B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout - Barrel-Aged | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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4.29/5
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2,432 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: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
English-style Imperial Stout aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels.

Batch 1- 2009(April) GOLD cap
Batch 2- 2009(July) GOLD
Batch 3- 2009(Oct) GREEN
Batch 4- 2010 BLACK
Batch 5- 2011 RED
Batch 6- 2012 WHITE

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,097
Reviews:
635
Ratings:
2,432
pDev:
8.39%
 
 
Wants:
286
Gots:
703
Trade:
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Photo of KurtisCarman
4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It was a little hotter to taste than I expected for the standard BORIS at 9.4. I can forgive that level of booziness in TORIS or the Gavel Slammer but this was just a little over the top for me. Still very enjoyable. Looks beautiful.

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Photo of spongebob2
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of khargro2
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Junior
3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stortore
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
3.96/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a thick looking black with a finger of tan head that dissipated pretty quickly.
Getting dark roasty malt, sweet dark fruits, strong barrel notes, alcohol definitely present.
Taste follows, dark roast, plum, cherry. The alcohol burn dulls the tongue a bit.
Medium bodied, not as full as I expected from the pour.
Overall a good BA stout, might be better with some time on it that would mellow the barrel heat a bit.

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Photo of ShawnL
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tomahock
3.97/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Wow this stuff pours like used motor oil. Incredibly opaque and dark. Like something out of the Willie Wonka factory circa 1971. It’s thick and rich. Mouth feel is silky and coating. Both sweet and bitter. Impressive and enjoyable. Alcohol is masked but warming like Kalua (sp?). Worth the scratch.

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Photo of jbehlar
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gemini6
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of needMIbeer
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kshind59
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattmarka1
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Label notes: "A delicious Bourbon barrel-aged version of our Bodacious Oatmeal Russian Imperial Stout, which is complimented by a wonderful whiskey and oak character! A robust hop presence adds a refreshing balance."

Poured from a 12oz bottle into glass. Bottle is marked '27012 172973A'.
Black colored body, with a ruby edge when presented to the light. Slight tan head settles to swirls of islands and ring. Leaves behind a sheets of spots as lacing.
Smells like oats, with rich, dark chocolate, along with bourbon barrel.
Rich taste of fudgy chocolate and vanilla, oak and bourbon barrel, with a little vanilla, nutty flavor. After taste has a dark chocolate and orange mix.
Thicker mouth feel, very smooth. No harshness. Supportive carbonation.
Well done barrel aged stout, with the oats component and the fudgy chocolate taste made complex with the bourbon barrel.

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Photo of MGoeltz
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of szmnnl99
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Isarnan
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenHoppy
3.76/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marklaker
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tony210
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black and very viscous like motor oil, impervious to light. Fluffy mocha head dissappates quickly. Aroma is chocolate, ample bourbon barrel, faint anise and coffee. Flavor is big and full bodied, gobs of chocolate fudge, bittersweet chocolate, a touch on the sweet side, plenty of barrel flavor, sweet vanilla and espresso on the finish. Thick and creamy, full bodied, low carbonation. Overall a great BA imperial stout, exceeded my high expectations of Hoppin Frog. My only criticism is it is a little on the sweet side IMO. Love this beer and love the 12 oz format!!!

5/8/18
12 oz bottle, no date
4.5 rating

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Photo of wisrarebeer
3.92/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wshinevar
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout - Barrel-Aged from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 2,432 ratings