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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   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!

b33r's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (794) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Draft: Dark brownish black color with medium brown head and no lacing. Aroma has rich cocoa malts and coffee notes. Flavor has bitter coffee and roasted cocoa malts. Okay overall but the added coffee makes it a little less smooth and balanced than Boris.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShivanDragon (2791) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2016
Fles gedeeld @Benzai’s Carnaval Tasting.
zwart met fijne bruine kraag. aroma van koffie en chocolade en mout. smaken zijn redelijk tot zwaar zoet, chocolade, behoorlijke koffie maar niet in een vervelende manier, alcohol, geroosterde en gebrande mouten, smooth, enorm gebalanceerd met de koffie en chocolade, volle body, lage co2, uitstekende irs

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (6170) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle @ Benzai’s crazy carnaval, small sample. Dark color, short creamy head. Huge coffee, dark choc, espresso. Big big coffee in taste as well, coffee bitterness. Velvety texture. Nice coffee ris.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchDrebus (5275) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle @ benzai’s carnaval. Pitch black colour with a small to medium sized light brown head. Smells coffee, roasty, dark chocolate. Tastes chocolate, roasty, coffee, moccha. Full body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (352) - SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2016
A: Pitch black with a small nougat coloured head that disappears right away. N: Coffee, oak, liqourice, tar, ash T: Coffee, chocolate, ash, milk chocolate O: Very nice balanced coffee stout! Love it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7789) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2016
65 cl bottle @ home
Aroma has sweet mocha tones and licorice. Flavour has jalopeno-like vegetables, mocha, licorice and truffles. Also salty licorice and ash. Good, but I’d expect more from a BORIS. At the end of the glass the salty licorice takes over too much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (5603) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2016
650ml bottle from Firma-Bier

Pours pitch black with a smooth white head. Aroma of roasty malts, coffee, hints of sweetish notes, chocolate, cocoa and vanilla. Taste is smooth, roasty and chocolatey with loads of coffee, hints of mocha, licorice and espresso. Finish is quite roasty and sweetish with some coffee, licorice and chocolate notes. Okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (8468) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2016
65 cl bottle.
Pours pitch black color with a small beige head. Roasted malts and dark chocolate on the aroma, coffee, espresso, some cocoa and vanilla notes. Flavor is chocolaty, roasty malty, mild brown sugar notes, caramel malts and espresso. Hops are mild, velvety palate. Very nice, though the coffee has turned towards vegetables already.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bp (847) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle: 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
karpik (307) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - FEB 1, 2016
Freshly grinded coffeee in aroma, some roasted malts and chocolate in the background. Pours pitch black with small tan head, medium body. Taste is similar to aroma, alcohol is perfectly hidden. Overall very nice and easy to drink stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gr_pa (193) - siemianowice, POLAND - JAN 30, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2016 Boack, small tan head. Aroma: coffee dominates, heavy roasted coffee, some sweetness. Heavy body, medium sweetness. Flavour: lots of coffee again. Coffee opposes sweetness and makes it quite drinkable. Balanced.

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