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RATINGS: 1429   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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2011 Bottle. Poured a thick dark rich black with a very small (less than 1 finger) dark medium brown creamy head that was fully diminishing and had fair lacing. The aroma hits you right off the bat with a strong tawny port alcohol scent followed by dark roasted cereal malts and a leathery yeast odor with hints of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, some dark fruitiness, oats and a touch of toffee. It tasted mildly sweet with a note of toffee and dried fruit in the beginning then progressed into a nice bitter-sweet flavor with strong coffee and dark chocolate notes at the finish with the flavor lasting an average duration on the palate. Mouthfeel was extremely full in body and a little syrupy yet rather creamy in texture with a nice soft carbonation. Overall an awesome tasting Imperial Stout which has the flavors blending so well that the heavy alcohol odor barely shows itself in the taste.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (5084) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2015
Black as the night with a thich beige head. Nice lacing. Powerful aroma. Espresso, chocolate and licorice. Full body. Balanced sweetness vs bitterness. Soft carbonation. A bit oily. Heavu stuff this one. Espresso, toffee, licorice, roasted and chocolate. Power beer. Nothing I can drink a lot of. Nice evening sipper.
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order, Sweden]

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Turboninja (130) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Strong/medium aroma with licorice, vanilla and some malts. Pitch black with medium beige head. Strong taste with licorice, vanilla and cocoa, which is the distinctive part of this beer. Some malts can be tasted also. Very smooth and balanced. Wide taste spectrum and long aftertaste with licorice, malts and some hops. Full body wit soft carbonation. Overall one of my favorite Imperial Stouts: top-notch performer with the twist.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogreface (1375) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 21, 2015
Ez a béka sem szarral gurigázik, az biztos! Nagyon mély, keserű csokis, likőrös, fakormos, kissé fanyar, és igen erős íze van, testes, mint egy sumo birkózó. Szerintem zab nélkül szinte bántóan száraz és reszelős lenne, így pont jó!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1084) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle. A: Pitch black with a ring of mocha head. Lacing. N: Coffee, cocoa, vanilla, char, licorice, star anise, smoke and earth. Oatmeal and some peppercorn. T: Big bitterness and sweetness. M: Medium, oily body, some alcohol, soft carbonation. O: A dry bittersweet imperial oatmeal stout. Some really nice qualities for a day to day RIS.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmrmwel (1122) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours black, with a small mocha head. Aroma is roasted malts, with tobacco, vanilla and cocoa sweetness. Full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is burned malts, with tobacco, leather and cocoa.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nathan30533 (768) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Def my style of stout. I believe the oats give this beer its smoothness. This one pours very dark with a nice light color head. Great feel and smoothness. This one goes down easy. Taste the chocolate and roasted oat Malts. Enjoy my friends.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marstonlad (505) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle at Kaisla, Helsinki. Pours pitch black with a little brownish head, an oily impression. The aroma has notes of whisky and vanilla; it also features strong roasty maltiness with coffee and chocolate - very rich. Taste is initially medium sweet, later bending gracefully toward a bitter, hoppy finish that sets this version apart from the barrel aged one. Intense maltiness dominates, but the balance is well kept as also hoppy notes are around. The palate is full-bodied, velvety smooth and flat in carbonation. Brilliant.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fillepolo (4) - SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015 does not count
Beer tasting at Jorn69 havregatan 69. Good Beer but unfortunaly not that complex. Chocolat, black malts and coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (1298) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015
@ Havregatan 150103. Bottle (650 ml) from Systembolaget. Roasted malty with chocolate and coffee, medium to full body with a watery to oily to creamy texture. The finish is dry and roasted malty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
McNeillR (1504) - SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Dark brown, light ruby tinge, ringed tanny head. Creamy liquorice, dusty oat. Creamy rich choc, slick mouthfeel throughout and little earthy towards the finish. Lush mouthfeel really, linger is chocco milk. 2009 Vintage.


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