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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Boris pours black and opaque like a moonless sky over Siberia. Eight different malts bring a complex aroma and flavor of chocolate, coffee and roasty sweetness. And just in case the winter gets too cold, we brewed this giant spider to 10% abv. So grab you snifter and ushanka and enjoy. ты был укушен


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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zdk (1807) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2012
tap at Bierkraft - mahogany dark pour. Small tan head. Nose is rich malts and touch of espresso. Dark malts sweet decadent candy, toffee and brown sugar. Bubblegum note and chocolate chip cookie dough, milk chocolate shake. Roasty malts. Smooth, creamy body with the perfect level of carbonation. Sweet into the finish with a light piney finish. And a touch of astringency. Beautiful beer... itís like all my favorite stout qualities packed into one gem of a beer. And barely any perceptible alcohol in the taste. Watch out, beertopia, in Soviet Russia, beer drinks spider!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zaxtreme (9) - - APR 10, 2014 does not count
Pours an opaque darkness. Beautiful brown head. Nose is pretty boozy. Definite chocolate notes on the taste. Very malty. Roasty and just dark. Lives up to its name.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2143) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
Growler from Premier Gourmet. Pours an ultra dark brown with modest-sized brown head. Aroma is full of roasted coffee and chocolate, with some nuttiness and a little dark fruit. Flavour is big roasty cocoa, coffee, hints of cherry and nuts. Body is medium-full. Slick mouthfeel. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (2392) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2014
Black with a fine-bubbled brown head. It tastes like a big porter w/ a good amount of roast and bitter, dark chocolate. This seems to drink way lighter than itís 10% ABV would have you think. This is really good but might disappoint some folks looking for a huge stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 5, 2014
draft at Blue Monk, fuller bodied, pitch black pour, chocolate, coffee & roasted malts in both aroma & flavor. Exactly what it should be. big flavors & mouthfeel. nice

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3650) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 12, 2014
22 ounce thanks to Greg. Black pour. Tan head. Rich chocolate tones. A bit creamy overall. Cocoa. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3220) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2014
(draft @ AJís Beer Warehouse - Rochester, NY) Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Light aroma of malt and chocolate with a touch of coffee. Flavor is much the same. Roasted chocolate malts with some coffee. A bit thin at the end and the flavor fades a bit too quickly.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olr1984 (921) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2014
12oz bottle pours dark black with a tan head. Roasted malts and coffee aroma. Taste is the same.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2180) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 5, 2014
A deep dark stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, chocolate malt with vanilla notes, burned caramel. In mouth, a smooth sweet chocolate with licorice, coffee grinds, alcohol. Very nice and smooth

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (2937) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 19, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and caramel. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, caramel, and a bit of alcohol. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazyvin (1860) - New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
On tap a black body with a tan head that had mild retention. Aroma was a mix of citrus hops, roasted malts and alcohol. There were mild hints of cocoa. Flavor seemed to have a mix of roasted malts and grapefruit. There was a sweetness to it and the alcohol was certainly present. Finish was smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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