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Brewed by Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Barrie, Canada
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RATINGS: 88   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 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (5979) - 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 thatís 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.

4.7
   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!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cards04 (1639) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
Wow wow wow. Pours black with chocolate milk head. You can smell this from a mile away. Itís 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 Iíve ever had.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ferris (3059) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle - As soon as opened the room filled with the aroma of chocolate. Deep black with a minimal head. Tastes of milk chocolate ending with a cocoa nib slight bitterness. Considering the heavy alcohol content, there is nothing of this in the flavour. A full bodied beer that should be shared.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
northropfrye (2148) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2012 A chocolate stout that lives up to its name. Strong milk chocolate aroma, with a note of dark chocolate covered cherries, vanilla, a bit of a nuttiness. Nice dark black body with chocolate milk head and plenty of lacing. Taste is sweet, cherries, dark chocolate, medium bitterness to round it out. Coating palate that could be a bit peppier (more carbonation as others have mentioned), but leaves a pleasant tasty coating on the mouth. Even after the beer is finished, I still smell a pleasant aroma of baked chocolate cake or muffins. Overall quite fabulous dessert or holiday beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dreamflower (567) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle shared with northropfrye. Super delicious chocolate aroma. Frothy cocoa head. Tastes of dark chocolate with cherry cordial aftertaste. A bit of vanilla. This was a chocolate delight.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (1806) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2012
Strangely expensive, over-packaged, 750 mL bottle from the brewery. Lovely pour. Looks the part, with a nice brown head and great lacing. I can smell cocoa from ten steps, but itís more like mocha and chocolate syrup up close. Sweet, but not bad. I would never guess that this is beer strictly from the aroma. And to be honest, other than the booze, the flavour isnít very "beery" either. The booze does balace some of the sweetness, though. This one is interesting, but quite one-dimensional.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
matt7215 (2161) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2012
750ml bottle from the LCBO. dark brown with a tan head. huge choclate cake nose. flavour starts with sweet chocolate but this fades into a medicinal raw cocoa bitterness. starts off really nice but the raw cocoa make it tough to finish a small sample let alone a 750ml bottle. great nose though.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shaynsawchuk (435) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
750 mL bottle. Pours an opaque black colour, no light coming through this baby. A dark brown suggestion of a head, but no real volume to speak of. Aroma is seriously chocolatey, extra rich and syrupy smelling, malt notes just barely detectable on the nose, definitely cocoa-y but very one dimensional. Flavor is better, a great big sweet chocolate slap in the face, but a nice one; not that synthetic chocolate made with vegetable oil, real good quality dark chocolate fudge. Shortly after it tips a little bitter and roasted malt notes come out, powdered cocoa, vanilla and coffee, followed by a warming boozy sensation. Palate is full bodied and smooth, rich and coating with a long finish. Not typically a flavoured beer fan, but this is pretty tasty.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesseM (1147) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
Over-priced LCBO 750mL bottle. Pours opaque dark brown with a light brown head. The aroma is unbelievably chocolate-driven, and it actually reminds me a lot of chocolate milk. Very interesting. Flavour is even more intense, I think this is the single most chocolate-y beer Iíve ever had, beating out ST Choklat. The cocoa nibs really play a significant role as well as the yeast which is one of the only things keeping this from becoming a cloying mess. Mildly creamy, but I would recommend drinking this one at below room temp in order to be able to tolerate it. Wow, what a monster, and the first thing in a while from this brewery to really impress me.


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