drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2012Sammy (12091) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2017
Boris pours a pitch black color with a small tan head. Bubbles shoot up from the bottle to the top of the glass. The smell on this beer is pretty damn nice. I was impressed from the start. It has a lot of the same characteristics of a lot of the RIS out there. Nice cocoa smell up front, small amount of coffee, dark fruits, and alcohol. I would of love more of a coffee aroma here but overall nice aroma.
Taste doesn’t exactly match the greatness of the aroma but it’s still very nice. Roastiness comes through more here with the chocolate, coffee, and dark fruits rounding out the taste. The alcohol in this beer is pretty well hidden for being 10%. None of the ingredients really take each other over. Pretty damn balanced from start to finish.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, slick, coats the mouth. Carbonation is fairly high here. There’s a pretty big bitterness.
Bottle from Premier Gourmet from a couple years back. Thick malt and roast, more sweet than bitter but still bitter. Nothing outstanding in aroma, would have liked a good roast and coffee nose. A solid beer though more middle of the pack in this great category. fonefan (48622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 3, 2017
back (2126) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 1, 2017
Bottle 12fl.oz. @ [ Morten minus Peter Tasting ].
[ As Spider Bite Boris the Spider ].
Clear dark brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, sweet malt. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, chocolate, roasted, dark malt, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
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Oile Patrickctenchi (6550) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2017
Pours black with a dark tan head.
Chocolate, tobacco aroma.
Flavour is bitter, roasty chocolate malt, over-cooked coffee.....and grounds.
Slight alcohol and ash bittering.
Very good. tapefuzz (470) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2017
12oz bottle. Pours black-brown with a minuscule tan head. Aroma is boozy with coffee and chocolate. Taste is chocolate with coffee, vanilla, and a little roast. Light sweetness. Bitter, roasty finish. Full body. Moderate carbonation. Thick, sticky mouthfeel.
shrubber85 (11324) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle. Coffee, chocolate/roasted barley malt and dry hay aroma. Oil black with nice brown head. Moderately sweet latte, chocolate malt, and moderately bitter herbal hay flavor. Nice body and balance. Tasty. Dogbrick (12912) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Sample at GABF 10/08/2016, thanks to my sis for assistance with note-taking. Inky black color with a medium tan head that diminishes gradually. Small patches of lace. Malt, chocolate and coffee aroma. Full-bodied with flavors of charred malt, coffee and fudge. The finish is roasty with a malt and coffee aftertaste. Pretty good overall. bulldogops (2490) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 24, 2016
Rating #2232 - 2015.12.08 - Bottle #8 in the 2015 Craft BeerAdvent Calendar Beautiful dark brown pour with a fairly foamy tan head with mild lacing. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, espresso. Taste is bubbly mouth feel, bold earth and coffee layered with hints of vanilla and chocolate. Decent earthy, roasty bitterness rounds out a superb IS. dfinney23 (3248) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2016
Imperial stouts are a tough category since even the average are quite good. This one is better than average while still failing to rise above the crowd. Chocolate and coffee, not too sweet. Delicious but not exceptional. SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2016
Ce liquide noir me semble assez visqueux lorsque versé dans ma tulipe. La tête brune accompagne les premières gorgées. Au nez, les malts noirs fument légèrement tandis que se dégage des parfums de réglisse, de chocolat et de torréfaction. Au goût, l’alcool vient arrondir le jeu malté. Cacao, réglisse, céréales rôties forment un trio appréciée par mes papilles. En bouche, le corps liquoreux et velouté s’enroule autour de ma langue et l’envoûte. En finale, le cacao riche est frappé par une amertume de grains torréfiés et par une petite chaleur qui réveille les sens.