Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Royale | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. RoyaleBarrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Royale
BA SCORE
4.17/5
195 Ratings
Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. RoyaleBarrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Royale
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by jampics2 on 05-26-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,048
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
195
pDev:
10.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
144
Gots:
69
Trade:
6
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 195 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of petrusek23
4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of lemmy187
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chackman151
4.66/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ohiovania
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Barrel blends very cohesively but it lacks dynamics.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Used motor oil black with a thin, fuzzy light mocha head.

Smell is really nutty roastiness, and yet full of mocha too, with a touch of spicy whiskey and sugar cone.

Taste is chocolate bar with roasted nuts, as well as waxy oak, but not a lot of it--there's just a touch of heat. I can see this being disappointing for booze-hounds, but the whiskey cuts through the normal chocolate-nut overload that BORIS can bring. Still, whiskey heat builds and fumes out the nose as it warms, with a uniqueness compared other barrel-aged stouts that certainly makes this worth a try, kind of like woody or nutty liqueur.

Really round, full body with a thick froth though and through, and a semi-dry finish.

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Photo of NMA
4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nat1975
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MDDMD
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bugsmcl
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of razorsdescent
4.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dheldman
3.88/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!

Served alongside B.O.R.I.S. & Barrel-Aged B.O.R.I.S.

All three variants had remarkably similar appearances: deep, dark black with a thin beige cap, and fairly low carbonation.

The aroma brings a more potent whiskey scent than the Barrel-Aged B.O.R.I.S., with a similar roasted malt profile.

Terrific flavor. I am a huge fan of this beer, as well as the other two variants. In addition to the whiskey and barrel flavors, notes of oak, vanilla, and chocolate blend beautifully into the beer.

The feel is creamy and smooth, with subtle heat in the finish to tie it all together.

Great beer. Recommended.

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Photo of TravisMason
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

22oz bomber, 8oz pour, scant lacing, thick legs during the tasting. Black, opaque liquid.

Four years on this bottle and still hot. Bourbon, burnt malt, spice and a bit of earth.

First sip carries through the bourbon, a bit thin compared to the base brew. Subtle char, oat malts balanced by some nice hop bitterness. The barrel really adds to the complexity.

Full body, nicely carbonated, a bit chewy.

Wonderful take on the base brew. The Canadian barrel is delicious and creates a nice unique take on an already fine imperial stout.

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Photo of Austin32
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lynn
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ryan1980
4.88/5  rDev +17%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Jonp82
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of m0ntels
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Royale from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 195 ratings
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