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Boaks Monster Mash Imperial Stout - Boak Beverage

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169 Ratings
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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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BYOFB

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-02-2013 04:09:45 | More by BYOFB
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a year old bottle, stored at cellar temp in my makeshift beer cellar.

poured a dark brown almost black pour with a finger of tan head which dissipated slowly and left behind nice lacing. smells very sweet, malty, nutty (pecans), oak, raisinets. the flavor is much like the smell at first but then has a slight oxidized off taste kind of giving it a cork flavor in the finish. roasted grains, toffee, nuts, sugary sweet chocolate flavors. the mouthfeel is a bit light for the style, medium body with, again for the style, high carbonation.

this isn't a bad RIS at all, and i'm glad i finally got to drink a bottle. i always see it but skip it since there's a million other things i want to try. had this one in the cellar and decided to go for it. worth trying at the least.. wouldn't mind having this one on tap.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 00:41:39 | More by facundoCNB
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BigN8tion


4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

02-24-2013 18:18:04 | More by BigN8tion
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thomscottson

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.8%

02-13-2013 02:00:46 | More by thomscottson
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tommy2x

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-11-2013 01:26:06 | More by tommy2x
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cvm4

Mississippi

2.89/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours pretty black, doesn't seem thick or viscous but does have a 2 finger tan head.

S - Very light nose... A bit of roasted malts & light licorice.

T - Nondescript, light malts with semi sweet chocolate.

M - Light body with medium carbonation. Needs to be thicker with less carbonation.

O - A bad portrayal of any beer in the class. A RIS should not be like this.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 22:26:57 | More by cvm4
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-30-2013 03:34:59 | More by calcnerd
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-22-2013 04:00:28 | More by Jason1337
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Trrogm

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

01-06-2013 23:33:30 | More by Trrogm
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Conniehophead

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.8%

01-02-2013 14:53:53 | More by Conniehophead
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.9%

12-25-2012 19:41:33 | More by ejimhof
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Tilley4

Tennessee

2.93/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Never heard of this brewery before, so I was glad to receive a bottle in a recent trade...

Lots of anise present in the aromas for sure... smells like a licorice bomb to me... no booze detectable... perhaps hints of chocolate here and there but the main player is the anise... seems overpowering to me... almost like a double apple shisha or something...

The anise doesn't show itself quite as much upon sipping... fairly smooth... dark roasted malts with tinges of anise, some cocoa... pretty straightforward as far as the way the beer tastes... the real disappointment here is the super thin pilsner-like palate... nothing creamy or rich about this at all... seems even thinner than most porters... really hurts the drinkability and makes this beer seem very average at best...

One and done for me... I don't want to be too critical but the palate killed this for me... I couldn't get past it...

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2012 17:18:17 | More by Tilley4
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jnardone235

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

09-03-2012 03:23:25 | More by jnardone235
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.8%

08-18-2012 23:55:49 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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Rojada1988

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.8%

06-24-2012 21:15:11 | More by Rojada1988
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jtierney89

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

didnt know this beer was from NJ! Deep deep garnet color, almost black, with blood red highlights. Good clarity from what I can tell but it's so damn dark. Bug creamy off white head. No idea as to when the beer was bottled.

Kind of dead on the nose with faint charcoal roasted malt and chocolate. Some smoke and anisette.

Taste is kind of the same, extremely subtle. Medium body with good carbonation. Charcoal and thin malts on the front end, followed by roasted malt and some chocolate. No smoke on the palate though. Finishes extremely clean. Smallest touch of detectable alcohol. A little stringy feeling in the mouth.

It's impressive that this things so damn dark and high in ABV yet so damn drinkable yet its overall kind of bland. It's maybe a good intro to Russian Imperial Stouts? Kind Of? Not much bitterness, some, but its pretty balanced.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 23:21:38 | More by jtierney89
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jaybags

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-11-2012 17:16:29 | More by jaybags
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Gww1864

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-03-2012 20:28:31 | More by Gww1864
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jagada

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

05-26-2012 04:25:14 | More by jagada
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-11-2012 01:16:32 | More by thebouch01
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yergermeister

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.8%

04-19-2012 13:43:17 | More by yergermeister
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JTSbeerislife

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Purchased 1/2012 and well stored.

Poured into a Dogfish Head Signature snifter

Pours a nice frothy medium tan colored, 1/2” head, which reduces fairly rapidly to a thin film.
Black, opaque color

The aroma is fairly light, what’s here is some very light malt, faint yeast, and some whole wheat bread. The 10% ABV is not noticeable at all.

Nice crisp entry on the palate followed by light nondescript malt, some very mild dark unsweetened chocolate, and some ale yeast. It doesn’t taste bad, there just isn’t anything here. Medium full mouth feel with good carbonation. No notice of the ABV.

A decent if somewhat short finish of light malt and hints of chocolate.

Even though I have no bottling date info I do not believe this is old or past its prime, I just think it is a very, very average brew. Nothing here to excite or recommend. Even after it warms to 55+ degrees nothing comes out.
If someone gives you one to drink, fine, otherwise I would pass on this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 00:46:10 | More by JTSbeerislife
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instein


3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-06-2012 15:45:44 | More by instein
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SLeffler27

New York

3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Builds a huge, three inch, beige, frothy head after some cascading action in a Rohrbarh’s pint glass. The stout itself is black walnut while the head stands tall long through the session, leaving ample lacing.

This one is less bold than I had hoped for. There is some caramelized sugar with grassiness and a hint of bitter chocolate in the background.

The malt ranges from roasted to burnt and is fairly balanced with sweetness. Bitterness comes through in the finish. Overall, this has similar flavors to cold, black coffee and what one imagines to be cigarette ash.

A watery texture with medium body and soft carbonation. There is a mild astringency and lower alcohol than anticipated.

This one might pair well with a cigar or beef stew. It is short of the standard set by so many other examples of this style.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 12:13:55 | More by SLeffler27
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.8%

02-04-2012 14:17:52 | More by muskiesman
Boaks Monster Mash Imperial Stout from Boak Beverage
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