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Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged BORIS Van Wink

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Aged in very special Kentucky whiskey barrels to add a super smooth, buttery, and complex whiskey character to our multi-award winning BORIS The Crusher Oatmeal Imperial Stout. Richer and bolder than our standard Bourbon Barrel Aged BORIS Stout, this rare version is a testament to our hard work and dedication in bringing our customers the very best.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (2676) - Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle: Oily black pour, very small tan collar around the edges. Aroma of fudge, sweet chocolate, heavy bourbon, burnt caramel, light wood, slight roast, very faint hint of vanilla. Flavor is bourbon fudge cake with underlying woody tannins, light anise & dates, more roasted malt towards the finish, mild coffee beans, hint of maple syrup even? Lofty mouth feel. Nice stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (899) - - FEB 8, 2015
From th first bottling,roperly cellared. Black pour, small head. Big bourbon aroma and taste. Dark coffee, vanilla, oak, whisky, booze almost non Existant in the taste but sneaks up on you. Thick oily body. Smooth for such a big beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9139) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Big whisky aroma and taste. Black rich with some lace. Roasty. Coffee finish.Great barrelling.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (1001) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Bomber. Pours coca cola brown with a beige head. Aroma is molasses, dark chocolate, vanilla. The Pappy barrels make this a different beer. Taste is molasses, raisin, vanilla, bourbon, oak. Rye spice in the finish. Smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (3772) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2015
22 oz. bottle thanks to Willrunforbeer. 2013 vintage. No head on the opaque black liquid. Aroma is subtle vanilla, smooth bourbon, mild oak, and burnt molasses.

The bourbon is layered and mellow. Oak, vanilla, lingering burnt sugar, a mild rye whiskey malt hint that really helps round out the flavor. The spicy hint in the finish really helps integrate the stout character really nicely. Great oak character that is the Pappy barrel. Damn fine!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (961) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle via Justin. Pours a dark brown/black, little to no head. Aroma milk chocolate, toasted coconut. Body roasty, but finish a little too hot for me. Good but not in the top tier of imperial stouts for me.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bylicki (2) - - DEC 24, 2014 does not count
Bottle from the brewery. The whiskey is very much evident in the nose. Quite a bit of banana and vanilla through out. Extremely smooth and creamy. Well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (14167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle sample at a Jackie O’s release. Jet black color, brown head. Aroma has earthy dark chocolate, mushrooms, vanilla. Taste has dark fruit, stewed prunes, licorice, coffee, cocoa, vanilla. Lots going on in this one.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1735) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle. Color is motor oil thick and black. Aroma of a creamy milkshake with vanilla fudge. Taste is thick and chocolaty roasted almonds and vanilla charred oak. great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cpetrone84 (1569) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Tap at the release. Pour is jet black with a tight mocha head. Nose has a strong bourbon note with subtle wood nuances. The malt profile isn’t super bright, dry chocolate and a moderate roasted malt. Sweetness kicks in with a touch of ink. Taste is a bit brighter and richer, bourbon is clean with wood notes and more rich chocolate. Some notes of roasted malt and a hint of bitter coffee with the bitterness lingering through the finish. Sweetness starts to pick up towards the finish as it warms. Full bodied with strong carbonation and a soft delicate feel.


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