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RATINGS: 1418   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2007
bomber....rating from memory.....appearance: deep, dark blackness with enticing brown head....aroma: roasty, chocolate, and malty.....taste: nice smokiness to it that went well with the chocolate side of things. some dark fruit added nicely to it as well. creamy mouthfeel with a roasty finish.....very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2007
Well. here is another BIG THANKS to shigadeyo for trading this to me. This one pours pretty much black with a nice dark tan head and some pretty kick ass lacing. Gourgous! Aroma is big roasted cocoa, maybe some butterscotch, light hops. Flavor is bitter creamy malts, burnt chocolate, and hints of smoke. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy but also has a little snap to it. Great brew. Thanks again Craig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2007
Pitch black with a thick dark brown head. Great sweet chocolate top notes. Milk chocolate, chewy sweet malts, heavy roast, sweet licorice, earthy malts. Flavour is sweet and chocolatey, caramel and a nice earthy flavour. A touch of soft leathery character. Well blended, lingering roast. It’s a well-made and tasty brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2547) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2007
Pretty dark and viscous pour, maybe not as dark as Yeti but pretty dark. Basically a dark brown color during the pour, giving up a very dark brown, but short lived head, minimal lacing. Big big aroma, nearly all of it "chocolate mocha milk", and then a touch of burnt malt. The flavor is big, not so sweet, but with a dark raisiny fruitiness swimming amidst a dense burnt chocolate, alot of char, even burnt oak, and heavy black malts. A fair bit astringent and heavily acrid/bitter, coating the whole of the palate with the bitterness of black malt. Only a tingle of alcohol presence in the long bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2007
Bottle sampled on 1/26/07: Pours an oily viscous opaque with a thin-lacing ring of light brown head. Sweet, dark roasty malty aroma has some coffee notes and dark chocolate. Body starts fairly full and viscous, but not as sweet as one would expect based on its density. They must’ve used lots of oatmeal in this. Has some mild brown sugar and raisin complexity with a lot of lingering roasted notes toward the finish. An interesting imperial stout, but could use a little more sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - APR 19, 2007
Bottle courtesy of moejuck. Pours dark brown with a dark brown full head. Smells soapy with some chocolate and oatmeal hints. Tastes of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and some fruity hints. Mouthfeel is oily with a roasty finish. The alcohol is not noticeable on this which is impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2007
22 oz. bottle via trade with OhioDad and BigErn and shared at our Mesa Gathering - Pours a thick black color with a thin tan head. Very little lacing. Aroma is mostly roasted malt with some light coffee and chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, light chocolate, and vanilla. Very nice. Medium to full body. A smooth, easy drinking beer. Good Stuff. Thanks guys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunsho (134) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 17, 2007
dark like oil, pitch black with the muddiest head i’ve ever seen. smoke oats, chocolate, and coffee dominate the nose, but are balanced with a slighlty hoppy finish at the end. this beer bites you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2007
Thanks to Notalush for sharing his beer! This was a decent Imperial Stout overall, but for me, it was a little light on the body, and a bit too much like an oatmeal or cream stout with a higher lactose-type sweetness. It was not robust enough for me. It did sure pour nicely - black, thick like oil and nearly no head at all. Espresso and a pleasant smokiness in the flavor. Goes down smooth and is easy to drink. A good beer overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (2527) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - APR 14, 2007
Shared by Notalush. Pours motor oil black, very small head but a thick, sticky brown lacing. Aroma is strong but with that hated bean/cold coffee aroma that I hate. Behind that there is a chocolate and and plenty of roastiness. Good amount of sugar sweetness. Mouthfeel is oily and slightly undercarnbonated. Lots of coffee bitternesss. A medium-heavy body. Still, that bean is bad.

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