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RATINGS: 1504   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2007
Bottled. Pitch black with a medium sized brown head. Very rich in both flavour and aroma. Notes of burnt malt, dark fruits, chocolate, coffee and hops. Nice balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40140) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2007
22 fl oz. bottle. Pours black with a chocolate brown head. Slight chemical nose and dry malty. Slight creamy mouthfeel. Burbon/alcohol heavy and dry flavour. Very dry finish with a lot of roasted malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nephilium (1680) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Aroma with hints of coffee, chocolate, and a touch of alcohol. This pours jet black, with a dark tan head that quickly fades away. Nice flavor of smoke, coffee, and a touch of chocolate. Alcohol is amazingly well hidden in the flavor. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel to the beer. Overall, a really tasty and reasonably priced Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sammy (11069) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2007
Bold roasty flavour, almost wafting several feet. Some material head. Dark black. Very full mouthfeel, breakfast in the glass. A prominent sourness, yet well balanced by caramel maltiness yet not too sweet, cocoa, creamy milk chocolate, nutty and cherry and drinkable. Outstanding RIS, oatmeal stout, beer thanks to Aofoxxy. I left one glass for 24 hours for my buddy and he thougt it was good even then.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2009
Date: January 26, 2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: black, thin fine tan head
Aroma: sweet roasted malt aroma
Body: creamy oily body that gets sticky after a while
Flavor: alcoholic roasted and chocolate flavor, light malt bitterness

Date: May 26, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: road trip
Score: 3.6 to 4.0
Appearance: drops of lace
Aroma: roasted aroma with dark chocolate and sweet fruity licorice plus a touch of alcohol
Body: slick creamy body is a bit thin
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, lots of chewy dark chocolate, only a hint of fruit, milky sweetness, light bitterness comes from the roast
Overall: the rich dark chocolate and balancing light roasted defines this beer

Date: July 21, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: roadtrip
good sweet licorice character shows up the bring out the chocolate and balance the roasted

Date: July 23, 2007
Mode: draft
Source: brew kettle
Score: 4.2
Appearance: black, tan head, lots of lace
Body: very creamy body
Flavor: rich chewy dark chocolate takes the lead on draft with the roasted flavor playing a supporting role,the dark chocolate has a dry character yet there is an underlying milky sweetness to balance everything
Overall: draft shows up the bottle

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Thanks to Miketd for the bomber! Pours thick and pitch black. two finger that slowly disapates to fine film around the rim of the glass. Nice lacing as well. Aroma is chocolate, malts and coffee. Wonderful oats, malts, coffee and light hints of smoke. finish with a nice milk chocolate flavor. simply spectacular!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2007
Bottle thanks to either Puddintane or Matt Capone - either way, thanks!!! Big blackish pour with a light tannish head. Aroma is big and creamy with lots of chocolate, smooth coffee, and some hefty doses of sugary malts. Flavor is big, roasty, creamy and sweet - coffee, dark & milk chocolates, and a nice bitter hop bite. Really good and silky smooth. Tried alongside a Siberian Night and found it much sweeter, creamier, and having a better overall aroma + a better mouthfeel - both fine beers crafted (or invented) by the same hands.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2007
Yum!!! Bottle- Chocalate/coffee aroma, tan head that never fades, super silky mouthfeel, with a delicous roasted flavor that is not as astringent as many imp stouts. Almost as if the brewer roasted coffee directly on your tongue to the point of nearly burning the beans. Wow! Thanks to estoppel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2008 Black as night, big tan head with dense bubble and good lace, espresso nose with alcohol notes. Strong coffee flavors, some banana esters, very silky mouthfeel, light bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thoramel (55) - Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2007
Pours with a dark caramel head that reduces to a delicate lacing and smells a bit like dark chocolate and cofee. The first taste lives up to the aroma. As it warmed the coffee flavor became more bold. Got a bomber at Stemmel’s in BG. One of the best Imperial stouts in its price range, plus it helps that it was brewed in Ohio.

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