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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4.78/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A - Pours out very dark and forms a great head which disappeared after a bit. Not too much lacing to speak of.
S - Smells perfect for a BA. Nice vanilla and bourbon on the nose.
T - After just a short time aging, the alcohol has evened out a bit but is still there on the finish.
M - Coats the mouth great, almost leaving a film for a bit. Very thick, very good.
O - Outstanding BA!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a dark black color with some dark brown head.

The aroma has forward whiskey with the base beer, fudgey chocolate, dark chocolate, umami of mushroom and seaweed, hint of dark fruit, a decent roasted quality.

The beer in general has whiskey in front, base beer BORIS, more whiskey on finish.

There’s a whiskey, then onto nuttiness, fudgey chocolate, a bit of umami, then onto strong whiskey and a bit of roasted coffee on the finish.

In the end, the beer just is not very cohesive. It’s more whiskey combined with the base beer, which is not bad by any means. This base beer still stands up and this is still enjoyable, but not exactly where I love my bourbon barrel beers.

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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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