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

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,398 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,398
Reviews: 985
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 251
Gots: 472 | FT: 39
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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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

mirish72, Feb 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Skramer, Feb 19, 2013
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4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 750 ml bottle that has been in my frig for maybe 6 months.

Poured into my Stone glass. Got a big head if I really tried. Poured slowly into my friend's glass and got hardly any. The head was pretty dark brown with an absolute dark body.

Nose was charcoal and malty and chocolate.

Taste was one of the best balanced stouts I have had. It had chocolate, sweetness, bitterness(not much) and malt balance. Really easy to drink and the mouth feel was just right. This is a heavy bodied beer with medium carbonation. One of the best stouts I have tried.

daledeee, Feb 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Sparger, Feb 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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hardrock, Feb 17, 2013
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kosmak125, Feb 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Dirty25, Feb 15, 2013
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diamok, Feb 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

emottram, Feb 13, 2013
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joeseppy, Feb 13, 2013
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Pat316, Feb 13, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

No bottle date, but probably 2-ish years old.

A: Pours a very dark born with a nice, good sized and dense medium-brown head. Fades very slowly. Top-notch head retention with a thick layer of foam persisting. Moderate splotches of lacing is left behind.

S: Dark fruits initially. Lots of oatmeal give it a creamy, grainy quality. Mild roasted malt character, some char and chocolate mainly. Hints of smoke.

T: Lots of chocolate with hints of char and smoke. Super creamy oatmeal smooths it out immediately but is most apparent in the middle where it is pure creamy oatmeal. Chocolate shows up in the finish again but it's more of a bitter dark chocolate here. Goes great with the oatmeal. Hints of anise and chocolate and oatmeal in the lingering aftertaste. Lightest hints of smoke throughout.

M: Heavy, thick, amazingly creamy and smooth. A wonder to drink.

O: This is one helluva beer. Great RIS but with a strong oatmeal character, making it oh so smooth and creamy. A little age may have mellowed it out even more. Flavors are well integrated and smooth. Beer goes down amazingly easy for a 9.4% RIS. I really enjoyed this one. Only reason I can't give it top marks is because of the relatively simple flavors (not as complex as some big RISes can be) and plain, mellow aroma.

Dope, Feb 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

patm1986, Feb 07, 2013
B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 2,398 ratings.