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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:
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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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Ratings: 2,751 |  Reviews: 1,040
Photo of wesley14
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of gaelone
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

NOTE: This is a 2-year old bottle from my cellar

Pours a reddish black. Big tan head, rocky. Some lacing. Looks promising.

Aroma is a great blend of chocolate, coffee, prune and baked caramel. Nothing strong like a RIS under normal conditions, but delish nonetheless

Flavors follow the nose. Chocolate, mocha, coffee and soft prune. It's like a regular RIS (but with alcohol a bit softer from aging) and the oats make is smooooth. Easy drinking. You get the robustness of a RIS with the smoothness of an oatmeal stout.

Very nice. I have the BA Boris "on ice". Can't wait for that one.

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Photo of jnardone235
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of RES
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of partypak
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of NumberNone
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a thick inky black with a cocoa-colored head that dissipates quickly. Mild carbonation present with decent lacing.

S: Chocolate, coffee, caramel, chili pepper, oatmeal, smokiness, toastiness.

T: Cocoa, hops, slight malt, dark chocolate, oatmeal, slight chili pepper, smoky, toasty, caramel.

M: Smooth, well-balanced, good strands of bitterness and dryness coming through. Creamy with bold, definite flavors.

O: This is a bold, tasty RIS with a solid profile of flavors. Nice touches of bitterness and dryness. I picked a bottle of this up at Jungle Jim's in Fairfield, Ohio, while visiting friends in the area in June. Unfortunately, along with the rest of the Hoppin' Frog line, it's not available in my state. Should've grabbed at least another bottle.

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Photo of freewill35
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of JamesShoemaker
3.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've had this one on the shelf for a bit, so I was pretty excited for it. 22 oz bottle purchased for $10.

A - very pretty. Jet black with very little head.

S - the alcohol begins, chocolate, coffee. Subtle.

T - there is a lot going on with this brew. Plenty of tastes to go around. The barley and the alcohol actually make it a little too much though. Almost tastes like a barleywine.

M - not great. The myriad flavors leave you with an unpleasant tingling.

O - I'd be interested to try this one on tap. The best comparison I can think of is Bell's Expeditioner's Stout, which isn't a great compliment.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a much more drinkable, and frankly more likable stout than the destroyer they make. this one still has all the viscosity and alcohol kick, just in slightly less offensive form. it pours impossibly dark, syrupy thick, with a small cocoa colored head on top. its got powerful aromas of dark chocolate and heavy roasted coffee. its also got a lot of booze, so the nose tells me. it almost stings to breath this in deeply. the flavor is very intense, nothing subtle about this beer at all, it really hits you in the face. bitter coffee and unsweetened chocolate are the most obvious flavors, but the residual sugar from the oat addition is also quite bold. the feel is majorly thick, and a whole bomber to the head could kill the inexperienced. a definitely slow sipper that evolves as it warms. its sticky in the mouth, leaving a lot behind, and the alcohol is warming. a great fireside brew in the winter. perhaps a bit too much for this time of year, but this is a monument to what is possible in the big stout category, a massive beer for those so inclined.

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3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I must have gotten an old not properly stored bottle as this poured with little to no head and is rather uncarbonated. Anyway...

Jet black motor oil. No head whatsoever. Smells of charred deep roast, coffee, licorice, oats and booze. Taste mimics the nose. Finishes with a fairly pleasant coffe bitterness. Drinks easy but again, I wish there was a bit more carbonation. Mouthfeel is thick and coating.

I like this but it seems like it is incomplete. I will need to revisit as the reviews I have read make me think the bottle I bought was stored improperly.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of WeedKing4
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up in Buffalo. Pours a jet black with caramel brown head. Tastes of roasted chocolate with the oatmeal and almost raisin like finish. Pretty smooth mouthfeel overall and the big booze with this beer doesn't come through in the taste. A pretty good stout overall.

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4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hoppin' Frogs BORIS The Crusher Oatmeal imperial Stout. Poured from a 22oz bottle on 9/14. No date on the bottle but purchased on 9/13 from the Proof Brewing bottle shop in Tallahassee, FL.

A - dark brown/black with a dark Khaki colored head on top. Dissolves quickly and leaves a heady ring around the edge. 

S - lots of coffee, milk chocolate and dark fruit. No noticeable alcohol on the nose.

T - Loads of rich dark malts, milky chocolate and brown sugar oatmeal. Finishes with a licorice like qualities. Oatmeal smooths it over and finishes great.

Mouthfeel is great. Heavy and palate coating with a smooth finish. The alcohol cleans it all up for the next drink.

Overall, it's pretty awesome. Lots of nose and layers of rich flavors make this beer a great drinker. I'm really looking forward to trying D.O.R.I.S.!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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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