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

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4.3/5
Outstanding
2,401 Ratings
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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:
#541
Reviews:
626
Ratings:
2,401
pDev:
8.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
285
Gots:
696
Trade:
68
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Ratings: 2,401 |  Reviews: 626
Photo of carlso_aw
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robbmotiwalla
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerSamurai34
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This one was really surprising. I didn't think this was going to be much, but was very surprised. Lots of barrel and good adjuncts throughout and on the finish. Nice boozing said, but not overpowering.

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Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of curlybird
3.77/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ManBearPat
4.89/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HattedClassic
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice chocolate brown head that dissipates rather quickly and doesn't leave very much. The beer itself is a very nice dark chocolate black with a bit of an oily sheen to it.

The smell is pretty good. It has a nice mix of the whiskey and the chocolate notes and a bit of creamy oatmeal notes. The whiskey gives the beer a nice spice to it. The roasted malts are there with a bit of coffee supplementing the other notes. The smell has an ever present vanilla note that is a bit subtle but still there.

The taste is very good. The whiskey seems to be the most present note that is noticeable. The dark chocolate and roasted malt notes mix very well with the creamy oatmeal to create a fairly delicious mixture. The whiskey lingers a bit afterwards, which isn't a bad thing. The taste also has that subtle vanilla note but is a bit more strong.

The feel is pretty good. It is a heavy bodied beer that is very creamy and borders on silky. The carbonation is light and noticeable but adds to the silkiness of the beer.

Overall, a very good beer and worthy of being consumed. The beer isn't too taxing for something that's been barrel aged and has nice, vivid notes. The notes in the smell and taste tend to blend together fairly well but manage to remain distinct enough that you can tell them apart. This one is definitely worth picking up if you come across it.

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

Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged BORIS on tap. I liked the frog, particularly the tap handle - a frog. A bit bourbon forward, some coffee, but overall excellent. Weirdest thing happened just after I got my beer - there was a huge bang and the building really shook, like it dropped several inches. We all thought someone had crashed a car into the building, but when we went outside to see what it was, could not figure it out, went back to drinking. Later news stories indicated a tectonic plate shift or a meteor exploding in the atmosphere. A friend of mine felt and heard the same thing at his house 4 miles away.

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Photo of krome
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jgunther71
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Xenoreactive
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasty. A bit bitter, but flavorful to an indistinguishable degree.

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Photo of dheldman
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pierre_Pressure
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Super dark body, small chocolate head even with an aggressive pour. Head dies out quickly with little lacing.
S: Whiskey is definitely present, but it is entertwined with a malty sweetness. My mouth is watering, so I think we're good here.
T: Follows the nose, with hints of vanilla. Whiskey lingers on the tongue with a slight burn
F: Nice thickness to the feel here, goes down surprisingly smooth.
O: Solid beer here. Not best in class for the style, but solidly above average. It is worth noting that I so want to dock them points for logo here as it had me convinced that there wouldn't be a good beer within. Learn from my mistake; this is one beer you don't want to judge by its cover.

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Photo of Beerbom
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mooseo
4.64/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Just had the latest release of Barrel Aged BORIS Oatmeal Imperial Stout aged in whiskey barrels, from Hoppin Frog, and it was delicious, top notch. Might be the best Imperial Stout I've ever had. Akron seems to have a great brewery in Hoppin Frog. A friend mailed the beer to me.

(L) The color is dark brown almost black with a two inch thick light brown head

(A) The aroma is roasty malts, coffee, and bourbon.

(T) The taste is chocolate, coffee, oats, bourbon, sweetness, pine, all together in a really nice flavor.

(F) Velvety, creamy, thick, easy drinking, and barely a hint of the alcohol.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a globe.

A: Pitch black. One finger brown head retains well. Spotty lacing.

S: Brownie batter and fudge sauce. Good amount of roast. Whiffs of mocha. Some earthy and piney hops. Chewy caramel, whiskey, and wood.

T: Good and roasty up front. A bit ashy even. Fudge sauce and brownie batter. Mocha. French roast. Big spike of hop bitterness and a lot of earth and pine hop flavor. Hints of vague dark fruit. Bite of whiskey is quite potent. Woody barrel. Bitter finish.

M: Huge, thick body. Weighty, chewy, viscous, and slick. Fine carbonation has some bite.

O: I'm a big whiskey drinker too, but the bite of the whiskey in this one did become a bit distracting. It's kinda hot. It isn't enough to derail the experience by any means, but I suppose I do prefer the base BORIS. Perhaps the batch I got just ended up hotter than usual.

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Photo of petrusek23
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rypkr
3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Most over priced beer ever. It's not a bad beer but $15-$18 for a so-so 9.4% bb stout? Lol.

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Photo of okono
4.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hohnbaum
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of michaelsmith11
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rydev24
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rcjennings
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 2,401 ratings
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