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Boaks Monster Mash Imperial Stout - Boak Beverage

Boaks Monster Mash Imperial StoutBoaks Monster Mash Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
82
good

165 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 16.07%


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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tpd975

Florida

3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Provided by OHLRangers in the Secret Santa Box.

A: Pours a dark black hue with a very small whispy head. No retention or lace noted.

S: Roasted malt up front with notes of dark chocolate. Coffee can be detected along with a touch green hops.

T: Dark roasted malt mingles with dark fruit in the start. The chocolate and coffee really come out in the middle. Slight bittering hops in the finish.

M: Medium in body, on the flatter side.

D: Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2009 21:49:16 | More by tpd975
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle sampled courtesy of egajdzis. I've also had this from the new label bottle.

Poured a deep brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of earthiness, roast, coffee, and chcocolate. Tastes of earhiness, chocolate, and lighter coffee.

Notes from 2/22/08

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2008 15:37:09 | More by hopdog
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GClarkage

California

3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

09/01/09- Purchased at Buy-Rite Liquors in Plainfield, NJ.

Presentation- 12oz bottle, did not look for freshness info. Poured into a random pint glass.

Appearance- Deep cola colored pour..not quite black though. Smaller, quickly evaporating head..maybe 1/4 inch max. Some minor lace sheeting.

Smell- Heavy on the roasted malts and also a nice bittersweet chocolate nose. Nice aroma.

Taste- Hops come in strong in this brew. In fact they overpower the malt, which is pretty bold as well. Not quite balanced, but a nice chocolate malt backing. Really not much in the coffee area.

Mouthfeel- A bit of a higher carbonation level, but not too much complaints here. Lots of hops in the aftertaste.

Drinkability- Perfectly fine RIS. Hop head would especially enjoy this one. Tasty and would have again if had the chance.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2009 19:46:27 | More by GClarkage
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to mikey711 for dropping this in as an extra in a late fall trade. Always up for an unexplored RIS!

Nice artwork, like the guy with the club. Pours black. Smells very good, an arousing mixture of dark malts, heavy chocolate, & light hops in sweet harmony. Honestly, I haven't smelled that since I held a...no, I can't say it.

Damn! Monster Mash rips up front with some seriously toasted malts that overwhelm the subtle niceties of the nose, as if someone scraped an airplane-sized piece of burnt toast into the mash. Luckily, I like my toast scorched. Underneath the blackened assault are low notes of chocolate & a faint tinge of hops as the beer begins to warm.

Very thick brew, which coats the mouth & leaves the charred malt aftertaste in every crevice. For an RIS, this is in the heavy category...some I delight in having a couple of glasses of, this is too much for more than a single twelve ounce serving.

Very good beer that peaked with the smell, but is kind of all over the board. I'd be curious to see if it smoothed out with age & some of the rough edges might melt away. Promising beer that's already fun to drink.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2009 02:33:54 | More by maximum12
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on nitro-tap at Brass Rail Deli in Campbelltown, PA on 2/25/09.

A - Deeo walnut brown body with mahogany highlights around the bottom and one-finger creamy mocha-colored head that receded into a patchy film and modest lacing.

S - Roasted malt, chocolate and a hefty waft of alcohol comprise the initial aroma, followed by a bit of dark fruit in the back. Hints of iced coffee and black licorice also make appearances.

T - Lots of chocolate flavor initially with hints of roasted malt, coffee and licorice, but really big on the chocolate. Not as much alcohol heat as the nose would seem to imply. Touch of earthy, herbal bitterness in the finish.

M - Thick and robust with a smooth, silky mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes with a mild bitterness on the palate.

D - Dangerously drinkable for such a high ABV Imperial Stout. Monster Mash boasts a pleasant chocolate flavor and a nice creamy nitro mouthfeel.

Serving type: nitro-tap

02-26-2009 02:13:19 | More by ffejherb
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Deep, dark clear brown with ruby highlights. A thick, light tan head reduces just a touch and leaves spotty lace.

S-Baker's chocolate, dark roasted malt and espresso. Nothing overwhelming but solid. More aroma release upon warming.

