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

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

127 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.16%
Wants: 61
Gots: 43 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-25-2013)
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

eawolff99, Apr 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

TriageStat, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

DerekMorgan, Mar 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

nollie77, Mar 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

tectactoe, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

mrebeka, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

lupercmda, Feb 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

laxer8811, Feb 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Snowdog, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
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!

GreesyFizeek, Feb 14, 2014
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4.29/5  rDev 0%

Poured from a 22oz bottle

A - pours dark brown, almost black with a thin, quickly disappearing tan head. No lacing

S - sweet chocolate aroma dominates. Hints of vanilla and oak from the barrel, subtle scent of whiskey.

T - front taste of dark chocolate. Bitterness is well balanced with a sweet okay vanilla from the barrel ageing. Strong/hot alcohol after taste.

M - thinner than your average stout (let alone a BA beer). Lacks that lasting mouth feel of a full bodied stout.

O - This beer has such great potential...a nicely balanced bittersweet dark chocolate flavor...that is hampered by an overly strong alcohol burn. The whiskey barrels add a wonderful vanilla and oak taste. Perhaps it would benefit from some cellar aging.

Bartos, Feb 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

BA_Berto, Jan 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

hollywood_15063, Jan 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

nesarebad, Jan 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

MarkyMOD, Jan 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

GatorLCA, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

djrn2, Jan 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

acurtis, Jan 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

dbc5, Jan 04, 2014
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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.

frenchblood21, Jan 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Texasfan549, Jan 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

kjkinsey, Jan 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

beernads, Dec 24, 2013
Bairille Aois B.O.R.I.S from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.