B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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Reviews by brewdogmrb:
3.93/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hoppin' Frog says that B.O.R.I.S. (Bodacious Oatmeal Russian Imperial Stout) the crusher, its Oatmeal-Imperial Stout, "...will crush you like no other!" Consider me crushed. This is the last of the good number of Hoppin' Frog brews I grabbed on a trip to Philadelphia a couple months back. Ohio's Hoppin' Frog beers are rating pretty high for me at this point, their one misstep being the "Golden Fraug" I reviewed a little while back. The BORIS, which is a gigantic beer in a Brew Dog style session beer's clothing is not one to be taken lightly. This is a straight up mind eraser of a beer that has a good amount of bitterness to balance out the insanity of the normal pantheon of "dark" flavors - coffee, smoke, chocolate, and the kinds of fruits you find in dried form in a typical geriatric kitchen cupboard. The body is very nice and it pours black as ink with a chocolatey looking head, not unlike another Brew Dog favorite, Oskar's Ten Fiddy, and it has the right amount of carbonation, which is key to this style. Not exactly the perfect beer for a hot summer day, but turned out to be pretty perfect for a cool summer night after a long day of work.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2008 01:41:53 | More by brewdogmrb
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4.59/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
A-pours a used oil med-thin head depending on the aggressiveness
S-Ample dark malts with a mild black coffee/soft licorice
T-Definitive strong black coffee flavor with a intermediate yet complementing mix of dark fruits (raisins, dates(soft),fig, and black cherry) finish is a awesomely enjoyable mix with a soft tail. The ABV as stated before is not noticeable.
M-In between a milky and silky smooth with a great tacky end-all. Mild to light carbonation.
O-A delicious Imperial stout that does not disappoint and only grow's with a little warmth, almost a cask flavor at room temp. Defiantly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 11:09:09 | More by DeltaFour
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
B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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