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

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2,334 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,334
Reviews: 980
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 243
Gots: 466 | FT: 38
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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look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a oil slick black with little to no head. Just the first pour, but virtually no head present. No light getting through this brew. I gotta detract this stout as Im getting no carbonation, even with agitation/rough pour.

Light smell, but a rich roasted malt. Maybe some grain/oatmeal smell, but hard to tell.

Wow. Dry ABV is a really nice way. Its a shame there is no Oatmeal Imperial Stout style, as a RIS brew, this isnt the biggest in style. However, as an Oatmeal Stout with ABV, this brew is great. Back to the taste, subtle oatmeal, well balanced with not too to much roasted malt. Boy is the ABV hidden well, wonderfully warming. There is some syrup/molasses finish which adds depth to the full taste.

Extremely light for style. Fresh almost. There is carbonation in there, it just isnt coming out. Making some in the mouth is quite nice and creamy.

Bit more carbonation and I would give a 5 for drinkability. This is an incredibily well balanced Imperial Oatmeal Stout.

JasonA, Aug 16, 2008
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jet black think dark brown head fades quickly leaving just a little bit of head floating around

smells like chocolate hops and booze

Patent Malt chocolate toffee and coffee your styleistic stout flavors done well with a nice hop counter Balance to even out the flavors
coffee follows a little bit behind

Good mouthfeel very well balanced moves in and out quickly doesn't linger

Very drinkable no problem putting down a bomber on a warm night

mully, Jun 07, 2008
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wander4, Jul 04, 2013
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into my DFH snifter. Shared with three other BAs for the 4th of July! Vintage of 2008.

Typical stouty darkness fills the glass. Not too much of a head buildup; what little appears is caramel-colored, with some spotty lacing clinging to the inside of the glass. Smell has notes of cocoa and a very subtle vanilla presence. Malts also make an appearance, with a unique aroma that defines oatmeal-based stouts. Bitter chocolate rounds off the nose.

Taste starts off with toasted malts, leading into the cocoa and mild vanilla from the nose. Little bit of a hop presence on the end to round out the flavors. The age has definitely erased most traces of coffee from the taste. It's also taken all of the booziness, as I couldn't taste any of this brew's substantial 9.4% ABV.

Mouthfeel is good and slick, with a viscous feel that sits well on the tongue. No carbonation at all, and that's much appreciated. On the whole, a great stout all around. I'll have to have it fresh to catch up on the coffee, but it's good to know that it's still retained some excellent qualities given a few years on it.

r0nyn, Jul 05, 2011
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B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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