B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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Reviews by rye726:
4.58/5 rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
22oz bottle poured into a snifter at 45F
Dark black color with some brown hues. Very nice espresso head that vaniched towards the end of the bottle. The poor head retention is my only gripe here.
Nice nose that really opens up as it warms. The oats are very powerful and go well with hints of chocolate, vanilla, and ripe pitted fruit aromas. More sweet smells come from the roasty malts but are kept in balance by a faint lavender hop character.
More sweet oats and chocolate. The big roasted malts add a robust flavor. There are also caramel, molasses and vanilla. Sweet, but well controlled by the hops.
Thick full body and silky smooth feel. Perfect carbonation.
Possibly the best Oatmeal stout around. The Oats compliment everything very well. Great balance and very drinkable
Serving type: bottle
12-14-2007 04:52:12 | More by rye726
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4.48/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a bottle into a snifter at around 50 degrees Fahrenheit
Appearance: Thick, motor oil pour and jet black in the glass with no light coming through. A half finger foamy dark brown head. Alcohol legs present. It doesn't look better than this for a stout
Smell: Huge roasted and chocolate malt bill with a undertone of dark fruit. I detect a good amount of alcohol in the nose as well
Taste: Wow, bold roasted malts upfront, milk chocolate sweetness in the middle, with an espresso like finish.
Mouthfeel: Fairly full bodied; Coats my mouth with a velvety feel. Some heat from the alcohol and a moderately bitter finish
Overall: It was a surprisingly cool fourth of July. After a night of pyrotechnics, I sit alone in complete silence on my porch as I analyze this beer. I could not have asked for a much better one. It's thick, bold, and velvety; Everything you'd want in a RIS. The only thing I can nit pick about is the presence of alcohol which takes away from the aroma and taste a little bit. But on a cold winter day that could be complimenting. I could see this aging beautifully. Reminds me a lot of Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout. Went perfectly with my Sarris chocolate bar. Not the best RIS I've had, but not too far behind either. A sipper of a beer. I'm looking forward to having this come winter. Holds its own next to the likes of Founders and Expedition. Highly recommended. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2014 05:21:06 | More by Bone53
B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,250 ratings.