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RATINGS: 1518   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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BORIS stands for Bodacious Oatmeal Russian Imperial Stout and it will crush you like no other stout! Named for its intensely deep roasted and full bodied flavor and extreme weight of barley used to make it,BORIS The Crusher will crush your taste buds under its intense flavor and full body.

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4.3
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2008
Pours thick black with dense tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, citrus hops, some licorice. Flavor of dark chocolate and roasted barley, coffee, vanilla, oatmeal. Flavor is nice and bold. Nice use of bittering hops to balance dark chocolate, espresso, sweet molasses and oatmeal. Nice roasty finish. Full-bodied without much in the way of carbonation. Marvelous.

4.2
rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
Draught at Hop Devil, NYC. Black color, small brown head. Chocolate cocoa, and licorice aroma, some viol. Licorice flavor, malty, chocolate, barley, cocoa, milky notes, viol, some bitter grassy notes, some saly. Long dry chocolate finish. Soft and smooth.

4
thornecb (6062) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head recedes to hug rim leaving no lacing. Chocolate and alcohol aromas. Metallic aromas. Tingly chocolate upfront with light body and a lasting cocoa-espresso finish.

4
wickedpete (636) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Thanks to Mike for this one. Body is black and forms a small layer of brown bubbles on top when poured. Aroma similar to powdered chocolate along with some licorice. Flavor has many layers of different bitter roast from the beginning through to the finish. Bittersweet chocolate is also present. Nice smooth body without much alcohol noticeable.

3.9
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2008
pitch black with tan head that quickly dissipates. very thick and smooth mouthfeel with little carbonation. flavor is of chocolate and roasted malt with a strong alcohol character that provides nice depth. a rather dry finish with no discernable hop flavor outside the slight bittnerness. a very nice beer that has no obvious faults. the bitter chocolate aftertaste is very nice

4.6
dchmela (3084) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2008
Thanks to Acknud for hooking me up with this. Shared with Ian. Pours motor oil black with a thin tan head. If you roll it around in the glass, you can see how thick it is by the way it coats the glass. Aroma is Coffee, oatmeal, chocolate malt, and hops all rolling around in there. Taste is an explosive mix of thick bitter hops, roasted grains, and chocolate all smoothed out by the oatmeal. Finishes with a nice chocolate hop aftertaste. I really like this as an after dinner type drink, but it was a bit much for my friends.

4.1
Strykzone (7659) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2008
What a great name and an even better beer! Boris is a BIG beer in every way and offers delights for all the senses. It was smooth, chocolaty, malty, coffee, and just damn good.

3.8
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Bottle purchased at Julio’s on the drive up for the EBF. Poured into a snifter; a very dark brown/black with a medium to dark brown head. Looked good. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, oats and heat bar. Very oaty in terms of flavor. Bordered on being thin and/or watery. Moderately sweet and bitter. Didn’t like it as much as the recently tried Sexual Chocolate. I think I am just getting tired of Imperial Stouts and more extreme beers in general.

3.9
shadey (2166) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2008
22oz bottle from 2007. Maybe a little less than a year old. Poured into a large snifter the color is a glossy black with a dark tan head that quickly reduces to clumps of dark tan bubbles floating on the surface. The aroma is chocolate and coffee, but it leans heavily to the sweeter chocolate notes. The flavor is similar. There is the roasty character that sorta resembles mild coffee, but the sweeter side prevails. Its big, but it is definitely oatmeal stout in character. The body actually comes across a bit thin, but that may be more due to the age. The body is creamy though, so I’m still impressed for this high of alcohol. Quality stout, but I’m not wowed enough to push this into the 100 percentile.

4.2
explosivebeer (36) - Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2008
BORIS poured black as oil and produced a nice brown head. It had some great banana esters and a solid, creamy body. Generally, it was a delicious beer and I wish it was more readily available on the west coast. It is nearly on the level of great local San Diego offerings like Speedway Stout and Old Viscosity.


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