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

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BA SCORE
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2,249 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,249
Reviews: 978
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 234
Gots: 451 | FT: 36
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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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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Totally black body, not a highlight to be seen. Small dark tan/light brown head. Decent lacing.

Aroma is swirls of cooca, coffee, dark fruit and a bit of licorice.

Taste follows nose. Coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, and a bit of alcoholic bite near the finish.

Mouthfeel is a little thinnish. Perhaps its the oatmeal, but the RIS here needs to be slicker, oilier, and most of all fuller.

Very good drinkability. Not just a sipper. Maybe too drinkable.

Its been enjoyable cooler seasons with this and Troegs ImpOatSt.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2008 05:34:50 | More by RonfromJersey
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iconoklaztor

Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a nice black with a sweet looking head. It looks awesome. Its sweet and coffeeful. I've tried this a couple times and it seems to be different each and everytime so I will just review the last time.

The taste is coffee, chocolate, and alcohol. What more could you ask for? Maybe a little bourbon but this is a good stout!

Its pretty damn drinkable too. At 9.4% it is a little hot and could use age. Either way its still a good stout!

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2008 00:08:44 | More by iconoklaztor
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brushtachio

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

ok. My initial caveat is that I have Zero experience with style. I've always been a Belgian ale drinker, and a relative novice at that. But, I came to this site to expand my palate and seeing that more than 50% of RIS get A's, I figured I should introduce myself. Where better to start than with my local Akron brewery.

A - viscous and black. Oil in a glass. Very thin khaki head.

S- chocolate, burnt sugar, coffee beans

T- all of the above plus a bitter tobacco flavor that slowly transforms on the palate to a more conventional hop flavor.

M- it thick but not as thick as I would have guessed

D- what can I say. Its a sipper for me but there's nothing wrong with that. Don't imagine it was designed for quaffing.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2008 23:59:12 | More by brushtachio
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Brewdlyhooked13 for this trade, I shared a taste of this w/ carlos and his gf Rianna. Poured from the 22oz brown bottle into a goblet at cellar temp.

A - Thick black like pitch w/ a very thin tan head that is essentially a ring of lace atop the opaque dense ale.

S - A very full aroma of many malts w/ a boozy and fruity nose. The odors are coffee-like w/ plenty of plum and berry notes and subtle vanilla w/ creamy cocoa sweetness. The aroma also has a dry nutty edge w/ roasted coffee-like hints under the fruity instense sweet note.

M- Thick, almost viscous w/ very little bitterness and a deeply chocolate-like dry roastiness w/ a little booziness for good measure

T - Deep, dark chocolate like a fresh baked triple chocolate desert w/ bean essence and coffee accent in the taste. The flavor has an instense bittersweet cocoa and toffee taste w/ thick dark berry and raisiny sweetness. The flavor is not overly sweet though with the balance of the roasted and dry toasty elements playing counterpoint until the boozy finish

D - A great oatmeal Imperial Stout, just fantastic to sip. The strength is a bit limiting and I recommend savoring this for at 9.4% it is like a meal in a glass. The overall drinkability for me is excellent since there really aren't many beers that match the quality and layered maltiness in the oatmeal accented stout world. The booziness is expected, but subtle for the strength, A must try!

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2008 18:55:32 | More by Slatetank
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Floydster

California

4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle acquired in a trade with pimpp, thanks for giving me the opportunity to try this brew, split with my Buddy Drake, poured into Guinness pub glass

A-Black and I mean black color, you can barely see light through the one inch dark tan soapy head, stuck around for almost ten minutes, nice retention, some great lacing at the beginning

S-Aroma was all over the place but still pretty inviting, chocolate, sweetness, booze, grains, raisins, tobacco, black licorice, espresso, burned accents, caramel, toffee, and vanilla

T-Started off with a big dark chocolate and coffee taste, more chewiness and grains in the middle than I thought there would be, some dryness in the finish with a hint of vanilla and sweetness, no booze whatsoever and it was not too roasty either, very nice balance overall, would have liked to see some more hops in this one but it was still pretty good just the way it was

