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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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!


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (1935) - Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Kevin! Oily black pour, pretty thick looking with some deep tan edges & a small, silky mocha film resting on top. Aroma is full of burnt, oily coffee beans & spent coffee grounds... Intensely heavy coffee aroma with a backing of roasted malts & a little back-end bitter cocoa dust. Taste reminds me of a more tame, non-barrel version of BCS coffee with the big, oily, thick, deep, roasty coffee bean presence, obviously without the bourbon & wood. Roast, burnt brown sugar, mild ash, a touch of astringency, a slight milkiness in the finish that collides with a hint of bitter malt. Medium bodied, not as thick as I’d imagine. Great stout from Hoppin’ Frog, another nice addition to the BORIS series.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GothGargoyle (1248) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
Shared a bottle at BeerTemple in Amsterdam. Pours a viscous black with virtually no head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, vanilla, oak, hazelnut. Full bodied, velvetty mouthfeel, bittersweet on the palate with a roasty sweet coffee finish. Taste is coffee, chocolate, hazelnut, dates, vanilla. So tasty

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7871) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bomber from the brewery via PUB’R. Turbid and thick black pour with tan head. Nose was roasty dark malt, coffee, dark chocolate, mild hops. Tastes thick and complex on the palate, with dark malt up front, coffee and chocolate syrup, but not sweetness, at mid-palate, and some vanilla and hops late. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Angelmonster (117) - Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Nice full body, smells of burnt coffee, tons of smoke, chocolate, and some booze. Taste is big on espresso, chocolate syrup, oak and sweet malts. Kinda boozy for 9.4% Overall solid coffee beer, but probably not in my top 5 in that style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5475) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2014
65cl, as Café BORIS The Crusher, new exclusive American brew Anno 2010, with coffee, from Biernavigatie Webshop, complex Stout, roasted/spicy and slightly sweet/bitter, very balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew, yet expensive!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1455) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Pour is deep brown/black with a small tan head. Aroma and flavor of huge roasted coffee, vanilla beans, dairy creamer, molasses, and slight booze. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (2053) - Odense S, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle @ AaB vs Apoel CL tasting. Black body with a medium brown head, wow. Coffee, roasted malt, sweet berry notes, bitter, light hops, iron notes, green pepper, chocolate. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (13925) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle @ Champions League Kvalifikation, Aab - Apoel. Pours pitch black with a creamy beige head and lacings. Nose is roasted mocha, coffee and chocolate. Good quality coffee. Smooth and really slick. Soft. Tasty!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Pours black as tar with a soft brown head. Smells of dark chocolate and fresh morning coffee. Tastes of thick burnt coffee, cocoa, vanilla, and fermented licorice. Thick body and good lacing. Great beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6501) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a small brown head. Loads of coffee in the aroma with notes of roasted malt and ash. Light peppery. Highly roasted flavor with cocoa, tons of coffee and licorice in the flavor. Light ash. Long espresso mouthfeel in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigda83 (215) - Jamestown, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Pours a nice dark brown to almost black. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and some caramel. Taste of coffee, chocolate, espresso, and hints of vanilla and caramel. Medium to full bodied beer, not much head or lacing present. Pretty smoth and easily drinkable for an imperial stout.


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