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

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2,492 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,492
Reviews: 1,000
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 256
Gots: 498 | FT: 44
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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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Photo of endincolorado
4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pitch black, completely opaque, thick and syrupy- dark tan head that dissipates slowly. Light lacing

Smell- Scents of rich chocolate, some oatmeal and light coffee

Taste- Sweet and roasty character- notes of caramel malt and a citrusy hop background- slight bitterness balances the rich milk chocolate. wonderful cocoa finish

Mouthfeel- Incredibly thick and creamy- fills every crevasse of my mouth

Drinkability- Despite the high 9.4 ABV, i'd say drinkability is moderately high. This is one extremely well-balanced stout that i'll definitely pick up again.

Photo of sonicdescent
4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice oily black with a thin tan head.

Scent of oats in front of chocolate an roasted Malts.

Taste is quite creamy, then chocolate, then coffee bean bitterness. No sign of alcohol, Excellent.

Mouth is thick, carbon is low. This is one of the best feeling stouts i've had.

Extremely drinkable, I will track this one down again.

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up recently up in Totowa. I heard a lot about this beer and this was pretty heavily hyped. This wasn't a disappointment by any stretch of the imagination, but maybe I've had too many RIS's and this just doesn't measure up to some of the others that I've enjoyed. Regardless of that, this was a solid beer that packed quite a punch!

This had a decent pour to it - nice, dark, and coffee-like. It was a bit thinner than I thought and didn't have that "motor-oil" feel to it. Instead, this is thin, roasted, and strong! Lots of coffee, toffee, and a bit of dark chocolate here. Not terribly bitter, not the smoothest, but it went down nicely and had an aftertaste like a coffee with a few creams in it. If you're after a bitter stout, this isn't it. Instead, this would be better suited as a introduction to this style, for those who aren't used to something so intense.

Personally, I wish this was a bit lighter on the alcohol. It feels stronger than 9.40%, but I don't consider it a knock on the beer. It's a personal preference and looking at the bigger picture, Hoppin' Frog has something good here. I'd love to try their other offerings, even though if I have another RIS again, it's pretty unlikely that I'd reach for this. Not an easy choice with so many stellar choices out there!

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

22 oz bomber bought for me by a friend at Jungle Jim's by a friend of mine. Poured into a Terrapin 22 oz snifter.

A: Pours a jet black and appears completely flat when you initially start pouring. A beautiful brown head rises slowly as you finish pouring. Unfortunately, it disappears much faster than in rose. The small ring of bubbles left behind tries to leave lacing behind, but it doesn't stick to the slanted sides of the glass. The score would be higher if I judged in on those few seconds with the head.

S: Huge roasted malt aroma. There is a bit of chocolate aroma as well. It smells very good.

T: Wow, what a bold yet smooth flavor. Chocolate roasted malt flavors typically are more aggressive than this. Is there oatmeal in there making it this smooth? The hops are just enough to balance what would otherwise be a very sweet beer. The alcohol is very well hidden in this one. It is a very tasty stout for sure.

M: This is a very full bodied beer. It almost seems like you could chew it. Nice level of in mouth carbonation gives it a creamy feeling as well.

D: This one is a bit of a sipper due to its thickness and full body. However, there are many RIS beers that are much more aggressive than this one. For the style, its an easy drinker.

Photo of Richardberg
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: poured from a bomber into a beer stein. Jet black liquid topped by a thin brown foam. The small head vanishes quickly.

S: wow, lots going on here. Big roasty malts. Complex floral perfumes. Notes of dark bitter chocolate, toffee, and brown sugar. Hint of ethanol. (I must have hit upon the perfect serving temp - about 55F)

T: all the elements from the smell are on the tongue but in different proportion. Chocolate malt at the forefront, with sweetness winning over the bitter side. Toffee in the middle. Finishes with a little alcohol bite (though not nearly what you'd expect from the ABV). Can't taste perfumey aromas, obviously :)

M: oily & rich, coats the tongue. I'm sensing a pattern here: adding oatmeal to an otherwise big/bold stout works wonders on the palate/finish. Touch of carbonation rounds things out. A bit more creaminess and it too would rate a 5.

D: yum yum yum. But for me, the taste is too sweet to have more than, say, two of these, despite the more complex/rounded nature implied in the nose. Fans of this style will find a real winner here.

