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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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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

22oz Bottle, 55 Degrees, Snifter.

A: Black, nice dark mocha head, sticky thin lacing during the drinking....

S: Wow. Coffee, woody, sweet...

T: Butterscotch, whisky, vanilla, delicious....

M: sticky, full, velvety, very enjoyable.

Nice find! will buy up the remaining 2 tomorrow.

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Photo of weonfire
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Jet Black. Certainly has the 'Motor Oil' look. Small bit of mocha colored head around rim. Thick and Frothy.

S - HUGE chocolate & carmel and whiskey. Wow does that smell excellent. That puts a smile on my face. Vanilla and oatmeal come thru next. Great sweetness.

T - Awesome chocolate whiskey. Carmel. Sweet initially, bitter finish. A taste that lingers for minutes after tasting.

M - Exactly the velvety thickness you hope for. flavor combine superbly.

O - Excellent. One of the best Stouts i've tasted to date.

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Photo of tobelerone
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Spectre
4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A.Poors like motor oil with a copper head.

S.The whiskey carry's a similar scent to a bourbon. Strong alcohol with grinded coffee and chocolate.

T.Sweeter than you would expect. Milk, coco, coffee, and a strong whiskey burn at the end.

M.Real smooth, not too thick not too thin.

Overall this is a top ten stout. Unlike this unique beer most whiskey aged stouts are terrible.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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Photo of Dope
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

No bottle date, assume 2ish years old.

A: Extremely dark brown pour with a big, dense medium brown head. Slowly fading head with top-notch retention. Only marginal lacing left behind, just splotches here and there.

S: Lots of bourbon. Burnt sugars, caramel and some coconut. A bit of oak and vanilla too. Quite a bit of vanilla in fact. Creamy and sweet roasted malt follows it up but is mostly hiding. Some chocolate and a little char I'd say. Maybe some anise too. Wonderful aroma.

T: Bourbon heavy up front, similar to the aroma. Toffee with burnt sugars and caramel primarily. Distinctive oak covers everything. Smooth, creamy and mellow chocolate and char in the middle, with hints of espresso. A bit of coconut in the finish with more oak and vanilla. Lingering oakiness between sips.

M: Heavy, bourbon cuts it nicely. Has a little bit of a drying aftertaste but not bad. Bourbon is fairly sharp even with a bit of age on it, but also not too bad.

O: Really tasty bourbon barrel RIS. I just had regular BORIS the other day (same age) and honestly I'm not sure which one I like better. This one had a much better aroma but I feel like the bourbon overpowers the really delicious base beer a little too much. But at the same time it does add additional complexity and the whole thing is fairly well balanced. Tough call. I think my overall score ends up pretty close. They're both great but surprisingly different.

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Photo of gunpwdr
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nose: Milk chocolate, hint of bananas, coffee grounds, but soy sauce dominates. Palate: Coconut shavings, chocolate cream, coffee on the attack. Seamless transition to the mid-palate where more creamy chocolate features then gives way to coconut cream, coffee, and bitter ashes on the finish.

Good length and integration on the palate. Creamy and tasty palate with good stout character, minus the excessive ashtray action. Delicious.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
4.26 out of 5 based on 2,391 ratings.
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