B.O.R.I.S. Van Wink - Barrel-Aged | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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4.35/5
Outstanding
310 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Ohio, United States
hoppinfrog.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by StoutSnob40 on 11-21-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
310
pDev:
9.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
145
Gots:
70
Trade:
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Ratings: 310 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of Ohiovania
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tertullian007
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Near black body with a thin beige collar. Aromas of roast, whiskey, oak. Silky smooth, velvet palate. Dangerously easy to drink. Chocolate, roast, whiskey, light notes of vanilla. Fabulous.

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Photo of MANix73
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Simply one of the best BBA Stouts I've had.

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Photo of Kevincredible
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dolomite128
4.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a stemmed Hill Farmstead Taster

Light sweet malts on the nose. Light barrel characteristic. Bakers Chocolate.

Initial taste delivers Pappy-esque bourbon flavors that linger through a mild finish of oak barrel, nutmeg and cinnamon. Mouthfeel is a bit thin to be ideal. Balanced and quite a bit different than your standard BA Boris which is world class.

Overall, an excellent beer and a fun variant to the standard BA BORIS. Would be an absolute steal at original offering price of $15. Currently $50+ at the brewery. Might be worth the splurge once but can't recommend it at that price. Stick with the BA BORIS or find a BA BORIS #200.

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Photo of 22Blue
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Viperman1316
4.26/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AMCimpi
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jstilwell
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jfstilling
4.71/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ScottJWing
4.52/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of goods003
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Sammy
3.94/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MNPikey
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A big thanks to Jeff for this one. 22oz. bottle into a Founders snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours big and bold like motor oil. Pitch black with just a thin wisp of cocoa colored head floating atop the brew. Lacing is spotty and stringy with moderate stick. Huge, oily legs coat the glass. Menacing!

Nose is chocolate, coffee, fudge, vanilla, dark fruit, sweet soy sauce and roast all swimming in a sea of booze. A bit hot though still pretty complex.

Opens chocolate, cocoa powder, dark fruit and roasted malt. Sweet fudge, soy sauce and booze in the middle with hints of dark fruit, coffee, leather, tobacco and oak at the finish. Ends hot and boozy with a sweet, sticky aftertaste. Heavy and enticing.

Full bodied with low carbonation. Smooth, slick and oily in the mouth and hot and heavy going down. Finishes messy with a relatively clean aftertaste that nevertheless coats the palate. Very rich.

BORIS has always been a huge beer and this version is no different. Big and bold from the look to the taste to the feel, if you want something that embodies the imperial stout style, look no further!

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Photo of stevec32
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jakecattleco
4.63/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jayhunter357
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Denzo
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Peter1977
4.85/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bcp5296d
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

B.O.R.I.S. Van Wink - Barrel-Aged from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 310 ratings