DragonsHead (142) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2007
This beer gives me something to strive for. The closest thing to perfection I have yet to find from a RIS. Pours a beautiful dark black with a dark tan head. wonderful chocolate and oatmeal aromas. The first taste is an experience all it’s own. Truelly heaven. This is the necter of the gods. So far, my favorite RIS. daftwankie (2) - USA - APR 5, 2008 does not count
My current favorite. Incredibly dark and chocolatey. From the same brewmaster that created Thirsty Dog’s Leghumper, another great dark beer. QHopjunky (8) - , Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2008 does not count
Personally, I think this beer is amazing. There are so many good imperial stouts out there, but this one is so well balanced and has the perfect ABV and texture. The flavor is amazing, bitter chocolate, coffee, and an almost biscuit flavor i can’t put my finger on. That is what sets this beer apart from the others, the ability to impart so much flavor while still being easily drinkable. Also, it is cheap...6.99 a bottle is nothing for this beer tommybuckeye (2) - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2008 does not count
AR: If smelling were enough I would be in heaven. Roasted grain, oatmeal, coffee and chocolate.
APP: Thick tan head with beer being dark brown / black. Full body that pours almost as thick as oil.
FLAV: Nice roasted nutty chocolate with slight coffee. Smooth after burn with little alcohol (compared to content).
PAL: Full body with thick creamy mouthfeel.. Definitely a meal in a bottle
OVRL: As soon as you open the bottle, and until the last drop, this is as good as it gets. I’m very lucky to be from the Akron area to have this excellent beer any time. I’ve had some excellent stouts, but nothing comes close to what this has to offer. BubbaMac (6) - Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2010 does not count
I’m not an aficiado (don’t even know for sure how to spell it) but this beer is now my favorite Russian Imperial. Why? ’cause I said so. Damned good stuff
hnblring (3) - USA - NOV 9, 2010 does not count
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.
jakekoch (4) - toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2012 does not count
Pours black like motor oil. Poured out of a growler without much head. Ive had it before with a very dark creamy head, little lacing. Very creamy on the tongue. Starts a little sweet with strong coffee and light nut flavors. Almost a vanilla flavor to it. This is one of the best or the beat beers ive had. Alexus (242) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 22, 2012
Shared 650ml bottle @ Cardinal, Stavanger. As Kim said this evening commenting this beer: "Shut your face! Sit down! Drink! " DominoVixen (17) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2012
Bottle at Cardinal. Pores pitch black, with a dark tan head. Deep rich aroma of coffe and roast. In my opinion the best oatmeal stout in the world!
BajengisKahn (3) - Canton, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014 does not count
This beer is smooth, strong and full of flavor. Deffinetly in the top three imperial stouts I have ever tasted