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RATINGS: 1514   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2013
2012 bottle at home - Marshmallow nose, chocolate and roast, Yeti Like, Char and Smoke, Wood, Medium Body with a semi dry finish, freaking delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SaintMatty (6871) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2014
Draught (Pipes of Scotland)- Black with a foamy tan head. Cocoa, liquorice and coffee in the aroma. Roasted and chocolatey taste with coffee, plain chocolate and liquorice detected. Smooth and easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2014 Bottle: thanks, Mike! Black body, no light getting through this one... Good looking, deep leathery mocha cap on top that leaves nice webs of lacing behind & easily foams back up with a swirl of the glass. Lovely aroma with roasty cocoa nibs, milk chocolate, faint licorice, some dark currants, burnt brown sugar, & rich fudge cake. Robust, decadent, & sweet, yet controlled. Taste has lots of creamy, roasted oats with mounds of bittersweet chocolate, brown sugar, & a touch of black coffee beans. A slight prune/licorice bite in the finish with an aftertaste coating dominated by bitter dark chocolate & roasted oats. Nice, relatively thick, mostly creamy body. Wow! Wasn’t expecting much from this, as many other Hoppin’ Frog offerings have let me down, but this was a great imperial stout... One that I would definitely buy again & again if it were available locally!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (3052) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2014
Pours black with a low mocha head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, hazelnuts, slight vanilla. Taste is chocolate, espresso, honey, brown sugar, slight vanilla. Great! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Shared at a bomber tasting. Appearance: dark brownish red color, clear, small brown head. Aroma: chocolate, slight roast, minimal coffee notes. Palate: Full body, smooth oily texture, drying finish. Taste: malty sweet with light hoppy bitter finish. Overall, perhaps one of the best done imperial stout according to style I have had. Fairly simple, but done so well and so smooth that you almost forget about that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Concealer (1192) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2014 Tap at hops and pie. Dark ruby brown with a thin chocolate brown head. Aromas of dark fruit, raisins, plum, chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, light oats and light vanilla. Flavor is the same, complex. Starts out sweet with a slightly bitter roasted malt and coffee end. Full bodied, smooth and a bit velvety.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (830) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2014
Black and oily with no real visible head. Smell is dark malt and a certain sweetish oatsy aroma. Taste is very well balanced between the roasted malts and the sweetness - think I might even prefer this base beer to the bourbon barrel version. Good solid stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Staffan47 (906) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
Tap på OC i samband med Astralsläpp nr 2. Kaffe dominerar doftbilden. Rostade och brända stoutdofter. Svagt mörk choklad. Len, som sig bör. Hög beska och krämig kropp. ("Inte så imponerad" står det även i anteckningarna även om jag vill minnas den som riktigt bra).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2014
Backlog. Dominated by coffee, vanilla, chocolate, dried fruits, some herbs and oatmeal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (2964) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle pour split at a tasting event. Pours jet black with a fading brown head. Boozy roasted malt, cookie like aroma. Super graham cracker like flavor, and super smooth. Slightly off putting aroma, but the beer tasted amazing. Thick body, and a ton of flavor. Solid beer. Loved it.

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