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%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

A- Pitch black with just a hint of a caramel colored head. Bubbly lacing with not a lot of retention, but a ring lingers around the edge. Looks quite viscous...almost intimidating.

S- Coffee, toffee, and cocoa. Roasted nuts and resinous hops. Its not necessarily powerful aroma, but quite inviting. Roasted oats reign supreme.

T- A solid mix of what the nose picked up. Plenty of oats again. Not as intense as others of the style, nor does it have any major characteristics that wow me, but carries a level of simplicity and balance that is not to be overlooked. Caramel and espresso care not to be hidden. A nice hop profile to balance out the oats and intense coffee notes without going raw, harsh, or overly bitter.

M- Here is the true highlight of this beer and the measuring stick of most imperial stouts. Thick, viscous as can be with chewy like texture. Full body, yet smooth drinkability. Slightly dry. Basically no booze detected. A true champion in this arena.

O- With a name like BORIS the Crusher, I guess I just expected to be pounded with an overpowering profile. On the contrary, it actually turned out to be quite balanced, smooth, and palatable.

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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 2,733 ratings.
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