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

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Bairille Aois B.O.R.I.SBairille Aois B.O.R.I.S
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 crashdavisinoh
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
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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Photo of drewone
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of damngoode
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of tut2528
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of maximus_rebel
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of josephwa
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of mtrog313
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of cp45
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of davemathews68
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

LOOK: pours a dark brown with a khaki colored head

SMELL: Chocolate, roast, Irish whiskey.

TASTE: Vanilla, charcoal, chocolate, coffee and a bit of oaky tannins. Ashy smoke, spiked coffee and just a hint of booze.

FEEL: Medium bodied ale nice smooth medium low carbonation.

OVERALL: One helluva beer. Please try this if you can.

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Photo of ShanePB
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Hanzo
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of fredmugs
3/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of Stevedore
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of 1424IpA
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Alieniloquium
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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Photo of ODYSEYY
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Auror
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of canadianghetto
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of brewtus
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured pitch lack with a khaki head. Smell is sweet chocolate, oak, dark fruit, some cinnamon, marshmallow. Taste starts with slightly smokey bourbon, cinnamon, dark fruit again, plenty of chocolate. Texture is very enjoyable, silky smooth. Overall this is a great variation on the regular bba Boris. This is much less of an in your face bourbon flavor that you get from the regular bba version. The whisky flavor is definitely more complex and once you've had a few sips you can taste the Irish whisky in the aftertaste especially. Glad I got a few of these, especially with it being a brewery only release.

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Photo of Roger85
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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