Flying Monkeys The Chocolate Manifesto - Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
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4.33/5 rDev +4.8%
750 ml bottle into snifter, unreadable bottle dating. Pours dense pitch black color with a 2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge milk chocolate, cocoa, toffee, fudge, vanilla, cream, light coffee, roast, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, cocoa, and lactose sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, cocoa, toffee, fudge, vanilla, cream, light coffee, roast, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Zero bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, toffee, fudge, vanilla, cream, light coffee, light herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and balance of big dark/roasted malt and cocoa nib/powder flavors; with huge malt robustness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding imperial chocolate stout. All around fantastic complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and cocoa nib/powder flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
08-06-2014 23:21:11 | More by superspak
4.05/5 rDev -1.9%
Pours the darkest brown you can get before hitting black. Nice mocha head. Aromas are of chocolate, chocolate, and um....a bit more chocolate. It’s crazy. On the palate it has a semi-creamy mouthfeel, and there is once again an overwhelming predominance of chocolate. There is a mild hint of burnt malts on the swallow, and some definite booziness comes out eventually. Also getting the same taste as those chocolate caramels I used to have as a kid. Overall, a great beer by these guys, but they should package it in smaller bottles. I drank the entire 750ml myself in one sitting over a few hours, and the sweetness definitely wore me down.
07-16-2014 18:41:41 | More by BeerWatcher
4.53/5 rDev +9.7%
$14.99 750ml poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.
Appearance: Aggressive pour gave a fluffy, brown, three finger head with a lot of lacing left behind. Absolutely gorgeous. Pitch black in the glass. (5/5)
Smell: Major chocolate. They weren't kidding. Chocolate Frosty sort of aroma is huge on this beer. Coffee/roasty notes are there as well, but this basically is all about the chocolate. Insane. (4.75/5)
Taste/feel: The texture is like chocolate milk -- maybe a little LESS heavy. I am shocked at the drinkability of this, actually, as it's not as thick as I thought it would be. Carbonation is about moderate. The taste of this beer is absolutely unique for me. Just loads of all sorts of varieties of chocolate, with a roast finish that adds some much needed bitterness. I was told it tasted sort of like a Wendy's Frosty, and it actually does a little bit. A little freaky. Super delicious. The alcohol is absolutely nowhere at all in this beer. I get no warmth at all, and zero flavor. Phenomenal. As it warms, the booze comes out a little bit more, and the beer becomes a bit of a different, albeit equally delicious, animal. (4.5/5, 4/5)
My sole knock on this beer is probably the feel. It could use a little more thickness, but overall, this is a ridiculous milk stout. Loads of chocolate, and the alcohol is hidden flawlessly. Definitely a 750ml for two or more though, as the beer quickly becomes rich. I can normally drink one myself without much issue, but with this one, it'll take me awhile. Damn is it delicious, but it's like dessert.
07-03-2014 16:37:37 | More by Alextricity
Flying Monkeys The Chocolate Manifesto from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.