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

A - Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Pours black with chocolate syrup highlights and a thin, dark brown head that quickly dissipates.

S - Black coffee; sour and smokey. Bittersweet chocolate.

T - Lots going on here. Cocoa power and dark chocolate, fresh ground roasted coffee beans, very faint dark fruit and maybe licorice. Sweet alcohol finish.

M - Creamy, velvety, with a good level of carbonation.

Notes - As good as was billed.

Photo of cvstrickland
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The bomber bottle label sports a frog sloshing beer out of a tankard and a neck band proclaiming Hoppin' Frog's B.O.R.I.S. the 2008 G.A.B.F. Imperial Stout Gold Medal Winner. Whoa! Stupid frog! Party foul!

The cellar-cool bottle yields an inky body the hue of chocolate syrup topped with a thin layer of oily walnut-brown foam. The cap recedes into a bubbly ring that leaves wisps and freckled lacing clinging to the interior of my Duck-Rabbit snifter.

The smell is roasty and blackened with strong smoky notes of smutty, savory dark chocolate laced with the stinging acrid tanginess of French roast coffee and charred grain. Black licorice and caramel-infused brandy contribute considerable fruitiness and a touch of spice to the bitter burntness of the profile. As the drink warms, rich oats gain stature in the aroma, layering on the sweet, scratchy starchiness of cereal-grain sweetness.

The taste is quite bitter and laden with espresso and unsweetened bakers' chocolate. Gritty, grainy-sweet oats and tangy, acrid scorched malts collide with boozy vanilla caramel and creamy chocolate liqueur. An earthy hop note swirled with powdered cocoa mix and dusty instant coffee dries the finish.

The drink is creamy, silky, and full-bodied with just the right amount of carbonation to lighten things up a bit. Quite delicious and very drinkable for style.

Photo of Goliath
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black and completely opaque with a quarter inch frothy dark brown head. Decent retention and some weak lacing.

The aroma is nice. Big roasty tones with some nice bitter chocolate taking the lead. There's a bit of coffee in there too.

The taste is decent. Some roasted malts with dark chocolate and roasted coffee. Slightly bitter on the back end

Mouthfeel is full bodied, silky and creamy. A low dose of carbonation suits the beer perfectly.

Drinkability is suprisingly high. Good flavor profiles and well concealed alcohol make for a pretty damn good stout.

Photo of taylorhamrick
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black with a thin, maybe a cm or so, brown head, which leaves a little lacing here and there. Looks pretty standard for the style. The smell seems to be overpowered with alcohol, with a bid of roastiness. Kind of like bad coffee, mixed in with the smell of black patent malt. Not a bad smell, but seems a bit harsh for an oatmeal stout. I kind of expected to smell more sweetness. The taste is much better than the smell suggests. There's immediately the oatmeal taste, I mean not like a bowl of oatmeal, but like beer oatmeal, if you know the taste. The taste kind of has the old, low quality coffee taste from the smell, which I guess comes from a low dose of roasted barley. I would like to taste a bit more. I can also notice this oiliness, which I think comes from black patent malt, which is pleasant in low doses. I can also get this chocolate taste, kind of toned down, but I think its at the right level with the oatmeal added. If I could make any suggestions, it would be to substitute some roast barley for the black patent, and I'll hold off a higher rating for that. The mouthfeel, as you would expect from an oatmeal stout, is spot on. So smooth and creamy. with just the right amount of sweetness. This doesn't even need carbonation, but its delightful. And I'm sure I could drink this for hours. I just kept reaching back, and nothing slowed me down.

Photo of ColbyPants
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark as night with a thin chocolate brown head that held well. Viscosity is thick like motor oil.

S- Dark Bitter Chocolate and Coffee, Toasted grain and oatiness. Also a note of alcohol is present in the nose.

T- Dark Chocolate Bitterness and Roasted Oatiness are what I get the most in this beer, along with an almost wine like warming alcohol zip. The bitter mocha/coffee note lingers on the palate for a LONG time. There is a lot going on in this beer, though not always in concert

M- Pretty big, oily, and round. Mouthcoating.

D-Definitely a contemplative sipping beer. Perhaps two huge and warm (alcoholic) for me. I had a Bomber and could not finish it. A smaller amount, sipped slowly from a snifter, paired with a nice cigar might be a delightful combination, though.

