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Brewed by Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Barrie, Canada
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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4284) - 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 (11004) - 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 (4490) - 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 (1224) - Iowa, 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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1674) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle shared by Skyview at RBSG. Pours dark, boozy and incredible chocolate. Chocolate aroma, taste and smooth, creamy and awesome. Tasted kind of like hershey syrup.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2153) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
Pours inky dark brown with a big dark brown head. Aroma is like sticking your head in a chocolatier factory. Intense dark chocolate overpowers everything. Taste is like the aroma, bitter dark chocolate, loads of it. Backed with alcohol heat and dark malts. Big and not for the faint of heart or those with diabetes.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (1202) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Holy chocolate Batman! Thanks Skyview! Shared at the RBSG. Huge chocolate nose. Big bitter chocolate taste, boozy, yummy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bomber. Deep brown pour with a beige head. Tons of bakers chocolate in this. Sweet and slightly roasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle around the campsite at BCTC. Pours a deep murky looking brown with a thin beige tan head. Smells like Bosco. Fitting for a BCTC that was Seinfeld themed. Big fat chocolate. Loads of sweet chocolate with some sweet roast. Chewy roast and more chocolate. Interesting and definitely tasty, but much like Southern Tierís Choklat I really couldnít envision myself drinking more than a couple ounces. Also, this stuff took forever to wash the scent of out of our glasses for the next beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2120) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
Single in a box at the LCBO, with 10% ABV. Pours a real dark brown with very little highlights. Big chocolate pudding aroma with the cacao powder, hints of plum pudding and nuts. Medium-full bodied with a smooth oily and creamy mouthfeel. Starts on a sharp note with the roasted malts and mild bitter hops, to then go into the chocolate cake, molasses and finish on a slight dry hoppy lingering end. Amazingly not too sweet and not too heavy. What an awesome dessert beer (which it was not limited).


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