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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   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!


tectactoe's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 30, 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. Very nice stout from Hoppin’ Frog, another sweet addition to the BORIS series.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (4059) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle shared thanks to Richthevillan at Richs welfare pad. Cheers Rich. Black beer, no head. Aroma is strong dry coffee and chocolate. Taste is dark fruit, chocolate and a lot of roast coffee. Viscous. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (6669) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2016
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark opaque brown pour with a thin tan head, strong coffee aroma, taste has impressive coffee action along with chocolate, hint of vanilla, liquorice. Slick mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5732) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Black. Light coffee aroma and flavor. Heavily roasted malt and good flavor but nothing unusual here, solid beer nonetheless.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alex_leit (2338) - Minsk, BELARUS - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle. Black, coffee foam. Aroma: real coffee, bird cherry, caramel and roasted, whiskey. Taste: coffee, caramel, port wine, wiskey, silky, soft and very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (4242) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Bomber. Cotteridge. Deep, chestnut brown. Skim of tan head. Nose has cocoa. Liquorice. Tar. Dark roast coffee bean. Milk chocolate. Some dark fruit. Some sweet, oaty malts. Hint of vanilla. Taste is coffee bean bitter, with charred wood and brown sugar sweetness. Medium body. Fairly smooth. The coffee is a little harsh and woody, maybe. More roasted, charred coffee bitterness in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sokuzs1 (588) - - SEP 17, 2016
Aroma: coffee, fruity, alcohol, nuts, chocolate Taste: light sweet, light bitter, light sour, coffee, cherry, chocolate, nuts

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
20107589 (722) - randers, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2016
Pour black with a fine brown head. Aroma of coffee caramel, chocolate, and figs. Taste medium bitter medium sweet. Full bodied average carbonation. Soft bitter finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DroolYeast (1057) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2016
Tap @ Basement beer bar Aalborg. Aroma of burnt and roasted malts, dark coffee and chocolate, light boozy. Black with tan head, mostly diminishing. Taste is moderate+ malt bitter and light+ sweet, some alcohol sweetness. Full body, thick feel, roasted malt finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Antonio369 (157) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2016
65 cl bottle, served in snifter glass. Poured black as moonless night with a two finger coffee mocha tan head that dissipated quickly. Aroma: Roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, licorice, vanilla, dark fruit. Taste: freshly roasted espresso beans, dark chocolate, salty licorice, vanilla, dark fruit, oatmeal, whole wheat currant bread, fudge, creme brulee, toffee, haagse hopjes (dutch caramel/coffee treats), raisins, dates, prunes. Such a full, creamy mouthfeel. Full bodied with a long roasted bittersweet finish with loads of roasted coffee beans. Absolutely dilicious!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rubin77 (1033) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 6, 2016
F: thin, brown, quick disappear. C: dark, opaque. A: malt, dark fruits, coffee, chocolate, vanilla. T: roasted malt, coffee prominent, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, full body, lower carbonation, good balanced IS, worth to try, 65cl bottle shared at RBBSG V (2016), many thanks.


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