Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout | 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
Ratings:
2,389
Reviews:
625
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
8.45%
 
 
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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - gold cap. If nothing else, HF knows how to put on a top notch pour. It flows out thick and smooth, and forms up a fine deep mocha cap. The cover fades prettly quickly, leaving behind just a scant collar.

Aroma - heavy with roasted malt and chocolate syrup. Excellent resilience.

Taste - excellent sweetness from the intense malt. Lots of roast to work with. Espresso and dark chocolate as expected. The barrel notes are light. A touch smoky, it's more of a nuance than a flavor element. A nice component to an already stellar beer. I do pick up more wood presence as this warms up. Ends with a smooth but notable abv warmth. El kabong.

Mouthfeel - ultra smooth, big and bold. It's the bees knees.

Drinkability - outstanding beer, always welcome in these parts.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pardon my French but, holy shit is this good!

Arrives the color of a black hole at midnight during a new moon. No head at all.
Smell is amazing. Rich with malt, dark fruits, oak, whiskey, smoke. Probably the best balanced beer since Cigar City's oak aged Dirac.
Taste is great cold out of the tap but better once it has warmed 15-20 minutes. Notes of roasted malt, whiskey, dark fruits, smoke, oak. If you soaked a good fruitcake (yes, there are good ones!) in whiskey for a day it would be almost this good.
Full bodied, almost no carbonation. Smoothas a baby's butt. Rich as a rock star. One of the ten best beers I've ever had.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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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