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


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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bendrixian (1357) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
Pours jet black with a big frothy head. Huge aromas!!!! big cocoa, raw chocolate & bean aroma. More of the same on the palate. it has this huge chocolate but bitter bean . huge beer!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (8196) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2012
Bottle, thankfully shared with a room full of people, ’cuz there’s no way I could have killed this on my own! Viscous near-black pour, dark brown head. Aroma is cakey, fudgey chocolate. All chocolate. In your face chocolate. This is either going to win you over, or turn you away. I’ve said before that I like my foodie beers, so I was won over by the aroma. The palate was also chocolate overload-- very syrupy chocolate, rich and sticky sweet. Very full-bodied, but not even a hint of the ABV. There is no complexity or nuance here, just in-your-face chocolate fudge richness. It has been said in earlier ratings that this is desert in a glass, and it is. It shares similarities with Southern Tier Creme Brûlée, but I liked the palate of flavours in the Creme Brûlée better (it was just more to my taste, that’s all). Well-crafted, but for lovers of chocolate and big sweet beers only.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jayseppi (155) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2012
Amazing aroma. It’s all chocolate as soon as the cap is popped. Midnight black in the glass with a dark mocha head. Super smooth and and a flavour that is full of chocolate. Not overly sweet. More fudge-y than milk chocolate-y. Creamy and smooth and no trace of the 10%. Amazing beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tiger_08 (137) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2012
Dec 8 2012. 750ml bottle pours jet black with thick bubbly head that turns to tan foam and leaves nice long creamy lacing. Aroma is a blast of rich chocolate which is a good warning of things to come. First taste is a sweet punch in the mouth of cocoa nibs, darker and richer than any chocolate I’ve ever had in any format. It’s so overpowering its all I can taste for a while. After a few long sips the alcohol starts in on the full bodied mouth attack as it slaps its 10% in there right after the cocoa blast with a bitter/sour kick that is followed by a long bitter coffee aftertaste. The only thing that keeps this brew from completely blowing my mind is that it is so rich it can only be sipped at. Rich body doesn’t mean it weighs on palate. Very silky smooth mouthfeel with alcohol clinging its sour bitterness before giving way to long coffee finish. Absolutely fantastic!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Digital_Aura (227) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
750ml bottle. Thank God I stumbled on this. I've never had anything more chocolatey (besides actual chocolate). Eclipse in a glass - no light penetrates. Dark (Lovibond 45). Huge dense head which persists a long time. It's pretty near a chocolate milk shake. Tastes incredible. Rich. Rich. Fudgey dark chocolate flavours. Gorgeous nutty malts to finish. I could drink this forever.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle, LCBO - a pretty darn cool looking one too - I have no problem with the price given the unique collaboration and the collectable nature of the product. And I have always been a fan of the band, so this is one I have been looking forward to. Black pour, chocolatey head, looks great. Incredibly strong aroma as soon as you crack the bottle - in the glass it is just gushing with lots and lots of cocoa - smells like the best dark chocolate you have ever had. Taste is super rich as well - first the roast hits you followed by the cocoa and then the alcohol slowly warms your ears - this is a huge beer. I could see how some age would do wonders to this, as it is incredibly bold right now and could use the edges smoothed out a bit. But I love me a dessert beer and this is a classic one. This made for the perfect celebratory treat for my wife and I to split as we just sold our house today :). Cheers Monkeys and BNL.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle. I was told this was available in Alberta before it was on the shelves at LCBO. Very black with lots f brown lace and good foam. Smells like a dark chocolate bar or a liquor filled chocolate. Amazing what they can do with beer. Very nice in that for a big beer it is not sticky sweet, overpoweringly chocolate or too ABV Heavy. Tasty desert beer. Share with friends or BNL. Smoke ’em if you got ’em. They could market this if they could sell as beer filled chocolates.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maklean (50) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
An amazingly complex beer. The chocolatey aroma is heaven, and the amount of complexity in the flavour is good. Better than Youngs, different than Southern Tier but just as a good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2012
Cask at Cask Days 2012. Sixteenth beer of the fest. Pours black with practically no head. Aroma is chocolate big-time and that’s pretty much it -- simply lots and lots and lots of chocolate. A mix of sweet, milk and dark chocolate, but all chocolate nonetheless. Flavour follows the aroma, all chocolate, but has a big bitter, slightly alcoholic, finish. Full bodied. Really good but a little goes a long way.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tbadiuk (10) - Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
Pours black as night, rich chocolate and coca smell. Taste is more of the same, very viscious and lush. Think Southern Tier Chokolat, but a bit less sweet, a bit more flavourful, and a little thinner (although there is nothing thin about this one!). Excellent beer, so good that it even inspired me to take the time to rate it!

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