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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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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 tempest:
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a glass at Alewife in Queens. Overall, it's a solid imperial stout that's extra heavy on the roasted barley. It reminded me of dark French roast coffee beans—though not the brewed coffee—for the sharp, earthy burnt flavor. Under the black malt was milder cocoa and sweet-tasting caramel malt and a thick, bold, and bitter body. This is a fine sipper for a cold February night. Give it a try.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2013 22:12:42 | More by tempest
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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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Grumbler pour into a snifter.

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.

T: Balanced flavor that surprises you at the fact its a RIS. At first there is a heavy dose of roasted malts with some hops trying to balance it out. Notes of coffee and hints of licorice as well.

M: Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Mostly clean finish with just a touch of stickiness. Alcohol is well hidden.

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