B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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Reviews by Jimmys:
4.13/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
bomber into tulip. cant seem to find a bottled on date, but it cant be too old considering the neck has a sticker recognizing their gold at the 2011 GABF.
A: im going to call this right on the cusp of being pitch black. head is a very dark tan. darker than anything i have seen in a while. however, retention isnt great nor the lacing.
S: chocolate and raisins. dare i say raisinettes? this aroma is primarily chocolate and oats which makes for a very inviting aroma. chocolate milk.
T: big notes of dark chocolate. charcoal. prunes. a brief wave or dry, burnt/char flavor. finish is more of a milk chocolate/chocolate milk flavor. lingering sweetness.
M: silky smooth carbonation on a full body. very well done. the body cloys to the palate. this is probably one of my favorite stouts to sip on, mostly from the silky undertones the oats give.
D: please do this brew justice and savor it at slightly below room temp. just too much to enjoy to have it chilled out. the sweetness is dried out just a touch from the roast and makes everything enjoyable. please enjoy one if you can find it.
Serving type: bottle
05-10-2012 02:26:02 | More by Jimmys
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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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