Bairille Aois B.O.R.I.S - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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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
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
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
Bairille Aois B.O.R.I.S from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.