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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2007
22oz bottle enjoyed with friends. Inky slick pour with light carbonation with light carbonation and medium head that, on closer inspection, look like little a golden/copper chain mail made of bubbles. Deep roasted malt aroma with coffee. The flavor is semi-sweet with roasted malt, molasses, light coffee and milk chocolate. Very nice. Very full and creamy body. A tasty treat for number 700!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 23, 2007
22 oz bottle: poured very dark. Black with a big brown head. Very creamy looking. Chocolate and dark fruit aroma. The beer is quite rich with chocolate and some fruits like raisins, prunes, plums. Very smooth and very filling. Roasted malts in the finish plus some sweet fruits, ending with some sour fruitiness. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2007
Bomber purchased at the Corkscrew, Urbana, IL. Pours a midnight dark with a brownish hue on the head, although not as dark as Dark Lord or some of the others. Palate is chewy and wholesome from the oatmeal, and the chocolate flavors are pronounced. Finish is prune juice and roasted coffee. Good stuff, just not up to the Founder’s Breakfast Stout standards in my mind.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2007
Thanks to Immy. 22 oz bottle. Pours black in color with very small brown head. Aroma and taste of chocolate and coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 14, 2007
The Dan Journal #84. Tasted 4/30/2007. 22oz bomber. Opaque with a deep dark brown hue. Cocoa and bready aromas. Sweet smooth sticky malts. Good roast. Sweet initial malt flavor that evolves into a mildly bitter middle and then moves into a nice alcohol burn. Touch fruity with a vanilla undertone. Very smooth and drinkable stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
muzzlehatch (4747) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2007
Sample from 22 ounce bottle, RBSG Minneapolis Grand Tasting, June 23 2007. Utter blackness, very nearly opaque, thin bit of lasting head....lots of licorice, vanilla, and old & medicinal Islay scotch in the aroma, quite entrancing if a bit too boozy....body is on first taste quite thick and rich, more chocolaty-sweet than smoky-burnt, light candied fruits throughout, a touch of espresso....eventually the thickness, verging on syrup, dries out and thins and the finish is just a little on the flat side, carbonation low throughout....but it never becomes really dull; a quality pour throughout, if never exactly mindblowing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - JUL 10, 2007
Bottle purchased at Corral Liquors, Granite City, IL. Pours black with a tiny dark brown ring that clings to the edge of the snifter. The nose is of dark chocolate, sweet dark malts and a faint smoke. Medium-full bodied with a lively yet smooth palate, the flavor is sweet dark fruits, plum, coffee and chocolate. This is quite tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Pours black, very minor head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, and coffee. Heavy mouthfeel with flavors of bourbon, maple syrup, coffee, and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stubob76 (1) - Mason, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2007 does not count
Bottle. Pours deep black and thick, with very light tan head. Powerful aroma with coffee, caramel and chocolate. Very smooth oily feel to it. Coffee, oats and maybe a slight nutty maple hint. Hardly any carbonation. Super rich beer with overflowing flavor, not too much lasting bitterness. This is must have beer but 1 pint is about all I can do. Might be a little too syrupy sweet for me but still a wonderful beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2007
bottle. black with thin tan head. floral hops, oats, sugar, nutty malt aroma. sweet and sugary. oat and some oak barrel, vanilla, mild coffee, rich chocolate. very nice stout.

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