Brewed by Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Barrie, Canada
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dresden (1308) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3612) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6937) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pootzboy (1687) - Hopville, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
Pours your typical motor oil black with a short lived beige cap. The aroma is milk chocolate, dark chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, baking chocolate, and chocolate chocolate. . . .the flavour pretty much follows suit. Don’t get me wrong, I’m enjoying the beer, but at over 10 bucks a bottle I can’t say I’ll be buying this again.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (2159) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
(bottle) opaque brown-black with a small brown head; aromas of sweet chocolate and coffee liqueur; bittersweet coffee liqueur flavour with a long light bitter finish; tasty but not very complex

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerenberger (1591) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Aroma CHOCOLATE, LOTS OF MILK CHOCOLATE. Pours a solid black with none lasting tan head and some lacing. The taste like the nose is CHOCOLATE. There is some bitterness in the finish. Medium-full body with soft carbonation - smooth mouthfeel. Overall, while I love chocolate, a little of this goes a long way. Pretty much a one trick chocolate pony.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hammy78 (953) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle picked up at the LCBO. Pours a midnight black witha khaki head and little islands of lace. Smells like hot chocolate, and I mean really chocolate. Tastes like chocolate malt, sugar sweet, bitter, a bit chalky. Coffee is in there too. Needless to say, it’s very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
Bouteille 750ml. De couleur noire et opaque. Nez de chocolat noir et de chocolat au lait assez sucré (du genre mélange de gâteau au chocolat), moyen de malt rôti, léger de caramel avec des notes de café ainsi que des traces d’alcool. Ronde-moyenne en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture légèrement crémeuse et aux petites notes sirupeuses. Goût de chocolat au lait (notes lactiques) avec des traces fruitées (cerises sucrées) dès l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de coulis de chocolat noir et de sucre avec un goût de malt rôti ainsi que des notes de caramel puis à mesure que l’on avance dans la gorgée, un moyen goût de café s’installe jusqu’en finale avec un léger goût d’alcool. Post-goût long, légèrement amer de chocolat noir et de rôti, léger de café et d’alcool avec de petites notes fruitées (cerises)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmcjannett (1) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013 does not count
Overwhelming chocolate. Pours like a chalice of Mayan death juice. Rich, thick and long finish. Well constructed, but too sweet to be more than a sample for my palate.

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