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Cafe BORIS | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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4.15/5
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237 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:
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Added by jampics2 on 08-08-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,133
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
237
pDev:
8.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
40
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 237 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lanciloti
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber into a snifter appears black in color with a brown head that fades leaving spotty lace.

The aroma is all coffee, chocolate and roasty earthen appeal.

It tastes roasty with earth, slight citrus and finishes like bitter bakers cocoa.

This is medium in body with modest carbonation. A pleasant riff on boris.

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Photo of Gaddabble
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenlee
4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chackman151
4.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Walleybeer
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.37/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pda22
4.73/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bnes09
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dense, jet black, opaque look with a shiny brown head. Fairly weak lacing. Aroma is dark, roasty and stouty with an aggressive espresso edge. Deeply roasted flavor of burnt toast and tobacco. Wealth of rich espresso. Veggie hop in perfect balance. Mild booze in the finish. Full, rich, sultry body. Nice bubbles. Welcome bone dry finish. Overall, a coffee (no...espresso) stout, practically perfected.

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Photo of hoosier222002
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gambyt20
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzlyo
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is coffee, dark malts and a mild hints of chilies and vinous. The flavor is coffe, dark malts, dark fruit, mildly sweet in the middle and a mix of acidity, chocolate and warming alcohol in the finish.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz. bottle into a Surly teku. Shared with schen9303.

One of the deepest, darkest beers that I've ever poured. Nose is tart coffee beans, creamy hop bitterness, liquorice, and roasted malt with a sprinkle of cocoa powder. Very aromatic but maybe not as sweet as I'd like. Beer opens chocolate, cocoa powder and coffee upfront. The creamy hop presence from the nose is present but its muted. Chewy in the middle with hints of fudge and more coffee. End is roasted malt, dark chocolate and smoke. Great balance. Body is thick and chewy with very little carbonation. Slick and heavy in the mouth and goes down slightly hot but oily.

Incredible body on a really well made and balanced beer. Would love to see this barrel-aged.

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Photo of Glanzman
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22 ounce bottle poured into pint glass.

Pours jet black with a mocha colored, one finger head.

Smells of coffee, chocolate and roasted dark malts.

Taste awesome... I love coffee stouts and this one is up there. Great coffee taste without too much bitterness.

Overall a great beer.

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Photo of timmy2b
3.59/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeffo
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this in Buffalo last summer.

From a bomber into a snifter
OG: 1.107
IBU: 60

APPEARANCE: Pours black and relatively thick and vicious looking. Pour yields a 2 finger, medium looking dark mocha head that slowly fades to a splotchy wisp and ring. Jet black body and zero carbonation evident. A ring and splotchy wisp remains until the end leaving some dots of lacing that slowly slide down the glass after each sip.

SMELL: Some lovely coffee aroma on this one, with roasted malts, smoke, dark baker's chocolate, and some toffee notes.

TASTE: Roasted coffee beans, roasted and smoky malts, dark baker's chocolate and a good dose of oats again. Dark pure chocolate with a nice balance of bitter, roasted coffee beans and roasted malts at the swallow. Bold and lingering aftertaste of roasted and slightly burnt, bitter coffee, sweet caramel and cream flavors, some roasted malts, dark chocolate and toffee as well. Good stuff, and the coffee is roasted, bitter and raw for sure.

PALATE: Medium-full body, slightly lower end carbonation, and creamy smooth on the palate. Enough weight, goes down smooth, very soft and easy, not bite at all, and finishes slightly mouth-coating. Nice oat creaminess and some light coffee bitterness lingers.

OVERALL: Really good. The coffee is a little too raw and roasted for my tastes, as I prefer the refined, creamy, sweeter coffee variants, but this is still excellently made. Huge BORIS fan here and this one was much enjoyed after drain pouring BORIS Reserve. If they used a softer, sweeter coffee bean, I think I’d be in love. Cheers!

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Photo of Shockey
4.66/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dmgallag
4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L-Spinal Tap black with minimal head. This is a serious beer.
S-Chocolate and coffee...yum.
T-Great balance of roast,chocolate, and coffee in a very drinkable brew.
F-Full bodied, but not quite motor oil thick.
O-Awesome stout. Ages well, mine has 6 months on it and tastes awesome!

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bendover80
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Cafe BORIS from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 237 ratings
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