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

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2,733 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
Ratings:
2,733
Reviews:
1,034
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
9.22%
 
 
Wants:
296
Gots:
569
For Trade:
44
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Ratings: 2,733 |  Reviews: 1,034
Photo of Sanchorizo
4.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dougbreathe
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HabaJohn
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MispeledStalion
4.64/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tsgooch79
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of remy28
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jpinoniemi
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of simplejj81
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TEdubbaD
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alucard
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Conradist
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of arcorey243
4.93/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of petewheeler
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alfredo_NewMexico
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FrankShirley
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Smconnor
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gemini6
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brian29
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maplebaconassassin
4.59/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.82/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aleigator
3.82/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours pitch black, has nearly no head at all. Contains armoas of malt, burned malt, chocolate, barley, toffee, which are pleasant, but don’t stand out too much. Has a very oily, creamy, soft mouthfeel, aromas of licorice, coffee, forest berries, very dark roasted bread, chocolate and sugar. Gets sweeter to the finish, with a long lingering aftertaste, very well balanced. Has nearly no present carbonation, gives the beer an enormous, big character, with no distractions. Taste is never too bitter or too aggressive, but very well balanced at every moment. Ends with a long lasting, bittersweet coffee finish, which gives the beer a unique, loveable finish.

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Photo of Lucas_Druid
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pitch black body with a very large amount of head. As with other roasted malt beers, hints of coffee and chocolate are present, but with this one I found the chocolate to be slightly more present. I generally found this to be rather sweet and more bitter on the after-taste. An amazing beer, albeit rare and expensive.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Black with a thick, dense tan head, and some legs that stain the glass brown for a short period.

Smell is very reminiscent of chocolate covered frozen banana, with a little cola and roasted nuts.

Taste is chocolate, roasted nuts, and some bitter woody hops that are almost bringing me to Oak Aged Yeti land, but not quite. Bitterness actually makes it seem a little hotter than its bigger sister DORIS.

Super frothy with a full body but surprisingly bitter. Still, BORIS is super smooth and semi-dry.

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I had the pleasure of cracking a 2011 bottle in May 2017, and was floored at how well it developed. It somehow becomes even more roasty over time, more nutty, more bitter with cocoa powder and baker's chocolate character, but also with some sweet raspberry, hot molasses and fine aged grape skins with leather and hints of bacon. I mean, this is a hell of a beer. All the time I've spent trying to look out for all the other beers out there with big names, I could have had 20 of these in the cellar enjoying them over the years whenever I felt the need to drink something truly stellar.

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Photo of McBraniel
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
4.23 out of 5 based on 2,733 ratings.
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