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RATINGS: 1379   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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornfield (5460) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2007
This has an inky pour, brown from the bottle, black once it hits the glass. The initial head is thick & creamy, cocoa in color, but it subsides a might too quickly. There’s much going on in the aroma - roasted malts, espresso, molasses, milk chocolate, cream, smoke, vanilla, barley, anise, and quietly evaporating alcohol. The mouthfeel is very thick and creamy. The chocolate pushes to the forefront in the flavor followed rapidly by roasted malt, oats, coffee, burnt dark brown sugar, nuts, alcohol, maple, licorice, dark caramel, and a suggestion of smoke. There’s a sticky malty sweetness in the finish balanced by a burnt malt bitterness. Very nice.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Pours with an oily stream. Deep ruddy-brown body with a fleeting tan head. Aroma of creamy dark chocolate, vanilla bean, plump raisin, and phantom bourbon notes. Sweet, slow-roastiness with strong dark chocolate flavors and a subdued hop profile. Full, dextrinous mouthfeel. An ultra-chocolatey imperial stout. Very good without a doubt, but doesn’t rock me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Pour is black with a dense brown head...smell is richly roasty with lots of chocolate...taste was sweet with chocolate and toasty bread flavors...didn’t get much coffee out of it...seemed a tad thin, but very very tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2009 WOW...After a full day of drinking for St. Pat’s day, decided we werent done yet and popped this one open...The pour was crazy! Like oil! Dark as night, really...Smell, who cares, really...The taste was seriously all over the place...This is a wild brew for sure...Coffee, chocolate, roasted oats, carmel, molases...Bitter upfront, with a sweet finish...Seriously, this beer is packed with a lot of flavor...One of the fullest beers I have had yet...It definitely crushed my taste buds! WOW... Rerate 9/5/09 This beer is really a phenominal SOLID stout. Really enjoyed it this time much more. Thick mouth full. Very well balance of sweet and bitter. Very tasty and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2454) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Small brown head arrives from a hard pour and settles out quickly, retention is fair at best. Impy. Stout black appearence. Lacing is non0existant unfortunately. Nose is medium roast, chocolate and light fruit notes with a hint of chalk dust. Body is med/full, palate is oily and coating, silky. Plenty of chocolate, roast and a not so robust hop character. Finish is lightly sweet and dark. YES! BORIS will crush yer palate, indeed. Standard Imperial Stout fare. Thanks to markgugs for the bomber!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmikolich (1440) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2007
22oz bottle, pours a murky oily black, truly looks like motor oil, smells chocolate and coffee like a good impy stout.. taste is HUGE so much goodness in every gulp, a great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2007
Shared bottle thanks to CMUBEERMAN. Pours tar with a tan head. Aroma is anise, molasses, chocolate, coffee, oatmeal, tootsie roll. Flavor is smoky, coffee, chocolate, molasses, pine, grass, bitter, tootsie roll.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2007 bomber via trade with Moejuck, thanks! I’ve been wanting to drink this for a while, holding back and couldn’t resist any longer. Pours deep deep black with a nice light brown head. Nose is smoky, malty and chocolaty, can’t wait for the taste. The taste is big with a big malty bite, aggressive is a mild term for this, its strong and kicks you in the mouth and you can’t stop asking for another kick. Yum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2007 22 ounce bottle served in a snifter. Pours Hershey Syrup brown and forms an oily black mass with a cocoa power brown head that faded disappointingly quick. Aroma of chocolate cover black cherries, a ton of fresh dark roasted coffee beans, tobacco spit, and salty and smokey notes. Giant flavor. Very roasted, charcoal, lots cocoa. Big Bitter Bitch. Thick mouthfeel, and leaves a nice oily film on my tongue. Each drink leaves a sticky film on my top lip and my mustache. Really almost everything I want in the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2007
Thanks to batkins for this sample. This was a really nice beer, although I was under the impression it wasn’t imperial when I had it, for an imperial I thought it was a bit thin on the palate. Other than that complaint I thought it packed a hell of a punch of flavor. Very rich roasty flavor that just stuck to the palate. Chocolate and burnt coffee, vanilla and slight hint of cherry. Very high carbonation gave a tall tan head over a creamy black body.

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