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


on tap


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.

imaragingbull's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, - OCT 6, 2013
Pours opaque black with smallish tan head. Aras of big milk chocolate, tar, pitted fruits, caramel and lightly grassy hops. Full tarry roasty body, sickly sweet fruity christmas cake chocolate coffee flavoured caramel pudding finishing sweet roasty and burnt tiffee

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niksko (441) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2015
Pours pitch black, tan head. Nose is dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, rich plum, some red fruit. Flavor is sweet caramel, roasted coffee, dark, bitter chocolate. However itís there and then itís gone. Finish is a little burnt toast, a little more caramel, but surprisingly short. Velvety smooth mouthfeel, heavy body. Not at all what I expected, I expected something with more flavor and less crispness. However I canít help but be impressed with the cleanness and the mouthfeel of this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (5127) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle: Shaker: Almost completely black beer with a creamy beige head. Aroma and flavour are quite typical but above average for itís style. Nice roasty, earthy, coffee, malty, caramel and bay leaf tones. Good not to strong subtle bitterness, makes it an even more easier drinker. 9.1%ABV wouldnít say that at all, well done! Aftertaste is soft roasty with some nice malty tones, light bitters and a toasty/bready/spiced mixed sprinkle. Low carbo, light creamy mouthfeel, close to full bodied. Nice stuff! Thanks Owen!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2719) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 14, 2015
Pours out inky black with a small beige head. Aroma is normal stout, nothing to hint at the higher ABV or more robust taste. Taste brings in some chocolate, roast grains, burnt toast. Very mild, warmth come on late in the game. Not a heavyweight RIS, but a good contender in the middleweight class.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1117) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2014
From a 330ml bottle on 30/12.2014. Pours a very dark brown with the barest of heads. Has a pleasant nose featuring lots of roasty notes, along with some toffee and caramel. Itís very complex in the mouth, with oodles of espresso and burnt and roasted malt most prominent. But thereís also lots of sweet and spicy nuance to be found. The roasty bitterness ultimately hold sway over the milk chocolate, fudge and caramel sweetness, but it remains very nicely balanced. The body is quite light for an impy with the carbonation average. Very nice indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (1060) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2014
(Bottle) Very black with a small tan head. Pleasant but quite restrained aroma - coffee, hints of chocolate, toffee, toast and raisins. Fantastic mouthfeel - full bodied, syrupy, sticky with velvety carbonation with a small prickly hint of brightness to it. Great taste - rich and complex. Thereís a nice balance between toffee sweetness and complex bitterness with hints of black coffee, burnt toast and hops. Very impressive.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bootlegger007 (92) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2014
Black... small diminishing light brown head, aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee, full bodied, slick with a long lasting bitter aftertaste, excellent representation of an imperial stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shark_Pants (397) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2014
nice dark brown with ruby highlights and small tan head that quickly dissipates. Aromas of mocha, cocoa, caramel and vanilla. Lots of dark chocolate, golden syrup, a little coffee, then quite a bit of hop bitterness, charred meat and slight metallic aftertaste. A bit thinner bodied than I normally like in a RIS, but a pretty good Aussie one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1409) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2014
330mL Near-black body, opaque, holds a small tan head. Aroma quite rich; earthy espresso, chocolate liqueur, charred toast, currants, cooked citrus hops & grass. Body is thick, slick, velvety and oh so luscious. Moderately low carbonation. Delivers a palate packed full of all things dark - bitter cocoa, coffee liqueur, dark plum, cherry & dried fruits, bitter grapefruit rind rind. Firm bitterness on an otherwise smooth finish. Very nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ngejo (507) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle. Black, minimal head, brown foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, & bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosslew (306) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2014
Surprisingly a nose of berries gets to you first. Leather on aroma too but this is a pleasant smelling beer. Coffee, licorice and sweetness on tongue. Thick enough. Great it's back. 9.1%. 2.4std dr. 330ml ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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