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Hoppin’ Frog Brewery

Hoppin’ Frog Brewery
Barrel Aged BORIS Royale Imperial Stout

Category: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.4%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
2017 Best Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Hoppin’ Frog Brewery
Barrel Aged BORIS Royale Imperial Stout

Category: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.4%
Ebony color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate coconut macaroon, brown butter, and dried berries with a silky, bright, finely carbonated, off-dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, appealing, long chocolate mousse, roasted nuts, latte, and peppered greens finish. A solid imperial stout with fun chocolate, fruit, and coffee flavors.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Malty & Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: chocolate coconut macaroon, brown butter, and dried berries
Taste Flavor: chocolate mousse, roasted nuts, latte, and peppered greens
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with cigars
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid imperial stout with fun chocolate, fruit, and coffee flavors.
The Producer

Hoppin’ Frog Brewing Co.

The Producer
1680-F East Waterloo Rd./Route 224
Akron, OH 44306
USA
1 330-352-4578
Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
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Serve in a Snifter
The category of barrel-aged beer represents a diverse range of ale and lager styles that have been aged in non-neutral wood. These beers commonly range between 7.5-10% in alcohol with further variations depending on the interpretation of the style. These beers are characterized by both wood-influenced flavors (vanillia, caramel, toast, coconut) and secondary flavors of the alcohol previously aged in the wood (bourbon, scotch whisky, sherry). The overall character of the final beer may also included acetic, lactic or Brettanomyces flavors and aromas resultant of the barrel. A wide variety of base beer styles may be barrel-aged for an additional level of complexity, although barrel-aged versions of darker or more alcoholic styles are among the more common examples. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, Alltech Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale and Grand Rapids The Mound Maker.
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Barrel Aged Imperial Stout