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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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2,493 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,493
Reviews: 1,001
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 259
Gots: 502 | FT: 45
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Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: klewis on 11-10-2006

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Ratings: 2,493 | Reviews: 1,001
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4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 vintage into my Duvel tulip.

A-Pours a sinister,dense,pitch black body with one finger's worth of creamy and lasting,dark mocha foam that left wide,sticky rings of lacing on the glass.

S-Sweet initially with a bitter roastiness on the tail end.Chocolate cake donut,dark fruit,medium roast coffee and bitter,charred grains.

T-Mild coffee,brownies,burnt toast,Maduro cigar wrapper,dark chocolate and a slight tinny/mineral quality to the finish.

M-Medium/full bodied with moderate richness and an oiliness that was lasting and bitter and coated the tongue nicely.

O-Worthy of it's acclaim.Glad I got the chance to try it.

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of zander4dawin
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A completely black beer with a thin mocha head. BORIS is a thick, almost to the point of sludgy beer with a roasted malt taste with a noticeable but background hop presences. The oatmeal comes into play as a slight cookie taste. Overall it's a great beer that worthy of a try.

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3/5  rDev -29.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of redblacks75
4.82/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle, to a pint glass.

A: Jet black pour, with no lacing to speak of. A tan, mocha, frothy head that quickly dissipates.

S: Whiskey! Molasses, Sweetness in the form of chocolate, and brownies, dark fruits, and a little vanilla. The nose on this is great!

T: Vanilla hits you immediately. Chocolate, roasted malt. The taste is exceptional as well.

M: Medium bodied. A fair amount of carbonation. With a dry finish that can not avoid being noted.

O: I would recommend this to anyone looking to try BA beers. While it may be more than the uninitiated may expect, that is what makes it exceptional. Even with the price tag the Hoppin' Frog caries, and then a BA version, it's worth it in my opinion. This is the first Whiskey version of a stout I have had, and I am pleased all around.

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4.88/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Black. Small 1/2" head. No light coming through at all. Thick as motor oil. The way an imperial should look.

S: chocolate and dried fruits up front. Some booze. Sweet smelling and malty.

T: Molasses and raisins stand out. Followed by smokey dark chocolate and burnt oats. Mild coffee type finish.

M: Thick and creamy. Goes down smooth. Slight after burn from the alcohol

O: Good beer. Give it a try.

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -40.9%

Photo of cmq103
4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Duvel Belgian Tulip glass.

Appearance: Really dark, super syrupy thick pour. One of the thicker beers I've had in some time. A was able to get a very small 1/8" head even with an aggressive pour. Reduction to a thin ring almost immediately. The lacing consists mainly of the syrupy thickness coupled with the thin brown head, if you can call it that. The syrupy thickness sticks to the sides of my glass more than the head itself.

Smell: This is one of those beers that capture your attention right away based on the wafting aromas present during the initial pour. Dominate roasted oats, malt, and mild chocolate finishing with a wood smoke. As the beer warms, the smoke is followed by some booziness at the end of the inhale. The roasted oats really shine here.

Taste: Roasted oats, oats and more oats attack the palate quickly. I also get some dark fruits, dark coffee, chocolate, barley, molasses, a hint of vanilla and wood smoke. Sweetness adds to the complex flavors. Hops are present, but take a back seat to the deep roasted oats and smoky character of this beer. Alcohol warmth is welcomed at the finish. This is one tasty beer. I can’t wait for the next sip.

Mouthfeel: Heavy syrupy thickness on the tongue. Moderate carbonation with a smooth, creamy texture even though you can feel the thickness of this beer completely coating everything it touches from sip to swallow. Very interesting…

Overall: One of the best Imperial Oatmeal Stouts I've ever had. Any and all IOS fans should make their way to the nearest beer store to get yourself a bottle. You won't be disappointed. My first beer, and certainly not my last, from the Hoppin' Frog Brewery. Well done!!!

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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