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

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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.16%
Wants: 61
Gots: 44 | FT: 11
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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5/5  rDev +16.6%

cpuglisi, Apr 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

BA_Berto, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
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!

GreesyFizeek, Feb 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

crashdavisinoh, Nov 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

ODYSEYY, Sep 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

djtomain, Jul 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

whitenads, May 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

dn2222, Jul 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

fiver29, Jun 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

match1112, Jul 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

dfhhead25, Nov 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Stinger80OH, Sep 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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

hollywood_15063, Jan 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

aMILESupreme, Aug 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

riemster, Jun 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

davemathews68, Oct 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

mjw1200, Jul 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

SDG1070, Jun 21, 2013
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4.61/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

brewtus, Sep 02, 2013
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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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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Chris_Panos, Jun 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

weonfire, Apr 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

kevin7912, Jul 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

jivex5k, Aug 15, 2013
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Bairille Aois B.O.R.I.S from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.