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Brewed by Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Barrie, Canada
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RATINGS: 89   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sask89 (410) - Regina, Saskatchewan, - FEB 18, 2013
Pours pitch black with a huge frothy mocha head. Aroma is extremely heavy in chocolate, with a little vanilla and roasted grain scents. Taste is chocolate sweet throughout with a noticeable dry bitter kick in the finish. Full bodied, rich and creamy on the palate and softer carbonation. Overall a chocolate monster, that is quite delicious.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Countbeer (4311) - 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 (3078) - 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 (926) - 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 (3034) - 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 (598) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
An interesting brew overall but the sweetness kills it for me. Pours a pure black with a thin beige head. The nose is of chocolate milk, dark and milk chocolate with a mild lactose note. Heavy chocolate with a moderate roasted malt character. Tons of milk chocolate and lactose notes. The mouthfeel is a bit watery for the style and the finish lacks the bitter roast of a great imperial stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (2853) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2014
750 ml bottle poured into a mini-snifter. Pours a thick black with a beige head of foam. Aroma is just like chocolate syrup. Taste is all milk chocolate. Thick, nearly gritty mouthfeel. Low carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ljthiessen (319) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
Rating this one from memory, but it’s a memory I like to relive. Last time I cracked one it was a year old. Amazingly chocolatey aroma, fills the room. Smells like brownies and vanilla. Big, full chocolate flavour, sweet with just the right amount of bitterness and booziness. One of my favourites, and I look forward to the day I open my last bottle.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strangebrewer (834) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
bottle. Poured solid black with a large brown milky head. The aroma is amazing, sweet chocolate fudge with vanilla. Full body with a rich and creamy mouthfeel with a dry finish, slightly astringent. Flavour is sweet and roasty with notes of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, oh and CHOCOLATE. Has a slight grainy quality but I can get over that.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnurda (1114) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 28, 2014
Bottled sample from MLCC. Pours dark brown with minimal head. Large chocolate flavour with great amount of hops. Loved this one


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