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Boaks Monster Mash Imperial Stout - Boak Beverage

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BA SCORE
82
good

169 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 15.79%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Lupe on 02-28-2008)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm a BIG FAN of Russian Imperials. This one is drinkable, but on the disappointing side. It pours just about pitch black, with very little head. I assume this is largely because of the high ABV. For those who care about lacing, it does deliver.

The smell is... well, it seems kind of subdued. A hint of chocolate maybe. Smells also a bit like very dark chocolate - a bit acrid.

The taste is fairly true to the smell. Dark chocolate is more pronounced - the bitter kind of dark chocolate. For people who are looking for complexity, you may not find it here. The high ABV is reasonably well hidden, for those to whom that matters.

Mouthfeel is decent, if you like the feeling of a brew coating your tongue with bitterness.

This is not a bad brew! It's a sipper, not just because of the 10%, but because of the strong dark chocolate bitterness. It is very difficult, in fact, to drink more than a little bit of this at a time. That's not a bad thing, necessarily.

I am still sipping on this, and it does grow a bit on me as it warms a little. This has caused me to up my ratings by a bit.

Overall, I am glad I tried this ale, but I doubt that I would go out of my way to get it again.

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A: dark brown liquid... ample tan head, sort of creamy/glossy, killer retention and lace... absolutely terrible bottle label - did his kid draw that?

S: earthy, lightly floral/perfumy hops trying to poke through the curious soft roasty aromas (faint coffee, faint molasses... big malty foundation... all-in-all subdued though

T: darn malty at its core... mellow roast rising up midway, taming the malt a bit, but not exactly balancing it... firm, but super-polished bitterness sticks around... mildly bittersweet... the alcohol is damn near silent... not exactly 'stout' - more like a strong porter?

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O: surprisingly good for what it is... wasn't expecting much... decidedly American stout flavors, however, strangely easy-drinking for 10%... great for the value!

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Boaks Monster Mash Imperial Stout from Boak Beverage
82 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.