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


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RATINGS: 94   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11315) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2013
750 bottle-thanks Skyview @RBSG-Minni-disappearing lt brown-black. A-chocolate syrup. T-chocolate syrup, slight hop bite. Interesting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (10695) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
As Mark Henry Sexual Chocolate at Cask Days 2012. A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, concentrated Nestle Quick chocolate with cherries, beautiful. In mouth, a thick oily sweet chocolate malt with mocha, alcohol warmth, cherries, delicious offering. Cask at Cask Days 2012.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (9985) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle shared by me at Weekly Tasting. Thanks Kevin! Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of cocoa nib, marshmallow, chocolate milk, tootsie roll and graham cracker. Medium body. Much better than the other chocolate imperial stout I had from Flying Monkeys. This one is world class.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9190) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
Pours a deep black colour with a tight dark brown head. The aroma is absolutely loaded with chocolate. Has a lot of chocolate syrup and fudgey aroma along with a little bit of light vanilla backing it up. A touch of coffee/mocha sweetness as well. The flavour has a touch of roast but it’s mostly dominated by intense bittersweet chocolate flavour. There is a significant bitterness on the finish but it still leans to the sweet side of the coin. Intensely flavoured and quite rich on the palate but there is a little bit of a vegetal/grassy character on the finish that I could do without. Fairly one dimensional and the chocolate/cocoa completely smashes any malt flavour that might be here out of the way. Okay - but it’s way too much for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
UPDATED: APR 7, 2013 2013-04-05. Black body with a large brown head, nice lace. 4+ Strong chocolatey aroma, cocoa, notes of Ovaltine. 8++ Flavour is quite sweet, chocolate syrup and cocoa notes. 7++ Smooth medium bodied palate. 3++ Bottle from the LCBO signed by the band.

Our whole brew kettle was in a hot dense state,
Then nearly fourteen billion yeast divisions started. Wait...
The wort began to cool,
The beer geeks began to drool,
Brewmasters developed tools,
We packaged kegs (we built a beer-amid),
Malt, hops, sugary, fermented by the yeasties,
That all started with a yeast bang!

2012-10-27. Black body is near headless. 3+ Big chocolatey aroma, notes of Hershey syrup, melted chocolate ice cream. 7++ Flavour is similar, fairly intense flavour of chocolate syrup and chocolate, sweet dark malt below if you look really hard. 7+ Smooth full bodied palate is nearly flat, which is unfortunate since a bit more carbonation would significantly increase the drinkability. 3+ Lingering chocolate syrup. Not particularly complex, but richly sweet and tasty. Becomes a bit heavy after a bit. Might be better suited to a draft presentation in my opinion. Good stuff. As Mark Henry Sexual Chocolate at Cask Days 2012 at Brick Works, Toronto

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (8023) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (7367) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bomber. Deep brown pour with a beige head. Tons of bakers chocolate in this. Sweet and slightly roasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle around the campsite at BCTC. Pours a deep murky looking brown with a thin beige tan head. Smells like Bosco. Fitting for a BCTC that was Seinfeld themed. Big fat chocolate. Loads of sweet chocolate with some sweet roast. Chewy roast and more chocolate. Interesting and definitely tasty, but much like Southern Tier’s Choklat I really couldn’t envision myself drinking more than a couple ounces. Also, this stuff took forever to wash the scent of out of our glasses for the next beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7338) - 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.

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