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B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout

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Overall: 8.70/10 by 2 dudes

Standard Deviation: 0.06 or 0.69%

Trend: 8.70/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: American Imperial Stout

ABV: 9.40%

IBU: 60

Season: Year Round

Have Another: 100%

1,195 beers rated with a 7.80 average
  • 8.64/10 have another
  • A: 9.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • sDev: 0.69% Color: Black
  • Pours opaque with a thin layer of deep brown foam. No trace of the foam can be found after a few seconds.

    Aroma is predominately oats, dark fruits, and alcohol that pushes back the hairs. Sugary, sweet molasses hits the nose late.

    Taste finishes sweet, brown sugar that stays, coating the mouth. Burnt, almost ashy flavors come late, possibly that black patent. Coffee and alcohol round it out.

    Medium, possibly bigger, mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation. Palate is dried well in the finish.

    This is a tasty brew. It could do from a year or two of cellar time to help mellow. A well crafted beer. Enjoy!
  • Reviewed: Thursday, March 08, 2012 at 22:27:02
  • Tasted: Thursday, March 08, 2012
  • $0.00 for 22 oz. bottle
310 beers rated with a 8.28 average
  • 8.76/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 9.0 | O: 9.0
  • sDev: 0.69% Color: Black
  • Pours black like tar with a thin tan head that quickly melts into a swirl of foam floating on top and clingy to the sides of the glass. Very little lacing.

    The aroma is dark and buttery and sweet. Oats, roasted malts, brown sugars, chocolate and molasses and a bit of alcohol. I nice complex aroma.

    The taste is very similar to the aroma. This bottle is fairly fresh and could use some more time in the cellar as it is a little bit harsh with alcohol. The flavors are dark roasted malts, brown sugars, molasses, chocolate, coffee, and dark fruits. A very complex and tasty brew.

    Medium to big body with medium carbonation. A milky smooth mouth feel. Slightly dry with an oily finish on the palate and a sticky sweetness on the lips.

    An impressive beer with a nice level of complexity in both the aroma and flavor. A little more time in the cellar and this beer would only improve with time. It is a little on the hot side right now, but makes a great sipper! Try one!
  • Reviewed: Thursday, March 08, 2012 at 22:24:46
  • Tasted: Thursday, March 08, 2012
  • $12.99 for 22 oz. bottle
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  • $12.99, 1 serving(s), 22 oz. bottles
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