A Note on This Beer
With a World Beer Cup Gold and GABF award AND a Top 50 Beer in the World ranking on RateBeer, Hoppin’ Frog’s ‘Barrel-Aged B.O.R.I.S.’ sets an insanely high standard for any Imperial Stout to follow.
B.O.R.I.S. on its own is a lauded 9.4% ABV sumptuous and silky, cocoa-dusted Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout base. When it goes into top-shelf Heaven Hill Barrels for months, it gains rapturous candied cherries notes. By the time it comes out, it’s the kind of beer that demands to be swirled in a cognac glass.
Darkly earthy brown lets loose a rising tide of dark creamy bourbon caramel bubbles. Sweet chestnut aromas mingle with raisins and black strap molasses. Bittersweet chocolate, brown sugar and whiskey soaked cherries melt on the tongue. A wave of warming booze bursts through at the end like a dark chocolate wrapped liquored cordial.
Made in Akron, OH, this Stout’s lavish flavors are famous among the beer elite and the few midwestern states you can find it before it is snatched up. If you live further away you’ve been missing out and you owe it to yourself to hunt down the legendary B.O.R.I.S.
100 on RateBeer, 95 on BeerAdvocate, 4.21 on Untapped - world-class across the board!
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Hoppin’ Frog - Barrel-Aged B.O.R.I.S. - $14.99 for a 22oz bottle
Style: Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, ABV: 9.4%
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