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Boris The Spider - Spider Bite Beer Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

112 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%


Brewed by:
Spider Bite Beer Company
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kaelingirl on 01-17-2012)
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Reviews by BlurryVisi0n:
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Pours a thick black, almost like used motor oil. Dark tan head rises thick at first just above a finger's at first. Settles slowly with even lacing throughout.

Smell: strong scent, with chocolate all over your nostrils. Feels heavy with the malts.

Taste: A real bitter brew, feels sweet at times. The dark chocolate is very evident. What I like the best is the bitterness it reminds me of what quality is supposed to be in beer.

Mouth: A dry dark chocolate after taste. Medium carbonation at best but this brew after feel of just lingers.

Overall: A very full bodied stout and animal of a beer. Is it the best Russian Imperial, maybe not but will it be your usual go to beer...why the f not? Drink up and enjoy, I will be picking up more on my next trip back, Salud!

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 06:45:16 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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2012 vintage

a - poured a one finger thick dark brown head into a snifter that left a thin ring. the body was dark black.
s - clean and cool aroma with a hint of chocolate.
t - coffee, roasty, smoky and peaty. the finish was very astringent coffee.
m - thin body.
o - very disappointing RIS. thin, more like a coffee stout than a RIS.

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A: Pours a very dark brown appearing black in the glass. Not much head on this, just a bit of light tan around the edges of the glass. Leaves some lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Strong roastiness on this one, milk chocolate permeates the aroma as well. Hints of coffee and a bit like a milk stout.

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Boris The Spider from Spider Bite Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.