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

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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: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MasterSki on 05-25-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
167
Reviews:
25
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
7.66%
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
34
For Trade:
8
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Ratings: 167 |  Reviews: 25
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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Photo of CaptCleveland
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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Photo of greg4579
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.57/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of jrenihan
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

Photo of jfstilling
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

Photo of soup_or_crackers
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Treyliff
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a motor-oil thick opaque black color with a small creamy dark tan head that retains for a while, eventually settling to a thin film floating on top

S- deep dark roasted chocolate malt aroma up front with a hint of char & dark fruit, big barrel presence that adds notes of buttered pretzel, vanilla oak & Irish whiskey

T- big flavors of dark chocolate malt up front with some nutty walnut notes, very light smoke, caramel, vanilla & barrel juice additions from the barrel, rich buttery finish with lingers of oak barrel and Irish whiskey

M- thick and viscous body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a warming finish

O- a nice variation on an already great beer, the Irish whiskey adds a nice buttery notes that surprisingly meshes well with the other flavors

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4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Bairille Aois B.O.R.I.S from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
4.31 out of 5 based on 167 ratings.
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