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:
#576
Reviews:
629
Ratings:
2,414
pDev:
8.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1 yr + old bottle, opened in Jan 2013.

A - Pours with a great, fine bubbled, milk chocolate colored head. Low retention and lace. Thick, solid black body. Almost no highlights.

S - Boozy rasin-bran bread pudding. Silky smooth.

T - Delicious warm, dry, boozy chocolate. Porridge. Caramel flan sweetness. Dry coffee.

M - Stellar smoothness. Full body.

O - Great integration, great balance, great body.

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

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Tasted back-to-back with the regular BORIS.
A: Pitch black with a 1/2 finger head that dissipates quickly. Much smaller head/ quicker settling than the non-barrel aged version.
S: A bit muted compared to the regular, though similar characteristics- dark roasted malt, mocha, vanilla
T: The palate is where this is better- smoother flavors, featuring toasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, & a hint of coffee
M: Full-bodied, smooth, a bit of bite on the finish from the hops
O: I can't decide if I like this or the regular BORIS better. They're very similar overall, each with separate strengths, though at $5/btl less, I guess I would give more props to the non-barrel-aged version, even if my end score for this is higher b/c of the higher taste score

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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 2,414 ratings