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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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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,272 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,272
Reviews: 978
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 242
Gots: 449 | FT: 37
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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Lare453

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-05-2013 09:53:39 | More by Lare453
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ESeab

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-04-2013 15:46:26 | More by ESeab
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mitlinks

Switzerland

4.75/5  rDev +12%

02-03-2013 15:31:10 | More by mitlinks
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jminch

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-03-2013 11:46:45 | More by jminch
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baybassboy

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-02-2013 18:57:43 | More by baybassboy
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JonNunes

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-02-2013 08:43:19 | More by JonNunes
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-01-2013 07:20:00 | More by Hugonaut13
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-01-2013 02:56:03 | More by calcnerd
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langchops

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-31-2013 17:09:36 | More by langchops
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Auror

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-31-2013 16:32:49 | More by Auror
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CommanderOfAwesome

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-30-2013 16:14:06 | More by CommanderOfAwesome
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

BORIS pours a mahogany molasses brown, nearly black with a frothy mocha brown head.

The nose has some milk chocolate, dark chocolate, roasted malt, a bit of smoke, coffee grounds, and some vanilla. It is fairly sweet, but there is a coffee bitterness on the back end.

The flavor starts with a bit of milk chocolate and a strong roast malt character. Dark chocolate, vanilla, and some coffee add some depth to the flavor as the bitterness grows. There is a modest coffee bitterness that peaks toward the end. There is a bit of bitter chocolate and coffee in the finish.

This has a nice, thick, viscous body with a light to medium carbonation that stays out of the way. A bit sticky on the lips.

Overall this is a very nice imperial stout. The bitterness from the middle of the sip on is not my favorite, but this is very nice.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 05:06:08 | More by KickInTheChalice
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SammyJaxxxx

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-30-2013 04:35:41 | More by SammyJaxxxx
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dman5400

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-30-2013 02:35:09 | More by dman5400
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flipdog0

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-29-2013 15:52:03 | More by flipdog0
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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-29-2013 01:53:02 | More by phishphorce
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-28-2013 17:08:43 | More by AngusOg
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-28-2013 00:30:59 | More by Dave_Treat
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-26-2013 14:31:34 | More by bsuedekum
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Haywire

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-26-2013 02:37:35 | More by Haywire
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

4.61/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a balloon glass.

The beer is black, dirty motor oil black. A dark mocha head slowly recedes to a thin wisp while light lacing sticks to the glass initially.

The beer smells a bit alcoholic up front with faint licorice notes. There's a real subtle yet hearty oatmeal note in the middle, and some sweet chocolate as well.

Exceptionally sweet and smooth dark chocolates come first in the taste profile, followed by hearty oat flakes and bitter roasted coffee and dark rich chocolates. Delicious!

Mouthfeel is dry, sweet, and exceptionally smooth, a tad heavy.

Overall, just damn delicious, smooth, a great slow sipper with great character. Love it.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 02:36:19 | More by JuicesFlowing
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ONUMello

Ohio

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

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Pitch black color with a one-finger mocha-colored head that slowly settles
S: Very rich nose, with deeply roasted malt, mocha, vanilla and a hint of spicy hops
T: Matches the nose- deep dark malts, a bit of spice, coffee, but a bit too bitter on the finish
M: Smooth, full-bodied, with a pleasant carbonation
O: A rich, tasty, complex stout. Easy to see why this rates as highly as it does; very well made

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 02:26:00 | More by ONUMello
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BMan33

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-25-2013 19:56:26 | More by BMan33
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Redrover

Illinois

4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I split this one with my wife. Poured into a pint glass the beer is jet black with a smallish tan head.

I liked the aggressive aroma of darkly roasted malts, baker’s chocolate, a bit of coffee and toffee.

I was kind of surprised the alcohol is almost nonexistent in the taste. There are heavily roasted malts, dark fruits (plums and raisins), sweet oatmeal, coco, and molasses. It’s all there and it all works. Its rich and roasty on the best way.

The beer has a substantial and thick mouth. Just a great beer that I will purchase again.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 17:07:41 | More by Redrover
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superspak

Michigan

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

22 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours very dense pitch black color with a small fairly dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lacing cap that lingers. Slight spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass, with a nice amount of alcohol legs. Aromas of big dark chocolate, oatmeal, roasted malt, toast, coffee, toffee, molasses, vanilla, light char, dark bread, and light earthy hop spiciness. Fantastic aromas with huge complexity and balance of roasted malty notes. Taste of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, oatmeal, caramel, toast, coffee, toffee, molasses, vanilla, dark bread, light char, and light earthy hop spiciness. Fair amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, caramel, toffee, molasses, vanilla, dark bread, light char, earth, and light earthy spiciness on the finish for a while. Fantastic flavor complexity and balance of roasted flavors; with a nice malt/roasted bitterness balance; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a thick, creamy, and slick mouthfeel that is excellent. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an incredible Russian imperial stout! Huge complexity and balance of highly robust roasted flavors; and extremely smooth to sip on. An incredibly enjoyable offering; one of the best RIS I have had for sure.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 05:25:44 | More by superspak
B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,272 ratings.