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Brewed by Feral Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial Stout
Baskerville, Australia
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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Boris is a jet black colour with an off-white head. The aroma is dark chocolate and coffee. The flavour starts like espresso then fades to a multitude of toasty, roasty and caramel malt flavors. Clean and crisp, full- bodied. Warmth from the high alcohol content lightens up the feel.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jonnyguns (904) - - FEB 9, 2013
On tap feral! Pours a jet black with a tanned head. Roasted coffee, cocoa and piney hops in the nose. Taste is incredibly smooth. Like a mocha bomb exploding on the palate. Loads of dark chocolate and espresso. Thick mouth feel. 11.5%...what alcohol? Hidden so well. Definitely worth the wait. Awesome beer!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3302) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2014
On tap at Archive Beer Boutique June 2013. Legendary beer from the Feral stable. Squid ink black with a low tan head. Booziness in the mouth with spiced fruit coming through and a burnt bitter aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattyhennessy (287) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2014
Jet black, dark tan head. Very thick and oily. Loads of molasses and liquorice, bitter roasty dark malt, dark roast coffee and and milk chocolate sweetness. Also some berry notes. Pronounced bitterness and the alcohol to finish. A great one to end a night on, but I would not put this amongst the the greatest imperials around.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
varanid99 (491) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2014
Deep, thick black pour with a tan head. Smoky, roasty, molasses, coffee, chocolate aromas. Taste is roasty, liquorice, coffee, dark chocolate, little bit of bitterness at the end. Slightly oily, thick, rich.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8102) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle shared at Bruce’s, big thanks to Josh for this home product, 16/01/14. Pitch black with a good sized tan head that dissipates to a pond and edgework. Nose carries a lactic ring, treacle toffee, dark chocolate, light smoke. Taste comprises rich chocolate, dark roastings, toffee, molasses. Full bodied, fine carbonation, sweet closure. Ok impy but a little too sweet and lacking depth and balance to be one I’d want to return to.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2014
16th January 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Josh. Opaque dark brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Palate is light dry and slightly crisp. Somewhat oxidised tasting chocolate -caramel malt. Light dry finish. It’s fundamentally okay but tastes a bit tired.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6659) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle thanks to J-to-the-osh. It pours near black with a small tan head. The nose is roasted malt, dark chocolate, liquorice, coffee, candy and rocky road. The taste is rich roast, liquorice, earth, rocky road, caramel blackcurrant jam and light bitterness. Medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Has a nice jammy element to it. Solid stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10683) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle shared in London - thanks, Josh! Pours deep brown with a creamy tan head. The nose has burnt wood, dark chocolate, toasted coconut. Medium sweet flavor, dirty cocoa, good roast, earth. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Light warmth to finish, burnt wood, bitter dark chocolate, leathery berries. Good stuff. Well balanced.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (19308) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2013
Bottled, thanks baggio! Black and near viscous with small brown head. Aroma of crude oil and tar. Thick and heavy, really sweet with full body and soft, albeit sticky mouthfeel. Molasses, tar and licorice. Warming finish. Heavy and unrefined, like crude oil.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vanvenlo (1208) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2013
Slowbeer bottle (15-Dec-13) Big sweet roast choc malt and fruit candy toffee aroma. Black colour , lowish head and suds lacing. Big sweet roast nut malt and spicy hop flavour. Veg herbal sweet roast malt finish and herbal roast malt aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lunkie (1401) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2013
Malt spice chocolate aroma. Dark brown colour great head and lacing. Malt herbal chocolate flavour. Smooth palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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