M-Dry, slightly sweet, roasty, and chewy mouthfeel, full bodied, average level of carbonation for this style, taste did linger a while though

D-Probably could drink the bottle by myself, had about ten ounces and that was enough for me, strong and heavy on the stomach, nearly ten percent so it will catch up to you, smooth though, all alcohol was hidden surprisingly

Heard a lot hype about this one and I agree with the majority of it, one of the better oatmeal stouts I have tasted, definitely one of the stronger ones, could possibly make a serious black and tan if you are into those, would definitely drink again, recommended

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2008 17:30:48 | More by Floydster
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kirok1999

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a massive oily black and just a slight off white head that fades quickly.
Smells very sweet and malty, lots of caramel, chocolate, and dark fruit.
Taste is massive as well, very smooth and creamy. Lots of sweet chocolaty fruit, plum, raisin, slight coffee. There's lots going on and this is a great tasting brew. Very smooth and creamy and a super sipper.
Very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2008 00:29:52 | More by kirok1999
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to limesmut for this one.

Pours from a 22oz bottle into a snifter a black-as-the-soul-of-hell color with very little head to speak of. What head there was was mocha colored, but there really wasnt much to speak of.

Aroma was full of chocolate and sweet alcohol. Raisins and tobacco also rear their heads. Perhaps even a bit of licorice. Smells dessert like.

A little sweet in the beginning. Syrupy. A good hop bite in the finish helps a little to balance out the immense sweetness in the front. Mostly bitter chocolate and roasted coffee. I guess the best way to describe this one is a piece of chocolate cake with some black cherry syrup on top and a cup of coffee on the side.

Sweet and sticky and a little cloying. Overall, this was a little too sweet for me. I can see how people like it but it just was too cloying to me. I do love the coffee and chocolate flavors but the alcoholic burn and heat ond other factors make this one just an average RIS in my book.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2008 21:12:20 | More by SaCkErZ9
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GFSchwab

New York

4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This was one hell of a Stout.

It poured like texas tea out of the bottle with a thin, mocha colored head. So black, Me thinks Hades himself has ever seen such a hue.

The aroma coincides with the taste, a truly layered, roasty, carmely, toffee-like, hoppy, explosion of flavors, centered with an ethanol bite that brings everything to a point.

Truly a REAL ALE, I actually opened it up, and recapped it after having it open for about 30 mins. 18 hrs later when I took the cap off expecting a flat stout, the cap rocketed off such a vigo as Ive never seen!

This beer would proudly tango any dairy laiden dessert, however can march into the world venison, and aged steak quite nicley. I would also thing certain cajun seafood dishes would meet their match with this guy.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2008 21:46:27 | More by GFSchwab
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a brackish, blackish body with no real head.

Smell: Rich dark, roasty malts nose with full notes of molasses, creosote, charred oats, and ground licorice root.

Taste: Dark maltiness with a dialed up licorice taste. Smokey creosote character. Only a mild sweetness. Oats coated in molasses. Mild, earthy bitterness. Finishes roasty with a touch of pine bark.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Mild carbonation. Somewhat oily mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Man, that's one yummy frog. Very drinkable, very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2008 00:04:17 | More by ChainGangGuy
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ATLbeerDog

Georgia

4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours deep black/dark brown with a motor oil like constituency. Almost no head. Average lacing. Slightly under carbonated with a sweet smells of coffee and roasted malts. Smokey, chocolaty, coffee with hint of tobacco. It finishes sweet the bitter. This is a world class beer!

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2008 23:34:06 | More by ATLbeerDog
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TasteTester

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

All around a great RIS. I'm still really enjoying stouts at all temps. Too cold to too warm.

A-Dark black with a caramel colored head. About half a finger on a hard pour.

S-Sweet and smooth. No overpowering tones of alcohol.

T-Very good for me. I drank it far faster than I should have, since it went down so smooth. Perfect bitterness and oatmeal flavoring.