T-Rich, bitter chocolate with hints of espresso. A finer finish of creamy milk chocolate. A nice combination of bitter and sweet.

M-Medium body and quite smooth but feels just a tad light. Good lingering bitterness.

D-Nice flavours and well hidden alcohol. A solid beer but could use a touch more body to clinch it all together.

Serving type: nitro-tap

07-19-2009 12:03:19 | More by Deuane
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a small snifter late at night, my first from Boak's.

Looking at the bottle Monster Mash was not the darkest stout going in. When it pours, it sports a brown color looking porterish. In the snifter a black stout with a cream colored inch of fluff, nice stick.

Smell is off putting, in a way, it's a stout but the there is this other scent that I can only describe as New Jersey. Other than that your basic chocolate, coffee, vanilla and the like but not really.

Taste is what I would call an uninspired rizz, what happened here? Yeah, monster has stout character but where did the ingredients come from? It's roasted with light chocolate and some coffee sense, but it's not hitting. Not really hitting any vanilla and it could use some more sweetness to bring the taste score up a notch. The metal at the end really does a number on me.

Looking art the stout pour this did not look like the thickest stout, It's not. The body is medium with a very light carbonation. Mash just sort of comes and goes without leaving any disernable qualities, but the metal, yuck!! It needs more kick, not chewy enough to be called a rizz, American stout yes, RIZZ nope. The alcohol is pretty much hidden except for a bite at the end.

All in all this seems like a good effort from a brew comer, but falls short in several area's. Boost up the body, get more flavor in this than monster will be sitting pretty. I drank my 12oz over an hour and I did not enjoy it much, drinkable but not memorable. It scared me, but not in a good way.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2011 02:34:15 | More by BARFLYB
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morimech

Minnesota

2.78/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A big foamy smash after a gentle pour. Took some time in order to get the contents of the bottle into the glass. The head had good retention, leaving heavy lacing. Weak aroma. I pick up mostly alcohol. Faint hints of dark fruit as well. The flavor was disappointing. Mostly solvent flavor. After the first sip I was hesitant to take another. Hints of plums, and chocolate helps elevate the score above failing. Hops are non-existant. The body is just ok. It does have a nice texture. Not a very good example of a RIS. I will not want another.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2010 18:10:53 | More by morimech
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Boaks- Monster Mash Imp. Stout

A- Dark cola brownish black with a small tight foamy head.
S- Sweet malt, cola syrup, and fresh green hops.
T- Sweet corn syrup cola malt with a nice touch of green hops and cocoa powder. Alc. is quite present.
M- Sweet and cloying with a more mild bitter dry finish.

Overall- Just a tad too sweet for me. Alc. is too noticable. A boozy 1 that'll warm you and get you buzzed quickly.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2008 23:38:42 | More by NJpadreFan
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dsa7783

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Single, 12 oz bottle copped from Buy Rite on Oak Tree in South Plainfield for $2.99...
Very impressive, jet-black, ebony hue, with an immense frothy, reddish, tan had that left an immense amount of lacing and exhibited strong staying power...
Powerful, roasted malt aroma bursting with cocoa powder, malts, and mocha nuances...
Powerful, satisfying, rich taste, rendolent with dark, burnt coffee, rich espresso, mocha, latte, and roasted malts...
The strong, satisfying, noticeable cocoa powder essence was strongly noticeable...
Glad that Dan, the head manager at Buy Rite recommended this one to me... An excellent, rich, filling, satisfying, depiction of the style...
Great stuff...
I'm sure that in time, this will eventually be a classic...
Definitely recommended...

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2008 00:21:19 | More by dsa7783
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

another fine brew that Viggo shared. thanks eric!

