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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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sfontain (818) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2013
22 oz bottle, Andersons, $8.99. Jet black; smaller dark brown head dissipates quickly into nothing. Aroma is deep and dark but not extremely strong; chocolate and roast predominantly, with vanilla, oatmeal, and some dark sweetness. Flavor is "big" yet also not overly strong or bitter. I dig this for somehow being heavy while also not being overpowering. The balance is good, too, but what this lacks for me is much complexity and "wow factor." Very good if a little too textbook.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hohops (369) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Appearance is oil, pitch black, a tan foamy covering, no light escaping at all. Aroma- fudgy chocolate, dark chocolate, cocoa, black coffee, leather, vanilla, dark malts. Smells luscious. Taste- amazing. Chocolate fudge cake, bitter, dark chocolate, rich coffee, vanilla undertones, burnt toast spread with toffee, oaty chocolate biscuit, molasses, charcoal, sticky, silky mouthfeel, bitter, clinging, slightly hoppy finish. Like biting into a booze-soaked piece of chocolate fudge with espresso drizzled over it. Superb stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ABT_S54 (209) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
600cl bottle shared in a snifter. Pours black with a very short lived tan head. Aroma is rich toasted malt, milk chocolate and sweetness with an almost bourbon barrel aged richness. Taste is more of the same with an almost buttery/creamy mouthfeel which I assume is imparted by the oatmeal and continues the theme of smooth rich flavours. A surprising level of bitterness given the sweet and creamy initial taste but overall quite well balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nische (900) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2014
Thick black pour with khaki head. Aroma of chocolate, raisins, coffee and vanilla. Velvet smooth and very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westmeister (1831) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Long awaited a taste of this one but I never pulled the trigger due to price. My store finally got it in for a reasonable price. Thick dark pour with medium dark brown head. Smell is roast, some dark fruits, hint of booze, cocoa Taste is roast, coffee, bits of char, dark chocolate, minor booze. Great texture and creamy mouthfeel. Delicious

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4493) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Superior beer. Big roast and some dark chocolate. Bitter finish. Pours black with OK head and lacing. A little syrupy. Bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsnicholas (252) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle (22oz $12): Black with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts. Taste is mostly bitter sweet chocolate and pretty strong at that. Medium body. Very nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
antonstoop (191) - - DEC 13, 2014
650ml bottle. Black color with beige-brown head, does'nt stay long. roasted malty aroma, bready, fruity, dark fruits, plum, alcoholic. Sweet and bitter taste, roasted malty and dark fruity, chocolate and coffee. Medium to full, silky body, soft carbonation, bitter fruity alcoholic finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (1733) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
December 12, 2014. Bottle. Black with a dense creamy brown head. Aroma is sweet caramel, dark fruits, chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Taste is medium sweet caramel and dark fruits, medium bitter dark chocolate. Finish is roasted bitterness with light sweet fruity notes. Medium to full bodied, smooth with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rollerton (98) - SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle from SB at Christmas party at work. Very rich aroma, pours almost no head. Taste of roasted beans and bread. A very rich and tasty stout!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andysando (46) - SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2014
Great stout! Aroma is chocolate, some coffee, some liquorice. Taste are the usual big stout tastes with loads of chocolate, dried fruits and so on. Thick, creamy and delicious!

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