Photo of beveritt
3.65/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: Poured from a 22 oz bomber into an Imperial pint glass. Label is a sticker depicting a frog holding a mug of beer; very similar to other Hoppin Frog labels. Short description and some stats on the side. 9.4% ABV, 107 OG, 38 FG, and 60 IBU. No freshness date.

Appearance: Pours with 1/2 finger of very dark brown head. This settles to a thin ring around the glass and a few wisps of foam here and there. The beer itself is very, very dark; sucking the light bulbs out of their sockets. Completely opaque. Some sediment in the bottle.

Smell: Strong notes of roasted barley, slightly offset by an oatmeal sweetness. Hints of anise and coffee.

Taste: Decent alcohol bite upfront, delivers an immensely flavorful beer. Strong flavors of bitter roasted barley, dark chocolate, and astringent coffee. Very present warming alcohol in the finish, along with a long lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation level is average to higher than average. Maybe a little high for this style. Body is decent.

Drinkability: This one is certainly a sipper. While the beer is amazingly flavorful, there might be a little too much going on here; it doesn't meld well. The booze is a little too forward right now, maybe in a year it would be a better drink?

Photo of biegaman
4.62/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hoppin' Frog's Bodacious Oatmeal Russian Imperial Stout (BORIS) is bodaciously black. It takes the term opaque to a seriously hard-line level. There is not even a faint hope of highlighting even when held directly into bright florescence lighting. Despite marveling at the rustic toned spectacle of head that arose from the pour, the surface is now bare with only the thinnest possible strand of outlining.

What I really like about the nose is that it is foremost chocolate, and not coffee. Too often lately, I've found the higher gravity stouts relying on espresso for their decadent, dark roast flavour - not this one. This smells like grated dark chocolate melted into a sea of toffee laced biscuits and caramelized malts. BORIS more closely resembles an after dinner dessert rather than an after-dinner drink.

As if the taste had to come on this strong, I was already impressed by the aroma. Still, it's much appreciated. The taste reminds me of double chocolate muffins and double chocolate chip cookies - there is a ton of chocolate and plenty of crispy, toasty biscuits and cookie malt to compliment it. There's just a touch of hot fudge syrup over French vanilla ice cream too.

60 IBUs is a modest amount of bitterness for a Russian Imperial Stout and it shows. I can't find any factor to hinder drinkability - the beer is only as bitter as it is sweet (like melted bakers chocolate) and the alcohol has curiously vanished. This sample was aged about a year and half but still, it's a wonder how this got to be so smooth.

That taste of bittersweet (more bitter than sweet, but it's close) chocolate lingers for an exceptionally long time. There isn't nearly the level of astringently roasted coffee or harshly smoked, burnt grains that other examples of the style usually offer. This profile suits me well and if possible, I plan to stock the cellar with as much of this as I can.

For any fans of the style this is a must-try. It definitely places on my (as well as Beer Advocate's) list of top RIS and Double Stouts. Actually, I'm struggling to think of a better, more enjoyable drinking Imperial Stout. It's like a roasty, rich beer with creamy dark chocolate and hop filling. I don't think beers like this can get any better, all hail BORIS!!!

Photo of ThatWineGuy
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Aged 18 months in biegaman's cellar, thanks for sharing. Opaque shiny black with short tan head leaving a ring and wispy, large bubbles on the side surface. Held in a bright light, there are miniscule bubbles shooting up the side of the glass almost invisible to the naked eye in the jet black beer. There is a distinct chocolate smell along with sweet, candied dark fruit and more chocolate, a bit of fresh leather aroma. Taste is rich and nicely blended, ABV hardly noticed, layers of chocolate like a tiramisu dessert with a gentle bitterness and a long lingering, satisfying finish. I imagine that the hops have settled with time and the overall balance is remarkably satisfying, this conjures up memories of the Founders Breakfast Stout I enjoyed a bit over a year ago. Nicely done, an oatmeal imperial stout to savour, thanks again, Jan.

