railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2009 Bottle, I have been saving this for awhile and it was worth it.dark as knight pour with nice tan head,flavor is chocolate,roasted malts and a little whiskey but not overwhelming which is nice.CHEERS! SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2012 Pours pitch black with small dark brown fizz. Smells roasted, chocolate, coffee, and hints of whiskey vanilla. Taste is whiskey sweet, chocolate, a touch of roast, and coffee. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher finishes sweet and a little bitter. dreamflower (791) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle shared with northropfrye. Rich buttery aroma, notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Thick black appearance with latte coloured head. I can taste the whiskey, which melds beautifully with the rich coffee and chocolate flavours. I love this beer! Done. fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Bottle purchased at the brewery. Pours pitch black with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma has vanilla, oak, bourbon, and some dark roasted malt. Has a medium creamy mouthfeel. Flavor follows the nose and has a complex array of notes. Chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, wood, alcohol, and provides a nice warming feeling as you drink it. I really like this beer. It has a nice meld of the best qualities of the original BORIS and has some added complexity and flavor by having the barrel added. If you like a barrel aged stout then this is a beer for you. Just top quality. Nice job Fred! Riotbeard (107) - Birmingham, USA - OCT 28, 2009
I love imperial stout, and this beer is essentially perfect. It has big flavor, with a strong coffee, chocolate milk, and whiskey favor. It is very thick. The aroma is very strong with coffee. It is jet back with almost no head.
maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Wow... this one is amazing. The whiskey flavor is really present in this one without overpowering the beer too much. Nice and thick and rich. I feel like I should be smoking a cigarette after drinking this. JaBier (8156) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Rating #100 for the beer and #800 for me. 22oz bottle of batch 2. Pitch black pour with a thin light brown head. Chocolate nose with vanilla and oak and a hint of booze. Whiskey flavor up front with oaky vanilla. Coffee follows next, makes room for chocolate, then shows up again for the finish. Barrel-aging well executed. Not overdone. Made an amazing beer even better. AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2010 Bottle @ Stockholm BWF -09. Pours black with a small brown head. Smooth silky mouthfeel, sweet tones of chokolate toffe vanilla coffee licorice. Best oakaged so far.