M-Not much to say here. Smooth with the right amount of lingering pop.

D-If it were in a smaller bottle, could definitely have a 6-er and feel alright.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2008 04:18:09 | More by TasteTester
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beereality

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

jet black, thick pour with a beautiful rich chocolate head that dissapates quickly. Smells very roasty, malty, hoppy? Very warm roasted malt, with coffee hints. Flavor that lasts very long on the tongue. I get a little licorice after warming. Wow lots of very nicely blended flavors, with almost no clue of 9.4 ABV. Very easy to drink. When I poured my second glass I poured it from about 15 inches from the glass. This created a huge head that had an incredible reverse cascading head that left a thick creamy foam that was like ice cream. unbeliablely incredibly wonderful! highly recommended

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2008 23:06:50 | More by beereality
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Gehrig

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Caramel-raspberry colored foam thinly adorns the Yankees pint glass, capping deep, impenetrable black licorice black body. The color saves the presentation from a mediocre score because of a dud of a head, providing a dark, gorgeous body that one must see to believe. Light dies here. The nose is a delight, replete with varieties of roasted malt rich with caramel, coffee, lots of chocolate, and hints of fruit. Excellent.

I'm very fond of the taste, rich with malt but more--licorice, caramel, hazelnut coffee--bold and smooth. Its creamy smooth, mellifluous coating only adds to the delight that B.O.R.I.S. the RIS provides. Though the high ABV (9.4 %) does catch up to the drinker with this, it is really terrific beer. I can't believe it's taken me so long to try these excellent offerings from Hoppin' Frog. I'll frequently return to enjoy their wares, readily available in the Midwest. B.O.R.I.S. deserves ample attention from any aficionado of RIS. This won't disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2008 05:24:55 | More by Gehrig
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.78/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Got this bomber from beeronthebrain, cheers Khen!!

Pours black with 2 fingers of brown mocha head & a nice oily shimmery look. Average head retention & above average lacing

S: Rich chocolate, vanilla, toasty malt & a hint of bananas??

T: Dark fruits, baker's chocolate, & dryness up front. Roasty malt & rich chocolate take over as this warms, with a touch of coffee, a bit of nuttyness & some bananas (it's working for me!). Finishes dry, oaky, with vanilla, pecans & rich dark chocolate

MF: Medium bodied, slick, a touch over-carbonated, once warm this is no longer a detractor, smooths out nicely

Drinks through the roof for the style & ABV. I like this one a lot! Recommended

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2008 05:51:22 | More by russpowell
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SQNfan

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From bottle (as they are now distributed to IL, woo hoo!): Black in color with a moderately thick head of tight brown bubbles. The aromas are on the sweet side with scents of oats, Valrhona chocolate, coffee, aniseed and Christmas spices. The palate is dense and concentrated with the chocolate & coffee from the nose showing in the front follwed by a sweet midpalate of brown sugar and oats. The finish lingers on and on but picks up some bitter hops to balance the sweetness of the midplate. A very nicely balanced beer that is both complex and layered while also being quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2008 01:43:27 | More by SQNfan
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22oz bomber from West Lakeview Liquors.

Appearance: dark brown, almost black with a thick and lasting brown head.

Aroma: Mellow compared to most imperials but I like that. Lots of oat/grain aroma, very roasty, with touches of dark fruit, vanilla, and citrus.

Taste: Great. Very much like an oatmeal stout but more pronounced with a greater body and some improved depth. Faint amounts of plum like dark fruits. Mildly chocolaty, but mostly this beer focuses a lot on well roasted malt and oats. Hint of citrus in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Chewy and luscious. Full bodied without being boozy. Just great.

Drinkability: Superb. Drinks like any old stout. It's just a lot better than most without being too boozy, too hoppy, or just too damned big.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2008 17:00:42 | More by DaPeculierDane
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Overlord

California

4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with dark brown edges, the beautiful small bubbles of carbonation that I love, and a big deep brown head. Beautiful. Stays with mild carbonation throughout, and livens up the delicious syrupy mouthfeel.

