B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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4.38/5 rDev +3.3%
Appearance: nice bitch black body with a alright tan head that dimmishes quickly
Smell: nice nutty and choclate...and also some roasted malts
Taste: very low carbonated beer...but its outstanding nice silky black chocolate feeling with a toffee and coffee taste at the end...very complex beer
Mouthfeel: very smooth and rich...mouth is very full i love it
Drinkability: very high could easily put them down
12-16-2008 01:49:45 | More by eagles22
4.25/5 rDev +0.2%
1 Pint 6 oz. bottle in a pint glass.
A - Dark, dark brown with a dark tan head that's really thick.
S - Rich and Chocolaty, very bold.
T - Rich and velvety, strong and bold with a slight chocolate bitterness.
M - Full bodied with good carbonation.
D - One of the best Imperial Stouts I've ever had.
09-19-2008 03:00:13 | More by jeffmonarch
4.68/5 rDev +10.4%
Widely regarded as both one of the best Oatmeal Stouts as well as one of the best RISs, this Bodacious Oatmeal Russian Imperial Stout is not for the weak-palated.
Pours a creamy deep coffee that looks silky smooth. Floating on top is the darkest head you'll ever see with incredibly tight, Guinnessesque froth. Smells of bittersweet chocolate, charred oak, and sweet toffee. Remarkably smooth as it coats the mouth. So many interweaving flavors including currants, sweet malt, deeply roasted malt, some char and smoke. Exceptionally well balanced. Oatmeal comes more in the texture than it does the flavor. The 9.4% ABV is surprisingly restrained. Not hot at all, just a pleasing warmth after the swallow. 60 IBUs, as well, but it doesn't feel like nearly that many.
Amazing flavors, outstanding balance and complexity, delightful texture. It's not a wonder Hoppin' Frog B.O.R.I.S. is a multiple GABF Gold Medal winner
08-11-2012 01:56:52 | More by McNealc31
4.03/5 rDev -5%
A - Pours into the snifter with a fine, tiny brown head. The body is black. The legs are awesome. There is no lacing. Quite quickly after the pour, the head vanishes completely and I'm left with a snifter of black goop.
S - A nice smelling dark chocolatey brew. Booze, molassesy sweetness, roasty. Bread... random yeasty notes. Maybe a slight citric hoppiness underlying. Smells like a solid malt bomb.
T - Ultra chocolatey. Chocolate liqueur, cocoa up front... a fruity middle which I'm really trying to decifer... and a super roasty malt finish combined with some nice hop bitterness. Finishes nearly like coffee. Not the best RIS I've ever had but definitely not bad. A great go-to.
M - Could stand to be slightly thicker feeling. Carbonation level is good, though.
D - Rather drinkable for the style. A bomber is enough for now, but I wouldn't really want to split one :)
Notes: A great brew from Ohio that I wish were available here in Michigan. I don't know of the price, but I'm sure I'd revisit it from time to time... and one I'll buy on every Toledo beer run.
12-10-2008 21:37:38 | More by SaucyA
3.95/5 rDev -6.8%
Thanks to Chris for bringing this to a beer tasting at a good friends house.
Pours a very opaque black with a very dark brown head that looked frothy hot cocoa.
The taste wasn't all too complex with the usual suspects for the style but it was well executed. Coffee, brown sugar and dark bitter chocolate.
Heavy and viscous mouthfeel. The finish was quite strong and bitter from the hops.
This is a very good RIS but nothing too unique. Well executed for the style.
11-24-2008 05:01:43 | More by gonzo46and2
4.4/5 rDev +3.8%
So I have been waiting on drinking this one until the time was right and I think tonight was the perfect night to kick back, relax, and open this bad boy.
A - Motor oil color and look, about a half inch of caramel colored head, minimal lacing
S - Sweet coffee and chocolate
T - Dark chocolate, little bit of bitter coffee, roasted malts; didn't pick up on the oatmeal though
M - Thick, just the way I like my RISs
O - Really great bang for the buck. Definitely a beer that I will be buying more of to try at different intervals.
01-05-2013 01:31:19 | More by smonice
4.22/5 rDev -0.5%
22 oz bomber poured into a pint glass, reviewed from notes taken earlier this week.
A- it's a stout, it's black, delivers as you would expect it to.
S- Chocolate, coffee, roasted malts are all present, but none really overpower the other, very nicely balanced in that regard.
T- Wow, the balance in the different flavors really shines through here. Coffee noticeable up front but that mellows out pretty quickly and gives way to a dark chocolate.
M- Nice body to it, minimal carbonation, easy to drink.
O- I was very impressed with this one, did a side-by-side with the barrel aged version, they were both good, but I may actually prefer this one.
04-23-2011 04:21:07 | More by Franz4
B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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