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RATINGS: 861   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Made from our award-winning imperial stout, rated one of the top 50 best beers in the world in 2008. This bodacious oatmeal Russian imperial stout will crush you like no other. This is the grand-daddy of all stout styles, with an intensely deep roasted and full bodied flavor. A robust hop character adds a refreshing balance. Aged in Heaven Hill Whiskey barrels.

Batch 1 - Gold Cap - April 2009
Batch 2 - Gold Cap - July 2009
Batch 3 - Green Cap - Oct 2009
Batch 4 - Black Cap - 2010
Batch 5 - Red Cap - 2011



5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
railcat1 (687) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2009 Bottle, I have been saving this for awhile and it was worth it.dark as knight pour with nice tan head,flavor is chocolate,roasted malts and a little whiskey but not overwhelming which is nice.CHEERS!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (954) - Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2012 Pours pitch black with small dark brown fizz. Smells roasted, chocolate, coffee, and hints of whiskey vanilla. Taste is whiskey sweet, chocolate, a touch of roast, and coffee. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher finishes sweet and a little bitter.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dreamflower (576) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle shared with northropfrye. Rich buttery aroma, notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Thick black appearance with latte coloured head. I can taste the whiskey, which melds beautifully with the rich coffee and chocolate flavours. I love this beer! Done.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fiver29 (1035) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Bottle purchased at the brewery. Pours pitch black with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma has vanilla, oak, bourbon, and some dark roasted malt. Has a medium creamy mouthfeel. Flavor follows the nose and has a complex array of notes. Chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, wood, alcohol, and provides a nice warming feeling as you drink it. I really like this beer. It has a nice meld of the best qualities of the original BORIS and has some added complexity and flavor by having the barrel added. If you like a barrel aged stout then this is a beer for you. Just top quality. Nice job Fred!

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Riotbeard (107) - Birmingham, USA - OCT 28, 2009
I love imperial stout, and this beer is essentially perfect. It has big flavor, with a strong coffee, chocolate milk, and whiskey favor. It is very thick. The aroma is very strong with coffee. It is jet back with almost no head.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
maxwelldeux (3662) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Wow... this one is amazing. The whiskey flavor is really present in this one without overpowering the beer too much. Nice and thick and rich. I feel like I should be smoking a cigarette after drinking this.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JaBier (4888) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Rating #100 for the beer and #800 for me. 22oz bottle of batch 2. Pitch black pour with a thin light brown head. Chocolate nose with vanilla and oak and a hint of booze. Whiskey flavor up front with oaky vanilla. Coffee follows next, makes room for chocolate, then shows up again for the finish. Barrel-aging well executed. Not overdone. Made an amazing beer even better.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2010 Bottle @ Stockholm BWF -09. Pours black with a small brown head. Smooth silky mouthfeel, sweet tones of chokolate toffe vanilla coffee licorice. Best oakaged so far.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lowe1983 (1349) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2010
Pours a black color with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and plenty of oak and alcohol. Flavor is the same without being overly oaked. Amazing blend of flavors of roasted malts and oak. Truly delicious

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
foundersfan (30) - Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2010
A VERY sticky and heavenly stout. Rich, wonderful, and everything a good stout should be. Has a big coffee finish but is sweet and smooth at first. Pours nice and thick! I try alot of stouts, but i feel that this is truly one of the best i’ve had!


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