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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
BORIS the Crusher made with coffee from the Hippie Coffee Company in Canton, OH. Freshly roasted coffee flavor and aroma add satisfying levels of complexity to this robust stout, perfectly complimenting its intense, rich roasted character. Cold infusion with whole coffee beans keeps the bitterness low and the flavor high!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Kevin! Oily black pour, pretty thick looking with some deep tan edges & a small, silky mocha film resting on top. Aroma is full of burnt, oily coffee beans & spent coffee grounds... Intensely heavy coffee aroma with a backing of roasted malts & a little back-end bitter cocoa dust. Taste reminds me of a more tame, non-barrel version of BCS coffee with the big, oily, thick, deep, roasty coffee bean presence, obviously without the bourbon & wood. Roast, burnt brown sugar, mild ash, a touch of astringency, a slight milkiness in the finish that collides with a hint of bitter malt. Medium bodied, not as thick as I’d imagine. Very nice stout from Hoppin’ Frog, another sweet addition to the BORIS series.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gebels (80) - Gdańsk, POLAND - APR 24, 2017
In nose vannila and coffee, a bit of chocolate scents. In taste full body, chocolate coffee and coffee sourness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (6598) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 20, 2017
Aroma is coffee, dark malts and a mild hints of chilies and vinous. The flavor is coffe, dark malts, dark fruit, mildly sweet in the middle and a mix of acidity, chocolate and warming alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svartvit (409) - NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2017
Bottle shared at the Uiltje bar, Haarlem during the Koffie/Thee share. Pours black with a tan head. Mild espresso, vanilla, chocolate. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Over medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
c0fein (607) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 14, 2017
650ml bottle from Beergium.com Kotkankadun Tasting

Deep black with beautiful tiny tan head. Lot of fresh coffee, chocolate, roastiness. Good coffeebomb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jashiu (933) - Gdańsk, POLAND - MAR 25, 2017
Bottle shared @Pułapka, Gdańsk

Great coffee aroma, a fresh breakfast coffee, nor too strong add not sour. Taste is dry and a bit coffee sour. Very drinkable. Medium body

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VamboladeTolly (1876) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 24, 2017
Bottle. Pours dark brown with small brown head. Aroma: fresh raw coffee beans with teir bitterness, hay, chilly, dark chocolate. Taste: medium sweet with upcoming bitterness, roasted coffee beans, hay, chilly. Full body. Soft carbo. Bitter finish. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jookos (6238) - FINLAND - MAR 16, 2017
bottle. black. cold, but still lovely intense smooth dark malty roasty, soft sweet coffee beany nose. some vanilly, sweetness just balanced and right. full bodied, super easy for the abv. coffee, the slight salty roasty kind, fresh french. will try to report back as it warms up, but right now it’s behaving extremely well. haven’t had this smooth an impy since the yetis.

update: didn’t change much. didn’t get overly hot or oily, remained drinkable, smooth, with a slight sugary bite. real nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (3870) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle (from beergium). Pours black with dark brownish head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is roast, coffee, sweetness, malt. Flavor is sweet and bitter, coffe, burnt roast, malt, massive dark chocolate. milky notes. Finish is dark chocolate bitter. Overall: good, but I prefered the regular version. The burnt/over roasted coffee notes are something i don’t like (see also for example Pőhjala Must Kuld Columbia).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MelvinKalksma (1414) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2017

Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, chocolate, mocha, roasted malts and coffee.

Opaque black beer with a medium dark brown head.

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

This beer is intense, complex and balanced. The aroma is close to not being there at all. Amazing appearance though. The flavour is insane, with loads of chocolate, mocha and coffee. God, I love coffee stouts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cristobal37 (1009) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 11, 2017
On tap at Hopaholic Budapest. Black coffee aroma. Silky sweet with bitter coffee. Nice and satisfying even if big bodied and filling. Really cool.

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