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

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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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Ratings: 2,249 | Reviews: 978 | Display Reviews Only:
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JaysusJr

Illinois

1/5  rDev -76.4%

12-05-2012 02:16:04 | More by JaysusJr
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negroobserver

New York

4.58/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle

Appearance - Deep Dark Rich Black color. Almost no light passes through the glass.

Smell - Chocolate, Coffee,

Taste... Malty,

Mouthfeel - Smooth and rich texture.

Overall - A very smooth and enjoyable beer. It doesn't have any spectacularly distinctive qualities, other than being a highly well balance and enjoyable beer. This is particularly true with respect to the mouthfeel of the beer. That is clearly the highlight.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 00:35:59 | More by negroobserver
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +12%

12-02-2012 05:29:30 | More by BYOFB
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Squidly

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-30-2012 00:41:05 | More by Squidly
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themind

New Jersey

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

Picked up a bottle because I am a stout lover. This brew is very good. Has a creamy texture to it which is why I gave it an excellent mouthfeel rating. If you like big stouts this beer is right up your alley. Has an very good aroma and is not overly boozy. I would buy this again for sure. Worth the money! I can down this bomber without a problem, well besides walking to the fridge to grab another.

Bottom line-if you like stouts this is worth your time.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 05:04:48 | More by themind
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Thor_Messer

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-29-2012 04:31:50 | More by Thor_Messer
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Fahz

New York

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

11-28-2012 21:23:34 | More by Fahz
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-28-2012 15:23:06 | More by smartassboiler
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Thirstygoat

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-28-2012 00:49:26 | More by Thirstygoat
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jmich24

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-25-2012 22:28:41 | More by jmich24
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JKIRBY

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-24-2012 17:20:36 | More by JKIRBY
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Got this bottle at Gainesville HOB and took it home. Pours pitch black with almost no head. Aroma of rich chocolate, roastiness, and hops. Heavy roasty chocolate flavor with a little bite going down. Finishes with slight currant then explodes with another burst of chocolate. The black currants and sweetness are much higher than the DORIS. Thick mouthfeel. Hearty oatmeal presence and rather easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 17:53:35 | More by BMMillsy
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Pours a viscous black color with 1/4 inch of medium brown head. Lots of sticky brown lacing. Aromas of roasted malts, dark chocolate, cinammon, and black coffee. The taste is of bitter dark chocolate, roasted malts,vanilla, and some burnt coffee. Hints of cinammon at the end. Very malty and roasty taste. Nice warming alcohol presence. Rich and heavy mouthfeel. Overall, this is big stout worth having again.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 04:56:59 | More by PicoPapa
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-23-2012 01:00:44 | More by bluckbeyes
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TheBronze

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-22-2012 04:07:03 | More by TheBronze
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kirbmeist

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-21-2012 06:07:33 | More by kirbmeist
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

11-21-2012 04:48:20 | More by TonyTalon
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gshak

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-20-2012 21:23:42 | More by gshak
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inkdemention

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-20-2012 01:41:25 | More by inkdemention
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rfbenavi80

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

11-19-2012 06:34:12 | More by rfbenavi80
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vandemonian

Maryland

3.55/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout is a big imperial stout that spent a bit too long in the fermentation vessel for my taste.

A: Deep black colour and a good brown head that lasts quite well. 4.5

S: Malty and strong yeast autolysis. 3

T: Malty with a sharp coffee flavour and yeast autolysis. This puppy was a little overcooked for my taste (i.e. spent too long fermenting). 3.5

M: Foamy and smooth. 4.5

O: 3.5

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 05:44:44 | More by vandemonian
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sneaks2210

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-16-2012 02:49:07 | More by sneaks2210
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jplopez21

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-16-2012 01:36:51 | More by jplopez21
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illini4x4


4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-12-2012 01:00:08 | More by illini4x4
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TheBrewo

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We pop the top and pour a syrupy drink glowing the richest, deepest nut brown. It holds a brief half finger tall mocha colored head, showing low retention, but leaving sticky lacing around the glass. This recedes to a milky sheet across the top, with aggregates of bubbles hither and thither. Carbonation appears moderate, and no haze or sediment is noted. The snout roars with fire-roasted coffee malts, rich buttercream, fresh vanilla bean, light banana esters, and big heat from the booze on the back. Sweetness comes in the form of raw dark chocolate, black cherries, and plums. The creamy, buttery, milkiness is outstanding, and steals the show here, and even form a bit of a diacetyls, almost bourbony scent.. Our first impression is that the flavoring is super rich, with a deep saltiness to balance any sweetness. As we sip into it, soy sauce salt comes first, riding in with charred coffee malts. There is immediate balance of those dark fruits from the nose, while booziness also strikes instantly, adding bittering depth. The roast comes through with heavy bitterness at the peak of the swallow, with sweetness in the form of white sugars, molasses, and vanilla cream. The finish is big and boozy, with hot fumes, bittering charcoal, that continued buttery sweetness, souring apple wine vinegar, cherry fruitiness, and a light twist of further bittering citric hops. By the very end things are nicely balanced, and neither the sweetness nor the bitterness outboxes the other too much. The aftertaste breathes of chalky dark chocolate flakes, baker’s yeast, roast of coffee malts, charred wood, light butters, booze that mimics bourbon, and general bitterness of grain. The body is full and sticky like syrup, and the carbonation is medium. The lips are coated and sticking to one another, while the mouth’s initial wet coating fades to an astringent dryness down the hard palate. There is slow but nice slurp, smack, cream, and pop, with little froth to the mustache, The abv is appropriate, but catches up to you surprisingly quickly, and the beer is a definite sipper.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the aroma. With the intense mix of booze, vanilla, creaminess, char, and fruit, one might surmise, by smell alone, that this was a barrel-aged beer. The depth is certainly there, and the nose is extraordinary with the buttery, creamy, milky sweetness to it. The taste and feel follow nicely, but this thin up slightly towards the end. The taste remained solid throughout, but tended to stray from the aroma in all of its saltiness, and general robustness and uniqueness. Still, this was a delicious beverage, making us even more excited for the real barrel-aged version, as well as the beastly D.O.R.I.S.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 17:36:52 | More by TheBrewo
B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,249 ratings.