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

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2,355 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,355
Reviews: 981
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 248
Gots: 470 | FT: 40
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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Photo of beercar
3.53/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad, not great. Not worth the price. Can't understand why a 22 oz. Bomber of beer made 1 state away is $9.99 locally and the much tastier, higher ABV, Duck Rabbit Rabid Duck Imperial Stout made in North Carolina is $1 more for a 6 pack of bottles. This is not a bad beer, just an overpriced one. Color is as any Imperial should be. Head is almost non existant. No lacing noted. Sweet chocolate, dark fruit and coffee are the overriding flavors. Does not do a good job of hiding the alcohol. This is its weakness and makes it much less drinkable than others. Average American Imperial.

beercar, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

spoonhawk, Nov 23, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

pest, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

CardShark, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

HeavyTaste, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

captainbearcat, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

touchmeimsac, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of angelmonster
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

No date on bottle but I think its alittle over a year old

Pours like motor oil, pitch black and thick. Head is an inch thick, dark chocolate in color. Head died somewhat prematurely and lacing was pretty thin.

First smell is of sweet, dark, bitter chocolate. Roasted malts and charred oak is next with hints of coffee and booze coming thru every so often. Classic desert beer aromas.

Taste is of sweet chocolate syrup mixed with burnt malts and some bitter coffee. Some dark fruits and hops are also in the mix but this beer is all about the sweetness.

Mouthfeel was good. Carbonation was lively and helped to alleviate the syrupy thickness of the beer. Head could have stayed longer but it's not too common for this style

Overall this beer is pretty good. Not sure how it compares fresh but aged for a year its smooth and highly drinkable for a imperial stout. Halfway through the bottle as the glass warmed, the hops came through more and cut into some of the sweetness, preventing palate fatigue. Not the best stout in the world but I'd gladly stock this in my fridge any day.

angelmonster, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

bob727, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

LockeSD, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of AJStank
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- 11/21/11 Poured from the 22 oz. bottle into a tulip glass. Deep, dark brown as it pours and looks darn near black as night in the glass. Almost intimidating to look at. Thin, caramel colored head that fades quickly.

S-Roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and coffee aromas. Nothing jumps out and dominates, well balanced aroma.

T-Smooth. Mocha taste right away with some sweetness that fades into a little bitterness from the hops on the tail end. Alcohol is present all the way through, warming but not overpowering.

M-Thick and rich with light carbonation. Really smooth.

O- Heck of a beer and definitely my favorite RIS to date. I'm glad I live close to Akron so I can get more of this easily. I'll be looking for the barrel aged variety.

AJStank, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

larsenju, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

BeerBaron, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

dsauter, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Magery, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

tommyrxc, Nov 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

DoctorB2B, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

Jenkster4, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

despond, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

PEIhop, Nov 20, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

OddNotion, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of RoamingGnome
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks to my Beer Buddy N. Ketchum for just giving me this bottle out of the kindness of his heart. You will surely receive good beer karma my friend.

Poured out of a 22 oz bottle into a snifter.

A) Deep... Deep... Brown. It is nearly black. About a finger of tan head that settles to a thin dusting. There was a bit of lacing, but it didn't last.

S) Dark roasted malt, coffee, hint of dark chocolate, and some alcohol.

T) Sweet but not so sweet that other flavors are overpowered. There are nice coffee and chocolate tastes. The hops is present in the background. There is some booze, and this is enhanced as the brew warms.

M) Medium to full bodied. It is pretty well carbonated. This beer is so smooth and very creamy. There is a warm boozy finish that is somewhat sticky. The mouth feel on this beer is superb.

O) Quite tasty.... This one sneaks up on you and then... Pow... This is a nice beer to sip, savor and enjoy.

RoamingGnome, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

ALLISON01, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

bacher468, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of russwbeck
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Motor oil black pour out of the bottle, and absolutely no light getting through this bad boy in the glass. Big dark brown head rising up, very impressing. The head leaves a brown coat down the side of the glass, and a thin cap atop the viscous brew.

S: Charred malts, bakers chocolate, molasses, and a small amount of hops combine to create a balanced, yet sweet aroma. An underlying booze, perhaps, holds it all together.

T: The taste pretty much follows the smell, but isn't quite as sweet. Big roasted malts and chocolate pair with a dry hoppy finish for a taste that is quite dry, but well thought out. The booze is gone, as is the molasses, but some dark fruits rear their heads.

MF: Carbonation is low, mouthfeel is very thick and a bit creamy.

O: I really enjoyed this. More so than BA BORIS. Really well balanced and tasty RIS.

russwbeck, Nov 19, 2011
B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,355 ratings.