Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

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

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial StoutB.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
4.23/5
Exceptional
2,751 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
Ranking:
#891
Reviews:
1,040
Ratings:
2,751
pDev:
9.22%
Bros Score:
4.15
 
 
Wants:
293
Gots:
568
Trade:
41
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,751 |  Reviews: 1,040
Photo of Cory-WC
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Bobbydigi
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of whatname
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of abkayak
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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

Raul liked this. Raul liked this well and good. (Takes another sip...)
‚Äč
Good, but not great by any means...and Raul has no problem saying that. Thang is light like Laura Flynn Boyle and it needs to be barrel aged. Thang feels like that hot cheerleader that is rushed to prom as a Junior: one more year and, baby, you are golden.

 331 characters

Photo of Burt
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of DLucky
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Glennlawless
3.62/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into 12oz glass

A- Poured a tar black- head starts at an inch and goes to nothing. No lacing at all.
S- has an oak-like, hardwood smell to it. You get some of that whiskey coming through as well.
T- little hints of coffee and chocolate coming through. Towards middle you get a big punch of the whiskey- you can really tell this is a barrel aged brew. Finishes with a touch of whiskey and then leaves you with bitter dark fruits. Fairly smooth.
M- very silky and thick brew. Good feel to it.

Overall this is a tasty brew. Very high abv and you can tell after the first swig- Drink it slowly and enjoy it.

 612 characters

Photo of Shmeal
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of blkcld
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of pisano
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of clay23
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of polopaul20
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of astebelton
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of kwkurdziel
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of pottergator
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Kaveman
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Zraly
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage

Poured into a CCB snifter. Tight, dark tan bubbles form a one-finger head on top of a black-as-night ale. Notes of earth and a touch of burned wood emerge.

Rich, decadent mouthfeel envelops a dark fruit, chocolate, espresso driven stout. Silky and very smooth. The body is on the light side of full. The taste reminds me of a dark chocolate covered blueberry. Toward the finish there is a brief moment in which you think you might be eating a chocolate mousse accompanied by fresh berries; the mouthfeel is truly special. The finish is bitter like a double shot of espresso. With that said, the finish is balanced, suggesting the brewer balanced the use of roasted barley along with toasted malts nicely. Alcohol is subtle. Complex without being overbearing or too busy.

A delicious imperial stout at a very reasonable price -- that alone should get you to buy a few of these; one for now, one for later (such as I have done). If you are new to craft beer, this might be a nice "bridge" beer to bring you to the darker and heavier side of the stout world. At the same time, seasoned veterans of stout drinking should find this spot on for full-flavor enjoyment. Beautiful by itself but might breathe fresh life into cheesecake or pannacotta.

 1,259 characters

Photo of Dools9
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of scxcrunner
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of RinZo
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of DerekMorgan
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Cvescalante
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of gtermi
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of jawneyt
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 2,751 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.