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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Aged in very special Kentucky whiskey barrels to add a super smooth, buttery, and complex whiskey character to our multi-award winning BORIS The Crusher Oatmeal Imperial Stout. Richer and bolder than our standard Bourbon Barrel Aged BORIS Stout, this rare version is a testament to our hard work and dedication in bringing our customers the very best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial (1552) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle shared at LeviLOL tasting - thanks Greg. Dark balck pour with a slight tan head. Roasted malt and bourbon nose. Really nice taste. Thick, sweet then fades to bourbon and vanilla. Really nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (6266) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bomber shared by Greg - thanks! Very dark dense pour. Silly smooth palate. Whiskey present. Slight wood. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6019) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2014
Bomber thanks to Dan. Pours a jet black color with a medium white head. Looks amazing. A superb huge bourbon, sugary sweet nose. The flavor is vanilla, dark fruit, big sugary sweet bourbon. The barrel is clearly PVW and very smooth. Awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1208) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle shared by "Douglas88". Colour...basic black with a thick tan head. Nose...nicely Bourbony with anise and dark chocolate. Palate...dry, oaky and semi-sweet with licorice whips, cocoa mass and burnt raisins. There’s a massively viscous feel across the palate and the finish is quite long and oaky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dodgrblu (607) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
22 ounce bottle from Timfoolery, dark black, woody, bitter, slight whiskey. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (2975) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2014
On tap at brewpub <br /. The primary reason for making the drive to Akron was to sample this on draft. After doing so I can say that, while a world class beer, I am glad I did not have to wait in line for hours to try it. On par with other barrel aged BORIS versions it might be a little strong on the bourbon. That established if you come into a bottle find some friends and enjoy a great beer.

Aroma / Appearance - An inky black base and creamy tan head look much like any other variety of barrel aged imperial stout from Hoppin’ Frog. Chestnuts, mushrooms, coffee, and dark chocolate hang in the air but the main driving factors are vanillla, oak, and the tang of a Van Winkle whiskey.

Flavor / Palate - Raspberries, dark chocolate, cream, and vanilla fill the mouth with a rich boozy texture. The bourbon follow through has all the hallmarks of a Van Winkle (or Wellers) bottle toned down to beer strength. Plum, coffee, and smoke round out a rich robust experience. If not for the price and relative scarcity compared to the Irish version this would be higher on my list. Even so it does not fail to deliver a world class experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdb288 (519) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours syrupy, oily black with caramel bordering. Thick frothy tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, toffee, faint cocoa. Taste is sweet caramel, boozy notes, charcoal, plum, molasses. Impressively smooth and silky. So glad to get a bottle of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1313) - Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Sampled at bottle share. Have to say this was the disappointment of the night. Maybe it was because I had the 09 BCS before this but it was sort I a letdown. Thin. Flavors were very subtitle. It was balanced and smooth but otherwise not impressed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora2000 (5695) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma is awesome. I get some huge chocolate and whiskey notes as well as a hint of oak. The flavor is somehow even better than the aroma. I get some huge oak and chocolate notes as well as some delicious bourbon and cream notes. The flavor and aroma complement each other very well. The whiskey is very well integrated into the beer. It adds to the base beer without overpowering it. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Awesome stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (1595) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle thanks to jdurdz..Pour is dark black with a thin head..Nose is nutty, chocolate, spice, soft whisky, vanilla, oak..Taste is soft bourbon, nice oak, chocolate powder, blend,

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