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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
95
world-class

2,397 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,397
Reviews: 985
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 251
Gots: 471 | 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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Ratings: 2,397 | Reviews: 985 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Jballn, Mar 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Phillyz, Mar 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

weerezboy, Mar 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

TheSteak22, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of vicsju1991
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

vicsju1991, Mar 06, 2013
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

jtierney89, Mar 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

Apathetiq, Mar 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

arcook11, Mar 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

JackRB, Mar 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

pendabev, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of SHolland
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

SHolland, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

I_love_stouts, Mar 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

MarkFy, Mar 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

CORKSCREWFISH, Feb 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Ish1, Feb 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

mendonza, Feb 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Seaba, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of facundoCNB
4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

year old bottle, stored in the cellar for 11 months, then into my wine fridge for a month. poured a dark brown/black with a finger of dark tan colored head. smells of roasted grains, licorice, dark chocolate, toffee. the flavor profile is sweet up front, like molasses, then goes straight into a roasty wood-like flavor. getting a hint of cedar in here. chocolate, slight grape-like flavor, coffee. definitely a unique flavor profile.

medium body with low carbonation, silky smooth mouthfeel.

this is an outstanding stout, and wonderfully enough can be found off the shelf. a year in the cellar did this one some good, but honestly, it's just as good fresh.

facundoCNB, Feb 25, 2013
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4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Jet Black. zero head. Aside from the thick look- initially, not impressed.

S - Very nice Roast. chocolate, coffee, oatmeal, biscuit and vanilla.

T - Strong roast. but not the smoked kind. Real smooth- like a nice coffee but my smell deceived me- no coffee taste. Alcohol has bite.

M - Thick- descent froth as it goes down.

O - Excellent roast flavors. Leaves a very nice aftertaste. Only downsides: missing the velvety/creamy mouthfeel and the alcohol taste is a bit strong.

weonfire, Feb 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Steimie, Feb 24, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark black with a touch of brown and a thin layer of frothy chocolate colored head. Fades quickly.

S - Dark chocolate malts, some dark fruit, molasses, oatmeal, coffee, black licorice, vanilla, with a touch of smoke and citrus hops, and a bit of booze.

T - Dark chocolate malts, raisin, date, and other dark fruits, oatmeal, coffee, black licorice, molasses, some citrus hops and vanilla, a bit of smoke, and a bit of booze.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and a bit velvety with a sweet and warming finish.

D - Nicely balanced with great mouthfeel.

ngeunit1, Feb 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

jlindsey, Feb 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

MMAJYK, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of Raven3464
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It pours a pitch black body with a one finger brown, almost crimson, head. Retention is good.

Smell: Dark malts, chocolate, licorice, oatmeal, and a pinch of citrus can all be detected.

Taste: It mainly follows the nose. Dark fruits and licorice are noticed early before blending with a creamy oatmeal touch. Chocolate is noticeable towards the end along with a slight hop punch. Bitterness lingers on in the aftertaste together with a reminder of the licorice.

Mouth feel: Big, thick, and creamy are the best adjectives to describe this beer. There is a slight amount of carbonation which compliments the hops nicely. It is very refreshing.

Overall: Sweetness, bitterness, and a creamy feel are balanced wonderfully.

Raven3464, Feb 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

mirish72, Feb 21, 2013
B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 2,397 ratings.