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RATINGS: 95   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!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (1492) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2288) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Thick black oily pour with a thin dark brown head and minimal carbonation /lacing ..... Aroma of fresh coffee, dark heavily roasted malts, chocolate, sweet sugary vanilla and caramel malts ..... Taste is of sugary vanilla and caramel malts with a very roasted coffee flavor and then a deep bitter dark chocolate .... Has an oily and thick mouthfeel .... With a dry bitter coffee/espresso flavor lingering ... Excellent stuff abv hidden well

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (1198) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (325) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2415) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yorker (1103) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4347) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rasmus40 (10583) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (887) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (3252) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (2836) - 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.

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