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

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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

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4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Wowcoolman for sharing this one at AndrewK's tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, cookie dough, fruit, and slight whiskey aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and fruity flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a fantastic aroma but the barrel presence seems fairly subdued in my opinion.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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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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4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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2.71/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Thick black body. Small khaki head. Thin collar.

Smell - Whiskey. Chocolate. Caramel. Doesn't really work that well thought.

Taste - Whiskey is strong. Chocolate. Very bitter. Kinda ashy. Uninspired finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Carbonation makes it feel thinner than it is. Boozy and bitter.

Overall - Not a good treatment of Boris. Ick.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle shared with stillmatic 2232. Thanks man.

Pours a very dark black, basically opaque, into a Captain Lawrence tulip. Small head that fades away after a while.

Smells roasty, with additional mild flavors of whiskey and chocolate.

Tastes incredible. Subtle, creamy, almost buttery Irish whiskey, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, oak, mild roasty bitterness, and love. Normally I wouldn't love a "buttery" flavor in the beer, but I think it is intended, and it adds so much to the beer. It's most likely the Irish whiskey barrel aging. Adds a dimension to barrel aged stouts I've never had before. Love it!

Smooth and silky on the tongue. Great mouthfeel. Very drinkable for the high imperial ABV.

Very recommended!

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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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