The Chocolate Manifesto
Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery

The Chocolate ManifestoThe Chocolate Manifesto
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Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #75
Ranked #2,284
4.19 | pDev: 11.46%
Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
Ontario, Canada
The Chocolate ManifestoThe Chocolate Manifesto
Notes: For those seeking decadence and transcendence in a craft beer, we bring you The Chocolate Manifesto Triple Chocolate Milk Stout, a luxurious beer that demands to be shared among friends. With three kinds of chocolate, this beer is a euphoric detour from the mundane. Life is too short to brew beer that doesn’t matter to you.
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The_Beer_Guru from New York

3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Way tooooo much chocolate and overhyped beer. This beer is just OK. I understand it’s a triple chocolate milk stout but at the same time it’s too much.

Jul 09, 2021
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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Really glad they finally put this in a can at around 7 bucks here. Much better than the 20+ big bottle price. Beer looks good the head fizzes out pretty quickly but with this much artificial sweetness its to be expected. Slightly thicker than I expected good dark blackness stout. Smell is exquisite milk chocolate dark chocolate hell its triple chocolate so one extra chocolate! Taste is amazingly balanced decedent smooth bittersweet chocolate. milk and bakers chocolates and ABV well concealed in the finish. As with any desert beer its all about moderation but I could easily see enjoying another can in a session.

Overall a stellar milk stout well balanced and decent price. Go get you some!

Jul 03, 2021
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Sigmund from Norway

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared 750 ml bottle at local tasting. Triple Chocolate Milk Stout. ABV 10%. Black colour, tan head. Aroma of chocolate, and nothing but chocolate. Flavour of chocolate and vanilla. Incredibly rich.

May 14, 2021
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Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured like coca cola and looks like shit. 2.75 is generous.

Smell is fair. Average chocolate stout smell.

Taste is quite stellar. Literal milk choclate beer.

Feel is acceptable but not notable.

Overall if probably buy it again st $4.75 for a 16oz can. Their stupid ass $30 bottles though? No way.

Solid and thats it.

Mar 20, 2021
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InspectorHound from Canada (ON)

4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pours black with a tightly bubbled two finger tawny head. The head quickly gives way to a ring of lacing around the edge of the glass after a few minutes.

Smell: Rich and cremey chocolate bomb. Like a chocolate milkshake, on steroids. Slight hints of tobacco, rum and vanilla. One of the best smelling beers I've ever had.

Taste: Rich and decadent. Bursting with dark chocolate bitterness and milk chocolate sweetness. I pick up hints of light tobacco and graham cracker crust. As this beer warms it becomes a little sharper, which is the only knock on the taste.

Feel: Rich and oily. Rounded with a large body and smooth front end. Boozey and sharp on the end. Plays strongest on the bottom of the mouth and the sides of the tongue.

An outstanding chocolate lovers dream. An A+ if drank cold from the fridge. It is best drank slightly colder than with most stouts because I noted that as it warms as the syrupy nature comes out. The 10 % ABV is well hidden in the sweetness. You have to be careful with this beer it tastes so good you might end up putting a few back quickly. A perfect winter beer to enjoy at the ice shack or in front of a fire.

Mar 05, 2021
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - pour is thick and meaty coming out of the glass. Dark paint brown with a burnt, crimson head. Not much in the way of lacing for a 10%-er.

S - huge nuts up front in my face. The biggest nuts. Milk chocolate and rust. Hershey chocolate syrup, cinnamon, and chocolate milk. Shameless chocolate. Smells like a bowl of halloween candy.

T - much roastier than expected. Was anticipating a milky lactose bomb, but I am pleasantly surprised by the balancing dark chocolate bite. Cocoa powder, milk chocolate, and vanilla sweetness. Fudgey chocolate malts and a touch of coffee a la bottom of the pot. Finishes a tad dry, begging another sip.

F - a bit thin for 10%, but mostly neutral. Doesn't help or hinder this beer. Low-medium carbonation; just enough to be lively.

O - insane chocolate flavor. One of the most chocolate-forward beers I've had. It's far from perfect, but it's fun and sure to satisfy that sweet tooth. But here's the thing, it's got a bit of balancing roastiness to nip that cloy in the bud. Saves that for the aroma!

Feb 19, 2021
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Antg8989 from New Jersey

4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of, if not the most and best aromas I've ever experienced in any kind of a stout that classifies itself as chocolate. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is baker's and milk chocolate, cocoa powder. Just chocolate decadence. Taste is layer upon layer of rich chocolate. Initially sweet, but the medium carbonation and semi dry finish keeps you coming back for more. Overall, fantastic. In my opinion this is world class.

