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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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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   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tricksta_p (3371) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2016
From tap at Basement Beer Bar, Aalborg. Aroma is rich dark roasted malt, shitloads of espresso, coffee beans, lots of chocolate, touch of liquorice, some vanilla. Flavour is medium sweet and moderate roasty bitter. Body is full and creamy. Fantastic Imperial Coffee Stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (14057) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2016
Tap at ØST 230716.Black colour with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Flavour is is roasted malt, alcohol, coffee, chocolate, licorice. Full body. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (5333) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 21, 2016
22 ounce bottle. Pours black with a decent tan head. Aroma of coffee, malt, and chocolate. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, sweet chocolate, and some vanilla. Well balanced. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (11920) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2016
Pitch black light brown head.roadyed malts faint flowery notes. Very mellow. Woody sawdust aroma. Flavor is roasted malty dry woody slightly syrupy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aarslew (36) - - JUN 8, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2016 Bottle from Flask. Pours black with a frothy nutty/tan head that disappears. Aroma of fresh roasted coffee, malts, chocolate, caramel. Taste is sweet with a slight bitterness. Maybe a bit smoked. Sticky body. Medium-low carbornation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SeniorZozo (1167) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 2, 2016
Tap @ Hopaholic Budapest. pours dark black with a thick tan head, chocolate and coffee aroma, taste is slightly sweet, coffee, mildly bitter with a very smooth finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scrumpy369 (448) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 31, 2016
On tap at hopaholic. Black colour no head. Nose of coffee. Taste is also dominated by coffee, with some booze. Slight ash. Aftertaste is like i had a nice espresso.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (2978) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2016
Keg at Craft Beer Co, Covent Garden, London. A black coloured pour with a medium tan head on top. Roasty, malty, coffee, caramel aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, coffee, caramel. Rich, smooth and tasty Imperial stout from Hoppin Frog, coffee is just right.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12247) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2016 Keg at Craft Holborn. It pours jet black with a thick tan head. The aroma is rich, roasted malt, big coffee character, creamy, chocolate, toast, hint of dark fruit and dull vanilla perhaps. The taste is smooth, rich roasted malts, freshly ground coffee, chocolate, coffee cake, some alcohol warmth, toast, burnt treacle and fudge with a slick finish. Medium - full body and moderate, foamy carbonation. Great coffee character and balance. Dangerously drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (6196) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
Keg at CBC CG, London. It pours a pitch black color with a mocha colored head. Aroma is sweet boozy with light coffee notes alongside big vanilla, raisins and caramel. Taste is also sweet and boozy with more notes of caramel, raisins, toffee, alcohol kick, light espresso and vanilla. Full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, quite boozy

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