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

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BA SCORE
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144 Ratings
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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 7.89%
Wants: 60
Gots: 42 | FT: 10
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:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-25-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 144 | Reviews: 21
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4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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2.71/5  rDev -37.1%
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.

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4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.85/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

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Bairille Aois B.O.R.I.S from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.