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RATINGS: 1439   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
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - MAY 25, 2007
Dark and syrupy black pour from the 22 oz bomber produces a fibe looking stout. Complex and bold aroma of roast, dark fruits, cherries, and chocolate. Thick, coating, and full bodied on the palate. Taste is roasty chocolate and coffee, tobacco, red cherries, raisins, and crushed walnuts. Some vinous alcohol is present but doesn’t distract. An oatmeal note adds a smooth veneer and some bitter hops add a pleasing finish. Best new stout I’ve tried for several months.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Very rich roasted flavor with oatmeal character in the background. There is something that almost hints of red fruits on the finish and aftertaste, like dried raspberries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Dark milky black with a dark lacy brown head. Aromas of coffee, sweet malt, and mocha. This is a serious beer! Intense coffee and dark chocolate flavors with a slightly sour malty finish. Alcohol is well concealed. I will definitely buy more!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Pours a syrupy black with a healthy deep tan head. The head reduces to nada, leaving only the slightest ring in its wake. The aroma is big and bold, with lots of chocolate upfront. As it warms, lots of plum, earth and wood come out. The body is thick and chewy, the oatmeal isn’t shy in this one. Again, chocolate leads the way in the body, balanced by lots of rindy hops. Tobacco, smoke, coffee beans, firewood, oak, vanilla - it’s all here. The finish is just as big as the body, quite bitter and malty. I’m very glad to see this brewery being distributed in Indiana.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2007
Dark black pour, scant leather colored head. Aroma is mostly sweet candy. Medium-bodied and moderately carbonated. Flavor is a bunch of coffee and some candied fruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2007
Had this after Darklord, maybe wasn’t the wisest idea. Black pour with a nice brown head. Nose of cocoa, roast/coffee, butterscotch. Flavor of cocoa and chocolate, oats, oild coffee, wood, and a nice hop flavor. Fnish balances everything and offers plenty of new flavors. Substantial bitterness, hop flavor and roast coffee. While sipping this, I kept thinking about what 06 Darklord lacked, and this beer offered up all those solutions. It wasn’t as sweet and syrupy, but it succeeded in everything else I’d want an imperial stout to do. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (5025) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Jdoolin: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a medium dark brown foamy head with limited retention but some nice lacing. Aroma of light chocolate with some subtle coffee notes is quite enjoyable. Taste of black chocolate is sublime with some nice roasted malt and some nice coffee subtle notes. Body is quite full with some medium to low carbonation. Alcohol was not noticeable with some medium sweetness. Can’t find much negative on this beer except a bit lacking in complexity to overtake some of my favourite from this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2008 Harsh yet sweet, incredibly green hops (citric, mostly grapefruit) - incredibly high coffee astringency. No softness to the malt at all, no pillowyness that I want from an oatmeal-infused stout. Packs a punch, that’s for sure. Whatever - a dime a dozen....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2007
HUGE!!! Pours like motor oil. Very black with color with a creamy brown head. oasted malt and coffee on the nose. Very thick on the palate with chocolate, coffee, carmel, roasted malt, and slight oats on the backside. Lingering MASSIVE finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkofron (155) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Black with a tiny dark brown head. Intense roasted malt aroma. Creamy body that turns bitter as it goes down. Very nice Imperial Stout.

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