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Brewed by Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Barrie, Canada
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RATINGS: 93   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.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1312) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
Solid black with a good chocolate head. Aroma is chocolate sauce, marshmallow, cocoa, vanilla. Syrupy mouthfeel, full bodied, sweet on the palate with a hint if booze on the finish. Taste is chocolate, marshmallow, cocoa, hints of wood and mocha. So chocolatety.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
Pours black with chocolate milk head. You can smell this from a mile away. It’s all chocolate. Amazing. Smells like brownies, chocolate milk and vanilla. Tastes like chocolate milk, brownies soaked in booze, and all things good. If you enjoy a nice chocolate-based imperial stout...this is the ticket. Sweet chocolate with just enough roasted malt and boozy bitterness to make this one of the best chocolate based beers I’ve ever had.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (1732) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2013
I found this beer to be much better than the band. Much more in the chocolate milk vein than bittersweet or dark chocolate, though still not too terribly sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
RxForHealth (155) - - APR 27, 2013
750 mL bottle. Less a stout, more a boozy, chocolate dessert. The aroma is strong and pure chocolate. Pours almost black with a beautiful long-lasting head. On the tongue, more chocolate and some roasted flavours. You can taste the booze (10%!!). Overall nicely done but not a beer I want to drink a lot of. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdobbs (395) - 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 (6726) - 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 (276) - 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 (8760) - 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 (418) - 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 (128) - 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.


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