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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Fortunate is he, who in the name of brewing and good beer, shepherds the weak through the valley of macrobrews. For he is truly his brother’s keeper, and the finder of lost taste buds. Stout aged in Whiskey barrels.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (8182) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2013
22 ounce bottle of black tar liquid .. . Foam is acceptable evil .. . Chewy tar and blackness, not getting much barrel .. . Quite good none the less .. . . Tip of the day: You can class up your meal real quick with bow tie pasta.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2013
750ml bottle from the tasting room at Hoppin Frog. Thanks Fred for pointing it out on the rare beer menu. I choose the oldest vintage. Pours a black as night, viscous, small headed gem into a small snifter. The nose is chocolate, whiskey, oak, roasted malts, vanilla, and nuts. The taste is similar with oak, whiskey, chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla, slight coffee, roasted malts. Very smooth mouth, oily, round finish, chocolate and vanilla finish. Slight booze at the end as well. This is a very well cellared beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - AUG 25, 2013
8/25/13. Draft pint from PARTY TOWN. Pours opaque, deep brown-black with a dense, fluffy brown head. Aroma is intoxicating; molasses, oak, whiskey, cocoa, roast malts, vanilla. Taste is very nice, big, complex; roast malt, bitter chocolate, whiskey, wood, alcohol burn, hint of banana, molasses, subtle notes of dark dried fruits (raisins, prunes). Mouth feel is oily, coating. Carbonation is low; suitable for the style and flavor profile. Only very little lacing. Really highly flavorful. The 9.4% ABV is evident. The barrel-aging is very successful, while the use of Crown Royal barrels (specifically) impart some very subtle elevated flavors to the profile. Highly effective in enhancing the flavor of the beer while not allowing the barrel to dominate (as it did with this year’s KBS).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3648) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

7/07/2011: Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged BORIS Royale (Stout Aged in Whiskey Barrels): They call it "Royale with Wood" Aroma: Really subtle... Heavily caramelized malt, rich chocolate, refined coffee, sweet char. Appearance: Pours out black like used motor oil; black as night; just a whispy ring of tan-colored foam. Flavor: Tons of maltiness; splash of vanilla, barrel char, and good whiskey; tons of alcohol venting through the nose; more and more whiskey pops out and dominates as the beer warms. Palate: Completely full bodied; milky and velvety; SMOOOTH... Overall: This beer is HUGE, but I’m just not getting a lot out of it...

fl. oz. bottle (Alc. 9.4% by Vol., 107 OG, 38 FG, 80 IBU) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #166 for this beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Pours thick black with a small brown ring. As soon as I open it, I can smell the canadian whiskey. There’s also aromas of chocolate tootsie rolls, molasses, and wood. The taste is chocolate, whiskey, licorice, and vanilla. Really great barrel quality to this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (8247) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle. (thanks SirLimpsalot) Black with a small tan head. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, ash, chocolate, coffee and some wood. The aftertaste was long. A nice one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirLimpsalot (3945) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2013
@basunen: trevlig doft av kaffe och fat. Smaken är dog ganska lätt men trevliga toner av fat, kaffe och mjölkchoklad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwalking05 (4678) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Rated in April 2012 (Backlog) - Black in color with a small tan head. Aroma is of tobacco, coffee, roasted malts and wood. Taste is of booze, coffee, molasses, roasted malts and wood.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielCoor (63) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Shared by DrSilverworm. Pours like syrup with a smell of whiskey. The taste is smooth with roasted notes and sweet whiskey. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2013
16oz growler, shared. Pours black color, nice thin brown head. Some dots of lace. Awesome whiskey nose.. Big vanilla, marshmallow, dark chocolate in the aroma. Rich, gooey brownies. Beautiful texture. Velvety, silky smooth, as smooth as Silk Porter, but with a much more massive flavor. Light carbonation. Full, thick chewy body. Big bitter taste, some light but pleasant alcohol warmth. Fantastic, delicious stuff. Better than expected, even. KBS has nothing on this... Significantly better than the standard BA Boris, too, so much more complex. Dan H. took a taste... Coffee, bitter chocolate, smoke, he says, I see that. Super good. One of the best BA imperial stouts I’ve had.


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