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

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B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout - Barrel-AgedB.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout - Barrel-Aged
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:
#586
Reviews:
629
Ratings:
2,418
pDev:
8.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of JohnnyMc
4.89/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had the regular many times and now it's time to try the BA version!

Pours out like motor oil; completely pitch, black with no head, just a little bit of a dark tan ring around the top.

The aroma has a ton of dark roasted malt, dark coffee and dark chocolate, just like in the regular B.O.R.I.S., but with the addition of a lot of vanilla and oak notes as well as prominent dark fruit notes like figs, raisins, plums and a subtle amount of cherry.

The taste follows the aroma perfectly and has huge amounts of dark coffee and chocolate along with a ton of dark, almost burnt malt notes. The vanilla is pretty prominent and adds some much needed sweetness for all the bitter notes. There is some decent oak notes and it finishes with tons of dark fruits like figs, plums and cherries.

The body is full and the mouthfeel is extremely creamy and silky. You can not only smell the booze, but also taste it and feel it going down. Not bad for the style, but at 9.4% ABV I feel like it could be hidden much better.

A great beer that's worth buying every once in awhile just because of the slightly high price.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Knapp85
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured out as a very dark and very thick looking black color. The head was a deep brown color that had a minimal retention to it. There wasn't much in the way of lacing on the glass at all on this beer. The smell of it had some bit roasted notes along with a powerful whiskey aroma from the barrels they used. The taste of the beer packs a punch of heavy sweet roasted grains mixed with a whiskey essence to add a little depth. It's smokey at some levels as well as bitter too. It's got a lot of good qualities when it comes to the flavor of it. The mouthfeel is really good, it's exactly how it should be. It's thick, oily, and lightly caronated. Overall it's a big beer to take down but I found it to be very enjoyable.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz.. bottle into a tulip.

The appearance is a mahogany brown, nearly black, with a small mocha head.

The aroma has a nice bourbon presence. Sweet vanilla, milk chocolate, bourbon, roast malt, and a bit of chocolate control the nose.

The flavor is really nice and smooth while at the same time maintaining the the distinctness of flavor that I like. Milk chocolate first, then bourbon, vanilla, oak, a bit of general booziness, with some roasted malt and a touch of coffee as support.

The body is pleasantly full with very light carbonation. The finish has a light sweetness, but it rounds out well with the oak and whiskey dryness.

This is my favorite BORIS for sure.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout - Barrel-Aged from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 2,418 ratings