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RATINGS: 1529   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
g_georgiou (562) - CYPRUS - NOV 14, 2013
Really dark body with a brown head. Did not last long. Dark chocolate and coffee aroma. I think I can smell some carob in there too. Taste is chocolate and coffee again. Creamy and smooth. I like it.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2013
FROM NOTES: August 27, ’12. From a 22 ounce bomber into a snifter. A: Lots of roasted malts up front. Hints of coffee, sweet molasses, and a touch of milk chocolate. A slight hoppiness finishes it off. A: Pours a thick motor oil black with a thin, deep brown chocolate head that quickly fades into minimal lacing. T: Coffee at first, followed by chocolate and subdued oatmeal notes. A slight alcohol burn shows up in the finish. P: Full-bodied mouthfeel, thick and rich. O: A fine R.I.S. but the flavors don’t stand out as particularly interesting or special, though they are pleasant in their own regard. The alcohol stands out a bit too much.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
annunz123 (957) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Strong, malty aroma, with molasses, pipe tobacco, raisins, and some alcohol. Bittersweet flavor with coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and raisins. Roast coffee bitterness and a fair amount of alcohol in the finish. Not for everyone--it’s named "The Crusher" for a reason--but a fine choice for a cold night.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2013
2012 bottle at home - Marshmallow nose, chocolate and roast, Yeti Like, Char and Smoke, Wood, Medium Body with a semi dry finish, freaking delicious.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1304) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Poured from big bottle. Aroma of toasted malt, dry cocoa, licorice, honey. Stout black with ridiculously dark tan head. Cocoa and oat flavor with licorice, honey, raisin and just a wee bit of alcohol. Creamy, smooth feel - they must have used tons of oatmeal for this to be so drinkable. Well done.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SaintMatty (7228) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2014
Draught (Pipes of Scotland)- Black with a foamy tan head. Cocoa, liquorice and coffee in the aroma. Roasted and chocolatey taste with coffee, plain chocolate and liquorice detected. Smooth and easy to drink.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2014 Bottle: thanks, Mike! Black body, no light getting through this one... Good looking, deep leathery mocha cap on top that leaves nice webs of lacing behind & easily foams back up with a swirl of the glass. Lovely aroma with roasty cocoa nibs, milk chocolate, faint licorice, some dark currants, burnt brown sugar, & rich fudge cake. Robust, decadent, & sweet, yet controlled. Taste has lots of creamy, roasted oats with mounds of bittersweet chocolate, brown sugar, & a touch of black coffee beans. A slight prune/licorice bite in the finish with an aftertaste coating dominated by bitter dark chocolate & roasted oats. Nice, relatively thick, mostly creamy body. Wow! Wasn’t expecting much from this, as many other Hoppin’ Frog offerings have let me down, but this was a great imperial stout... One that I would definitely buy again & again if it were available locally!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (3755) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2014
Pours black with a low mocha head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, hazelnuts, slight vanilla. Taste is chocolate, espresso, honey, brown sugar, slight vanilla. Great! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Shared at a bomber tasting. Appearance: dark brownish red color, clear, small brown head. Aroma: chocolate, slight roast, minimal coffee notes. Palate: Full body, smooth oily texture, drying finish. Taste: malty sweet with light hoppy bitter finish. Overall, perhaps one of the best done imperial stout according to style I have had. Fairly simple, but done so well and so smooth that you almost forget about that.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Concealer (1243) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2014 Tap at hops and pie. Dark ruby brown with a thin chocolate brown head. Aromas of dark fruit, raisins, plum, chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, light oats and light vanilla. Flavor is the same, complex. Starts out sweet with a slightly bitter roasted malt and coffee end. Full bodied, smooth and a bit velvety.


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