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RATINGS: 544   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brewed with an abundance of black and chocolate malts then aged on oak to add an earthy character. Obovoid is a rich, smooth stout with a creamy, off-white head. Limited release available October-December.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aaaaaaaaaah (64) - Warren, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2009
On tap. Average creamy frothy light brown excellent lacing head. Dark black body. Aroma of straw malt & chocolate. Simple flavor, Malty begging followed by slight bitterness.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hamsterglory (48) - Bryan, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2008
i love boulder beer company. there. i said it. there’s no taking it back. i just freaking love everything this company makes. however, until now, i have only tasted wildly hoppy ales, an extra buttery barleywine, and an overly citrused wit from boulder. as a stout lover, i’ve waited years for boulder to go darker, to plunge into the depths of tar black lightlessness. and, finally, on a recent trip to visit friends in denver, i found obovoid. this "emperical" imperial stout is top notch. poured into wide brimmed wine goblets, obovoid rejected any sliver of light or hint of illumination. overly zealous carbonation bubbles constantly ascended and bristled the top of the glass, hindering a solid head to form on the beer’s surface. aromatic flavor notes revealed abundant gushes of espresso, burnt dark chocolate, anise and dry raisin cakes. my good friend herb and i sipped obovoid at room temperature, and i found the flavors growing more pronounced as the beer warmed. sipping slowly, i couldn’t help but think of mint chocolate chip ice cream or a fine slice of new york style cheesecake beside this beer. instead, we had the "majesty" of the denver snowcapped skyline drizzling down a chilled grey morning on our overly black goblets. perfect. a close second in genre to old rasputin’s russian imperial stout. boulder beer has impressed me once again.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eddy5335 (45) - Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Black, no light coming through. Nice two finger fluffy head. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, oak. Medium/full body feel. Overall a really solid and balanced oak aged stout! Cheers!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
QCBWarlock (44) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2013
On tap at Uno’s Hamilton during Philly Beer Week. Rich smooth creamy and a nice mellow roast. Not sure if it was strong enough to qualify for the Big Wood Event, but I guess one of them had to be below 11% LOL

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joelly3d (43) - Kentucky, USA - APR 24, 2013
Very light tasting actually. It tastes like a less impactful/alcohol imperial stout. Smoother than heavier imp stouts and easier to drink. If you were to water down something like a wake up dead, it would get you here. It's still quite good, just not amazing or all that unique. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gillard (42) - Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Bottle: Pours a a dark black with subtle red hues that cascade into a light brown head. Smells of oak ,pete,firewood.Taste of burnt steak,roasted malts. Palate is thin and resiny.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chia (42) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 3, 2008
pours inch high tan puffy head, dark brown in color completely opaque, aroma contains subtle hint of both chocolate and vanilla extract with undertones of coffee and toffee. Taste has strong hints of coffee at first an finishes with an exquisite chocolate and vanilla blend witch lingers on your tongue for a long time.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
msiano (35) - Jackson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2008
great taste with a Dark pourwith a off white head, very deep Oak malty flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Not that anything is wrong here, and I’m a pretty gracious reviewer, but I wasn’t impressed. If you’re gonna throw on a bunch of modifiers then please back it up. Oak-aged, oatmeal, imperial (I could be wrong about that one) all on a stout? The bar is too high, and too specific, to register accurately. It’s like giving your child the name "William Deshawn John Isaiah Livingston Anatoly McSmithersky-Papabingian" - it’s just too much name for anyone to handle.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdoge (26) - Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2009
(bomber) Pours a cloudy black color. Sweet malt aroma with hints of cocoa. Alcoholic and slightly dry texture, average carbonation, long duration, moderately sweet finish.


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