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RATINGS: 1352   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (5039) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2011 Bottle. Pours a dark dark black body with thin brown lacing. Aroma is sweet chocolate, light coffee and sweet brandy notes, had to double check if this was barrel aged. Mouthfeel is smooth with notes of coffee, sweet chocolate, oak, and bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Staffan47 (809) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1020) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
22 oz bottle, served in a snifter next to the whiskey barrel-aged version. Pours oily black with a small tan head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has huge notes of espresso, chocolate, and molasses, along with roast malts, tobacco and subtle smoke. The flavour is moderately sweet with roasty malts, chocolate and molasses. Towards the end, tobacco and espresso reemerge and linger to a slightly smoky, roasted finish. On the palate it is full in body with a velvety smooth texture and soft carbonation. Overall this is a very nice, elegant imperial stout. 2014-04-03

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Unde (291) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 5, 2014
Deep brown colour with cinnamon coloured head on top. Aroma has deep roasted flavors, with brown sugar, coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is sweet, almost like syrup. There is roasted malt flavors with lots of chocolate. Oily body with medium carbonation. Slightly sweeter Imperial Stout but damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wallas (4) - SPAIN - MAR 21, 2014 does not count
Botella de 65cl en el Cabanon. Color negro. Espuma poco duradera. Sabor a café y chocolate y con notas dulces. No aparenta en alcohol que tiene. Fácil y muy agradable de beber

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (390) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomekk1978 (278) - POLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Barwa: czarna, nie przejrzysta nawet pod światło. Piana brązowa, drobno pęcherzykowa, niewielka i szybko opadająca. Wysycenie niskie. Aromat: przede wszystkim gorzka czekolada i kakao. W tle kawa, owies i alkohol, choć dobrze ukryty. Zdecydowanie przyjemny. Smak: słodki, gęsty, wręcz lepki. Lekka kwaskowość z kontrą czekoladowo-kawową. Na końcu alkohol i nuty owocowe (suszone śliwki?), które nieco mi przeszkadzają. B.O.R.I.S. jest pierwszym piwem z browaru Hoppin’ Frog, jakie miałem okazję próbować. Moje oczekiwania były dość duże i piwo to w zasadzie je spełniło, choć osobiście preferuję imperialne stouty bez wspomnianych nut owocowych. W kolejce czekają jeszcze trzy inne piwa z pod znaku żaby: D.O.R.I.S. (jeszcze mocniejsza siostra), Natasha Rocks America (stout żytni) oraz Cafe Silk Porter. Mam nadzieję, że będą jeszcze ciekawsze i z pewnością podzielę się swoimi wrażeniami.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle: Pours nearly black, with a short-lived brown head. Sweet, chocolate malt aroma...vanilla cream. Flavour is smoky, roasted chocolate, cream, prune. Very rich, sweet, and smooth. Amazingly easy to drink. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (1753) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
Tout en richesse, chocolat, mélasse, tabac doux, noisettes, caramel etc. La texture est suave, onctueuse et la finale est surprenamment sèche, abruptement sèche. Buvabilité magnétique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slipstream (1932) - USA - MAR 10, 2014
The aroma is sweet and bready, and the flavor is as good as I hoped it would be! Boris is a big boy, but he never offends. There are loads of fresh, sweet grain in here, and flavors of prune, pumpernickel, bran muffin, rye, and black cherry. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GraveAtSea (132) - Lublin, POLAND - MAR 6, 2014
Black color with perfect dark brown head, disappear quickly but lovely lacing glass. Beautifull aroma. Mixture of roasted malts, dark fruits, dried fruits, cherries, cherries in liqueur, dark chocolate, chocolate liqueur, raisins. Taste is complex. Bitter and sweet with little sourness in finish. Dark roasted fruits and malts, dried fruits, coffee, dark chocolate, cherries, plums, jam, raisins, noble alcohol.Texture is smooth, thick, very velvet. Full body with soft carbonation. Very very good RIS, worth remembering.

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