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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

2,448 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,448
Reviews: 988
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 251
Gots: 497 | FT: 43
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:
Beer added by: klewis on 11-10-2006

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of punkrkr27
3.48/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Black pour with minimal head. Lots of chocolate aroma, molasses, and a fair amount of alcohol. Lots of chocolate flavor upfront, oats lending to a nice smoothness of flavors and a very bitter coffee finish. Medium-thin body, lots of alcohol warming, dry finish.

Photo of kbutler1
3.49/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this recently at a tasting where we tasted it along side the BA version. I was excited to try this beer as I have heard a lot about it.
Pours a dark brown almost black color with a slight tan head. The aroma is the biggest let down. I didn't get a real strong aroma at all from it. The taste is quite flat as well in my opinion as there really isn't too much there. Dark roast malt. The mouthfeel is medium. The drinkability is fairly low for me. We had 4 guys splitting a bottle and no one really wanted to finish it off. One thing to say is that the abv is well hidden as it did not seem boozy to me.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of jtierney89
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black with absolutely no opacity and a brown head. Roast almost burnt coffee on the nose.

Very long finish on this beer.big toasty flavor of both malts and coffee. Very smooth rolling body.a lot of stuff going on. Lots of layers of flavor going on with a distinct roasted character to it all. Lots of complex coffee notes.the oats really add a nice sweetness and mouthfeel that counter some of the most stringent and harsh flavors of the beer.

While there are some harsh aspects to this beer, they cover it up and compliment them pretty nicely. Oddly no alcohol detection

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of chugalug06
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Awesome pourability. builds nice head. Brew is black as night. Very little, if any, lacing.

S - Super chocolate. Lots of rich caramel. Sweet mother molasses inside. Brilliant vanilla, can't wait to try the barrel aged.

T - Lots of super chocolate. A little bit too sweet. Less than i expected.

M - Way too aggressive! Lots of strong bitterness. Not quite my speed for a RIS.

O - I wonder if the barrel aged is more smooth... Not worth seeking especially for the price(10.99). There are much better stouts.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,448 ratings.