Photo of steelcutoats
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

B.O.R.I.S. THE CRUSHER Review

I knew I was pretty much up a creek when I bought this bad boy tonight...I picked a bomber off the shelf and asked the clerk if he would recommend it. "You taking a lunch break" was his response. When I got it home I popped open the cap and dumped about half of it into my standard tasting glass; a 22 oz. crystal snifter. The head that was created was rich and creamy, like the froth from a freshly stirred glass of chocolate milk. Over the next few minutes it slowly dissipated, but left a thin film of carbonation across the top of the beverage. The color was jet black, the negative of light, absolute darkness. No life was able to penetrate its absolute darkness. The aroma was heavy, loaded with dark roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, and very few hops. Ditto's for the taste. There is such a malty sweetness in the beer that almost all of the hops are cancelled out. I've had very malty beers that were brewed with lager yeast and malty beers brewed with ale yeast, and I can say that I love the ale yeast. It's something about the yeast characteristic that draws me to this ale. Very robust and assertive, unlike a bock which has a like yeast profile and uber malts to back it up. Communism does suck the Almighty Big One, but this beer is truly a grand gift from the Czars.

Photo of bonkers
4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a snifter. It pours jet black with a thin tan head. The nose has coffee, anise and dark chocolate. The flavor is sweet and pleasantly bitter at the same time. Coffee and chocolate notes dominate, the finish is slightly bitter and it lingers. A full creamy mouthfeel makes this sipper very enjoyable.

Photo of tjthresh
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle served in a snifter. Pours Hershey Syrup brown and forms an oily black mass with a cocoa power brown head that faded disappointingly quick. Aroma of chocolate cover black cherries, a ton of fresh dark roasted coffee beans, tobacco spit, and salty and smokey notes. Giant flavor. Very roasted, charcoal, lots cocoa. Big Bitter Bitch. Thick mouthfeel, and leaves a nice oily film on my tongue. Each drink leaves a sticky film on my top lip and my mustache.

Photo of TMB0424
4.64/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an extremely thick looking black body with no head to speak of. Looks like motor oil. Tan, coffee colored ring lined the glass. Some sticky lacing.

I can smell this guy from a mile away - strong scent. Rich roasted coffee and sweet cocoa... emphasis on rich. Roasty malts mixed with hints of alcohol. Hints of dark fruits and candy sugar. Sweet, earthy oatmeal all throughout. Nice.

Taste is huge. Of freshly roasted coffee and malt, melted milk chocolate, purple grapes, raisins. Creamy oatmeal, nuances of milk. The alcohol warms, but I'm not detecting it in the taste. Finishes with a bitter expresso flavor that compliments the earlier sweetness excellently. Complex as anything - I'm really digging this.

Mouthfeel is heavy, full, rich, thick - and any other synonyms. Full bodied, but not extremely filling. Extremely creamy. Carbonation is high but is not distracting. Drinkability is damn near perfect, this bomber is no problem to sip away.

Only improves as it warms, as well. I always get the blues when I think about how I can't get Dark Lord or The Abyss in Jersey... but I'm not sure how much better it gets than this brew.

Photo of bort11
4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

big thanks to leftmindedrighty for this one.

22 oz bottle split between me and my wife. My half was poured into an imperial pint glass, hers was into the Boulevard Smokestack goblet. I had a tall coffee colored head that leaves a pleasant spider web of lacing. Color was pure black.

Smell is very rich dark chocolate, coconuts and dark coffee. There is a sweet gooey cookie dough malt character. Taste is black sweetness. A lot more coconut, some raisin and chocolate.

Smooth yet chewy mouthfeel. It is a joy to let sit on the tongue. Oh man this is good stuff. This one is staying on the want list. Blipped Soul Crusher by White Zombie for this one.

Photo of BARFLYB
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a regular snifter twice. Not sure of the date on this one. A slighty drunk frog graces the label. Served right out of the fridge.

A- Boris pours out a very dark brown to black color while becoming completely black while relaxing in the glass. This one looks quite thick. A semi dense 1 1/2 finger dark tan head made an appearance before leaving. Some minimal lace is seen.

S- A pleasant smell of roasted malts and grain and a lot of bitte chocolate. The oatmeal is there but is pretty faint. Some earthy hops as well as roasted coffee. These smells double with warming so take your time.

T- Boris Packs more coffee in the taste than in the nose with a roasty appeal as well as espresso qualities. Very nice. This is backed by a nice supply of roasted malt as well. A nice chocolate taste, somewhat bitter but certainly dark and full. The oatmeal qualities come out more than in the nose and shine when it reaches room temp. Some dark fruit and slight hop presence is there when you search for it.

