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RATINGS: 1510   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Big thanks to Secret Santa crizay for this one! Pours motor oil black with a surprisingly good deep brown head. Great aroma, a blast of chocolate liquor, a bit of coffee. Flavor matched, more chocolate liquor, coffee, and a fig and raisin fruity note. Flavors were a hair disjointed here, and the alcohol was a touch on the rough side. Perhaps with age this comes together a bit better. Although quite good, not a world beater IMHO.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
henrikb (1262) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2007
Black body, light brown head; Quite intense quite nice dry oatmeal sweet UK licorice aroma; Big full soft fruity acidy body, huge; Very intense very roasted bitter finish, lots of burnt aromas. Very good, but almost to much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2008 Re-rate, on tap at Hop Devil Grill, NYC. Similar numbers to my bottled rating, I just bumped the aroma from 6 to 8 as it smelled really nice on tap - lots of coffee, alcohol, chocolate and roast. I also bumped appearance from 3 to 4 based on the on tap appearance. Overall from 15 to 16 b/c of this. A really solid impy. Bottle shared with Jerc, Mabel, and Blankboy, courtesy of Jerc and Mabel (I think). Pitch black, no head at all. Mild chocolate, roast aroma. Really good roast taste, with some alcohol at the end. Thick thick body, probably needed a little bit more carbonation. A very good impy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Pour: black dark. Head: dark, brown, thin. Aroma: mollasses, soy, alcohol, some coffee. Flavor: coffee, roast, alcohol. Palate: smooth, thick bodied. Finish: warm roasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (4598) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2007
Poured like oil, thick black. Not quite as black as perfect, but pretty damn close. Thin chestnut brown head. The aroma is sweet, chocolate shows, coffee big time, caramel, mild alcohol, molasseses. The flavor is huge on coffee, then chocolate, sweet molasses, alcohol, citrusy hops, dark cherries when it warms. the palate is smooooooth, slides across the tongue with the aid of oatmeal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevec (27) - Galena, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2007
22 Oz. Bomber in Galena Il. Pours deep black like a can of oil. Incredibly thick, coffee hits the nose immediately. Chocolate is first on the palate with a pleasant sweeteness that follows with a coffee aftertaste. A light warmth is left on the finish. Absolutely delicious and reasonably priced at $12.

   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 (40417) - 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 (1692) - 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 (11164) - 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.

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