B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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Reviews by busterthecat:
3.93/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
No date on bottle. Poured into an oversized stout tulip glass.
A- Pours a thick brown viscous hue. A big brown mocha head forms and lingers really nicely after fading down. Sits blackish in glass. Good lacing.
S- Nice mellow roasted malt, chocolate, some coffee with a ting. Good but perhaps just a tad higher then average for an IRS. Could be more robust.
T- Lots of smooth roasted dark malt and mellow melted chocolate. A good bitterness upfront but becomes subdued after initial taste. The chocolate character is center stage. The oatmeal quality comes out some in the end and finish and really helps with the mouthfeel & increases as warms, but could be more robust in the flavor department.
M- A big body. A nice velvety feel after initial bite wears off. An alcoholic warming on the throat as it goes down. Nice and creamy. Starts wet and rather sharp and dries well. Kinda thin for how it starts.
O- A really good IRS. I didn't get all that much of the oatmeal quality as expected. Perhaps some age would help bring that out and also reduce some of the alcohol burn felt. At $10.50 a bomber a bit on the steeper side for the quality.
Serving type: bottle
06-01-2011 00:46:02 | More by busterthecat
More User Reviews:
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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