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

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4.3/5
Outstanding
2,416 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

Added by ClockworkOrange on 02-02-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#578
Reviews:
629
Ratings:
2,416
pDev:
8.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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286
Gots:
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Trade:
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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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Photo of jcoleMA66
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TerryMills
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super super whiskey forward , very strong beer.. A bit too much whiskey for me but its a solid base beer.

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Photo of tourdot
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Warren2621
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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