher0

Kentucky

4.53/5  rDev +5.6%

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.

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

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

04-10-2014 01:45:24 | More by weonfire
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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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jivex5k

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-15-2013 18:37:46 | More by jivex5k
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Bairille Aois B.O.R.I.S from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.