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Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged BORIS Van Wink

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cpetrone84 (1529) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9487) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle... Pours black with a wispy, fleeting, khaki head. The aroma features brownies, vanilla and toasted oak. Medium to full-bodied with soft carbonation. The flavor is acrid, burnt, roasty and chock full of rich, smooth Pappy Van Winkle bourbon. Finishes scorched, boozy and carbonic. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (4536) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle. Pitch black pour, with a ran head. Milk chocolate, roast, vanilla, bourbon, raisin, silky oatmeal malt, oak, some mollases, and more chocolate. Silky mouth feel. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1073) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle to tulip Soy, chocolate, coffee, motor oil, and bourbon. Thick, creamy, oily, black, with a thin ringed creamy brown head. Dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4952) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle - Bourbon, molasses and chocolate with some coconut and vanilla. Deep brown with a nice but thin brown head. Bourbon, coconut and chocolate. Well balanced and not too hot. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (705) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle as a surprise thanks to tom10101!! Thick oily black pour, with minimal tan head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, oak, light booze, ash, and roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, semi thick mouthfeel, bourbon, oak, light ash, vanilla, mars mellow and chocolate.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (762) - - SEP 7, 2014
Black pour, thick tan head. Nose is big chocolate, smooth bourbon barrel. Taste is dark chocolate, roasted malts, smooth bourbon. Creamy medium-full mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle generously shared by Sparky! Dark mocha-colored pour with a small latte head. It’s a tad bit thinner than expected but still chewy and coating. Most Pappy-barrelled beers pick up a differentiating complexity, smoothness, spiciness, and richness This one, unfortunately, wasn’t set apart from it’s less rare brethren. In fact, I would say that I enjoyed the others a bit more. Perhaps timing is everything...more months soaking up the decadent whiskey might have helped. Dark fruit, cocoa, vanilla, a hint of oak, and a bit of booze. Still very enjoyable, however, and excited to have tried it!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcartamdg (2084) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Pours a thick motor oil like black with a thick mocha head. Aroma of semi sweet chocolate, coffee, bourbon, oak and vanilla. Taste follows, like brownies, bourbon and vanilla coffee. Thick and chewy, gets better and better as it warms!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (8650) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Sample at the Hoppin’ Frog Tasting Room. Inky black color with a medium thin khaki head that diminishes gradually to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Bourbon, roasted malt and chocolate in the nose. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky bourbon, chocolate malt and raisins, with a hint of banana. The finish is dark chocolate and bourbon. Another good entry in the BORIS series.


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