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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Added by klewis on 11-10-2006

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3.41/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

BORIS pours pitch black with a little bit of head which recedes quickly. There is no lacing, but this is a pretty big beer, and I am not super surprised by the appearance. The aroma is very roasty with little else going on in the aroma. Not bad, actually pretty nice, just doesn't jump out at me. Taste is also very roasty with a bit of coco with a touch of hot alcohol. Not much, but enough to notice. I am also noticing a touch of sweetness which is a nice balance to the roasted barley. Mouthfeel is very good. Thick, but not overly so and it is very smooth. Good level of carbonation as well. Definitely the best part about this beer. Overall, this is a very nice beer that is well brewed, but is not anything outstanding. Definitely liked it though.

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.53/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad, not great. Not worth the price. Can't understand why a 22 oz. Bomber of beer made 1 state away is $9.99 locally and the much tastier, higher ABV, Duck Rabbit Rabid Duck Imperial Stout made in North Carolina is $1 more for a 6 pack of bottles. This is not a bad beer, just an overpriced one. Color is as any Imperial should be. Head is almost non existant. No lacing noted. Sweet chocolate, dark fruit and coffee are the overriding flavors. Does not do a good job of hiding the alcohol. This is its weakness and makes it much less drinkable than others. Average American Imperial.

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

No date on bottle but I think its alittle over a year old

Pours like motor oil, pitch black and thick. Head is an inch thick, dark chocolate in color. Head died somewhat prematurely and lacing was pretty thin.

First smell is of sweet, dark, bitter chocolate. Roasted malts and charred oak is next with hints of coffee and booze coming thru every so often. Classic desert beer aromas.

Taste is of sweet chocolate syrup mixed with burnt malts and some bitter coffee. Some dark fruits and hops are also in the mix but this beer is all about the sweetness.

Mouthfeel was good. Carbonation was lively and helped to alleviate the syrupy thickness of the beer. Head could have stayed longer but it's not too common for this style

Overall this beer is pretty good. Not sure how it compares fresh but aged for a year its smooth and highly drinkable for a imperial stout. Halfway through the bottle as the glass warmed, the hops came through more and cut into some of the sweetness, preventing palate fatigue. Not the best stout in the world but I'd gladly stock this in my fridge any day.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- 11/21/11 Poured from the 22 oz. bottle into a tulip glass. Deep, dark brown as it pours and looks darn near black as night in the glass. Almost intimidating to look at. Thin, caramel colored head that fades quickly.

S-Roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and coffee aromas. Nothing jumps out and dominates, well balanced aroma.

T-Smooth. Mocha taste right away with some sweetness that fades into a little bitterness from the hops on the tail end. Alcohol is present all the way through, warming but not overpowering.

M-Thick and rich with light carbonation. Really smooth.

O- Heck of a beer and definitely my favorite RIS to date. I'm glad I live close to Akron so I can get more of this easily. I'll be looking for the barrel aged variety.

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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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