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

Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial StoutBarrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
95.4%
Liked This Beer
4.3 w/ 2,393 ratings
Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial StoutBarrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout
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:
#539
Reviews:
625
Ratings:
2,393
Liked:
2,284
Avg:
4.3/5
pDev:
8.37%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
283
Gots:
694
Trade:
68
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look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a heavy thick blackness with a strong barrel nose to it. Has a small coffee colored head. Well this beer is exactly what it says it is. Imperial oatmeal stout in a barrel. Can taste all of that at separate times.

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4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

White cap, 2012?

A: The beer was poured into a snifter glass from the bottle from about 6 inches above the rim and produced a finger tall head of foam that built from the bottom up almost like a nitro pour. The foam was made of tiny bubbles, dark tan in color, and sank into the opaque black liquid quickly. When swirled the foam would stir up a bit, but would quickly dissipate.

S: Very prominent oak flavor even when pouring the beer at cooler temperatures. Vanilla and toffee notes from the oak with mild fruity undertones. The beer underneath comes through as it warms up, sweeter aroma with chocolate, cocoa, prunes and a moderate alcohol note (maybe the bourbon). Chocolate is dominant on the dark malts not a lot of roast or char notes, smooth overall.

T: On the first sip, sweet milk chocolate, bakers cocoa, candy toffee and raisins mixed with the vanilla and oak flavors from the barrel. Balance is on the sweet side with not real hop flavor detected but enough bitterness to make it noticeable.

M: Alcohol warming is mild. Large amount of body and a syrupy kind of mouthfeel. Carbonation is low. There is also a slight tingling sensation coming through on the tongue which I usually attribute to the bourbon. Slight astringency on the tongue that lingers after a few sips.

O: The barrel character is very tasty in this beer and the base beer is very chocolate forward which I like. I would put the level of barrel between a BCBS and a CWBS, but with less bourbon overall.

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4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Blacker than most beers. But little to no head zero lacing. Some decent legs though.

Smell - Vanilla and oak come through first, but that might be my mind searching for the barrel effect. Some dark chocolate is buried in there as well.

Taste - The great taste of "regular" BORIS complemented with smoky oak flavors, rounded out by vanilla accents. Definitely a more complete taste than "regular" BORIS.

Mouthfeel - The highlight of the beer. So thick, so creamy, so smooth. Not watery whatsoever. DFH Palo Santo Marron comes to mind.

Drinkability - Thick and robust and highly alocholic. And WAY too expensive.

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4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 95.4% out of 100 with 2,393 ratings
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