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Brewed by Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Barrie, Canada
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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hangunder (233) - Ontario, - JAN 12, 2013
Sweet milk-chocolate aroma, very alike to Southern Tier’s Choklat. Some dark malt in the aroma as well and rich cocoa notes. Completely black, thick pour with minimal head. Taste is also reminiscent of ST, with the milk chocolate showing prominence, carbonation and alcohol in the middle and dark cocoa/mild hop bitterness at the finish. Bitterness doesn’t meld as well with the rest of the taste as in the ST. Body is medium, would have expected a bit thicker for the type of beer. Overall great chocolate imp.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6021) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2014
750 ml. Pours a dark pure black color with a medium beige head. The aroma is big chocolate, malt balls. The flavor is big sweet milky chocolate, some vanilla, more malt balls. Quite good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (747) - Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from Douglas. Thanks! A: Solid black with a light cappuccino head. Some legs. N: Malted malt balls and cocoa. Vanilla and licorice. Toast and some lactose. A little raspberry. T: Moderately bitter and a bigger sweetness. M: Heavier body though not up there with Evil Twin. O: A chocolately confection. IRS undertone could use some work, but it is still quite nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (3152) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle thanks to kbudd19! Pours deep black with a large brown creamy head that lasts forever and leaves nice lacing in its wake. Aroma is mega-chocolate, rich milk chocolate. Flavor follows, huge chocolate on a bed of roasty malts and a touch of vanilla. Medium sweet, quite bitter actually, despite the description, but rich and decadent nonetheless. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Lingering bitter cocoa finish. Whoa.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8429) - , 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3426) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Chocolate, coffee and roasted sweet aromas very fudge and coffee tones. Full fudge and coffee tones, very sweet and nice.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Countbeer (4425) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle: Thanks Gothgargoyle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Deep dark brown black pour. Medium sized brown foamy head on top of a black beer. The aroma is the most balanced, complex, interesting, smooth and delicious aroma a Imperial Chocolate Stout has ever had imo! Dark chocolate, cacoa, smooth roast, brownies, mocha, sweet chocolate, marvelous aroma! Flavour is in the same range of the aroma: awesome balanced and perfect pairing with (3) chocolate ice! Oh wow, really good! Dark chocolate, chocolate, cacoa, bitters, cacoa beans, some coffee, mocha and roast with a sweet edge. Amazing! Sticky dark chocolate cacoa mocha bitter aftertaste. Delicious! Low carbo, creamy silky mouthfeel, full bodied and an oily sticky texture. Close to perfect, damn this is really good!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3158) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
Une bouteille trouvée dans mon frigo laissée par l’ami de Tiso. Une robe brune foncée presque noire avec une mousse beige foncée. Un nez absurde de chocolat liquide, une mer de chocolat. Une bouche tout aussi décandante, riche et soyeuse. Difficile de faire mieux.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1015) - Nevada, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Colors of a malted milk ball, aroma of double fudge brownies. This is dessert in a glass. I won’t go on about the chocolate but will remark on the smoky malts that come through at the finish. Nice punctuation for this delicious beer. Thanks cards04 for this one.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3169) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
Un stout embouteillé le 18 octobre 2012. Merci à ljthiessen pour l’opportunité. Une robe très brune contrournée par une limère rouge. Une tête moustrueuse qui finit par fondre rapidement. Le nez est gigantesque en notes chocolatées, en caramel, en vanille et en guimauves. Wow, c’est assez intense mais jamais démesuré. Mes papilles reconnaissent rapidement des saveurs de sirop chocolaté mi-amer mais aussi de café aromatisé. Des traces de malts rôtis empêchent ma bouche de basculer dans la douceur extrême. Au palais, le liquide montre un corps assez dense avec un pétillement vraiment relâché et une texture qui devient légèrement collante. La finale montre une amertume de torréfaction très juste et bien appropriée. Voilà une bière dangereuse qui ne fait pas son degré d’alcool, savoureuse en notes chocolatées et qui n’est, finalement, jamais écœurante. J’aime bien.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (686) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
Aroma is very very lively. Lots of mocha, sweet chocolate, vanilla, and cocoa . Taste is all malt and chocolate.So rich it is almost chewy its thst rich. The tastes almost matches the aroma perfectly. No real bitterness had. Body is black with a brown creamy chocolate head that retains very well.


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