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

2,737 Ratings
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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Photo of Crundy
4.67/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours like motor oil, black as night, no head and no lacing

S: dark fruits like sweet plum or dark cherry, alcohol, chocolate, molasses, slight malt presence

T: follows the nose, molasses sweetness, sweet dark fruits, hop presence as well and some roasted malt.

M: very thick and heavy, full bodied and coats the mouth. very smooth, delicious, molasses sweet aftertaste.

O: very delicious, and dangerously drinkable for the ABV, Just a very good beer.

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Photo of JohnnyMc
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of alkemy
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Out of the bomber...

A - Pours like used motor oil. Nearly a finger of head that looks like it should be sitting atop an espresso.

S - I get dark fruits and molasses first. Then the burnt malts come in. Some dark chocolate and coffee as well. As far as oatmeal goes, I'm not smelling it.

T - Bitter chocolate overwhelms you at first. Coffee and a touch of vanilla. There's also some dark fruit again. Alcohol is faint on the palate, but definitely felt on the way down.

M - Heavenly. Rich and creamy. Carbonation is pretty tame. It feels like velvet in your mouth.

D - While it doesn't smell or taste boozy to me, it's fairly hot on the way down. Despite the richness and heat of the alcohol, this is quite drinkable. I can't stop sipping just to get that luscious feel.

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Photo of DougBrandt513
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of zrab11
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a jet black color with a 1 finger creamy tan head, decent lacing

S- Has a nice aroma of Dark chocolate and hops, i also catch some coffee and malts as well. Maybe a little oats on the end of the nose as well

T-Has a nice chocolate flavor up front then followed by a roast coffee flavor in the middle and then moves on to home carmely hops and finish's with a nice chocolate flavor again

M-Medium bodied with Decent carbonation

D-Overall this was a solid brew. I enjoyed the different flavors it brought to the table but i can think of many RIS that i like better than this.. This is only my 2nd brew from them so id like to try more. Overall this is a solid RIS and at 9.99$ a bottle a def. pick up if ur craving a RIS

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Photo of Pasatron
3/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of robbrandes
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of GuisseppeFranco
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of FreshmanPour77
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Crass3000
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out black as night with a two+finger, dark brown head.

Smell is dark roasty, definate dark fruits, etc. Taste is really nice dark roast with the dark fruits but just a really nice combo Really impressed. Mouthfeel is is plenty thick and definately up to expectation. Really a nice beer.

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Photo of JayDub12
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of crobinso
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.85/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BA Review #450

22 oz bottle, no date. poured into snifter

appears black, with thin dark tan head that fades fast. aroma of bitter roasted espresso, licorice, a touch of smoke. taste is not as bitter, more balanced. but still very roasty, and leans towards savory. medium body, low carbonation. maybe not quite as thick as I'd like to match the rest of the beer.

overall - let the beer warm up, the aroma and taste opens up a lot. but for the very high price of the Hoppin Frog beers, a bit under whelming.

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Photo of dudeabides76
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of psychotia
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of time4abeer
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of moeamaya
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of bnes09
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black, opaque imperial stout. Descent head for the style. Little lacing but this is expected.

Big aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and burnt toast. Lots of alcohol in the nose too, bourbon.

Bold roasted flavor with coffee and roasted nuts. Bitter overall. Dark chocolate comes in with a hint of sweetness. Intense hop bite adds to the bitterness. Smooth molasses sweetness is just enough to balance.

Dense, full-bodied feel. Well carbonated. No syrupy feel. Smooth texture from the oatmeal and chocolate.

This is good stuff. Complex, intense and very tasty!

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Photo of dcloeren
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Caterwaul
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of mobius387
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Group rating

Appearance: satin black, small head, looks like a stout

Aroma: rich malts and chocolate dominated the nose. Great aroma!

Palate: smooth, full bodied, alcoholic is moderate.

Taste: huge chocolate flavors, mild malts, and graham flavors make this a great beer

Overall: a fantastically brew and I'm really looking forward to this comin to Wisconsin!

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Photo of hopfacebrew
4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from brown bomber bottle to pint glass.

A - The beer pours a dark black with dark brown edges. A nice 2 finger brown chocolate head. Good retention and lacing.

S - The aroma is that of milk chocolate, roasted barley, a bit of fruity character, a mild hop character, and some licorice. Very good.

T/M - Just like the nose the beer starts with a nice blend of chocolate and roasted malts. It expands with a mild bitterness along with some light licorice. The oatmeal allows for a full mouthfeel without being overpowering. Good carbonation. The beer finishes creamy and smooth with a nice roastiness that lasts.

D - The beer hides the alcohol well. Good drinkability.

D: It goes down easily and I feel as if I could go for another.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 03-12-2011 02:36:03

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Photo of Tucquan
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-01-26 in Danville, KY.

A - Midnight black with a 2- finger light brown head that drops to a skim coating with some ringed lacing.

S - Dark roasted grain, dark chocolate, some coffee, some ripe cherry.

T - Chocolate milkshake with a couple shots of expresso. Acrid bitterness from the dark roasted grain swells into the aftertaste with a nice amount of balancing chocolate sweetness. Alcohol is subdued.

M - Thick body and light carbonation. As creamy and substantial as I had hoped for.

O - Well-balanced and easy to drink. Reminds me of a Terrapin Wake N Bake with less coffee. Also reminds me of a Founders Imperial Stout although not as charred. Not as commanding a Russian Imperial Stout in terms of boldness of flavors as something like Firestone Walker's Parabola. Guess this is pretty good stuff though based on the beers I am comparing it to!

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B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
4.23 out of 5 based on 2,737 ratings.
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