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Brewed by Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Barrie, Canada
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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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NOTE: Pilot batches of this were available prior to release with varying levels of chocolate, including on cask at Cask Days as Mark Henry Sexual Chocolate, which was a blend of a pilot batch and the production batch.

If I had 2 million Ecuadorian Cocoa Nibs... I would brew you an Imperial Chocolate Stout. Brewing with BNL demanded a rare treat -organic Ecuadorian Cocoa nibs -to create a rich, friendly Imperial Chocolate Stout as sweet and quirky as the bandís music. We lovingly aged this beer on a bed of luscious raw cocoa nibs creating a black velvety brew so fudge-y it makes you want to lick the inside of your glass. Opaque as chocolate cake, this roasty brew pours topped with a whipped mocha froth. The creamy dark cocoa flavours gently warm with a steady 10%ABV. No bitterness to this stout, just a chocolate boldness that, like a happy memory or a perfect song, keeps on giving. And like great music, this bottle is meant to be shared with special friends and family.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strangebrewer (843) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
bottle. Poured solid black with a large brown milky head. The aroma is amazing, sweet chocolate fudge with vanilla. Full body with a rich and creamy mouthfeel with a dry finish, slightly astringent. Flavour is sweet and roasty with notes of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, oh and CHOCOLATE. Has a slight grainy quality but I can get over that.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnurda (1124) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 28, 2014
Bottled sample from MLCC. Pours dark brown with minimal head. Large chocolate flavour with great amount of hops. Loved this one

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2499) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle. Potent milk chocolate with some roasted barley vanilla. Clear ruddy highlights around opaque black under a bubbly, light brown ring. Very sweet red fruit and chocolate with an assertive bitterness that drops off to leave a sweet finish. Full body, low carbonation, sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
probstblueribbon (2892) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2013
750 mL bottle from LCBO served cool, shared. Deep brown-black with a thin mocha head. Slightly nutty, huge chocolate, dark, rich cocoa, sweet, deep, big, wow. Medium body, fine, full effervescence. More huge, very dark chocolate, raw cocoa, almost coffee, quite sweet, a little boozy, very big and rich; sweet with big bitterness to balance and a very long, inky, chocolate finish. Great in small quantities.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enegaard (53) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2013
I really enjoyed this beer! By far the most chocolaty beer Iíve tried, almost more than chocolate itself! Like drinking carbonated chocolate fudge with alcohol, you can actually slide a finger inside the empty glass and itíll be black and sticky! Wonderful, in my top 3 over Canadian beers for sure!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle sampled at RBSG. From notes. Loads of bitter dark chocolate dominate this brew. Awesome.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4400) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2013
RBSG 2013. Black. Thick and heavy palate like syrup. Lots of chocolate and sweet malt. A good imperial stout.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2013
750 bottle-thanks Skyview @RBSG-Minni-disappearing lt brown-black. A-chocolate syrup. T-chocolate syrup, slight hop bite. Interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4661) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2013
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of pure cacao nibs is quite intense with well-balanced sweet notes. Taste is dominated by pure creamy chocolate notes with well-balanced level of sweetness. Body is full with nice creamy texture and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. This is an over the top experience for sure but I did enjoy it. I am not sure I could drink more than a couple of ounces in one session. This is getting close to Southern Tier style of extreme flavours.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
sthlm (1230) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2013
[Bottle, thanks for sharing, Bob!] I can probably count on one hand the number of ratings from memory Iíve ever done, but this will be one of them. Not because of rarity, quality, or enjoyment I got from it, but because of how over-the-top ridiculous it was. Incredibly concentrated cheap chocolate syrup exploded out of the glass. In fact, forget the glass, I could smell this literally over two feet away from the bottle as Bob approached to offer me a pour. The taste is of course the same overwhelming chocolate, and was so potent that it managed to permeate into my glass and add that chocolate character to several beers I had afterwards--despite multiple rinses with water. I finally had to use the inside of my shirt to scrub my glass to get rid of it. One dimensional to the extreme, and not something I would ever buy, but it certainly was interesting to try. Thanks again, Bob!


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