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B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial StoutB.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,267 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,267
Reviews: 978
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 240
Gots: 449 | FT: 36
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: klewis on 11-10-2006)
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Avagadro

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4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: BORIS is viscous, pouring like motor oil into my goblet. It's ebony body blocks even the most stubborn light from penetrating. While the head is a beautiful mocha color, it is fleeting, falling within a few minutes to nothing.

S: Bouquet is upfront, and loaded with chocolate, dulce de leche, and coconut.

T: This beer presents a perfect balance between the sweet and the bitter. Milk chocolate, caramel, and creme brulee are balanced out by espresso, licorice, and a touch of hops.

M: The words "full body" don't even begin to describe this brew. It is chewy, savory, and satisfying. There is little carbonation in this beer, allowing the delicious flavors to linger on the pallet between sips.

D: This is a top notch RIS without following the herd. Truly unique, yet, recognizable as an RIS. This is a must have for any who can get their hands on it.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2011 01:42:55 | More by Avagadro
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Poured from a bottle into a snifter at around 50 degrees Fahrenheit

Appearance: Thick, motor oil pour and jet black in the glass with no light coming through. A half finger foamy dark brown head. Alcohol legs present. It doesn't look better than this for a stout

Smell: Huge roasted and chocolate malt bill with a undertone of dark fruit. I detect a good amount of alcohol in the nose as well

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B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,267 ratings.