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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
BA SCORE
4.23/5
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2,751 Ratings
B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial StoutB.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Ohio, United States
hoppinfrog.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by klewis on 11-10-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#891
Reviews:
1,040
Ratings:
2,751
pDev:
9.22%
Bros Score:
4.15
 
 
Wants:
293
Gots:
568
Trade:
41
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Photo of chugalug06
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Awesome pourability. builds nice head. Brew is black as night. Very little, if any, lacing.

S - Super chocolate. Lots of rich caramel. Sweet mother molasses inside. Brilliant vanilla, can't wait to try the barrel aged.

T - Lots of super chocolate. A little bit too sweet. Less than i expected.

M - Way too aggressive! Lots of strong bitterness. Not quite my speed for a RIS.

O - I wonder if the barrel aged is more smooth... Not worth seeking especially for the price(10.99). There are much better stouts.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very average big stout. Has a lot of heat without redeemable flavors, which is quite off putting, keeping this from being an enjoyable beer in anyway.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.52/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a tulip glass.

A:
Pours a deep, luscious black with a nearly two-finger cocoa colored head that quickly diminishes and leaves no lacing. This stout is as dark as they come.

S:
I'm fairly certain you could smell this from across the room. Very potent. Notes of oatmeal cookies, black coffee, slight cocoa and soy sauce are prominent. Further agitation brings forth a little heat. There's a subtle maraschino cherry sweetness underlying as well.

T:
This is a very nutty brew with loads of coffee on the backend. You catch some heat right before the swallow. Bitter aftertaste coincides with the aforementioned alcohol heat. Very warming, similar to hot cocoa on a cold, winter night. Boris tends to coat your throat and keeps going after the swallow.

M:
Smooth and thick with very low carbonation. Very velvety.

O:
A decent imperial that's worth a try. It's a tad bit too bitter to mark next to my favorites in this genre, but a worthy purchase nonetheless.

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3.52/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Guess I'm just not getting it. Pretty pedestrian and un-noteworthy Russian Imperial for my tastes. Little dark fruit and an awful lot of dark wood in the mix, but otherwise dominated by licorice, which for me is a good complimentary flavor but not one I want to dominate. And unfortunately the look and feel were thin and average. So many better beers out there.

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B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 2,751 ratings
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