Hoppin’ Frog CAFÉ B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout
Hoppin’ Frog CAFÉ B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout is a Russian Imperial Stout. Another in the long line of BORIS variants, this one is cold infused with whole coffee beans. Although we see a good bit of Hoppin’ Frog stuff here in the southeast, I had never seen this beer on the shelf. I jumped at the chance to add this to a trade I made a few months ago.
No bottle date on this, but the intense coffee on the nose and palate will lead me to believe this is relatively fresh. Underneath all that intense and bitter coffee is the classic sweet RIS base I expect from this beer, as well as a ton of alcohol heat. I am getting all of the 9.4% ABV and then some! The alcohol is strong enough to make this almost taste barrel aged at times.
Solid as usual from Hoppin’ Frog, never been disappointed in any BORIS! I’m also glad I shared this with Lee, this one might have been a little too much to tackle on my own!