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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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BORIS the Crusher made with coffee from the Hippie Coffee Company in Canton, OH. Freshly roasted coffee flavor and aroma add satisfying levels of complexity to this robust stout, perfectly complimenting its intense, rich roasted character. Cold infusion with whole coffee beans keeps the bitterness low and the flavor high!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (1167) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
Sample @ CBC 2014. Pours black with a small dense brown head. Aroma is roasted dominated by coffee, smooth milk chocolate in the background with some bitter chocolate and sweeter malty notes. Taste is roasted and bitter coffee and chocolate, medium sweet malt. Medium bitter roasted finish. Medium/full bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (290) - - JUL 1, 2014
22 oz bottle purchased at Capone’s. Pours a pitch black with a dark brown head that rapidly fades to a few bubbles on the meniscus. Aroma is roasted smoky malts, coffee complexity and bitterness, and mild caramel sweetness. Flavor is bold and complex: roast, smoke, coffee, vanilla, dark cherries, slightly sweet lactic note. These flavors meld together in a way that leaves my palate wanting more. Medium to full bodied, bittersweet chocolate finish. I am reminded of the first time I bought this, on the way out to Dark Lord Day 2011. We stopped at the brewery and bought a bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2399) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle shared by RussianDragon. Thanks man! The beer is near black with a thin, wispy layer of beige head. Aromas of espresso, roast, light char, dark chocolate. Thick and palate coating. Oily and slick, with melted dark chocolates. Booze and malt are countered by strong coffee and a delicate bitterness. Really tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yorker (1091) - Herning, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
66 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and liquorice - with a bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4292) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Sample @ RBWG, Asheville. Deep brown pour with a small head. Strong coffee. Nutella and Whole Nut Cadbury bar. Earthy roast meets sweet chocolate. Similar flavor. Slightly acidic dark roast coffee. Dark chocolate. A bit boozy. Full, oily, rich on the palate. OK.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2014
CBC. Black with a small dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and a little vanilla. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Oily. 030514

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (854) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2014
shared bottle. poured black with a with a tiny non lasting tan head. low carbonated. strong roasted tones, bitter coffe beans, strong bitter chocolate, burned toasted notes, small sweetness. the strong bitter coffee is not that balanced with the beer

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (3191) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2014
On tap at CBC 2014. Pitch black with tan head. Aroma and taste is thick and creamy, smooth and silky, coffee, espresso, mocca, chocolate, burned and roasted notes with a coffee driven finish. Nice

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (2815) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2014
09-JUN-2014, bottle @home, from Kihoskh. Black with low lasting Brown head. Coffe, roast, molasses. Some hoppyness as well. Smooth, full body. Sticky, very soft carbonation. Coffee-driven. Perhaps a bit one-dimensional but still so delicious. The regular BORIS is better but a fantastic brew anyway.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (13227) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Pitch black - light brown head. Lots of coffee, high malty, full bodied, peppery, sticky body, fruity, nice bitterness, cookie notes. Lovely classic - fullbodied.


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