12oz bottle. sampled nov 7/09.

pours black and pretty opaque with a thin ring of fine tan bubbles. bit of spotty lace.

aroma is great. rich dark chocolate. espresso and coffee. bit of milk chocolate. light alcohol. caramel. toasted multi-grain bread and biscuit. bit of cracker. earthy. bit of light citrus. anise. perhaps a touch of molasses.

taste is ok. slightly ashy roast and a hint of chocolate, but then it just seems to fall apart... the rich chocolate and coffee and nice caramel and malt complexity has almost disappeared. warming alcohol, slightly hot. touch of sweetness, but not in a nice caramel+toffee way. day old cold coffee. lackluster bready character. bit of lagery character - almost bock-like. wow, what a disappointment after the aroma.

mouthfeel is nice. medium-large body. just over medium carbonation with a touch of sting.

drinkability is ok. not very well balanced, and the flavour really leaves much to be desired. a shame that a beer that smelled so good didn't live up to it.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2009 03:46:04 | More by grub
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prototypic

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of csmiley. Thanks, dood!

Monster Mash is a very dark mahogany color. It's nearly onyx, but a few burgundy highlights are noted at the edges. A soft, tan head covers the top. It's about a finger and a half tall and recedes quickly. Lacing was moderate.

The nose is a little underpowered, but is pretty good. It features a nice mix of chocolate and roasted malts. They seem to be equally strong. Coffee is fairly strong in the mix and adds a nice element to the overall smell. Raisin and black licorice are noted, but are secondary, complementary scents. Alcohol is blended well. I'm not getting much at all. Impressive for a 10% beer.

Monster Mash is pretty good beer. It has a nice chocolate/roasted malt base. It's not sweet, but has more of a bittersweet dark chocolate flavor. I like the coffee flavor quite a bit. It comes through loud and clear. It features ancillary flavors of black licorice, anise, light raisin, and molasses. Not bad. There's definitely evidence of a strong hop presence. It still tastes bitter and has a bit of a pine flavor. This bottle has some age on it, so I'm surprised to encounter that. I wish I would've cracked this one a little sooner. I suspect that a stronger hop flavor would warrant a score bump. Alcohol doesn't seem anywhere near the 10% ranger. It finishes roasty and bitter.

The body here feels medium-full with a little warming. It's nice and smooth. Damn near creamy. I'm tempted to pull the '4.5' trigger. Close call, but it's not quite there. Drinkability is above average. Monster Mash has a pretty good flavor and goes down easy, but a single bottle's more than enough. It's deceptively strong.

Monster Mash is my first Boak's beer. It's a pretty good effort. I think it'd be a little better if the malt flavors came through a little stronger. I'd also like a stab at a fresh bottle (while the hops are buzzing). Nonetheless, it's pretty good otherwise. I'm glad I got to try it out. Thanks, Chris.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2010 02:42:02 | More by prototypic
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Crosling

Colorado

3.2/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This ale pours with a dark brown color. It appears black in the glass, with a thin, quickly diminishing tan foam. Nose is heavy roast, dark bakers chocolate, cream, oatmeal and vanilla. Flavor is a touch muted, roasty, dry and bitter. Notes of dark chocolate and roast. Silky. Has some depth to it. Better than expected.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2009 20:19:44 | More by Crosling
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Im sampling this beer at room temp poured into a pint glass. The beer pours a dark cocoa brown with creamy tan head of .5 cm that fades quickly to an edge layer.
Aroma is brown sugar and roast malt with some hits of molasses.
First sip is fairly thick with slightly syrupy texture, body is smooth and silky on the swallo and the beer has almost no carbonation.
Flavor is rich malt with brown sugar and raosted note. Some dark chocolate mixed in the background.
No hops show up on the flavor and even the booze is well hidden for a 10% beer. This is a fairly enjoyable and drinkable Imp Stout. The complexity is a little shallow, but what is in there is tasty stuff.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2010 02:53:23 | More by sulldaddy
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ClockworkOrange

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12 ounce bottle from the first batch with the black and white label. So, a few years old at this point. Uncapped and poured into my shaker glass. The stout appears a deep black color with about an inch of creamy dark ecru colored foam. Nose and flavors consist of a decent amount of roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, grassy hops, molasses, raisins, prunes, black coffee, unsweetened cocoa, some caramel and dark fruits such as black cherries. A good bit better than medium bodied and amply carbonated as well. Pretty tasty overall. I'd pick this one up again. Extra points for being a 10% RIS not sold in a bomber bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2010 05:19:24 | More by ClockworkOrange
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Black body with ruby highlights alnong the edges. Big creamy tan head of myriad micro bubbles beneath a lunar surface. Nice lacing.

