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

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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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4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks to my Beer Buddy N. Ketchum for just giving me this bottle out of the kindness of his heart. You will surely receive good beer karma my friend.

Poured out of a 22 oz bottle into a snifter.

A) Deep... Deep... Brown. It is nearly black. About a finger of tan head that settles to a thin dusting. There was a bit of lacing, but it didn't last.

S) Dark roasted malt, coffee, hint of dark chocolate, and some alcohol.

T) Sweet but not so sweet that other flavors are overpowered. There are nice coffee and chocolate tastes. The hops is present in the background. There is some booze, and this is enhanced as the brew warms.

M) Medium to full bodied. It is pretty well carbonated. This beer is so smooth and very creamy. There is a warm boozy finish that is somewhat sticky. The mouth feel on this beer is superb.

O) Quite tasty.... This one sneaks up on you and then... Pow... This is a nice beer to sip, savor and enjoy.

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Motor oil black pour out of the bottle, and absolutely no light getting through this bad boy in the glass. Big dark brown head rising up, very impressing. The head leaves a brown coat down the side of the glass, and a thin cap atop the viscous brew.

S: Charred malts, bakers chocolate, molasses, and a small amount of hops combine to create a balanced, yet sweet aroma. An underlying booze, perhaps, holds it all together.

T: The taste pretty much follows the smell, but isn't quite as sweet. Big roasted malts and chocolate pair with a dry hoppy finish for a taste that is quite dry, but well thought out. The booze is gone, as is the molasses, but some dark fruits rear their heads.

MF: Carbonation is low, mouthfeel is very thick and a bit creamy.

O: I really enjoyed this. More so than BA BORIS. Really well balanced and tasty RIS.

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Purchased at Julio's and poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a rich, deep oily black with a very nice one finger deep, dark mocha head that faded away quickly to leave really nothing.

S - Smell is slightly underwhelming mostly dark roasty malts with nice chocolate notes. Whats underwhelming or well, shocking is how present the ABV is, too bad.

T - Very nice flavour profile here. Starts nice and deep and roasty with slightly bitter (as if roasted too long) malts that result in a complex chocolate and light coffee notes. Unfortunately, those nice flavours are slammed down into submission by the ABV on the tongue. So sad.

M - Waaaay too thin for a RIS of this caliber. Combine that thinness with how potent the ABV is and you've got a rather ehhh mouthfeel.

O - I want to like this stout, I really do, just the ABV is FAR too prevalent. Really killed this beer for me.

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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 2,736 ratings.
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