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RATINGS: 1500   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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BORIS stands for Bodacious Oatmeal Russian Imperial Stout and it will crush you like no other stout! Named for its intensely deep roasted and full bodied flavor and extreme weight of barley used to make it,BORIS The Crusher will crush your taste buds under its intense flavor and full body.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2008
GABF 2007. Beer is very dark brown/black, nearly opaque. The head is tiny, off-white, frothy.<P>The aroma is moderately malty with notes of roasted grain, chocolate, biscuit, toasted nut, light note of molasses; Light herbal hop note; Yeasty with a moderate note of basement and a trace of dough; Light notes of bourbon, woody vanilla, trace of cherry.<P>The flavor is heavily sweet, moderately bitter, lightly/moderately acidic with a very long, moderately sweet, trace acidic, moderately bitter finish. Big baby.<P>The body is full, the texture is velvety and the carbonation is lively.<P>Crushingly beautiful.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dalekliz (907) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Bottle. Completely opaque black with a thick brown head. Heady aroma of malt, chocolate, coffee and a hint of dark fruits. Flavor of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and alcohol. Big and rich, with a lingering sweetness. Intense oatmeal stout.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Bomber shared with Juart. Has a thick foamy milk chocolate-colored head. Once it disappears, it leaves a sludgy ring around the glass. Coffee, dark chocolate, and a little fruit, possibly some figs in the nose. A lot of roasted goodness. And the taste? Holy Roasted Barley, Batman. This is like logs after a campfire has been extinguished. Sweet burnt caramel and molasses. Coffee and some apples somewhere on the tongue. A LOT of bitterness that is left in the finish. The body is like used motor oil. Thick and delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2008
22 oz bottle from Tertons. Opaque black in color, a thick, viscous pour with a medium sized brown head. Awesome appearance. Aroma: alot of chocolate, some vanilla, coffee, black licorice, and some banana esters which is definitely out of place. Taste is alot of chocolate, moderate roast, a good amount of caramel/molasses sweetness-touches of fruity esters, smoke, and licorice. Huge, full body- oily texture. Finishes with a big hop bitterness, as well as roast, dry chocolate, and a nice alcohol warm....Thanks Nelson.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2008
22oz Bomber - Trade - bullet2urbrain
Aroma – Huge Stout aroma, coffee, oats and lots of chocolate in the nose.
Appearance – Dark black color, with a thin brown head.
Flavor – Great tasting beer with huge stout flavors. The dark malts and the oats added made this beer huge. The IMPY hops where subtle but this beer was like they said a Crusher. .
Palate – Great Mouthfeel, dry and a fantastic finish.
Overall – This beer rocked one of the best IMPY stout s I have ever had . Kicked some others off the map. Great flavors this was a truly AWESOME beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Bottle: Black, nice tan head and nice lacing. Nose of bright alcohol, grapes, fig. The roast is hidden well, raw pancake dough and blueberry/banana. The flavor is similar with a salty banana and roast note. Some bitterness in the tail. Excellent Imperial, I’m sorry I don’t have more to say about this one. Thanks to BuckeyeBoy for letting me try this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 7, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2008 Pours dark brown with a small thick hear. Aroma of chocolate, oats and hops. Taste is similar, with additional notes if licorice and molasses. Very thich, oily mouthfeel. Tastes like a meal. Reletively low carbonation. Strong bitter ending. Really nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jake65 (3316) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - FEB 6, 2008
Bottle: Pours a rich, dark brown with a thick brown head. Aroma is chocolatey and roasted malts, just a hint of the oats. Thick and creamy texture just soothes your soul as it coats your tongue. Flavor abounds with chocolate, roastiness, oat, and light bitters. This is huge in flavor and reeks of pure deliciousness. Thanks BuckeyeBoy!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dpjuart (1101) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2008 22 oz. bomber split with Naka. Pours black, thick and viscous with very dark chocolate head. Nose is roasty, chocolatey with a small, subtle fruit, fig, plum, cherry and raisin. Taste is roasty with a touch of lactose and fruit, raisin and plum, with some sweet caramel and toffee. There is a very well hopped finish. After is dry and bitter. 2/7/08 - Upon further review of my notes, had to make some changes.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maria (10215) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2008
Thanks a LOT for this gem, Daniel/TheCheeseMan, it’s incredibly nice! It’s black as the night and the head is dark brown, huge and creamy. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and oats. The flavour provokes outburst of pleasure and yumminess!! (I know there isn’t such a word, but now there is :)) The body is smooth, slightly sweet with an elegant bitterness, that becomes a bit grapefruit-like in the finish and the mouthfeel is oily. It has notes of roasted malt, lots of chocolate, coffee and oats. It’s a stout just I like them, and I would like to drink it side by side with my beloved Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast some day, they are very like IMO.


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