Pleasant non-assertive head is heavy on dark fruits, with a licorice finish.

Taste begins with coffee au lait, with hints of chocolate. Dark fruity follow through. Earthy hop bite at the swallow. No sense of alcohol burn.

Thinner and less slick than typical Imperial Stouts. While a minus for mouthfeel that is a plus for drinkability.

Bigger than an Irish stout but less than the typical one botte night cap that are many Imperial Stouts.

A promising beginning from a new brewer.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2008 04:11:55 | More by RonfromJersey
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lackenhauser

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jet black in color-slight cocoa head. Moderate aroma-some roasted malt as well as an inky, somewhat chemical smell to it. Big roasted flavor-borders on a burnt sort of note. Licorice and anise flavors. Very well balanced overall. Great body. Very drinkable and enjoyable beer. Great RIS. Never heard of this brewery-from this I could expect great things.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2008 04:06:17 | More by lackenhauser
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aerozeppl

New York

3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle.

A: Poured black with a half finger of tan head. Some lacing.

S: A weird mix of roast and chocolate with hints of wet hops.

T: Starts off with a weird sweetness that I cannot really pin down. Some hints of chocolate. Get the fresh hops in the taste as well.

M: A little bit creamy. Had this after a serpents stout so maybe I am just wishing it was like that.

D: Very nice beer. Bought with little expectation and it turned out to be a nice solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2008 02:03:14 | More by aerozeppl
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JDV

Texas

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

Bottle in trade with hopdog. Thanks!

Pours a black color with a short lived tan head. Smell is strongly metallic at first, then roasty dark malt. Taste is chalky dark chocolate and is moderately bittered and hoppy. Well balanced for a big imperial stout and the bitter chocolate flavor is nice. Well hidden alcohol and a nice oily body with light carbonation. A bit chalky flavor, but otherwise pretty nice.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2008 21:01:49 | More by JDV
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mentor

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Vferg for providing the bottle. Hard pour nets a tiny tan-brown head over a pitch liquid. No edgings when held to light. Smells anise, chocolate, cherry, clean alcohol, vegetal hops, chocolate, cream, dark caramel, oranges. Complex and interesting.

Tastes smoked grains, strong roast, noticable chocolate, dark nutty, rough hop grassiness. Nicely balanced and complex. Sweet persists despite some drying hops rough, alcohol palate-cleaning, and fine carb that forms on the papillae. Bit of scorch character and nut tannic. Flavors are not melded and the hop grassiness stands a bit rough counter to the rough of the dark grains. This could change with time in the cellar, too bad this is my only bottle. Md body bordering on md-light, due to thinning alcohol. Carbonation is fine and modest, quite appropriate.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2008 10:14:03 | More by mentor
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at Capone's.

A-Pours a dark brown, not as dark as I like in the style.

S-Vanilla, some dark chocolate, some alcohol

T-Some nice caramel and vanilla sweetness in the front and some nice notes of barrel aging. But way too hot in the finish.

M-Nicely rich and creamy.

D-I am not a fan of big boozy finishes so one will do it for me.

HV

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2009 17:10:50 | More by sholland119
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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.1/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle. Pours a dark brown with surpisingly very little head, almost uncarbonated. What head there is is a slight tan that collars around the glass. Smoky, that's what I pick up first when I smell this. I had to go check the bottle to see if this was smoked it had such a distinct smoke nose. Other than the smoke, coffee and dark bitter chocolate make their presence known in the nose. The frist sip is a good medium/heavy mouthfeel. The smoke is more subtle in the taste but is still there along with leather and some sweetness from the malt. Bittersweet chocolate also in the taste. The smoke aroma and taste is not what I expected nor not what I really wanted in my RIS.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2010 12:44:17 | More by kbutler1
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Proteus93

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's nice to have the opportunity to get in some of the locals while on vacation, so I picked one of these up in Philly at The Foodery on my annual beer run away from LBI.

