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Brewed by Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Barrie, Canada
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RATINGS: 89   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 band’s 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.


3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdobbs (331) - New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 21, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2013 Big chocolate blast almost overkill for me. Great stout base. Anyone who likes a dark beer with strong chocolate will love this.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (5917) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
750mL bottle, sent from wilco (thanks Mike), pours black with a large foamy tan head. Aroma of pure liquid milk chocolate and chocolate fudgesicle. Flavour of pure liquid chocolate, mocha, cocoa beans, a little caramel and some espresso beans. Very rich chocolatey flavours, with a very deep profile. Super rich and fairly complex despite being monolithically chocolatey. One of the best chocolate stouts out there. Wonderful stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chris__hartley (274) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
It pours deep dark brown, almost black; the head is beige and foamy. The aroma has notes of: chocolate, mocha, biscuit, and a hint of coffee. The taste is medium sweet that finishes light bitter; there are notes of: fudge, chocolate, espresso, light black berries, and milk-chocolate. The palate is medium-full bodied, has very low carbonation, sticky, and a long chocolaty finish. Overall, if you’re like me and love cuddling up to a bar of chocolate and gobbling it like an ass - you’ll like this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
A very good chocolate beer. Sweet chocolate aroma fills a boardroom. Very dark brown with lasting head, a little lace. Smooth mouthfeel. Major league achievement. Hot boozy follow on. Worth trying, and hits the mark though not the greatest in the style. Still, lots and lots of chocolate, similar to Baker’s chocolate or a decile better.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sask89 (409) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 18, 2013
Pours pitch black with a huge frothy mocha head. Aroma is extremely heavy in chocolate, with a little vanilla and roasted grain scents. Taste is chocolate sweet throughout with a noticeable dry bitter kick in the finish. Full bodied, rich and creamy on the palate and softer carbonation. Overall a chocolate monster, that is quite delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Raistlin (109) - London, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2013
When i opened this beer i could smell the chocolate right away. It smelled great. It has rich thick texture with small coffee brown head that does not stick around for too long unfortunately. It tastes of dark chocolate, like 70% cocoa ones. Really nice beer, goes well with chocolate cake but its hard to drink much of it.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dresden (779) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 15, 2013
Pours a thick oily black with a small brown head. This is bar none the most chocolatey beer i’ve ever smelled. It smells like instant pudding, chocolate milk, semi-sweet chocolate chips. It’s not a really complicated smell, but it sure is massive chocolate. Taste is lots of chocolate obviously, some bitter chocolate, cocoa and sugar. It’s not quite as sweet as Choklat, but it’s very close. Sticky beer, hard to drink much of it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (2912) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2013 Sample, cask, Volo’s Cask Days, savoured on October 27 2012; eye: black, opaque, really thin sheet of dark brown head, no lacing; nose: chocolate cake, mocha, chocolate liqueur; mouth: chocolate liqueur, coffee liqueur, malt, light alcohol, resinous hops, finale in chocolate liqueur, full body, not much carbonation, mildly sweet, liqueur-like texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, cask, Cask Days de Volo, savourée le 27 octobre 2012; œil : noire, opaque, très mince couverture de mousse brun foncé, pas de dentelle; nez : gâteau au chocolat, moka, liqueur de chocolat; bouche : liqueur de chocolat, liqueur de café, malt, léger alcool, houblon résineux, finale en liqueur de chocolat, corsée, peu carbonatée, moyennement sucrée, texture liquoreuse; en résumé : bien

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle 750 ml
Aroma: one of the more potent aromas. Smooth creamy milk chocolate , touch of caramel but not too sweet. Hint of cocoa bean behind. Slightly woody , dry bark like finish. 7+
Apperance: handsome , dark brown, viscous. Medium plus thick creamy light brown cap. Nice lace. 4+
Taste/Palate etc. Full bodied. Wow, I was expecting a lot of chocolate but this is insane! Chocolate palate killer. How you could make this so intense? One sided brown feel with slight bitterness on top ends. This is rated at 10% but heat is all covered in chocolate fudge. I have to give kudos for brewing so unique. I don’t get surprised much anymore after trying over 6000 different beers in my life. I did with this one. Great potential but this could be developed further. Darker malts to give more depth with solid bold hop that could wrap such creating in neat balance. Right now this is more of good , very unique creation than masterpiece.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pootzboy (1577) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle: pours a dark opaque black wth a 2 finger cocoa colored meringue cap. Modest carbonation. Aroma is massive – pungent and fills the room with malty- cocoa aromas like a chocolate bundt cake just taken from the oven. The mouth feel is rich and viscous, The flavour is intense but not complex ( I think this isn intended with thiskind of big brew). The front is dominated by cocoa-maltiness wih enough roasty astringence nd hop bittering t keep the sweetness at bay, The long rich finish goes a tad dry and then you get big coffee flavors near the end. What a brew! Big win with this Peter, makes Young’s double chocolate stout and Southern tier CB seem pale by comparison.


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