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

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94
outstanding
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 HumphreyLee
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of doughanson78
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Big thanks to HopDiggityDawg for this want.

A: Super black. Only about a quarter to a half finger dark mocha head that stays around for a while and leaves very nice lacing.

S: Big dark chocolate and roasted coffee. Molasses, a touch of anise, and traces of dark fruits. Very complex, and this hasn't even warmed yet.

T: Bittersweet dark chocolate upfront. Huge roasted coffee and dark fruits, nice hints of vanilla. Finishes with hints of oatmeal and a medium alcohol bite.

M: At the lighter side of Full bodied. Medium high carbonation. Smoky burnt notes linger in the mouth for ever. Slight creaminess.

O: Damn good RIS. Complex, lots of roastiness. Sipper for only 9.4% ABV. This should age pretty good.

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Photo of DeutschesBier
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of tbeq00
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of deapokid
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of mcorwin
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of TheFlern
3/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of JAHMUR
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of xdefeatsy
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Snikwad1020
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of bkny27
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of mhaugo
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Listers
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of CGMLS3
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of jriggins6
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of 2dogbrew
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of amart80
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of bluntedboywonder
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of ChadQuest
3.63/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The pour shows an Inky Black beer, no head to speak of, but i like seeing inky looking beers, so this looks nice to me. No real legs on the glass upon swirl, but a few tiny bubbles. Browning around the thin edges.
Aroma is primarily roast forward. There is some chocolate also. The bottle says this one is 60ibus but i am having a hard time finding that in this beers aroma.
The flavors are a creamy melted milk chocolate, the Oatmeal comes through with it's trademark creamy result on the mouthfeel while lending a bit to the malt character. The roast profile is very smooth, and bears a resemblance to a low acidity coffee with a medium roast from the sumatra/timor area with a splash of cream. mouthfeel could use a bit more viscosity, that would really bump this beer miles ahead, if this one had a darklord consistency it would be fantastic, pure chocolate milkshake.

i have eyed this one up for years, and just now got around to picking one up, it's a good beer that people who love beers that are chocolate forward but not cloying will enjoy.

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Photo of ZacharyJ
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
3/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of callmeishmALE
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of jmadrigal2
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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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