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RATINGS: 134   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!


b33r's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (707) - 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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (3694) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2015
Dark beer with an attractive cascading brown head. Enticing nose of code bean and chocolate. This is definitely a coffee beer. Lots of dark caramel and toffee sweetness with bitter coffee bean and dark chocolate flavors. The finish is like caramel coffee. Very nice addition to a great stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (4287) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours slightly opaque black with a medium dark brown head that dissipates fairly quickly with good lacing. Aroma is coffee, ashtray, roast, cocoa. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter, coffee - a bit stale perhaps - ashtray, cocoa, molasses. Light acidity. Medium body, creamy. Very coffee forward.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (7068) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle - Lots of dark roast coffee and molasses with a touch of burnt notes. Jet brown with a decent brown head. Coffee bitterness and dark roast with some dark malts. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (5148) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2015
Bomber: shared with Iluvatarmilan in a Chouffe glass at 13 degrees Celsius: Pitch black with a brown head. Aromas of coffee, coffee roast, roast, malt roast, hint of marzipan, deep, dark and black! Flavours of coffee, coffee roast, coffee beans, mocha, some chocolate, dust (like pepper dust), bitters, some cacoa... Nice stuff! Aftertaste is a mix of coffee, roast, coffee roast, bitters... Low carbo, creamy thick close to silky mouthfeel, close to full bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1524) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2015
On tap at Local Option. Poured black with dark tan head. Aroma full of roasted coffee milk choc. Light carb med bod. Tastes pretty bitter light resin hop charred malt coffee bean.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (8910) - Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Draft. Dark pour, Coffee in the nose, flavor is peppery with coffee, green pepper note fades as you go, crisp and dryer coffee stout..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3573) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2015
Black colour, tan head. Aroma of coffee, espresso, caramel, roasted malts. Coffee flavour, light milk, quite sweet. Finish coffee, and then BORIS is coming out.
(from draught @ CBC green session, Copenhagen 2014. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2682) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle. Black pour. Aroma of burned coffee and malt. Taste is smooth, with milky coffee, roasted malt and a little cacao and vanilla. Velvety round and gritty mouthfeel. Very sophisticated and tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerardgathier (511) - - JAN 17, 2015
Heavy too overwelming coffee aroma, but taste is nice and balanced. Great coffee stout.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gowdy (851) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2015
Taste from a bottle at FyneFest. Quite tasty. Very dark black colour. Some head, but not too much.


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