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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

2,426 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,426
Reviews: 986
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 254
Gots: 480 | FT: 40
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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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.12/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Different than D.O.R.I.S. but just as powerful. This is my favorite oatmeal stout that I've ever tasted. It is slightly bitter but mostly sweet, with an emphasis on a cream flavor, I'm assuming because of the oatmeal. It''s not super oily but has a decent thickness to it. The bitterness is the first flavor to hit you, and has a mixture of coffee, cocoa, and malts. This quickly morphs into a sweet creamy stout though and you can really taste the oatmeal. Excellent beer, buy it if you come across it.

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4.83/5  rDev +13.9%

Really sweet up front with lots of fruity flavors followed by the oatmeal cloaked in milk chocolate and coffee.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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3.79/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.1/5  rDev -3.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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3/5  rDev -29.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.36/5  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!

B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 2,426 ratings.