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Flying Monkeys The Chocolate Manifesto - Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery

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184 Ratings
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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 28
Gots: 55 | FT: 4
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Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Sammy on 10-31-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from the LCBO. Served in a Cantillon tulip.

A - Pours with a finger-plus of mocha foam that settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and specks of lacework. Body is pitch black (and yes, I know where the term pitch black originates).

S - Smells like those foil-wrapped chocolate balls people buy at Christmas time; yes, the waxy ones. There's a bit of cherry cordial, some lactose sugar, and perhaps a hint of roast. Well-hidden alcohol, although a bit creeps in at room temperature. But yeah, it's a massive amount of chocolate, as promised by the name and label description. Surprise!

T - The taste isn't quite as good, although I'm kind of glad it isn't nearly as sweet as the aroma. Starts with milk chocolate sweetness but transitions to a bitter dark chocolate and roast finish. Maybe a bit of booze mixed in too. Again, pretty heavy-handed with the chocolate.

M - Creamy, full body, with pleasant, moderate carbonation. The oats make things pretty creamy, and there's light lingering stickiness on the palate. A bit of warming, but not excessive. Almost milkshake-esque.

D - If you like heavy-handed adjunct stouts you'll go nuts for this. The alcohol presents as it warms, and it's a bit monodimensional. The first 12oz was pretty nice, but it gets a bit hard to drink after that with the increased alcohol and bitter flavors.

Photo of MSandahl23
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of intovert2438
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tee76
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FalconOne
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tmcarter23
3.89/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of peensteen
3.29/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Jet black, 2 fingers of tan head, light lace. Smell is all chocolate and thats about it, chocolate milk powder and a very light roast, certainly smells like chocolate. Taste is like the nose, lots of chocolate, mix of milk and dark, fairly sweet and fairly bitter, similar at times to drinking Hershey syrup. Lightly carbonated, medium body and fairly sticky. About 4-6oz. of this is plenty and fairly enjoyable in a small amount, the majority of this didn't get finished after 8oz though.

Photo of MichelP
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Interesting beer but really gimmicky and too much chocolate taste. A bit extreme in that way but well done overall and worth at least 1 try.

Photo of DenisKolkin
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle served fairly cold into glassware. Purchased for about $12.75 CDN. A huge stout, looking forward to this beer.

Appearance - big and black with about a finger of frothy tan head. Moderate retention, with only a small thin wisp left behind.

Smell - so much chocolate, rich decadent chocolate. Powerful but not overwhelming chocolate decadence. Raspberry and cranberry shines through much more clearly after tasting initially.

Taste - starts big and chocolatey, with layer after layered chocolate like a double chocolate cake, then raspberry and cranberry shone s through although a touch medicinal in the aftertaste. Booze is imperceptible, and overall taste is full but light. medicinal characteristics diminish as the beer warms. Dark chocolate bitterness increases mid sip as the beer warms even more, with a touch of coffee.

Mouthfeel - for such a substantial beer, the mouthfeel is quite light and refreshing with a spritzy carbonation. Medium - high carbonation.

Overall- a very very good milk stout that combines a great chocolate base with raspberries and cranberries. Extremely deceptive and you would never expect this to be 10% ABV. Definitely worth the price and especially good on a cold winters night.

Photo of BakaGaijin
3.89/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanCFriedrich
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chris19
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cam477
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jonathan33373
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer you would need an aquired taste. It has a strong chocolate overtone that's just too overpowering for me - I would drink it again mainly because of it's high alcohol content but I'd much rather a premium lager then this craft stout. This will be the only beer I'll be rating tonight because it is a 750 ml bottle and at 10% thats like drinking a wine bottle. So anyways I would recommend this beer to people but don't get your hopes up beause it can let you down, unless you have that acquired taste built into you.

Photo of Coronaeus
4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zonian1
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Team_TMM
4.57/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Great smell and flavour. Reminds me of Christmas chocolates

Photo of doppleb
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of riemster
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Hopmeplease
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of NGBeerGuy
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of BuckeyeSlim
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Giggy
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of wtkphoto
3/5  rDev -27.5%

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Flying Monkeys The Chocolate Manifesto from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.