Cakes (358) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted this on tap at the Selinsgrove Beer & Wine Festival
They hide the 10 % alcohol very well here.
Chicory and chocolate present.
trapped (715) - New York City, TURKEY - JUN 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with tan spongy head, caramel aroma, low carbonation, roasted malt-caramel taste, long finish with roasted malt aftertaste. Good example of an imperial stout.
HighlanderOne (984) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle. I smell malt and ocean. Looks like a classic stout. Toffee, licorice, coffee dry cocoa, lotsa roasted malt nicely balances these flavors. Just a trace of alcohol in the back. Had a tough time detecting the hops - comes thru as pepper and spice, I think. Overall, an outstanding brew from a local brewer. Looking forward to trying more Boaks beers.
jdb288 (472) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Maloney’s (NJ). Pours brownish/black with tall tan head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, and some earthy notes. Taste was chocolatey in the first few sips but that dissapated as it warmed. Strong peanut/roast flavor as well. Flaked oats in this? Feels a bit dense. Was actually expecting more when it opened up but didn’t get much. Still pretty decent.
Beerman6686 (4170) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma was of cola, roast and some dark chocolate. Flavor was heavy cola, lightly ashy and some chocolate. A tad thin and unbalanced.
jmm635 (846) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black in color with a light brown head. Standard impy stout aromas of chocolate and coffee and roasted malts with the addition of licorice. Definite hop presence. Easy drinker.
NeoHippie2 (907) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, and notes of cocoa. Flavor is malt forward but the hops are definitely there too. Finish is slightly hoppy for an impy stout. Solid brew, not sure how I feel about the hop presence in this beer but still pretty tasty all the same. I’d drink it again. Thanks Mikeq215 for the bottle!
AndrewMichaelZ (43) - - DEC 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours opaque black with a small lightly colored head that quickly fades.
Medium bodied but with full flavor (and not syrupy). Nice and malty but the hops come through as well. Smooth finish with roasted coffee and chocolate notes.
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troupos40 (67) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a snifter, blackwith a tan head, aromas of chocolate and coffee. Oily mouthfeel, and sweet and bier on the tongue, burnt flavors and malt. A nice offering overall
Ed5388 (1970) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours jet black with a really thin tan head. Boozy aroma of roasted and caramel malts, and sweet chocolate. Taste is also boozy with notes of roasted coffee, chocolate, caramel, and a hint of vanilla.
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Nearly black, moderate to large beige head, spotty lacing.   Stale and overripened dark pitted fruit
on the nose, slight ash and roasted malts.   A wide spectrum on the tongue, aged figs/dates, tobacco, some campfire, some
licorice, a little bit of earthiness, maybe root beer, with a moderate hop base.   Lots going on here.   Not too
heavy or cloying, but it still remains a little sticky.   The 10% ABV seems fairly well hidden.   A little vinous on
the exit.   A very unique example, not a malt or hop bomb, with lots going on.   Based on the label, I had low
expectations, but its not half bad.