M- A very smooth stout with a bit of an alcohol note detected. Slighty warming qualities as well as some bitterness on the top of the mouth with coffee. Not as full bodied as expected from the look but boris gets the job done. Nice carbonation level.

D- If I could afford this I would drink it all winter. A nice amount of alcohol so one bottle would do me good. Not as much oatmeal as expected but the other flavors really shined. This is going into steady rotation for me. I need to invest in a case.

A great job from what I hear is a very small brewery in Akron. Well done!!

Photo of Ch1mpy
4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Black colour. Thin, dark brown head. Leaves no lacing.

Great smell of coffee, cacao and roasted malts.

Actually rather sweet taste of coffee, oatmeal and malts. There are even some hops making themselves apparent from behind the heavy malts.

Well balanced mouthfeel. Sweet, strong, the alcohol doesn't bother you at all.

Very high drinkability, the beers starts strong and grows on you throughout the session.

Photo of MCfunkyJ
4.68/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours: jet black with signs of amber

Aroma: coffee, oats, fruit & hoppy smell

Taste: dark chocolate, Oatmeal, strong coffee, creamy milk

Mouthfeel: full-bodied, strong Stout

Drinkability: the aftertaste leaves you wanting more. Goes good with reese cups.

Serving type: 22oz bottle

Photo of daliandragon
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I randomly saw this at St. James Beverage back home on the island after hearing rave reviews about it on this very site. This bomber cost $9.49 and features a giant frog hoisting a green brew on the label.

This pours slow and thick like used motor oil and produces extremely dark brown head that lasts only a few minutes before thinning to a tiny cap. The nose is a melange of rolled oats, coffee, baker's chocolate, molasses, toasted, and alcohol.

The flavor is a liquid version of the nose with a silky smooth finish and kick of alcohol burn at the end. I'm also starting to get a little touch of vanilla as well. This is velvety delicious and goes down so smooth. For 9.4 percent, this goes down ridiculously easy.

This is unbelievably enjoyable. I can't remember being so impressed with a RIS since I first tried Old Rasputin. This is terrific; expensive but worth it.

Photo of zeff80
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out an opaque, jet black color with a small, cappuccino-like, tan head. It left thin rings of lace on the sides of the glass..

S - It smelled of oatmeal, roasted malt and coffee. There were very mild floral notes.

T - It tasted of sweet chocolate, sharp oatmeal and sweet caramel malt. It had a nice bitter hop kick.

M - It was smooth and sharp with a dry finish. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a interesting take on an RIS. It really tastes like an oatmeal stout that has been cranked up.

Photo of ShrLSU
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured a beautiful jet black with a nice tan foam halo around the edge. Leaves pretty nice thin lacing around the glass. The nose is of coffee and bitter chocolates. Perhaps a bit of earthy hop to it as well. The taste is bitter coffee and roasted malts. There is a nice soft bitter chocolate taste as well. A minor alcohol whisp while bitter hop and chocolate compunded with a nice smooth creamy oat flavor create a nice finish. Mouthfeel is very nice a creamy. This is defintely a sipper for a cold night. Overall this is pretty damn good. Its not your typical outmeal stout. Its almost more RIS than oat. Whatever it is....its good!

Photo of ryrust5301
3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours quite like a RIS. Motor oil black, and slick and syrupy. Very little head to speak of. Eventually a thin layer of chocolate colored bubbles emerge from the bottom and coat the top. A thin ring of tan is left to haunt the beer all the way to the finish.

Smell - Hoppy to say the least, followed up by a sweet bitter chocolate. The coffee oatmeal scent is very noticeable.

Taste & Mouthfeel - Here's my problem with this one. I love my RIS, but for an oatmeal stout BORIS leans way to heavily to RIS country and against the style. Way to harsh with the hops and bitterness, while not concentrating anough on the smooth oatmeal flavor. Huge amounts of hops were dropped into this one, a decedant amount of chocolate and coffee, and it seems just a pinch of oatmeal. Alcohol is very present and warming.

Drinkability - St. Ambroise is still the king of the Oatmeal stouts, but if you are looking for something closer to a hopped up version of an RIS with some oatmeal thrown in, you've found your brew.

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