Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S.
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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About This Beer
As if winning GABF gold with their original B.O.R.I.S. wasn’t enough, Hoppin’ Frog took the award-winning brew and aged it in whiskey barrels. And the result earned them gold at the World Beer Cup.
This brew is everything you could want in a BA Russian Imperial Stout — deeply roasted malt plus oaty smoothness, carrying a bracing-yet-balanced 60 IBU, and tons of dark complexity.
Nuanced BA B.O.R.I.S. brims with rich notes of oaky vanilla, dark fruit, molasses, and spice threaded through its fudgy body. Savory tones of char, tobacco, and coffee accent the hops. And each sip finishes mellow, with a taste of lingering, boozy barrel.
Complex Rich Barrel Aged Smooth Chocolatey
Whiskey Barrels Oats
Always a great stout
Highly enjoyed this. Very smooth and robust flavor.
great barrel age flavor
The frog always delivers. If I lived in close proximity to the brewery, I’d be in jail for DUIs or in the grave due to liver failure.
4.33/5 look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25 Poured from a 16 ounce can marked best by 12/29/24 into a snifter. Look- Black, medium brown frothy head, opaque, average head retention and lacing. Smell- Bourbon, coffee, vanilla, oak, cocoa, strong strength of scent. Taste- Cocoa, bourbon, coffee, strong strength of flavor. Feel- Full body, syrup like, below average carbonation, highly creamy, mildly bitter, mildly mouth warming. Overall- Deep black color with average head retention and lacing. Bouquet of bourbon, coffee, vanilla and cocoa that was vibrant and well balanced. Cocoa with notes of bourbon and coffee set up an enjoyable well rounded flavor profile. Feel was full bodied with plenty of creaminess. Overall this beer provided a well balanced and enjoyable nose and flavor profile with a great look and feel.
Very rich and complex with a lot of tannin from the barrels. Very nice.
solid Russian imperial with bitterness attenuated by the barrel.