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
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%
 
 
Wants:
283
Gots:
694
For Trade:
68
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Photo of JKasten988
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lochef81
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of remy28
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of _LOD
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big and boozey chocolate bomb!! Whiskey barrel is prominent and chocolate richness is awesome on the finish! Really enjoyed as I weather thru a blizzard!!!

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Photo of cjgiant
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sheenisgod
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2015 Bottle.

A: Boozy; lots of whiskey upfront, followed by some roasted malt and a light amount of wood.

A: Black color, totally opaque with a small tan head that recedes pretty quickly into a thin ring around the glass.

T: The barrel presence is really noticeable; moderate whiskey and oak, followed by roasted malt. The beer finishes with a light bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Solid; but could have used some aging, the whiskey barrel is really prominent. Such a large barrel presence makes this beer a less quaffable, though still enjoyable.

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Photo of Tylertut
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JustinCider
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a black opaque color with a small dark tan head that leave a small ring on top of the beer.

Smell: Aromas of bourbon, oak, chocolate and roasted malt.

Taste: Strong oak presence and bourbon (more subdued than on the nose) lead the flavors followed by roasted malt with hints of chocolate and vanilla.

Mouthfeel: Thick and chewy.

Overall: This a beer that I received as a gift back in June 2014 that I had cellared. Thoroughly enjoyed the oakiness of this beer.

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Photo of ilikebeer03
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CDCNAM
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sposter4
4.66/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MLDucky
3.91/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bferber
3.81/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rockjocknroll
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had to finish a new bottle that was partially opened during travel. Black as night with saccharine bourbon nose. Great chocolate malt flavor. Not too boozy but could have used a few more years in the bottle to balance out. Awful label, stellar beer.

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Photo of Boccu
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice coffee and bourbon aroma. Pours dark with nice head. Great oatmeal stout. Smooth and very drinkable.

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Photo of TooHop4U
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Sampled December 2015 from 22oz bottle in pint glass. Sampled side-by-side with BORIS The Crusher Oatmeal Imperial Stout.

Appearance: Pitch black, dark color, with a nice dark tan head. The head lasted a long time. Same as BORIS The Crusher.

Smell: There are roasted malt aromas, along with some strong coffee aromas. Some hops in the aroma, as well as a sweetness from the oatmeal as well. The is a little edge that may be due to the barrel aging, that is not in the BORIS The Crusher. Nice combination and balance between the hops, oatmeal, and the malts.

Taste: Full-bodied with great balance of malt and hops. There is a hint of sweetness that may be due to the oats, but it has an excellent taste. There is also a very slight vanilla flavor with this. I don't know if it is due to barrel aging, but I do not get that flavor from the BORIS The Crusher. This vanilla flavor is very slight and does not detract from the other flavors, nor does it make the overall taste too sweet. The alcohol flavor is slightly stronger than BORIS The Crusher. The combination of strong hops and roasted malts and strong alcohol give this drink powerful flavors.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, but very smooth. Very creamy, probably due to the oatmeal. Strong alcohol which matches with the 9.4% on the label.

Overall: This was the first time I tried thbarrel-aged version of BORIS, but it is the third time I have tried BORIS The Crusher. I love both of these beers it. Overall this is an excellent stout. I enjoy both BORIS recipes, and like the added edge and flavors that the barrel aging adds. I will definitely look for this and buy it again.

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Photo of TX-Badger
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque dark brown almost black like oil color with khaki colored head. Whiskey, oak, chocolate, roast, and some oats on the nose; follows onto the palate. Very smooth, full bodied. Finishes with whiskey and cocoa.

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Photo of Glanzman
4.89/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

22 ounce bottle served in 2 pint glasses (shared with my dad)

Pours a jet-black color with 1 finger tan head.

Smells great... dark roasted malts, coffee, chocolate... and of course bourbon.

Taste awesome! Really love this beer. Really hate the $15/bottle price! Otherwise I'd buy many more.

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Photo of imbuckeye
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of moarmare
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.92/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Black with that classic thick, dense mocha BORIS head--but it doesn't retain as long as the base brew's does.

Smell is nutty molasses, chocolate, boozy oak, with a good amount of vanilla blossoming as it warms.

Oh so luscious in taste, there's that BORIS flavor. Big roasted malt, big chocolate, but the booze is kicked up obviously, with some oak and molasses kicking in that I don't usually get in the base.

This still has a really thick and frothy body, but it's quite hot compared to regular. Can you tell? I don't really like the barrel treatment unless it truly enhances a beer without simply adding booziness.

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Photo of jmg480
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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