Boris The Spider | Spider Bite Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spider Bite Beer Company
New York, United States
spiderbitebeer.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Boris pours black and opaque like a moonless sky over Siberia. Eight different malts bring a complex aroma and flavor of chocolate, coffee and roasty sweetness. Just in case the winter gets too cold, we brewed this giant spider to 10% abv. So grab your snifter and ushanka and enjoy.

Added by kaelingirl on 01-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
216
Reviews:
47
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
10.94%
 
 
Wants:
8
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41
For Trade:
1
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4.88/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bought a growler at A&R beverage
Pours black as black can be with a thin brown head. Smell is a little liquorice and roasted malt. Taste is all malt at first with a bit of hops and a subtle hint of alcohol at the end. Mouthfeel is excellent, oily, viscous, super smooth. An excellent representation of the style

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Picked up a small growler fill of this earlier today with the Oaked Boris the Spider for a side-by-side introduction to this beer. both brews poured into oversized SH snifters.

a - poured as black as the soulless lump of coal that i get every year for christmas. thin tan head that was gone quick. for those into the brevity thing, the beer is black.

s - surprising fruity roasted malts. there is a strong licorice sweetness that is very pronounced giving it a dark fruit vibe. some burnt freshness and nutiness. quite nice.

t - really big and bold roasted chocolate. decadent. aftertaste is bready and a bit bitter. very impressive and tasty. bold and fresh. ROASTY.

m - mouth is cooling. body is medium to full. nice carbonation.

o - overall...paint me impressed. a very drinkable and solid RIS from the locals! i'm very excited to see more from this brewery and am psyched to have discovered the oaked version as well. homer factor aside, this is an excellent beer and possibly one of, if not the best beer i've tried from the various new breweries popping up locally on LI. kudos and nice job.

*** ** * ** *** edit 3/12/2013 Bottle - every word rings true on the bottle...it is as good if not better than on draft. fantastic beer!

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A - Served a dark black color with a touch of brown mixed in with a very thin layer of chocolate colored head. The head faded pretty quickly leaving behind some light lace.

S - Aroma is full of roasted and slightly burnt chocolate malts, a bit of coffee, and some booze in the background.

T - Starts off with some big roasted and burnt chocolate malts flavor with a bit of earthy hop and some coffee. Through the middle, a touch more hops come through with some richer chocolate flavor and a touch of milk sweetness. The finish is a mix of sweet chocolate malts and some booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a warming and sweet finish.

D - Very drinkable. Big and bold, but still smooth and balanced. I really like the strength of the chocolate flavor.

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Boris The Spider from Spider Bite Beer Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 216 ratings.
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