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

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Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial StoutBarrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout

Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Ohio, United States

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

S: Very sweet chocolate with a prominent whiskey note. Vanilla wafers, somewhat malty, slight mocha notes.

L: Fairly syrupy, dark black, little to no head.

T: Sweet chocolate up front with a pleasant coffee notes. Whiskey sweetness follows. Low bitterness with additional milk chocolate and whiskey. Finishes with a touch of coffee flavor, minimal roast. Fairly sweet finish. A grainy note as it warms.

M: Medium bodied, slick, but not very heavy. Alcohol makes a presence. Low carbonation.

Really liked this iteration over the normal version. Solid stuff, but not quite great.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jet black as all good barrel aged beers should this had initially a very fizzy head that had an island of thickness in the middle. I poured a second from the 2012 bomber and got a much more cohesive thickness. The beer laced in sheets and poured with a superb thickness.

The aroma is quite vibrant with elements of bourbon, coconut, creamy vanilla, hints of chocolate and a nice malty finish.

The flavors are more bourbon at the front with a touch of harshness. The middle taste is the tell tale coconut and vanilla with a real chocolatey finish. Seldom do I enjoy an aftertaste more but the foretaste is a little harsh to the palate. The chocolate aftertaste is quite full, Very flavorful and the best part.

The feel is silky smooth, full and creamy with almost no carbonated presence.

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Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
4.26 out of 5 based on 2,389 ratings.
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