Smells woodsy with roasted malt, big coffee notes, a hint of chocolate and ... not much oatmeal, actually. The taste introduces the oatmeal, which actually adds kind of an "old wood" or stale flavor which is offset by a huge roasted malt and coffee/chocolate backbone. Very flavorful, very robust. Thanks to RoyMunson!

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2008 04:09:11 | More by Overlord
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fitzy84

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This ended my night at Moan and Dove awesomely. A slight head formed when formed but it quickly dissipates. Very, very dark colors with brown-color lacing. The aromas were rich in earthy mocha, dark chocolate flavors. Taste-wise, this was like a delicious coffee frappe: strong in mocha, caramel, coffee, espresso dimensions. Like I said, the drink definitely was frappe-like, making it more dessert than drink. I highly suggest then having this as your final drink of the night because it is so good.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2008 18:16:40 | More by fitzy84
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hustlesworth

Ohio

4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- super dark black and ominous, like pouring used motor oil with no hope of letting light through save for a hair-thin, no exaggeration, line of deep bright red at the very bottom, that is most likely created by the beer's color reflecting off a facet in the glass. rich creamy head is tremendously dark as well, probably the darkest i've seen, a very warm dark brown sugar color with delicate lace the consistency of partially melted parmigiano-reggiano cheese. after it settles, it takes on this spooky silent-but-deadly look and i'm getting some serious dark side of the harvest moon vibes.

S- freshly brewed high quality kona coffee is the main aroma with some dark chocolate and burnt raisins. maybe some prune, maybe some black cherry, but in no way does this beer smell fruity. roasted malt and burnt wood, campfire, and a hidden earthy hop aroma play backup.

T- not a fan of coffee, but i love imperial stouts. that being said, this tastes better than any coffee i've ever had in my life, and i've tried some pretty high class varieties. at first it's slightly tart with raisin and dark berries and thich resinous hops, moving into dark chocolate and coffee, then right on the swallow i'm hit with a huge cocoa & coffee resurgence with smokey burnt wood, and the oatmeal lending a certain creamy tiramisu flavor. diving in a little deeper, behind the coffee and cocoa, there's a peppery spicy shiraz wine grape taste and what some might call licorice, to me is more like star anise pods thrown on hot charcoal. very woodsy and ethereal with no detectable alcohol.

MF- very full and dense, but not syrupy at all. medium carbonation keeps things lively and the oatmeal creaminess seems pure and refined without much powdery feeling.

D- i have to restrain myself a little on this one, all of its complexities could make me drink faster while trying to ponder the subtleties, resulting in another empty glass. they call this one 'the crusher' for a reason...

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2008 21:22:30 | More by hustlesworth
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

black with clear mahogony highlights when held to the light and a really nice looking creamy brown head and lacing. molasses, dark dried fruits, coffee, and a bit of booziness in the nose. big chocolatey sweet malts in the mouth get balanced out by some sharp roastiness and an underlying herbal/piney bitterness. slick, viscous, and full-bodied, but not too big as some beers of this style can be. very creamy carbonation. definitely a complex sipping beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2008 01:23:12 | More by MrMcGibblets
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drank from a 1 pt. 6 fl. oz./22 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Cambridge Wine & Spirits, Cambridge, MA

Poured a super viscous, absolute pitch black with a thin, bubbly, cocoa colored head that quickly dissipated. Motor oil-like in appearance. With every sip, the beer left a thin, sticky film along the glass.

The aroma was intense. Deep and malty rich (heavily roasted malts). Super oaky and bourbony. Brown sugar was apparent along with dark chocolate. Dark fruits including prunes and raisins were also noticeable. A slight hoppiness wafted in the background. As the beer warmed, the booziness came out even more.

The flavor profile was very similar to the aroma. Woody, oaky and super dark. Robust. Deep, rich French roast coffee notes along with bakers chocolate came through in the center. The finish was boozy (bourbony) and hoppy (minty hops) with an even stronger dry, hoppy aftertaste. As the beer warmed, the hoppiness intensified.

