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RATINGS: 1493   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixinnixon2000 (227) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2008 Bottle. Shared with lamunche. this was full flavor with some serious complexity. coffee and extra roasted malt

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2008
UPDATED: APR 6, 2009 There is a slight taste of oatmeal and coffee on the backend, but the main flavor is pretty average for an IS.Alcohol% is only 9.4, but this brew burned all the way down. Almost no aroma, and the appearance looked like, welllight brown water. My drinking partner really liked this, so it was probably just me, but I got bored with this about half way through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
CP (124) - USA - JAN 28, 2008
Had a bomber of this and liked it for a while. I soon became tired of it about halfway through as the flavor didn’t really develop. Definitely not a traditional oatmeal stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Pours jet black and thick, with a thin brown head that fades pretty quickly. Not a huge nose on this one. Roasty, dark malts and a bit of chocolate/coffee. Tastes of chocolate up front, coffee on the finish. Toasty, roasty throughout. Thickish but smooth. Nice carbonation. Great Imperial Stout, you might get sick of all that flavor after a while, but it’s good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (13804) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2008
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is smoked, fruit, coffee, chocolate. Flavour is smoked, fruit, coffee, cacao, chocolate, hop. Very nice balanced beer in the upper class.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2008
Pours a pitch black color with a thin brown head. Superb aroma of milk chocolate, roasted malt and toasted bread. Excellent flavor of milk chocolate, roasted malt, toasted bread and bitterness in the end. The body is medium with a liquorous texture and moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2008
Bottle. Aroma of roasted malt, light coffee, chocolate-bitter. Poured a swirling black with a nice dark tan cap. Flavor is nice meld of oatmeal, roasted malts and chocolate but more toward the oatmeal side. Palate is well matched, a tad on the hot side but well matched bitterness really absorbs it. Well done, I’m glad the Frog hopped to PA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bassbuckeye (81) - Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Intense!!! Dark with tofee head. Taste roasted coffee and chocolate with some fruity and herbal tones. I could go on...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (16227) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2008
Bottle. Gosh, it looks good, with it’s black body without any carbonation, at least none visible, and a brown lid on top. Mocha, chocolate, a pleasant sweetness and some fruityness and some alochol as well as hops in the aroma. A lovely blend. The flavor doesn’t reach the same level of close-to-perfection, with it’s roastyness and alcohol, as well as bitterness, coffee and chocolate, but it’s damn good anyway. It has a warming touch from the alcohol, it’s full-bodied, and has a finish with the same fine flavors as it starts with. A wonderful, balanced beer leaving you with the desire for more. (071123)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thprovider (24) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2008
22 oz bottle from Rozi’s wine house in lakewood OH. Pours a rich, thick black with a small chocolate brown head. Great aroma of espresso, toffee, dark chocolate and complex mid palate with a bit of fruit. Finish is bitter and gets better as it warms up. All in all, a great value for the an Imperial stout, I will definitely be getting more of this.

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