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B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial StoutB.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,268 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,268
Reviews: 978
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 241
Gots: 449 | FT: 36
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: klewis on 11-10-2006)
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penguinstout

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

04-12-2013 19:19:49 | More by penguinstout
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jtierney89

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black with absolutely no opacity and a brown head. Roast almost burnt coffee on the nose.

Very long finish on this beer.big toasty flavor of both malts and coffee. Very smooth rolling body.a lot of stuff going on. Lots of layers of flavor going on with a distinct roasted character to it all. Lots of complex coffee notes.the oats really add a nice sweetness and mouthfeel that counter some of the most stringent and harsh flavors of the beer.

While there are some harsh aspects to this beer, they cover it up and compliment them pretty nicely. Oddly no alcohol detection

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 01:02:15 | More by jtierney89
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gaelone

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

09-30-2012 19:21:04 | More by gaelone
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

01-10-2012 08:23:55 | More by ygtbsm94
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deadliest

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

11-12-2013 19:32:09 | More by deadliest
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jeff1973

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

03-16-2013 05:13:48 | More by jeff1973
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dctriman

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

05-19-2013 00:23:21 | More by dctriman
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Franch

New York

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

01-22-2013 06:50:35 | More by Franch
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spamages

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

11-16-2011 21:18:02 | More by spamages
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

04-01-2013 19:00:42 | More by mklisz
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jculler82

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

04-12-2012 15:25:22 | More by jculler82
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IceMike

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

04-09-2014 02:59:11 | More by IceMike
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WoodburyMN

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

09-23-2012 18:40:33 | More by WoodburyMN
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

07-20-2014 05:33:59 | More by Howlader
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MrNate

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

04-04-2013 21:44:15 | More by MrNate
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scxcrunner

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

08-25-2013 01:00:50 | More by scxcrunner
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Bluecane

New York

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

04-21-2013 06:13:23 | More by Bluecane
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

01-16-2013 02:41:27 | More by Hopstout
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chugalug06

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Awesome pourability. builds nice head. Brew is black as night. Very little, if any, lacing.

S - Super chocolate. Lots of rich caramel. Sweet mother molasses inside. Brilliant vanilla, can't wait to try the barrel aged.

T - Lots of super chocolate. A little bit too sweet. Less than i expected.

M - Way too aggressive! Lots of strong bitterness. Not quite my speed for a RIS.

O - I wonder if the barrel aged is more smooth... Not worth seeking especially for the price(10.99). There are much better stouts.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 19:42:34 | More by chugalug06
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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this recently at a tasting where we tasted it along side the BA version. I was excited to try this beer as I have heard a lot about it.
Pours a dark brown almost black color with a slight tan head. The aroma is the biggest let down. I didn't get a real strong aroma at all from it. The taste is quite flat as well in my opinion as there really isn't too much there. Dark roast malt. The mouthfeel is medium. The drinkability is fairly low for me. We had 4 guys splitting a bottle and no one really wanted to finish it off. One thing to say is that the abv is well hidden as it did not seem boozy to me.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2010 14:28:25 | More by kbutler1
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mendonza

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

02-27-2013 03:46:25 | More by mendonza
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rojapa

New York

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

08-06-2013 13:10:59 | More by rojapa
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

08-01-2012 03:25:40 | More by WDJersey
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to limesmut for this one.

Pours from a 22oz bottle into a snifter a black-as-the-soul-of-hell color with very little head to speak of. What head there was was mocha colored, but there really wasnt much to speak of.

Aroma was full of chocolate and sweet alcohol. Raisins and tobacco also rear their heads. Perhaps even a bit of licorice. Smells dessert like.

A little sweet in the beginning. Syrupy. A good hop bite in the finish helps a little to balance out the immense sweetness in the front. Mostly bitter chocolate and roasted coffee. I guess the best way to describe this one is a piece of chocolate cake with some black cherry syrup on top and a cup of coffee on the side.

Sweet and sticky and a little cloying. Overall, this was a little too sweet for me. I can see how people like it but it just was too cloying to me. I do love the coffee and chocolate flavors but the alcoholic burn and heat ond other factors make this one just an average RIS in my book.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2008 21:12:20 | More by SaCkErZ9
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satellite86

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

04-23-2014 09:54:02 | More by satellite86
B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,268 ratings.