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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

2,334 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,334
Reviews: 980
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 243
Gots: 466 | FT: 38
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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4/5  rDev -5.7%

dman5400, Jan 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

flipdog0, Jan 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

phishphorce, Jan 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

AngusOg, Jan 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Dave_Treat, Jan 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

bsuedekum, Jan 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Haywire, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.61/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a balloon glass.

The beer is black, dirty motor oil black. A dark mocha head slowly recedes to a thin wisp while light lacing sticks to the glass initially.

The beer smells a bit alcoholic up front with faint licorice notes. There's a real subtle yet hearty oatmeal note in the middle, and some sweet chocolate as well.

Exceptionally sweet and smooth dark chocolates come first in the taste profile, followed by hearty oat flakes and bitter roasted coffee and dark rich chocolates. Delicious!

Mouthfeel is dry, sweet, and exceptionally smooth, a tad heavy.

Overall, just damn delicious, smooth, a great slow sipper with great character. Love it.

JuicesFlowing, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of ONUMello
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Pitch black color with a one-finger mocha-colored head that slowly settles
S: Very rich nose, with deeply roasted malt, mocha, vanilla and a hint of spicy hops
T: Matches the nose- deep dark malts, a bit of spice, coffee, but a bit too bitter on the finish
M: Smooth, full-bodied, with a pleasant carbonation
O: A rich, tasty, complex stout. Easy to see why this rates as highly as it does; very well made

ONUMello, Jan 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

BMan33, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of Redrover
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I split this one with my wife. Poured into a pint glass the beer is jet black with a smallish tan head.

I liked the aggressive aroma of darkly roasted malts, baker’s chocolate, a bit of coffee and toffee.

I was kind of surprised the alcohol is almost nonexistent in the taste. There are heavily roasted malts, dark fruits (plums and raisins), sweet oatmeal, coco, and molasses. It’s all there and it all works. Its rich and roasty on the best way.

The beer has a substantial and thick mouth. Just a great beer that I will purchase again.

Redrover, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of superspak
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours very dense pitch black color with a small fairly dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lacing cap that lingers. Slight spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass, with a nice amount of alcohol legs. Aromas of big dark chocolate, oatmeal, roasted malt, toast, coffee, toffee, molasses, vanilla, light char, dark bread, and light earthy hop spiciness. Fantastic aromas with huge complexity and balance of roasted malty notes. Taste of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, oatmeal, caramel, toast, coffee, toffee, molasses, vanilla, dark bread, light char, and light earthy hop spiciness. Fair amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, caramel, toffee, molasses, vanilla, dark bread, light char, earth, and light earthy spiciness on the finish for a while. Fantastic flavor complexity and balance of roasted flavors; with a nice malt/roasted bitterness balance; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a thick, creamy, and slick mouthfeel that is excellent. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an incredible Russian imperial stout! Huge complexity and balance of highly robust roasted flavors; and extremely smooth to sip on. An incredibly enjoyable offering; one of the best RIS I have had for sure.

superspak, Jan 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

sacrelicio, Jan 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

IMSPEAKNOENGLISH, Jan 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

hopandbarley28, Jan 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

ncaudle, Jan 24, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Hoppin' Frog Brewery branded snifter

Pours nearly pitch black with a dark beige two finger fluffy head. Dark fruits, berries and chocolate on the nose. Smooth dark fruits, smooth coffee and chocolate notes that are never bitter-almost like a mocha latte but much more subtle. Likewise, regarding the roasted grain and malt. The roastiness is there, but smooth, absolutely no bitterness. Finishes with underlying warming alcohol. Creamy and velvetly full-bodied, exceptional mouthfeel. Excellent variation on an RIS. A perfect example of how a "big beer" can subtlely deliver a very high level of complexity.

chanokokoro, Jan 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

DrJoe82, Jan 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -35.1%

Kelp, Jan 23, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -64.6%

phishbone23, Jan 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

ejyoung, Jan 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Franch, Jan 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Ciocanelu, Jan 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

josephwa, Jan 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

jampics2, Jan 21, 2013
B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,334 ratings.