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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

2,299 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,299
Reviews: 978
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 243
Gots: 459 | FT: 38
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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Redrover

Illinois

4.21/5  rDev -0.7%

I split this one with my wife. Poured into a pint glass the beer is jet black with a smallish tan head.

I liked the aggressive aroma of darkly roasted malts, baker’s chocolate, a bit of coffee and toffee.

I was kind of surprised the alcohol is almost nonexistent in the taste. There are heavily roasted malts, dark fruits (plums and raisins), sweet oatmeal, coco, and molasses. It’s all there and it all works. Its rich and roasty on the best way.

The beer has a substantial and thick mouth. Just a great beer that I will purchase again.

01-25-2013 17:07:41 | More by Redrover
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superspak

Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +4.5%

22 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours very dense pitch black color with a small fairly dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lacing cap that lingers. Slight spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass, with a nice amount of alcohol legs. Aromas of big dark chocolate, oatmeal, roasted malt, toast, coffee, toffee, molasses, vanilla, light char, dark bread, and light earthy hop spiciness. Fantastic aromas with huge complexity and balance of roasted malty notes. Taste of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, oatmeal, caramel, toast, coffee, toffee, molasses, vanilla, dark bread, light char, and light earthy hop spiciness. Fair amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, caramel, toffee, molasses, vanilla, dark bread, light char, earth, and light earthy spiciness on the finish for a while. Fantastic flavor complexity and balance of roasted flavors; with a nice malt/roasted bitterness balance; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a thick, creamy, and slick mouthfeel that is excellent. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an incredible Russian imperial stout! Huge complexity and balance of highly robust roasted flavors; and extremely smooth to sip on. An incredibly enjoyable offering; one of the best RIS I have had for sure.

01-25-2013 05:25:44 | More by superspak
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sacrelicio

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-25-2013 05:08:14 | More by sacrelicio
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-25-2013 01:52:55 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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hopandbarley28

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-24-2013 22:37:29 | More by hopandbarley28
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-24-2013 21:07:06 | More by ncaudle
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chanokokoro

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +2.1%

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Hoppin' Frog Brewery branded snifter

Pours nearly pitch black with a dark beige two finger fluffy head. Dark fruits, berries and chocolate on the nose. Smooth dark fruits, smooth coffee and chocolate notes that are never bitter-almost like a mocha latte but much more subtle. Likewise, regarding the roasted grain and malt. The roastiness is there, but smooth, absolutely no bitterness. Finishes with underlying warming alcohol. Creamy and velvetly full-bodied, exceptional mouthfeel. Excellent variation on an RIS. A perfect example of how a "big beer" can subtlely deliver a very high level of complexity.

01-24-2013 05:35:59 | More by chanokokoro
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DrJoe82

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-24-2013 01:55:56 | More by DrJoe82
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Kelp

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -35.1%

01-23-2013 05:36:04 | More by Kelp
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phishbone23

New York

1.5/5  rDev -64.6%

01-22-2013 21:27:42 | More by phishbone23
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ejyoung

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

01-22-2013 19:59:16 | More by ejyoung
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Franch

New York

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

01-22-2013 06:50:35 | More by Franch
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-21-2013 21:03:45 | More by Ciocanelu
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josephwa

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-21-2013 17:44:45 | More by josephwa
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jampics2

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-21-2013 15:01:59 | More by jampics2
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Eriktheipaman

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

01-21-2013 00:45:27 | More by Eriktheipaman
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BdubleEdubleRUN

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-20-2013 20:42:01 | More by BdubleEdubleRUN
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DarthKostrizer

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-20-2013 19:35:19 | More by DarthKostrizer
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-20-2013 19:16:37 | More by oglmcdgl
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-20-2013 16:41:24 | More by randylangford
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jvillefan

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-20-2013 16:19:09 | More by jvillefan
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-20-2013 12:51:43 | More by GrindFatherBob
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CoryR

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-20-2013 05:29:22 | More by CoryR
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seanwhite

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-20-2013 04:38:34 | More by seanwhite
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gpawned

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-20-2013 03:46:33 | More by gpawned
B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 2,299 ratings.