RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
his 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 home brewing.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Date: 06/10/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: black, fine tan head, bits of lace,
Aroma: rich roasted malt and dark chocolate aroma with a dark fruity character,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: rich dark chocolate and roasted flavor, touch of dark caramel sweetness brings out the chocolate over the roastes, light fruity character, light bitter roasted finish,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

PhillyCraft (7919) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2017
Backlog, Bottle split with Pat in 2010. Pours a deep brown color with 2 finger head. Aroma and flavor of weird grain, off chocolate or coffee, malt, and poop. Body was thin. No thanks on this one

samsmith33 (772) - - OCT 10, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2015 Nice beer. Touch of fruity after taste. Fig, date. Muddy brown color. The 10% abv is well hidden.

katrinaez (2247) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2015 Rich cocoa scent. Deep black color. A very malty and slight rye flavor. Hops come out at the very end. Bottle Tap - watery at first light considering it’s imperial and a high abv. The end is where you get the flavors. Had a coffee aroma. Only a 3 for tap.

BeerdedDave (1875) - Beckley, USA - JAN 15, 2015
on tap at Eulogy in Philadelphia; black color; roasted malt aroma with coffee notes; roasted malt flavor with coffee, chocolate, and warm alcohol notes; semi-sweet malt; fairly bitter

swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2015
bottle, medium to fuller bodied black pour, dark chocolate, roasted malts, OK RIS, little complexity, straight frowned stout

Sammy (12760) - 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.

bth122 (1641) - 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.

trapped (3599) - New York, 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.

HighlanderOne (1373) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, 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.

jdb288 (584) - Wake Forest, North Carolina, 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.

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