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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

2,493 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,493
Reviews: 1,001
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 257
Gots: 498 | FT: 44
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:
Beer added by: klewis on 11-10-2006

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Ratings: 2,493 | Reviews: 1,001
Photo of BYOBxMadman7X
1.11/5  rDev -73.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Not good, the alcohol
Wasn't blended in well enough.

Photo of NoProblem
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HattedClassic
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a nice brown and bubbly head that dissipates very quickly. The beer itself is an opaque black that has a fairly viscous appearance.

The beer smell is pretty chocolatey with a strong oatmeal note to it. The main notes appear to be a milk chocolate supported with a creamy oatmeal note. The smell is not very complex but is still pretty good. The hop note is pretty slight in the nose.

The beer taste is a bit different from the smell. The taste has all the same notes but that the hop taste is stronger and balances out the chocolate and oatmeal notes pretty well. The beer has a fairly light roasted malt note.

The mouthfeel is very smooth with a nice viscosity to it. The beer has a feel like syrupy but with a little more texture.

Overall, a very good Imperial Oatmeal Stout and worth getting when you can. The taste is more chocolate than roast with a much creamier feel to it.

Photo of hopflyer
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours almost pitch black with ruby highlights.

Some booze in the nose along with the typical roasted malt and the oatmeal is picked up some. Faint coffee and chocolate and maybe some vanilla.

Taste is sweet up front followed with some bitterness. A little hoppy bite for a stout. Continues with coffee and roast and bitterness mellows out as it warms.

Almost medium body and carbonation is a bit more than expected.

Above average. All blends well together but I can't pick out anything that puts this above some other RIS's. Had the barrel aged version on tap which was much more memorable.

Photo of TheCuriograph
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ryanmextorf
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 31Sam13
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of addiwilliams
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marius
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joberlander
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dwagner003
4.52/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of matt23j
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shadwow13
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dfhhead25
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crow
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steveheady
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hessian257
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobPete
3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just took my first sip. it's a decent imperial. I poured it into a snifter and it's as dark as abused motor oil. Great aroma...taste pretty much agrees with aroma. Lots of roasted malts, some coffee and some chocolate. Light carbonation. The only turn off for me is the amount of alcohol that I'm sometimes picking up on the front. It masks all of the things that I love about imperials. I'm going to let one sit for a while and see if it softens.

Photo of hosehead83
3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black, almost purple pour leads to a short cap of dark brown foam.
Aroma-Dark malts and dark fruit, alcohol
Taste-Burnt dark malt, charred dark fruit, boozy and warming

Photo of Lelampp
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of leroybrown10
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with some dark chocolate highlights around the edge. Small, dark khaki head which disappears quickly. Minimal lacing.

Aroma of rich roasted malt. Some espresso, dark chocolate and smoke. Solid earthy and herbal hops underneath. Some notes reminiscent of a peaty scotch.

Heavy malt and hops both on the taste. Roasted malt and dark chocolate. Dank, earthy hops. Hints of smoke, salt and peat.

Rich creamy mouth feel. Moderate carbonation.

Very nice RIS with big flavors all around.

Photo of BostonBrewRu
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm not getting next to any smell on this...maybe it was served too cold? But it tastes like dark chocolate and a touch of cherries. It doesn't taste like it's 9.4% abv though, interesting brew

Photo of 4lo
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,493 ratings.