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

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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

Added by ClockworkOrange on 02-02-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#933
Reviews:
631
Ratings:
2,421
pDev:
8.37%
 
 
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Photo of needMIbeer
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kshind59
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattmarka1
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
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 -6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of szmnnl99
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Isarnan
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenHoppy
3.76/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marklaker
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tony210
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
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 -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thebeers
3.71/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark purple-tinted black with a thin finger of soupy mocha head that's quick to dissipate. It leaves a wisp across the top and a nice crown. Sloppy lacing.

Baker's chocolate, creamy dark chocolate, cherry cordial and some booze in the nose.

Hints of cherry, chocolate, almond, plum and vanilla are up front in the taste, somewhat masked by the strong alcohol burn. The backend comes across somehow watery; then bitter, powdered, low-quality chocolate, earthy hops, wood and hints of the fruit and almond linger in the aftertaste.

Feel is on the thin side of medium bodied.

Honestly, I was expecting better. The body isn't full enough to my preference. More so, the combo of powdery chocolate and fruity, almond isn't my thing. It's bitter and cloying at the same time. People rave about this one, but IMO, it's about as polished as the label.

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Photo of SerMosh
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KTCamm
3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12/17/17...thick black, no motion no foam, like spent motor oil. Heavy bourbon barrel nose, some coffee espresso mixed in. Whisky front taste, pungent, forward. Boozy. Light bodied espresso bitter stout lies beneath but takes a back seat. A sipper for certain.

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Photo of mig100
4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kmkapalka
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MeLoynes
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Buck89
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. Deep opaque brown color with a modest dark tan head. Scant lacing in the glass. Milk chocolate, vanilla, oak, and bourbon on the nose. Tasted as expected - very chocolatey with some roasted malt and bourbon. The bourbon was well integrated and not overpowering. A slick, soft feel. Easy to drink.

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Photo of ssteckley
4.74/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Loved this. Perfect bourbon to sweetness.

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B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout - Barrel-Aged from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 2,421 ratings