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Flying Monkeys The Matador Version 2.0 El Toro Bravo - Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery

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Flying Monkeys The Matador Version 2.0 El Toro BravoFlying Monkeys The Matador Version 2.0 El Toro Bravo

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BA SCORE
88
very good

30 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 17.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  10.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheBrewo on 06-18-2014

Imperial Dark Rye Ale Aged on Spanish Cedar
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Photo of Sammy
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KyleMcD
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MacStinson
4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deonreds
4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Devon_
4.41/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cramshawbar
1/5  rDev -74.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Bitter cinnamon, with harsh rye taste. The aftertaste is like cedar cologne.
For those who like all that, this is fantastic.
And then there is me.

Photo of DaveSutula
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sublime. The rye and cedar commingle into a single beautiful note to support a perfect maltiness. Hallertauer is ever-so-gentle in the nose. The perfect winter warmer.

Photo of Mr_Hoptimistic
4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TerryW
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yancot
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

750 ml bottle purchased for $9.95 CDN from LCBO. Served reasonably cold into a pint glass. Looking forward to an imperial rye ale.

Appearance - reasonably clear dark amber in color. A finger of ivory coloured foam rests on top as isn't going anywhere fast. Medium levels of visible carbonation.

Smell - aroma is a bit of rye and a rather floral bouquet but everything is subdued. A perfumey caramel makes itself known after the beer warms a bit.

Taste - starts sweet with a hint of caramel and toffee then goes downright herbal for a second then a blast of rye comes into play. Finishes with cedar and a taste of mild cigar smoke. Certainly interesting.

Mouthfeel - very smooth, very creamy, then an alcohol burn comes in the back of the throat and a tingling sensation on the tongue. A bit of a sweet cloyingness to finish.

Overall - it's got a little bit of everything but I just don't know how well it all fits together. Worth a try and I'm certain some will love this, but for the price tag, I'm glad I only picked up one bottle.

Photo of liamt07
3.66/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrenaline
4.41/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerWatcher
4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a bottle I've been aging for 8 months since May 2014. It is a dark ruby red in the light, with a thin, slightly off white head, that leaves light lacing behind.
The aromas are a constant swirl of something seemingly different on each inhale. I am picking up maple sugar, cedar, cigar smoke, grapes both red and white, sweet malts, and a few other things that are defying description, as if it is the first time I have ever experienced them.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied. The tastes consist of grapes, smoke, earthy malts, sweet molasses, black pepper, wheat bread, vanilla biscuits, and the list goes on. It seems to be morphing as it warms.
While the Flying Monkeys can often produce real in-your-face beers (not that I mind that at all), I like how this one is subtle, yet extremely complex, and demands you take your time enjoying the myriad things it is offering. A truly outstanding beer.

Photo of BakaGaijin
3.26/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ryanfs
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Giggy
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of tommyguz
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Shandycan
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of BigGruntyThirst
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of R_Kole
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of SVD
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of RedAleMan
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of headstash
3.52/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%

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Flying Monkeys The Matador Version 2.0 El Toro Bravo from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.