The mouthfeel was thick and chewy yet ultra creamy and smooth. Even though the oatmeal did not appear in the flavor or the aroma, it definitely seemed to contribute to the slick, somewhat fluffy texture of the liquid.

This was definitely an intense beer, albeit not quite as extreme as I anticipated. Definitely a flavorful and interesting offering nevertheless. However, at $11 a bottle I must say it was rather pricey.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2008 22:13:11 | More by Damian
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clingman71

Ohio

4.58/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. WOW! I have previously tried 2 other Hoppin' Frog beers, that while not bad, did nothing to impress me in this day and age of beer geeks being spoiled with an abundance of spectacular brews. This beer is the one to impress said beer geek. There are many solid RIS on the market, this is right up there with the elite. Pours a deep, deep brown with a light brown head that began thick and full and disippated into a nice tan 1/8" layer, but with no real lacing to speak of. Aroma is strong with dark chocolate and roasted malts, with a little burnt sugar smell in the background. The flavor is HUGE! It has a serious dark chocolate thing going on, bittersweet, with a sweetish creamy undertone. The balance between the creamy sweetness and roasty bitterness is outstanding. The mouthfeel is tremendous. I have had too many stouts of late that have great flavor with a mouthfeel that is too thin. Not so with B.O.R.I.S., huge, huge, huge, so thick and full. I can't wait to get some more of this!

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2008 19:31:56 | More by clingman71
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ajhod

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is CERTAINLY a powerful stout.

The color is BLACK, almost sucking the light out of the room.

Head is nominal and passing but does recover when swirled slightly.

Has long legs in the glass, indicating its strength and body.

Aroma is nominal, fresh and slightly coffee/alcohol.

Flavor is full, a bit bitter with roast (very nice) and slightly sweet.

A very enjoyable imperial stout, not the most complex I've ever had, but really nice.

Strong though.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2008 23:28:50 | More by ajhod
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Walken

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Hoppin' Frog Brewing: B.O.R.I.S, The Crusher, Oatmeal Imperial Stout (2007) (Tasted 04/06/08)
22 oz. Bottle: poured into a snifter.
Appearance: Pours out pitch black, opaque when held to the light. A rocky, sticky, mocha colored head is slow to form and fade, roughly one inch high.
Odor: Strong oatmeal aroma up front, milk chocolate, lightly roasted coffee beans & slight whiffs of alcohol.
Consistency: Full body, slightly oily & viscous. Astringency from the roasted grains & alcohol is muted by the oats & "heavy" mouthfeel.
Taste: Sweet cream & chocolate come on strong at first, tempered by rough oatmeal & bitter roasted grain flavors with some flashes of ripe fruit. Finishes with rich chocolate & bit of dryness & bitter flavor from the roasted malt.

It took a beer like this to remind me how much I love stouts after spending the winter drinking mostly hop-laden brews and Belgian ales.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2008 19:17:42 | More by Walken
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Lupe

New York

4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours black as night and looks thick coming out of the bottle. Big and creamy cocoa colored head starts at 3 fingers before eventually settling to a thin sheet and leaves sporadic lace.

Deep aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, and molasses. More sweet than malty. Some dark fruit lies in the background, and the alcohol is evident. I get just a bit of some oatmeal as well.

Initial flavor is sweet with molasses and brown sugar. Some dark chocolate comes next leading the way for a big espresso flavor. Nice roasted bitterness balances and complements the sweetness - dark chocolate covered espresso beans. Dark fruit and some alcohol round things out before a milk chocolate finish.

Velvety smooth, very rich and creamy. On the medium side of full bodied - not as full as expected. A little tingly/numbing on the tongue towards the end of the bottle. Goes down a little too easily.

Very nice - best example of the Imperial-Oatmeal I've had so far, and not as boozy. Recommended. Thanks out to ahatcher78!

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2008 23:26:06 | More by Lupe
B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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