B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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Reviews by JWeldon:
4.43/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
22 oz. bottle poured at 55F into a tulip
A: Pours black with a slight and quickly dissipating mocha head. No lace.
S: Strong bittersweet chocolate and coffee notes with prune and dark caramel—verging on burned sugar.
M: It’s like a velvet Elvis painting. This full-bodied beer is incredibly smooth and creamy with light carb.
T: The flavor profile corresponds to its smell, but the oats and near-charred, roasty tail on this beer really come through here. It’s a little boozy with a beautifully subtle bitter finish.
O: What a great beer! Every time I have it, I think “it’s been way too long since last I drank this.” It’s complex, but not obnoxious. It’s huge, yet delicate—it’s just very well balanced. I’m going to torch off a crème brulée right now to pair with the rest of this fantastic brew. (Heck—a “BORIS float” made with good vanilla ice cream would also be perfectly appropriate.)
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2013 03:59:13 | More by JWeldon
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B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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