RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Boris pours black and opaque like a moonless sky over Siberia. Eight different malts bring a complex aroma and flavor of chocolate, coffee and roasty sweetness. And just in case the winter gets too cold, we brewed this giant spider to 10% abv. So grab you snifter and ushanka and enjoy. ты был укушен

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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2012
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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11880) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (2321) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (2965) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (5270) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tmalaher (232) - Calgary, CANADA - MAY 19, 2016
Dark dark dark. Fine foam, but not too much. Complex flavour. Very nice stout, with added oomph from extra alcohol

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MacBoost (1782) - Penfield, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Drunk. Thin. Black. Roast. Astringent. High carb. Chugs easy. Put down 24oz in a few minutes. Buzzed quick.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2586) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2016
deep dark with mocha head. thick in the body and with dense foam sensation. satisfying with rye, hop and smoke like meat broth is in there. some cocoa and sweetness. alcohol apparent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobBestwick (855) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
From a bottle. Roasted coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Pours jet black in colour with a small rusty brown head. Taste is like an espresso with notes of dark chocolate and nuts. Thick and medicinal in texture with some warming alcohol feeling. Nicely balanced finish. Good stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thb (810) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 22, 2016
Pours thick. It even sounds thick. Inky black with dark brown head. Smells promising. Boozy chocolate, dates, toast. Have a sip and you get similar - with perhaps a lean towards the toast end of the spectrum. Quite bitter start to finish, which balances the hefty backbone. Good, but would prefer with one more layer of flavour after the toast. Mouthfeel is luscious, but a bit hot. Finish is almost...spicy? Bonus points for coming in 355 ml bottles. A bomber would be ridiculous.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (1008) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle. Black viscous appearance. Thick chocolate covered head with good lasting power, great looking stout. Aroma is dark fruits, ash, and coffee. Taste is roasted malts, burnt brown sugar, with a bitter roast finish. Really well balanced imperial stout, nice amount of complexity without being over the top.


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