B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial StoutB.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout
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B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial StoutB.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout

Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Ohio, United States

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

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Ratings: 2,746 |  Reviews: 1,038
Photo of djura
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Got it from the U.S. Bottle 0.6l

A-Very dark with darker foam lasting for not so long,can't see anything in the glass.

S- You have everything in the nose,dark chocolate,alcohol,dark fruits,spices..

T/M-Nice taste with all that ingredients like in the smell,plus some coffee and hops. Minus is some strong astringent aftertaste.

O-Very strong beer,hits you directly in the head after just one glass. You could easily drink it like a wine on some winter months or with some good food.

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Photo of LAND_MINE
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBronze
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Muss42
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BellsFan
4.8/5  rDev +13.5%

Photo of WoodburyMN
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of ACB
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zdk9
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Black as night- thick as motor oil. No head and not really any lacing. Some oil slick look on the top.

S- Boozy, sweet, slight vanilla

T- Brown sugar. Some burnt notes, as in burnt coffee beans. Dairy cream.

M- Thick as all hell- the burntness adds quite a bitter punch but the beer is creamy and smooth enough to overcome that.

D- Great and delicious, everything I was hopping for from this beer.

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Photo of rpstevens
4.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to corby112 for this bomber, poured into a smuttynose tulip.

The beer pours pitch black with a frothy mocha head. As the head fades there is a persistent oily lacing left on the glass.

The smell is dark roasted coffee, bittersweet dark chocolate. There are also some dark fruits and crisp oatmeal qualities that make the smell very enticing.

The taste is just perfect for the style. The bittersweet chocolates hit me first, followed by roasted bitter coffee. There is a nice sharp hop character that balances the roasted characteristics nicely. The oatmeal balances out all the flavors and adds great depth to the beer.

The beer is perfectly carbonated for the style, the flavors are well balanced and the alcohol is not present at all. This is a great example of a RIS, and I will be seeking it out in the future.

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

Photo of HopBrain
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of sacrelicio
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Ish1
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of thedoubler55
4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz poured into Glass

A- Black as night, slight tan head but barely anything at all, with a bit of lacing

S- First smell is chocolate with coffee malts, lots of dry roast smell in this

T- Almost same as smell, dark roasted malts with slight coffee oatmeal, little sweetness and bitterness, nothing to overbearing.

M-full body, low carbonation, silky smooth

T- Great beer, not like other imperial stouts, definitely will be having this again.

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Photo of dragonWhale
4.62/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

When the darkness settles into the glass, a joyous array of roasty chocolate and oatmeal dance towards my nose, ascending with a slight fusel burn. As it sits meatily in my hand, I await the first sip. Ready myself, and embark on the adventure.
Too smooth, rich and perfectly carbonated. Reminiscent of the oatmeal bourbon and chocolate cookies I had eaten earlier in the day. Phenomenol flavor, and so drinkable. There is a hint of dark fruit in there, but not too much. Drank this warm and the flavors were perfectly aligned.

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Photo of BarrelO
4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a snifter.

Body is pitch black. Tan head recedes to a thin film. Aroma is heavily reminiscent of coffee beans and dark chocolate. Flavors are quite complex with notes of coffee, chocolate, and licorice. Hints of dark fruits in the aftertaste. In all, a well-done stout worth going out of your way for.

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Photo of Artmcd88
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of coldriver
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber pours an opaque black with lovely tan head and lacing. Aromas are mild cocoa, dark coffee, and charcoal. Flavor is complex cocoa, coffee, dark fruit, smoke, and a little licorice. Very smooth mouthfeel with dry finish. Overall a very nice RIS!

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Photo of nukem5
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a black color like used motor oil with a rich chocolaty frothy cap which clings to walls of glass all the way down.

S: Aroma is of rich malts and oats slightly hopped in great balance.

T: Taste is of much of the aroma with chocolaty rich coffee/espresso, bready, and some graininess and light hops.

M: Mouthfeel is silky and warm like drinking a thick warm alcoholic chocolate shake...mmmm. The more it warms up to room temp. this one really gets better and better,thick and viscous and really creamy.

O: This beer is what makes this style one of my favs.

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Photo of stanale
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of APH
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of DWolf
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of sitarist
4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark opaque black with a purple hue. No head though I poured hard, just a ring and lacing.

Smells like a chocolate malt, roasted marshmallows, vanilla, dark bittersweet chocolate, and candied cherries.

The taste is smokey and bittersweet with chocolate, cherry, and caramelized sugars. There is also an earthy flavor. Boozy, like Jack Daniel's and coke.

Thick and syrupy, a heavy dose of carbonation bites the tongue at first, the flavors stick to your tongue as it dries.

Just a little rough around the edges, along with a lot of big bold flavors slow down the consumption of this beer. A warming sipper.

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B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 93.6% out of 100 with 2,746 ratings
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