B.O.R.I.S. #100 | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

B.O.R.I.S. #100B.O.R.I.S. #100
BA SCORE
91.9%
Liked This Beer
4.11 w/ 62 ratings
B.O.R.I.S. #100B.O.R.I.S. #100
BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Batch #100 is made with English malts instead of American Malts and has a blue cap.

Added by Spider889 on 11-30-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
62
Liked:
57
Avg:
4.11/5
pDev:
8.52%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
29
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of ferrari29
3.69/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer poured from bottle into a Snifter shaped glass

A - Beer pours with a ticket body; viscous with a heavy motor oil look; not much head forms; leaves light layer of lacing around the glass; black body; no visible carbonation

S - Cinnamon oatmeal (think raisin and spice oatmeal); rose; burnt roasted malt flavor; brown sugar; figs; high booze nose; barely any scents of hops

T - Dark chocolate; roasted malt nose of coffee/espresso; raisin and other dark fruits; not taste of cinnamon at all, no oatmeal either; prunes

M - Thick and chewy; lots of body; dark fruit lingering flavor; creamy; slight bitter hop aftertaste

D - Great heavy feel; needs a more well-rounded flavor profile, though I will say, I do appreciate a beer every once in a while that has a very distinctive smell with no correlation to its taste

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Photo of dogfishandi
3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a darkness snifter. blue cap = "BORIS 100". purchased at the brewery.

pours out completely opaque black with a nice creamy dark mocha colored head. kept a nice thin creamy layer with some spotty lace. a little legs left on the glass as well.

nothing really imperial stout like to the aroma. chalky, almost slightly yeasty with just a hint of alcohol. some faint chocolate and roast, fruity esters, and maybe a little burnt grain. the smell almost reminded me of several mediocre stout like homebrews ive either made or tried. becomes more and more fruity as it warms.

much better taste than the aroma suggested. somewhat sweet, roasted burnt grains, lots of nice chocolate flavors, a nice hoppy bite close to the finish that leaves a substantial bitterness.

slick and creamy. full bodied. carbonation was a bit too much at first.

having never had the regular boris, i cant really tell you the differences the english base malt had, but it is definatly noticable both in the taste and aroma. a pretty good impy stout, but with all the other great examples of the style out there, its hard to say if id ever buy this again. it does leave me longing to try all the other variations of this beer however.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of duceswild
3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of masterofsparks
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vonerichs
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Jet black creamy body with a 1/4" of cinnamon colored head that lasts less than 30 seconds, then it's gone completely.

The smell is heavy on the roast with notes of dark chocolate and espresso.

The taste is robust with bittersweet dark chocolate, coffee grounds, and mild char. It's sweet and walks up to the line of being too sweet, but stops just short.

The mouthfeel is far and away my favorite aspect. It's creamy, smooth, and low carbonation. Thick and heavy as it should be.

It's a solid RIS. It's been a while since I've had the original BORIS so I can't discern the difference, but I remember enjoying the original and can say the same for this one.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbc5
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured in Duvel Tulip.

A: Essentially black with a dark brown head. Head retention is fairly minimal although a consistent ring hangs around for the glass's duration.

S: Bittersweet chocolate. A bit less coffee than traditional BORIS. More dark fruit sweetness than the standard version.

T: Taste was a bit roastier than anticipated based on the nose. The chocolate is certainly there and a nice creaminess is imparted by the oats. A sweeter offering than the standard version.

M: Nice and thick, thicker than many other offerings within the style. Not overly carbonated although carbonation can be found on the tongue with each sip.

O: Overall, this is another solid offering from Hoppin Frog, although I do prefer normal BORIS to this variation. The sweetness in this one steals the show and takes away from the upfront roast I find so enjoyable in HF's flagship beer.

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3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch dark brown head. The head doesn't stay around for too long, and there's a decent amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet and roasty, the brew smells like roasted malt, bittersweet and milk chocolate, oats, and a little bit of dark fruit and coffee. However, the taste seems a lot more roasty than it is sweet. It tastes like roasted/burnt/charred malt, coffee, bittersweet and milk chocolate, and some anise and dark fruit. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's a bit slick with moderate carbonation. I think this is a solid overall beer, but I don't like it nearly as much as I do the regular BORIS. And with this being a little more expensive ($10.99 a bottle) than the regular version, I won't be buying another bottle. But I do think it's worth a try since it's a one time beer.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AgentZero
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not sure this is actually a different beer than the regular version, but it is listed so I'll give it a review.

A - Black beer, brown head. Didn't have much retention, no stick left. Decent legs on the beer.

S - Chocolate, a little bit of fruity yeast, nice roast, char, toasted english malts. Pretty inviting, and not overbearing.

T - Taste is much like the nose. Char, toasted malts, and cocoa stand out in this one. Some moderate coffee bitterness. Decently sweet, but the char and toasted malts give it nice balance.

M - Close to full bodied, smooth, moderate carbonation.

O - Good beer. Enjoyed it, drank it quite easily. Has a nice and easy drinking flavor profile, would do it again.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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B.O.R.I.S. #100 from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 91.9% out of 100 with 62 ratings
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