B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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Reviews by Chaney:
District of Columbia
4.45/5 rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I tried this one about 3 years ago, before it got all of its acclaim. I really dug it then. Here is my 2010 review:
A: Pours out thick as oil, with no head at all - just a few bubbles that quickly withered away to nothing.
S: Mild licorice, dates, coffee, chocolate, and a tinge of oatmeal.
T: No alcohol detected. Very well balanced with notes of cocoa, dark fruit (prunes?), and toasted bread.
M: Carbonation level is just about perfect for this style. Sure, this brew is a bit syrupy, but that is appropriate. High grade motor oil!
D: For the style, it's near perfection. The ABV is high, but not as high as many other RISs. With drinkability being relative to octane level - I could drink this all day!
Serving type: bottle
08-28-2010 14:58:58 | More by Chaney
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2.73/5 rDev -35.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75
Pours a dark jet black. No head, just the thinnest tan ring around the edge. No lacing.
Smells like booze. Minimal other aromas, maybe a hint of roasted malt and sweetness.
Taste is super thin, watery, mild sweetness, molasses and alcohol. Nothing lingers. Really disappointing. As it warms it get bigger and has some chocolate and coffee flavors, but still unusually thin and watery.
Thin mouthfeel. Very watery, alcohol is prevalent but not something that gets in the way.
Big let down. Maybe the most watery stout ever. Not much flavor either. I don't get what went wrong here. I sipped it, tasted little. Let it warm to room temp and still got a watery, boozy miss that only got a hair more flavor and body...
Serving type: on-tap
02-24-2014 21:58:48 | More by Thads324
4.31/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - Pours a motor oil black with a very thin tan head.
S - Dark roasted malts and dark chocolate.
T - Lots of dark roasted malts, coffee, and bitter dark chocolate. There is a nice amount of dark fruit (cherries, raisins, plums) in the finish. ABV is not noticeable at all.
M - Heavy bodied with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a sticky finish.
O - This is a delicious Russian Imperial Stout. Highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
02-21-2014 02:41:14 | More by TreyIsWilson
B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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