Boaks Wooden Beanie | Boak Beverage

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Brewed by:
Boak Beverage
New Jersey, United States

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by koopa on 11-07-2010

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 22
Reviews by donniecuffs:
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3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Sampled this in a flight at the Mohawk House in Sparta, NJ. Poured dark brown, with low visible carbonation, and one finger of beige head that retained and laced ok. The aroma: apple, pear, oak, caramel, vanilla, with a slight hint of cherry. The taste: sweet caramel/vanilla, with only a slight hint of oak and alcohol on the finish. Thin, yet smooth. This is a beer that is surprisingly sessionable.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DLSheidy
4.48/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great aroma of vanilla. Great taste!

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Photo of ShanePB
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of JohnK17
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of Buzogine
5/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

To be honest I like it

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Photo of YoPo
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Zekenyce
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of twenty5
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of jhlosito75
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of zekeman17
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hypersomnia
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emceecue
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of xnicknj
3.15/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

on tap in tulip glass at devils den in philly

Pours a cloudy chestnut brown with a thin film of head retained on top. Eventually fades out without any lacing.

Whiskey was heavy in the nose along with oak, vanilla, leather, dried fruit, and smoke.

Some boozy warmth up front with oakyness. Vanilla and sweet tannins kick in, eventually giving way to dark candied fruit with dates and figs. Light flairs of smokiness and booze are intermittent. Finishes very sweet with some alcohol warmth.

Thin body for the style, very light carbonation, a little dry and chewy. Fair drinking but too sweet and thin. Not a great representation of barrel aged brew.

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Photo of Furley80
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of harryzwd
2.8/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

I'll keep this one quick as in if you don't have much good to say, you shouldn't say anything - but I've been a fan of some of Boaks' creations (Monster Mash, Two Blind Monks) and was surprised that this left a lot to be desired.

Without getting too specific, the flavor was somewhere between a real wooden beanie(?) and a mouthful of pennies. It was quite acidic going down with a metallic aftertaste...not quite what i expected when thinking about jack daniels and vanilla - both of which i got none of.

I'll stay away from this one....

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Photo of cooch69
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on cask. It poured a medium brown with ruby highlights. There was really no head at all, and as suggested by the serving style hardly any carbonation.
Smells of vanilla barrel, molasses, caramel and dark fruits.
This beer is a pretty mellow interpretation of a wood aged beer. Thats why I found this one apealing. Many beers that are oak aged are very strong but this beer was almost sessionable. I could drink a few of these.
It was medium bodied, with figs, raisins, caramelly malts and a little cacoa. The woodiness was instantly noticable but not too strong and obvious. A mellow vanilla bourbon with some tannins in the finish.
This was a pretty fun beer but I'm not sure if it's a permanent addition.

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Photo of Gww1864
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of koopa
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had this one on tap at the Copper Mine Pub 2nd Anniversary Party yesterday.

Appearance: Poured a slightly murky traditional abbey dubbel burgandy with a small crown that displayed moderate retention.

Smell: Lots of beautiful rich vanilla bourbon over a hint of belgian malt and sugar.

Taste: Same as the nose but not as sweet (thankfully). I find it to be incredibly flavorful and much better than Two Blind Monks (of which this is a bourbon barrel aged version of) myself.

Mouthfeel: Down right under carbonated which worked with the full flavored vanilla bourbon but it still detracted from my experience more than it enhanced it. The carbonation would barely pass for a cask sample and simply doesn't for a tap version.

Drinkability: A challenge due to the mouthfeel. Improve the mouthfeel while retaining the delicious flavor and you've got yourself a world class brew Brian!

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Photo of instein
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of muskiesman
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Zimm
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of oglmcdgl
3.37/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A pint at the hulmevilee inn.

A- comes my way with a mirror finish atop a slightly hazy copper brown brew.

S- stone fruits and a touch of spice with some caramel and a bready hint. No much of the wood in the nose.

T- opens up with brown sugar bruleed plums and a hint of fall spice. Whole grain bready malts and some yeasty hits. I'm not really getting much from the barrel but there is a faint vanilla note.

M- almost still water flat and that's a bit disappointing but a good swish in the mouth brings a bit of lift. A touch less then medium in body. Just the smallest hint of tannins.

D- this is a tasty dubble not up there with the best from Belgium but for america not bad. I'm a barrel aged kinda guy and this one doesn't have that added punch I was looking for. If I hadn't known it was barrel aged I never would have known. Needs more carb and this one jumps to the next level of enjoyment.

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Boaks Wooden Beanie from Boak Beverage
3.72 out of 5 based on 22 ratings.
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