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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This Russian Imperial Stout is an intensely flavorful beer. Chocolaty, roasty, fruity, and bittersweet, with a hidden alcohol presence. This beer was designed to be sipped slowly on a cool evening in a nice cognac glass. Let it warm up to get the full flavor. This beer won Best in Show at the 2005 NJ State Fair when Brian was homebrewing.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cakes (380) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Tasted this on tap at the Selinsgrove Beer & Wine Festival They hide the 10 % alcohol very well here. Chicory and chocolate present. Nicely done.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8937) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
A beer that tastes better than it smells. Black chocolate body. Taste is bittersweet dark chocolate. Better as it warms. Rich, hops in the long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bth122 (1295) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a generous head. Aroma of cocoa sweetness, sweet milk cream, slight coffee. Taste has a hop backbone with nice smooth roasty flavors and chocolate. Heavy bodied. Average carbonation. Creamy texture. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (896) - New York City, TURKEY - JUN 20, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighlanderOne (1024) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdb288 (581) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4698) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmm635 (887) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 29, 2013
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndrewMichaelZ (63) - - DEC 25, 2013
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troupos40 (67) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2013
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

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