B.O.R.I.S. Bairille Aois | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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4.31/5
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170 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 MasterSki on 05-25-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,094
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
170
pDev:
7.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
32
Trade:
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Ratings: 170 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of buschbeer
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

1 PINT 6 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter
2013

This beer pours black and is topped with less than an inch of mocha head that leaves no lacing.

The nose is like dessert, caramel, vanilla, and chocolate.

The taste is rich with chocolate, caramel, and vanilla with hints of alcohol and dark chocolate and coffee in the finish.

Full and velvety smooth mouthfeel

This has held up well for four plus years. It is definitely one of the best barrel aged version of BORIS. The taste and smell are great, and I feel like a warm, fuzzy blanket is being wrapped around me with each sip.

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4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chackman151
4.61/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Bugsmcl
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of qcbrewer
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2013 tapped on Tuesday August 30th at the brewery for their 10th anniversary week.

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Photo of dheldman
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spycow
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mklisz
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mendvicdog
3.59/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of jakecattleco
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2013 bottle into a shaker pint for a Super Bowl tasting. Pours an opaque black with a thin layer of light brown head that had good retention. Smell is enjoyable, chocolate, whiskey, and a hint of butter perhaps. Taste is a bit hot, but very enjoyable buttery smooth mesh of chocolate and whiskey. Mouthfeel is super smooth, carbonation spot on, and a slightly hot and boozy finish.

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4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber, green cap, poured into KBS snifter. Opaque, black elixir, thin rim quickly dissipates. Legs coat the glass.

Holy hell the aroma really hits home: smooth Jameson whiskey, vanilla, honey, char, cocoa. Swirl this and smell all night long.

Smooth whiskey, vanilla, cocoa, subtle burnt malt lingers. Really nice combo.

The base beer provides a nice smooth mouth feel with the alcohol well hidden.

This is my favorite treatment of the base BORIS and the whiskey combined with the smooth oatmeal stout brings it home. Well done.

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4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The following written review is for my final bottle, enjoyed 9/7/2017.

Pouring squid ink black, Bairille Aois displays a moderate, dense mocha head that settles to a permanent collar, even after all these years.

Smell is peanut butter wafer, wet chocolatey oak, a touch of spicy, savory bourbon, roasted nuts, and a hint of molasses.

Taste is roasty, dark malt and peanuts with oats, molasses and black licorice but also simultaneously maple and candied pecans. It's so distinctly glazed pecans, it's insane and delicious, and a little smoky.

Feel is slick and a bit less thick than normal BORIS, but still luscious with a semi-dry, slightly sticky finish.

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4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Roasty but wish it had more barrel character

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Photo of _RL_
4.62/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours thick, oily, and black. Smells lightly boozy. Tastes, oh my, tastes slightly sweet with a slight bitter coffee finish. Feels amazing. Thick, slick, but not syrupy. Just great. I would drink this again. And again.

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4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Coconut, chocolate, oak, coffee and a hint of booze. Medium bodied. Super dry. It's pretty good. Barrel integrated well, balanced. As with most of the Hopping Frog beers, the Ohio restriction on alcohol percentage hurts the mouthfeel on this one. wishing it was just a bit chewier.

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3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SGerrard
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JGlitz87
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Abbbp
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 170 ratings