Café BORIS | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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Café BORISCafé BORIS
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4.15/5
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243 Ratings
Café BORISCafé BORIS
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Ohio, United States
hoppinfrog.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jampics2 on 08-08-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,297
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
243
pDev:
8.19%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
40
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 243 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of TheDoctor
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Bottle
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A:
Pours looking like crude oil with a couple fingers of espresso crema head that pretty much evaporates, but is a little easier to rouse up than in the other variants I've tried. Little retention; confetti lacing. (3.75)

S:
Dark roast coffee, brown sugar, rich mellow roast aromas melted together. (4)

T:
Strong coffee flavor that comes through clean (no green peppers) in harmony with everything that is there in the standard version (i.e. all the soft roast oomph with some coffee and no harshness). (4.25)

M:
Soft, almost-viscous, rich, faint carbonation, coating sweetness. (4.25)

O:
Another nice variant of this delicious huge-yet-almost-restrained stout.
This one pours, smells, drinks and tastes similar to the original, but there definitely is a more assertive coffee presence and less sweetness from the oatmeal. It is huge, yet all too drinkable, it is a little sticky on the whole for me, but I feel like the coffee helped clean that part of it up a little compared to the standard version. Another excellent beer and a fine take on a coffee stout. (4.25)

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Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, light brown head of foam. It smelled of dark roasted coffee, chocolate and caramel. Nice, rich coffee flavor with dark chocolate, toffee and caramel notes.

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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

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Café BORIS from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 243 ratings