B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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4.9/5 rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Russian Imperial Stout - 22 oz Bottle
Appearance: Deep dark brown with a brown creamy head. Good retention. Moderate lacing.
Aroma: Very roasty with expresso/dark roast coffee and unsweetened chocolate tones. Hint of alcohol. Some earthy hop aromas.
Flavor: Rich and roasty. Very big in the mouth. Expresso/dark roast coffee and unsweetened chocolate flavors. Big malt flavor nicely balanced with lots of hop bitterness. Relatively dry with roastiness, coffee, and hop bitterness in the finish. Slight taste and warming from the high ABV.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, very big and chewy. Has a creaminess in the mouth that I haven't experienced in many Russian Imperials. Most likely due to the oatmeal. Good caronation for style. High ABV gives a warming sensation.
Overall: A Great Russian Imperial Stout. Very drinkable, be careful though, this one will sneak up on you. I think that the oatmeal provides for a creaminess that you usually don't get from this style of beer. This is now my favorite big stout that I can get in these parts.
Serving type: bottle
12-31-2006 02:21:19 | More by SAAZbrewer
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B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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