B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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Reviews by alkemy:
4.45/5 rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Out of the bomber...
A - Pours like used motor oil. Nearly a finger of head that looks like it should be sitting atop an espresso.
S - I get dark fruits and molasses first. Then the burnt malts come in. Some dark chocolate and coffee as well. As far as oatmeal goes, I'm not smelling it.
T - Bitter chocolate overwhelms you at first. Coffee and a touch of vanilla. There's also some dark fruit again. Alcohol is faint on the palate, but definitely felt on the way down.
M - Heavenly. Rich and creamy. Carbonation is pretty tame. It feels like velvet in your mouth.
D - While it doesn't smell or taste boozy to me, it's fairly hot on the way down. Despite the richness and heat of the alcohol, this is quite drinkable. I can't stop sipping just to get that luscious feel.
Serving type: bottle
02-14-2012 21:54:07 | More by alkemy
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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
94 out of 100 based on 2,131 ratings.