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RATINGS: 1402   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Ridiculously heavy black pour with a minimal tan head. Aroma is of rich dark chocolate, black cherries, some coffee, and an underlying oatmeal and malt scent. Very velvety mouth feel with a slight tingling sensation at the end. Dominant chocolate and malt flavors with just a tad of the dark fruit peeking through. Not really picking up on the oatmeal in the taste, but I’m not complaining. Phenomenal beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skyview (5242) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2007
A 22-oz bottle shared by badgerben. Pours a thick opaque 5w30 motor oil dark brown brew with a thick tan head. This brew is so thick it will stick to the sides of a plastic cup, especially the ones with ribbed sides at the base. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted nuts, oatmeal, and pitted fruit. Taste is smooth, thick, creamy, with a full body character. Finish is smooth and a little sweet bitter aftertaste. Awesome!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2007
From a 22 oz. bomber bottle with no bottling/freshness date, a short blurb and info along the right side of label, kept refrigerated as instructed, sampled at cellar temperature in a snifter. Poured a luscious blackish dark brown with a small creamy brown head that settled into a thin, slightly sudsy lacing, minimal amount of ringed sticking. The oatmeal sweetness really comes through in the aroma, roasted coffee and sweet caramel, fruity, vanilla, and a light amount of citrus. Good moderate carbonation and a crisp, dry, malty slick, chewy, airy, whipped creamy, smooth full bodied mouthfeel, very nice. Unique and delicious taste, vanilla milky with a mild amount of lactic acidity, roasted dark coffee, dark berry and subtle banana fruitiness, light amount of charcoal and burnt grain bitterness, dry tobacco leafy and citric hoppiness, the alcohol is not very noticeable, but provides a nice low grade warmth in the palate, and a dry, sweet vanilla, fruity, bitter roasted malty finish. Dangerously quaffable, a unique stout combination from Fred Karm and Hoppin’ Frog, well worth trying if you are a stout lover.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheBeerGod (5284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Bottle courtesy of hopdog! Used-oil pour. Opaque. Dark brown head. Nose is roasted with chocolate chip cookie notes, and brownies with soft coffee. Taste is very roasty with coffee, dark, bittersweet chocolate and slightly burnt brownies. The alcohol makes its presence known at this point. Body is oily and thick with soft creamy carbonation and slight alcohol warmth. Ends with more roasted malts, burnt cookies, coffee and dark chocolate. Very tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hapjydeuce (945) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 31, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2007 Acquired through trade with drewbeerme, thanks! Shared this one with J, just prior to his girlfriend spilling a whole glass of Goose Island BC Stout....noooo! Poured a very silky pitch black, and I mean black. Faint beige head, almost a red color on the edges. Big aroma of roasted malts, smoke, coffee, oak wood and alcohol. Well-balanced flavor that starts sweet with notes of black licorice and cherry, tons of chocolate and coffee, ending with a very nice bitter hops profile and dose of fresh oats. Palate needs a bit more thickness to it, but this was a very enjoyable Impy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAY 30, 2007
Bomber, with an enormous THANKS to kujo9, pours a thick and syrupy dark black with a dark tan head that quickly disappears, no lacing. Roasty aroma of espresso, chocolate, and molasses. Taste is lots of espresso and roasted malts, and a lasting bittersweet chocolate finish. Maybe just a touch overly bittersweet but very drinkable. Overall a very nice Impy Stout, recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 30, 2007
Very nice impy for sure. Pitch black pour with minimal head. Flavor had a profound bitter coffee like finish - which seemed to work perfectly for this brew - combined with some roasted malts, vanilla, dark chocolate, and oak. Palate was a tad thin and highly drinkable. Very enjoyable stout - but not in the ’epic’ category. Thanks J-Nizz for the seshful addition.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2007
Thanks to brewblackhole! Dark brownish/black color. Smell of chocolate cake, copper, malt, hops, raspberry, nuts, alcohol, chocolate dipped bananas and a touch of caramel. Taste of roasted coffee, chocolate dipped bananas, cake, minor pine, hops, caramel, sugar, dark fruit and alcohol. Just a tad bit below Dark Lord but it just missed it! Great imperial stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2007
22 oz bottle thanks to xnoxhatex for this sample. Pours a dark black with a tan head. Nose of chocolate, coffee, dough, brown sugar, and cookie. Smooth and creamy palate brings in the milk chocolate/mocha flavors balanced with bitter roast and hops. I really enjoyed this one more than the 05 Stone RIS and less than the Speedway stout opened that night.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Rich chocolate cake aroma,I mean cake right out of the oven balanced by a full roastedness,you could just enjoy the aroma for a long time,taste is bosco flavored milk roasted coffee beans with the emphasis much more on the roasted then coffee,velvety vanilla also there,a roasted mild bitterness in the finish,the oatmeal gives it a silky smooth and creamy palate,just the slightest hint of the well hidden alcohol. This bottle was so much better then my first tasting,which was overly bitter and an almost vodka alcohol taste.An absolute delight

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