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Cafe BORIS | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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4.15/5
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238 Ratings
Cafe BORISCafe 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jampics2 on 08-08-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,145
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
238
pDev:
8.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
40
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 238 |  Reviews: 35
Reviews by bluejacket74:
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4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like coffee, bittersweet chocolate, burnt/charred malt, and some dark bread. It tastes like coffee, burnt/charred malt, malted milk balls, bittersweet chocolate, dark fruit, and some vanilla. Mouthfeel/body is full, it's creamy with low/moderate carbonation. It's smooth and easy to drink. I think it's a very good brew, but not quite as good as the regular BORIS. Still, it's definitely worth trying if you come across some. $14.99 a bottle.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of warnerry
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Chris_Panos
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Marius
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

75cl bottle. Pitch black, oily pour, with a fine-grained dark espresso head that gives way to a thin lacing. Smells of dark cherries, milk chocolate, coffee, cocoa, oak. Tastes like smoke, roasted malts, dark cherries and alcohol - not much coffee in this one. More light bodied than the pour would suggest, with a low carbonation and bitter chocolate aftertaste.

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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 Cynic-ale
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of HeyYoMar
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of TKEbeerman
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of rwilde
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.52/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of marmstrong1212
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Mar02x
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MuFugga
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

22 oz poured into a snifter

A: dark as a winter in hell, super mocha head.

S: roasted coffee, chocolate such a deep roasted smell

M: thick it clings you are going to taste this for hours after you drank it it just coats your tongue

O: this beer is deep black, coffee roasted, it's thick it's just well a great stout with coffee kinda great actually this beer is something you want to drink

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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 Mesch
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of prototypic
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of woodchip
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.79/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Inky black. Small khaki head. Thin collar.

Smell - Coffee and cola. Some dark chocolate.

Taste - Sweet. Bitter coffee. Less cola, but it's definitely there in the finish. Nutty, too.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation. Medium heavy.

Overall - I still think the base beer is better than all the treatments.

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Photo of beerhan
3.18/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A-Jet black with a lovely dark brown head. Super thick appearance that is rather deceiving.

S-Smells like cheap coffee, hazelnut, gas station creamer that has been sitting out for hours.

T-The taste of this honestly reminds me of bad coffee that has been sitting out for hours and slowly gets cold. It is rather creamy but there are some minute chocolate notes left and a hint of licorice.

M-Nice thick body with almost too little heat. The coffee over dominates the flavor and all other aspects of this beer making it almost a chore to get down.

O-Regular BORIS is a lot better than this. The coffee is just not good and it makes this hard to get down. I would not recommend this to anyone especially when you can get three times the amount of founders breakfast stout for the cost of one bottle (14.99).

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Cafe BORIS from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 238 ratings
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