Boaks Monster Mash Imperial Stout | Boak Beverage

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Boaks Monster Mash Imperial StoutBoaks Monster Mash Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boak Beverage
New Jersey, United States
boaksbeer.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Lupe on 02-28-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
189
Reviews:
118
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
15.41%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
8
For Trade:
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3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Uncledoobz
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roberto11232
2.88/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Really wish i could find the date on this bottle. Taste nothing like any stout i had before. The appearance and taste are just off.

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Photo of whatname
3.61/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tobelerone
3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesK
3.02/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.39/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz. bottle into a Cigar City snifter.

Pours a rich, 1.5 finger cream colored head with excellent retention. Beer is pitch black and opaque but a bit on the thin side. Lacing is spotty and stringy with good stick. Pretty nice.

Nose is smoke, roast, liquorice, anise, and logan. Aromatic and pleasant but the flavor combination could be a bit sweeter and a touch boozier.

Opens sweet prunes and anise with a dose of liquorice, roast and smoke in the middle. More roast and dark fruit in the middle with a sweet and oddly salty soy sauce presence. Ends sweet and a touch boozy with some logan and coca cola flavors. Aftertaste is honey and more smoke and roast. Solid.

Medium bodied with low carbonation. Smooth and silky in the mouth and goes down soft and warm with a clean finish and barely-there aftertaste. Decent but a touch thin.

This beer reminds me of a Darkness-lite. Flavor and feel is decent but each are a bit... lacking. This could be sweeter and the body could be a bit heavier. The high ABV is hidden well but that's hardly a plus since the ABV doesn't need to be that high to begin with. Solidly average.

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3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
4.18/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampled December 2014 from bottles in pint glass.

Appearance: Very dark color, extra thick dark tan head that lasted for a while.

Smell: Sweet with strong coffee aromas, with some toasted/burnt hints as well as some hops bitterness.

Taste: Full-bodied with nice balance of both malt and hops. This is a "big" bear with both the hops and malts. It is dominated by a toasted coffee flavor, and it also includes some chocolate flavor as well. Taste starts sweet with malts, then comes the roasted coffee flavors, and then a little bitterness from the hops. Overall a great combination.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, but smooth.

Overall: Very good stout, and this is a big powerful beer. Best if you enjoy a combination both strong hops and malts. I will buy this again.

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3.86/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.56/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of dwagner003
4.12/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lawsonsj
4.36/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.1/5  rDev -13.2%

LOOK: Dark brown color with a soapy off-white head. Good clarity and pours free from sediment. Abundant lacing is left on the glass, a sure sign of an oily black extravagance we call stout.

SMELL: Roasted, black malts come through big with some residual vanilla and coffee tones. Alcohol lofts above all else at times, but that is to be expected in stouts of this strength.

TASTE: Malt and alcohol come through big upfront, giving way to a leafy, herbal bitterness. Lots of solvent alcohol as well as stewed hops, astringency, paper and charcoal.

FEEL: Full bodied, somewhat dry for the style.

OVERALL: A pretty big beer without a ton of finesse, but gets the point across. Drinkable enough but certainly not up there with the elite in this style. Fun to give it a go though, and has its warming tendencies.

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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Boaks Monster Mash Imperial Stout from Boak Beverage
3.57 out of 5 based on 189 ratings.
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