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RATINGS: 1520   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Boris pours black as night with dark tan head the aroma is sweet and a little alcoholic. Taste is deep and heavy with a fairly heavy roast, a bit much on the oatmeal. Slight smoke with rounded sweet barley turns into berries and a roasted hoppy finish, dry grass and a bit of lemon. A little very bitter chocolate followed by a more sweet finish. Overall it is a crushing beer on palate but not a stand alone on the ris side. Ends with an awkward bitter between the hops and grain, not a true balance of flavors. Good for sure, but i would def like to try the barrel aged, it would possibly work better. Coffee would be awesome with this as well.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jaceks21 (118) - Zgorzelec, POLAND - DEC 27, 2016
Mocno kawowy zarówno w aromacie jak i smaku. Piana gruba, która jednak szybko opada. Czarne i nieprzejrzyste. Odpowiednio palone, czekoladowo i kawowo. Odrobina kakao i wanilii również się pojawia. Bardzo pijalne jak na imperialnego stouta, alkohol ledwie wyczuwalny. Bardzo dobre piwo.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jokestereo (337) - SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2016 Pours pitch black with a thin line of tanned head. Aroma; Roasted malt, milk chocolate, vanilla, coffee, licorice, dades and ash. Flavours; Coffee, licorice, milk chocolate, dades, vanilla and a smokey touch in the end.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MelvinKalksma (1227) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2016

Aroma:
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, vanilla, chocolate, mocha, roasted malts and coffee.

Appearance:
Opaque black beer with a slight/medium brown/dark brown beer.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, vanilla, chocolate and mocha; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts and coffee.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Great at everything. More daring than I expected, great roasted malt flavours. The head disappears quickly, but it still looks great and it benefits the aroma.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (3919) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Shared bomber viscously poured to snifters, displaying a black/brown hue, a presentable layer of brownish tan head froth, and spots & strands of foamy lacing. The nose was highly roasted, cocoa, light woodiness & malt that combined to produce a subtle freezer burn scent, with hints of cookie/vanilla wafer. Full bodied, with soft carbonation, and light creaminess to the mouthfeel, the taste was somewhat similar, creating a nice blend with the addition of light, syrupy sweetness, and roasted & earthy bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gluepot (529) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2016
A dense, low tan head on a near black body. The nose is fresh ground coffee, cocoa and roasted malt. Well deserved high ratings. Taste profile features nicely roasted malt, coffee, milk chocolate, rich dark berries, toffee, a hint of vanilla and an underlay of citrus hops. Above average density and viscosity, probably from the oatmeal, Great blend, sustains well. A real keeper

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlazerT (745) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - NOV 3, 2016
Bottle 0,75 cl. Bottled 2012. Teku. Pitch black with small to medium, thick, light brown head. Poor head retention and average lacing. Pretty strong roasted malts aroma, fudge brownie, pure cocoa nibs, medium vanilla and lightly coffee and dark fruits notes - plums, raisins, also lightly molasses. Taste is medium bitter and medium-dry, both intensifies thru degustation. After beer becomes warmer you can feel something like roasted malts liquere based on cocoa nibs. I’ve opened the fresh organic cocoa balls form Caribbean and the nose is similar ;) Lightly booze notes are noticeable. Some rate this as semi-sweet, but I won’t agree - there is maltiness, which mainly comes from oats and that makes this beer potentially sweet. Full bodied, thick and oily texture, soft carbonation, finish is roasted, semi-dry with oats accents. Lightly ABV warming. In general above average RIS - roasted, based on oats with strong cocoa notes, but I don’t think it deserve note over 4.0 Why ? The ABV is noticeable in nose and palate, solid roastiness, nice cocoa notes, but that do not makes it extraordinary.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werckmeister (2504) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 22, 2016
0,66l bottle at a party from trade with lordrakos. Did not find a BB date. black colour, small coffee colored head. smells of licorice, light sherry, spices, earthy notes. nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, oily mouthfeel. tastes of licorice, sherry, spices, earthy notes, some caramel, marzipan, nutty. finishes lightly dry with notes of licorice, marzipan and some sherry notes. good but expected a bit more, has some oxidation notes, so possibly could have been a bit fresher. overall still quite good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
piwnepodroze (479) - POLAND - OCT 12, 2016
Dla mnie to doskonały imperialny stout. Browar z Ohio proponuje BORIS’a, co jest skrótem od Bodacious Oatmeal Russian Imperial Stout. Nie dość że owsiany, to jeszcze wspaniały. Piwo sprawia wrażenie niesamowicie gęstego i oleistego, a pierwsze łyki szybko pokazują, że to nie tylko wrażenie (25,3° Plato). W aromacie walczą ze sobą gorzka czekolada, lukrecja, kakao i suszone owoce. W smaku pojawia się bardzo wydatna paloność, intensywna suszona śliwka, a cały czas nie opuszczała mnie gęsta czekolada. Piwo jest pełne, nisko wysycone i mocno goryczkowe. Jest jednocześnie bardzo złożone, ciekawe, a wraz ze swoją gładkością niesamowicie pijalne.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (1605) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2016
Dégustée en compagnie de Randy. Le liquide est bien noir et coule plutôt légèrement dans mon verre. En s’y déposant, il y forme une mousse brune bien agréable à regarder avant qu’elle ne s’effondre en quelques secondes. Un stout qui en effet est bien léger, tant au nez qu’en bouche. Présence d’alcool indéniable, de café fort, dr malts chauffés et de chocolat noir. Ces mots peuvent sembler lourds et durs mais l’ensemble est très léger et bien dosé. Délicate amertume en mi-palais alors que le liquide tapisse ma bohche d’une pellicule soyeuse. Plutôt courte sans être sèche, un stout sans prétention qui se boit aisément.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (2233) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2016
Tap. Pours pitch black with a thick dark brown head. Aromas of heavy roasted coffee, chocolate, dates, licorice, ash. Taste is roasted, burned wood, coffee, dark bitter chocolate, raisins and dates.


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