1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

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

Not Rated.
B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial StoutB.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout

Educational use only; do not reuse.

2,492 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,492
Reviews: 1,000
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 256
Gots: 498 | FT: 44
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

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 2,492 | Reviews: 1,000
Photo of a77cj7
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of EricTKole
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of corywalston
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of harryhops
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Cowlinth
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of tillmac62
3.79/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours black as a starless night. Very good head, especially for 9.4% alcohol. Retention is slightly below normal, as is lacing. The nose is rather subdued, chocolate and coffee are noted over a light alcohol base. As it warms, chocolate comes more forward as does vanilla, dark fruit and roast. Light full body with a creamy texture. Slightly above normal carbonation with effervescence in the middle and finish. The flavor profile is intense, complex, but is not well balanced. The alcohol is not hidden well enough. It begins with a rush of coffee that quickly yields to a rich dark chocolate with notes of vanilla. A bit of effervescence in the middle brings out the mild roast and hop bitterness. The bitterness is citric in nature and fades into light dark fruit, mostly fig, notes with a bit of char and smoke. Throughout alcohol is in the background, but as the flavors fade in the finish, it predominates. Take the alcohol content down a bit, and this becomes outstanding. As is, it's very good.

Photo of ChrisMyhre
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of RavenForBeer
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of tobelerone
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Fantalek
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of BA-Landers
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Beef_Curtains
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of ivorycannon
3/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of BigRedDog
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mjc3151
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of timontheroad
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured motor oil thick and dark. Very little head, and receded to nothing. Smell was big coffee, chocolate mad dark roasted malt. Flavor was chocolatey up front with the coffee on the back end with some light caramel and toffee notes. Mouthfeel was pretty thick with a bit of alcohol burn, very little carbonation - quite nice. This is a very good beer, might have to try the barrel aged version soon!

Photo of jscheuf
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of wurdmann
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of BellsFan
4.8/5  rDev +13.5%

Photo of Sarge3130
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of thampel09
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of David_Menendez
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of beb86
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of chrismattlin
3.83/5  rDev -9.5%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,492 ratings.