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

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4.18/5
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216 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 05-26-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,003
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
216
pDev:
10.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
144
Gots:
69
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 216 |  Reviews: 72
Photo of RobinLee
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of durlta
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of REVZEB
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark velvet of a beer. Nice warm barrel notes on the smell predominate the sweet malt and coffee aromas. The taste is rich and dark. Barrel is more balanced with other flavors. Smooth and robust. Puts hair on your chest while going down smooth.

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Photo of darktronica
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12-ounce bottle poured to a snifter. B.O.R.I.S., aged in Canadian whiskey barrels, presumably Crown Royal from the name. As such, we get a somewhat brighter booziness, with less pepper and vanilla than expected from a bourbon, but a bit more fruitiness, with some apple and plum notes. Features a strong oak character from the barrel. Still has the unusual but really favorable combination of oats and RIS dryness from the base B.O.R.I.S.

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Photo of caahare
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of strohme2
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Undated (?) 22 ounce bomber. I bought it late summer 2017. Poured into tulip.
Dark, dark brown with latte colored bubbles. Quickly recedes but with medium bubbles around perimeter of glass. The whiskey blasted me in the face on the pour. Dark pitted prune and raisins, wood and whiskey on the nose.
Rich dark chocolate, whiskey, dark chocolate covered espresso beans, whiskey, molasses and slight raisins. Maybe some sweet maple too. The taste really stands out. I’m impressed. The body is heavy and chewy, just where I like my imperial stouts. Overall, it’s a big, cold weather-drinking, delicious stout.

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Photo of mltobin
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJSFS
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jamison85
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leitmotif
3.77/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Black color with mocha head. Aroma has dark chocolate, roasted malts and fudge. Taste follows with really dark chocolate, cacao, brownies, light whiskey notes, quite bitter and roasty on the finish. Full bodied, soft carbonation. It's not a really complex beer, the whiskey barrel notes are not very intense but it's really chocolatey and smooth.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JCaweinstein
4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SerMosh
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of stortore
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jtransel
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ladle69
3.55/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vfgccp
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CraftFan5
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of petrusek23
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mmilyko
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lemmy187
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chackman151
4.66/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 216 ratings