Jan 13, 2021
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ChrisCage from Canada (AB)

4.78/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Love the packaging and corresponding manifesto to read before even getting to the bottle inside....which too, I love the extra long neck....Very cool! Now for the brew itself....pours a motor oil thick, super dark brown color...almost black to be honest. The head is a caramel color, shows itself to be dense and with wee tight never becomes super thick or anything and eventually dissipates into a thick patch over top the liquid. As for the lacing, well it appears to be sticky and clings rather well to the inside of my tulip glass. Overall not an exceptional looking stout, but good enough for me to want to consume!

S- this is a heavenly smelling beer! Initial aromas that are completely like chocolate milk to, succulent and fresh right out of the carton! Add in velvety vanilla bean, dark chocolate truffle, chocolate malt infused mocha coffee, whipped cream, hints of yeast and plenty of lactose sweetness! The finish lingers and is smelled from afar even and gives off whiffs of fudge and burnt caramel....lovely!!!

T- Oh this is nice too! Everything that I mentioned in the aromas can and will be found here on the palate! Plenty of milk and high cocoa content dark chocolates, fudge richness, vanilla cream, black coffee, burnt black and chocolate malts and on the fringe burnt molasses, charred cocoa powder, dry oats, balancing hop bitterness, and of course lactose sugar. The finish is where the cocoa/hop bitterness really brings everything together, and I am really enjoying the rich dessert like sweetness that melds with the classic deep dark bitter character of a traditional Stout beer! Excellent in this department!

M/O- Solid medium to full boded beer and I do believe the carbonation to be the right amount....low but zesty, which allows the full character of the flavor to explode on the palate yet creates a rich smooth creaminess that coats the palate all the same. The drinkability, while it is high, is more than enough for one person, when enjoying a bottle to themselves...a definite sipping brew. The alcohol will catch up I'm sure, however, it is so well hidden for a beverage of 10% isn't sharp at all, however as the beer warms, the booze factor does increase. Overall, this is simply an excellent beer and is everything that it says it is. I will most definitely purchase this one again should I find it and highly recommend this to anyone that enjoys the finer side of milk stouts!!

Jan 01, 2021
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Beershaker from Canada (ON)

3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Dark, very dark. Brown head that broke down very quickly, too quickly.

Smell: Refer to the smell of chocolate milk. They are the same thing. Except this beer has malts smell in addition to chocolate-milk smell.

Taste: Tastes like chocolate milk too (I mean it really taste like real chocolate milk). Unlike other strong beers, you won’t believe it’s a 10% ABV beer. It doesn’t taste much like alcohol. No obvious bitterness and sourness. Malts aroma shows up in the end.

Feel: under-carbonated. This beer can really use some more carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel, doesn’t leave much of a unpleasant feeling in the mouth after swallowing. Doesn’t feel too alcohol-like, despite the fact it’s a 10% ABV beer.

Overall: Very special beer. It’s like a glass of chocolate milk.

Dec 30, 2020
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buschbeer from Ohio

4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

473 mL can
Served in a snifter

This beer pours black and is topped with a couple inches of mocha head that leaves spotty lacing.

I got nostrils full of milk chocolate as I decanted the can into my glass. As it warms I smell milk, as well as dark, chocolate.

It almost tastes like chocolate syrup. It is very chocolaty. Milk chocolate is the main flavor. There is also some dark chocolate. The 10% abv is very well hidden.

Full bodied with a rich, creamy mouthfeel

I have passed this beer over numerous times. Now that I have finally tried it I regret passing it over. This is a great chocolate milk stout. It goes down way to easy for the abv.

Dec 16, 2020
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.29/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Another beer from March Madness 2017, unsure who brought it, seemed janky so maybe elrogish.

Black pour, head tries to form, but it ultimately settles out with zero head, unable to make any retention. The aroma is chocolatey, the roasted malt portion lags behind the chocolate, they boast 3 types but it smells like any other milk stout that pushes chocolate.

Taste brought more bitterness and alcohol heat than I want in a milk stout. The chocolate was there but the lactose just didn't help cover the heft, even though its not a thick, malty kind of double digit abv stout. Definitely not a big beer I would want to drink by myself, the smaller the quantity the better here in a day of drinking to mix up the styles. Even when I thought there was a slight dark fruit note to the bitterness, it was mostly me searching for an additional quality beyond lactose, chocolate and booziness. I mean, there are times a beer like that works. I rarely bitch about thinness in a stout, but this is one of those times.

Oct 13, 2020
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TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml colourfully labeled bottle from an equally colourful box. ?Two or three years on this one - COVID19 cellar raid.
Pours a deep black - slightly viscous - with scant reddish brown head.
Wow - the nose hits with fudge and chocolate, caramel and light vanilla notes.
Taste is again big time chocolate, malted milk bar from my childhood (though a boozy note that that chocolate bar never had); caramel and lactose sweetness, but a really nice dark chocolate bittersweetness at the end.
Full mouthfeel though not as thick on the palate as expected - this is a sweet beer but that touch of dark chocolate bitter balances it nicely, avoiding a trip to cloying excess - a bit of warmth in the throat from 10%..... Really well done but stop at 8 ounces (or a small dose of insulin may be in order).

