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


on tap


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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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.

Raistlin's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Raistlin (219) - London, Ontario, - FEB 18, 2013
When i opened this beer i could smell the chocolate right away. It smelled great. It has rich thick texture with small coffee brown head that does not stick around for too long unfortunately. It tastes of dark chocolate, like 70% cocoa ones. Really nice beer, goes well with chocolate cake but its hard to drink much of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2015
TFOB: black pour, nice tan head. Aroma is strong cocoa/chocolate. Nice roasted malt. Some lactose malted milky chocolate light espresso. Balanced finish. All around excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fluffy (2024) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Dear god in heaven is this stuff amazing. Why do they have to be all the way up in Canada??? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Thick black pour with a rich brown head. Aroma is cocoa/chocolate. Taste was so rich, glad I shared it with family. Chocolate, little bitter, roasted malt, little char. My nephew had his with vanilla ice cream. The beer clung to the glass like poop on tourists flung by frenzied monkeys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7590) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1542) - Portland, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (5195) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (11810) - , 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (5267) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Countbeer (5613) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3688) - 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.

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