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Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged BORIS The Crusher

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RATINGS: 856   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Made from our award-winning imperial stout, rated one of the top 50 best beers in the world in 2008. This bodacious oatmeal Russian imperial stout will crush you like no other. This is the grand-daddy of all stout styles, with an intensely deep roasted and full bodied flavor. A robust hop character adds a refreshing balance. Aged in Heaven Hill Whiskey barrels.

Batch 1 - Gold Cap - April 2009
Batch 2 - Gold Cap - July 2009
Batch 3 - Green Cap - Oct 2009
Batch 4 - Black Cap - 2010
Batch 5 - Red Cap - 2011



4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (678) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 27, 2014
22oz bottle pours dark rich black brown with thin tan head. Nose is big roasty dark fruity bourbon, raisin, peanut, bitter dark chocolate. Taste is super smooth creamy mouthfeel, nutty bitter chocolate, vanilla notes, peant butter chocolate, raisin, dark fruity balanced bourbon. Finish is bitter sticky semi sweet boozy spice chocolate nut bar and cocoa. Great stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (2085) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2014
Small taster at Zeebra Festival. Another totally black beer with a thin dark brown head, average retention, light lacing on the glass. Aroma has lots of bourbon and wood, alcohol, light vanilla, a bit of oats. Taste of dark roasted malts, bourbon, ash, wood, light vanilla, some chocolate. Medium thick body with good carbonation, sticky but also very dry palate. Overall a great beer, barrel aging it surely enhanced it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tomy63 (185) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - JUL 16, 2014
très marqué par la vanille et surtout la coco, sinon c’est bien concentré, pas trop sucré, avec une amertume qui passe facilement. Mais trop de coco pour moi.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jh773 (82) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Pitch black with a thin dark brown head. Smells strongly of whiskey and a hint of vanilla with cocoa powder. Alcoholic whiskey-caramel punch on the front end that quickly mellows out into coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Body is thick but not syrupy; leaves tongue tingling on the finish. Good stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jojojam (61) - Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2014
'11 vintage. Pours a very black no head appearance. Aroma is chocolate, bourbon, Smooth creamy mouthfeel. Taste is more chocolate with vanilla notes. Bourbon is present but somewhat in the background and not over the top. 3 yrs might have something to so with that. This beer is very very good. Overall the taste is awesome all notes are present but none are over bearing. A powerful but yet mellow sipper. Well done and highly recommended. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopmelt (157) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2014
pours black, thin tan head, nice lacing. Aroma whiskey, roasty, bready, caramel and toffee, dark fruit. Taste roast, coffee, whiskey, caramel and toffee and dark fruit. Mouthfeel full body, lower carbonation, alcohol heat and astringency, creamy, sweet finish. Overall fantastic, the barrel aging really helps this beer!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fitwitchik (260) - USA - JUL 1, 2014
Poured from a 2013 bottle purchased at HFBrewery into a Hoppin Frog snifter thick deep brownest black with a thin dark tan head. Aroma is whiskey coffee cocoa. Flavor is incredible chocolate coffee with so faint liquorice with plenty of vanilla booze. Definitely a seriously rich and amazingly smooth. Extremely well balanced. Oh hell yeah!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cernjoh (106) - Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2014
One of my favorite beers all time. Poured from a 2013 bottle. Aroma is chocolate, bourbon, and vanilla. Appearance is like old engine oil with a one finger tan head that dissipates to a small ring. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, coffee, oak, and bourbon. Palate is very smooth almost silk like. A great brew from Ohio. Cheers!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJvd (815) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2014
Small sample from bottle @ Zeebra II. Pours pitch black with a ring tan head. Aroma has licorice, quite some dark chocolate, roasted malts and some bourbon. Taste has bourbon, vanilla, some dark chocolate, coffee and a bit of alcohol. Over medium body, soft carbo. Nice stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
M82 (269) - Kansas, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Deep black body with fiery red to amber highlights temporarily supports a 1/3" very dark khaki head leaving a short array of dots arcing around one side of the snifter

Deep entwined dark notes of chocolate, black licorice, whiskey, tobacco, and cream on a coating silky smooth heavy body with a chest warming residual of fluent dark chocolate spirit barrel, light smoke, occasional flashes of graham cracker and pie crust, with warmth a subtle blueberry note also makes appearances, a sense of bananas foster with accents of peanut butter comes to mind, exceptionally silky and seamless

2013 22oz into Orrefors Difference Porter snifter



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