B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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Reviews by KickInTheChalice:
4/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.
BORIS pours a mahogany molasses brown, nearly black with a frothy mocha brown head.
The nose has some milk chocolate, dark chocolate, roasted malt, a bit of smoke, coffee grounds, and some vanilla. It is fairly sweet, but there is a coffee bitterness on the back end.
The flavor starts with a bit of milk chocolate and a strong roast malt character. Dark chocolate, vanilla, and some coffee add some depth to the flavor as the bitterness grows. There is a modest coffee bitterness that peaks toward the end. There is a bit of bitter chocolate and coffee in the finish.
This has a nice, thick, viscous body with a light to medium carbonation that stays out of the way. A bit sticky on the lips.
Overall this is a very nice imperial stout. The bitterness from the middle of the sip on is not my favorite, but this is very nice.
Serving type: bottle
01-30-2013 05:06:08 | More by KickInTheChalice
More User Reviews:
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
94 out of 100 based on 2,129 ratings.