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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

121 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 62
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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UCLABrewN84

California

4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Wowcoolman for sharing this one at AndrewK's tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, cookie dough, fruit, and slight whiskey aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and fruity flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a fantastic aroma but the barrel presence seems fairly subdued in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 05:58:37 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.8%

01-05-2014 02:12:33 | More by djrn2
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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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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-02-2014 02:09:39 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-02-2014 05:23:51 | More by Texasfan549
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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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beernads

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

12-24-2013 00:31:06 | More by beernads
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.8%

12-05-2013 03:11:22 | More by XmnwildX12
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-12-2014 05:20:26 | More by MarkyMOD
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-05-2014 06:01:10 | More by orangesol
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

LOOK: pours a dark brown with a khaki colored head

SMELL: Chocolate, roast, Irish whiskey.

TASTE: Vanilla, charcoal, chocolate, coffee and a bit of oaky tannins. Ashy smoke, spiked coffee and just a hint of booze.

FEEL: Medium bodied ale nice smooth medium low carbonation.

OVERALL: One helluva beer. Please try this if you can.

Serving type: on-tap

10-11-2013 22:04:24 | More by Stinkypuss
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drewone

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

11-04-2013 00:13:24 | More by drewone
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.8%

07-15-2013 18:05:52 | More by drummermattie02
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-12-2013 01:24:33 | More by tobelerone
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.84/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle opened on 10.31.13
Thanks B!

A - Pours a dark brown with a dark brown head with solid retention.

S - Bourbon and chocolate.

T - Bourbon, bitter chocolate, and some acidic-wood.

D - Good carbonation with a heavy body.

O - Bourbon is nice, but it falls off after that.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 06:40:44 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Alieniloquium

Florida

2.68/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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

Ohio

4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 22:29:07 | More by Brenden
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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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eawolff99

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

04-05-2014 02:28:09 | More by eawolff99
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-09-2013 14:48:38 | More by BMart
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

4/5  rDev -6.8%

10-07-2013 20:38:35 | More by Whiskeydeez
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Hanzo

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-06-2013 20:46:39 | More by Hanzo
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

12-15-2013 14:06:18 | More by jbaker67
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Bairille Aois B.O.R.I.S from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.