B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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Reviews by CFHMagnet:
3.95/5 rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 22 oz purchased at the Hoppin' Frog B.O.R.I.S Royale release 5/26/11 into a snifter.
A. A vigorous pour yielded 2 fingers of a nice cocoa brown head. The body is the darkest brown imaginable and approaches black.
S. The nose starts off with a roasted malt aroma, which quickly mingles with roasted coffee and a cocoa-like smell.
T. Flavor starts off a mix of dark chocolate and roasted malt. Hops quickly make their presence known with a slight bitterness that mingles with coffee. Heavy alcohol taste finishes it off. A nuttiness appears on the tail end as it warms up.
M. Full. Bodied. This is a thick beer that one might have to chew if not for the carbonation helping it go along. Definitely leaves a lasting flavor and ends with an alcohol burn.
O. A slow drinker. Between the alcohol feel/content and the definite full body on this bad boy, you want to take your time to enjoy this beer. Not that that is a bad thing, as the flavor will keep you happy the whole way through.
Serving type: bottle
05-29-2011 02:52:16 | More by CFHMagnet
More User Reviews:
4.48/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
Taste: Wow, bold roasted malts upfront, milk chocolate sweetness in the middle, with an espresso like finish.
Mouthfeel: Fairly full bodied; Coats my mouth with a velvety feel. Some heat from the alcohol and a moderately bitter finish
Overall: It was a surprisingly cool fourth of July. After a night of pyrotechnics, I sit alone in complete silence on my porch as I analyze this beer. I could not have asked for a much better one. It's thick, bold, and velvety; Everything you'd want in a RIS. The only thing I can nit pick about is the presence of alcohol which takes away from the aroma and taste a little bit. But on a cold winter day that could be complimenting. I could see this aging beautifully. Reminds me a lot of Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout. Went perfectly with my Sarris chocolate bar. Not the best RIS I've had, but not too far behind either. A sipper of a beer. I'm looking forward to having this come winter. Holds its own next to the likes of Founders and Expedition. Highly recommended. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2014 05:21:06 | More by Bone53
B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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