A: Poured a rather thin-looking brown which left me kinda surprised that it ended up being so dark in the glass. It's not totally black, but more of a cola-brown... opaque body with that ring of brown around the top and edges. Head billows up pretty nicely on the pour, an easy two fingers, khaki coloured and bubbly - tiny, tight bubbles, sparkling against the light.

S: A rather rich maltiness, but not that big roasted aroma that might be expected. It has a pretty modest roast scent, paired with a dark fruit that comes across a lot more like a doppelbock than a stout. It's a little odd, though not horrible.

T: Again, it reminds me of a doppelbock in flavour. Malts are not very roasted, no chocolate/coffee like notes, and a dark fruity flavour. Hops pull through, though there seems to be the Cascade citrus which isn't really appropriate for the style.

M + D: It hinted at being thin while it poured and it followed up with just that. Body is about medium, but very light as far as RIS go. An assertive carbonation makes it a little more crisp than it should be, as well. Style-wise, it's pretty off track. As far as a beer goes, it's not undrinkable, but I was rather disappointed all around. It's not one I'd find myself seeking out again.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2010 01:24:14 | More by Proteus93
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joe1510

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle

This "wants" hit comes courtesy of Kegatron, thanks again Heath! Monster Mash is the blackest of blacks. The carbonation is soft and takes a strong pour to produce a small, crackling one finger head. The head fizzles down. To practically nothing but a tiny collar and faint swirls of foam in seconds that does actually leave chunky drink lines down the glass.

The nose shows off fistfuls of dark, overripe fruitiness. There's a crazy candy like note in the nose that is reminiscent of candied orange peels, it oddly fits. A strong, deep roastiness brings up the rear with heavily caramelized sugars. A touch of pine and touch float around in the background. This is a pretty intense stout with a unique nose I keep coming back to.

Handfuls of heavily roasted barley kick things off and even lend some smokiness to the overall flavor. Dark chocolate with a huge cocoa content comes along mid-palate with some of that caramel sweetness. Light pine and the faintest touch of candied citrus bring up the rear but can't compete with the huge roastiness.

The carbonation is on the lighter side and the body is on the heavier which leads to a supremely silky mouthfeel. Each drink is a bit oily and leaves some residue behind on the tongue.

Monster Mash is an easy sipper. The alcohol would get in the way if I was to drink too much but a bottle in a sitting suits me just fine.

I've had my eye on this brew for awhile now. I'm glad I got the chance to try it and would love another bottles to toss in the basement and see how the alcohol does over time. Thanks for the sample, Heath!

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2009 21:01:57 | More by joe1510
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number1bum

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Part of NEPA BC split #19. New label on this one than the picture shown.

Pours a dark brown color, not black and not completely opaque which is a bit surprising for a RIS, with some dark reddish hues at the edges. About two fingers of khaki colored head build on top and leave a pretty good lace and some stick.

Smell is really weak and just not very interesting at all. Some bland roasted malt, a sniff of citrus hops and a splash of alcohol is all. As it warms there is a smoky, woodsy sort of aroma that comes out more, but overall this does not smell very impressive.

Luckily there is a lot more flavor than the smell let on. It's a nice combo of roasted and chocolate malt, with some molasses or brown sugar sweetness, too. There is some earthy, slightly fruity hop flavor. Nevertheless, at first I was thinking that something just didn't taste quite right, but as it started to warm a deep, smoky flavor came out that was very nice and rounded it out a bit. There were some uneven spots where I got a bit of wet cardboard sort of flavor, but overall this is pretty tasty, and the smokiness is nice.

Mouthfeel is on the fuller side of a medium body but still feels lighter than expected at 10%. It's quite creamy and pretty smooth, though, with a soft carbonation.

This is a pretty good, but not great stout. I know this brewery is quite young, and I think this beer is just a bit rough around the edges. Some nice things about this beer, and it shows some great potential, but it's not quite a really good stout just yet. I'd definitely be open to revisiting another batch down the line.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2008 23:11:30 | More by number1bum
Boaks Monster Mash Imperial Stout from Boak Beverage
82 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.