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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

2,249 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,249
Reviews: 978
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 234
Gots: 451 | FT: 36
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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vonnegut21

New York

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-20-2013 00:47:12 | More by vonnegut21
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-19-2013 20:11:51 | More by jjheinrichs
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ChrisPro

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

01-19-2013 19:08:38 | More by ChrisPro
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tree777

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-19-2013 19:07:21 | More by tree777
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tubeman

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-19-2013 16:47:16 | More by tubeman
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SkiBum22

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-19-2013 16:34:18 | More by SkiBum22
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-19-2013 16:30:07 | More by Segelstrom
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-19-2013 15:19:39 | More by drummermattie02
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seeswo

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

01-19-2013 15:01:31 | More by seeswo
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jl28r1

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +12%

01-19-2013 14:58:47 | More by jl28r1
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-18-2013 02:14:23 | More by yourefragile
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grover37

District of Columbia

4.51/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle purchased around in mid to late 2010 for $9. Poured into a Delirium snifter.

Appearance (3.5): Dark, oily black with only a touch of brown around the edges. Brown head recede to almost nothing and doesn't leave lacing.

Aroma (4.25): Dark, roasty malts. Dark chocolate and some toasted bread. A touch muted for how strong the flavors are.

Taste (4.75): Full flavored and aggressive lots of cocoa then mocha through the middle. Finishes with bittersweet chocolate with a lingering slight burnt flavor.

Mouthfeel (4.5): Very smooth but not creamy. A touch of bitterness in the middle but well masked by the chocolate in the finish followed by the char. Full bodied and medium-low carbonation.

Overall (4.5): This beer aged really well. You can tell there was a bit of heat that has faded and this is smooth and enjoyable. Really glad I kept this one to myself.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 00:46:49 | More by grover37
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stoppertb18

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

01-16-2013 23:08:09 | More by stoppertb18
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-16-2013 05:18:44 | More by TimoP
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

01-16-2013 02:41:27 | More by Hopstout
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cyrushire

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-15-2013 04:27:16 | More by cyrushire
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pogoowner

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-14-2013 23:59:12 | More by pogoowner
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JEdmund

Kansas

2.95/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pure black color, but sadly no head formation. Aroma is somewhat mild, but I do get the normal RIS notes of dark chocolate, coffee, and even a light cherry/raspberry fruit. Big flavor with a really big blast of alcohol heat in the finish. Mouthfeel is disappointing; not only is it somewhat thin for the style, but I’m not getting any of the creamy/silkiness you normally get when oats are added to the mash. I was really looking forward to that component of the beer. Those complaints aside, the flavor was still good and I enjoyed the beer. It just didn’t live up to the hype and my expectations.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 19:21:44 | More by JEdmund
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-14-2013 00:15:44 | More by BigTrubble
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scarnold8

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

01-13-2013 19:32:32 | More by scarnold8
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sjstraub

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-13-2013 04:02:29 | More by sjstraub
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-12-2013 19:19:30 | More by spycow
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Surprisingly, this is the first beer I've had from Hoppin' Frog. Doesn't help that they only sell big bottles. On to the beer.

Pours black in the glass, deep coffee brown at the edges. A vigorous pour yields about 1 millimeter of head, the color of hot chocolate. Gone in a second, leaving the tiniest smidge of lacing. Not the best.

Smell is big, sweet, and chocolatey. I'm loving the oats, adding a slick full sweetness to an already sweet beer. There's a rich roast in the back, but it doesn't really penetrate the sweetness.

Taste is good, but not amazing. Very rich and very sweet. Chocolate, oats, molasses, a touch of coffee. Sugary, dessert-like. Smooth.

Mouthfeel is stellar. Big and heavy, very smooth thanks to those lubricating oats. Just the right amount of carbonation - low, but enough to lighten that heaviness.

A very tasty big stout. I find it to be a bit too sweet, and not complex enough, to really wow me. But it's tasty. A little like drinking chocolate milk. Chocolate milk that gets you drunk.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 04:49:42 | More by zeledonia
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-12-2013 03:27:37 | More by MarkyMOD
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

01-12-2013 00:33:20 | More by AlexFields
B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,249 ratings.