May 16, 2020
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CaptainHate from Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a pint bottle into a DFH tulip. Fluffy dark tan head over a dark brown body. Smell is a complex blend of chocolate flavors with even a tinge of vanilla in there. Taste echoes the smell but with a dark chocolate bitterness at the end that predominates. Absolutely no taste of alcohol. Mouthfeel is just fine for the style.

Even though I prefer bigger imperial stouts to this, for the style this is very good.

Apr 19, 2020
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cjgator3 from Florida

3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a snifter. Appropriately named, this beer features heavy chocolate on both the nose and palate. Smooth and chocolatey is the best description. The alcohol is deceptive in the taste making it dangerously drinkable.

Jan 22, 2020
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josanguapo from Spain

2.74/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25

De BeerRepublic. En copa Teku. Viendo The Witcher 1x05-06. Mas que a chocolate, tiene un punto como a plastico que, sin llegar e estropearla, hace que la experiencia no sea lo placentera que esperaba

Jan 16, 2020
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Mysticmage from Canada (ON)

4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

All hail the darkness!
Oh woe, oh misery......
Oh light?
Ah yes....thy manifesto light!
Purchased from the brewer in June but hey, who wants it then...ah yes, the Winter Solstice is the day to crack this one open (or Valentine’s).
First off lets begin with the nose as it is superb. Rich cocoa awaits upon opening with memories of chocolate milk dance in your brain.
Look is dark chocolate and thick.
Taste is chocolate - go figure. Truly rich, smooth and sweet finish.
You can enjoy this with friends, as dessert or yes on the Winter Solstice by yourself!
A real gem here and glad I aged it for 8 months....more likely even better!

Dec 21, 2019
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octortus from Canada (ON)

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

473 mL Bottle. ABV 10%.
Appearance: Black, One finger of mocha head, Decent retention, wispy lacing
Aroma: huge milk chocolate, lactose, slight espresso, cacao nib, vanilla, chocolate milk,
Mouthfeel: above medium, slightly sticky/syrupy,
Flavour: Chocolate, Lactose, Espresso,

Review: 84

Nov 17, 2019
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drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look - dark great stick lacing and head
Smell - tobacco sweet milk chocolate
Taste - odd chocolate milky taste
Feel - medium creamy body
Overall - I like everything but the taste

Nov 03, 2019
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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.64/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Smells like chocolate milk, tastes real chocolatey and dark, luscious and creamy, with notes of hot cocoa, chocolate milk, marshmallow, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, cacao nibs, roasted cacao powder, chocolate malt, espresso, mild toasty tobacco, a hint of dark fruits and some lactose sweetness. Medium plus bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate carbonation. Overall a really great triple chocolate milk stout.

Apr 09, 2019
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GimmeAGuinness from Massachusetts

4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Even before pouring, this smells like melted chocolate right from the bottle. Pours a gorgeous dark brown, with a light head. Flavor is a near-perfect balance of the roasted malts and chocolate. It's sweet, but not cloying. Very clean on the palate, but very rich-tasting at the same time. At 10% I expected a higher alcohol warmth, but not disappointed by its absence. A fantastic beer to sip after dinner.

Jan 02, 2019
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CAMRAhardliner from Canada (ON)

4.59/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours pure black with the slightest cherry edges on the glass. Popping the cap reveals a delicious brownie smell before even pouring from the bottle. Fresh baked brownies with cookie dough and espresso in the back. Bold dark and milk chocolate in the taste. Quick syrup and chocolate chip cookies. Bit of roastyness in the back. Light bitterness in the finish, but at no point is this beer over sweet. Thick, full bodied mouthfeel with creamy carbonation. Lingering chocolate notes in the long finish. Surprising that this is 10%, the alcohol isn't that noticeable.

A stellar Milk Stout/Imperial Stout. Vibrant chocolate flavors explode out of this one. Excellent stout. A must try for anyone who likes beer or brownies and cookies.

Dec 07, 2018
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janubio from Spain

3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured in a snifter glass. Black colour, dense brown head that fades quickly, leaving a ring. Tiny lace. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, milk, hints of tobacco. Dried fruits.
Medium body, creamy texture, normal carbonation. Sweet chocolate finish.
Taste of chocolate, milk, coffee, dried fruits. Blue cheese?
Good, but even with the massive chocolate, not the best chocolate one.

Oct 05, 2018
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Jesterr44 from Canada (ON)

4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big bottle, 10% ABV - you'll be feeling good afterwards. Aroma offers quite a bit of chocolate along with some burnt malt. Not much in the lacing department for this dark opaque beer. Taste is fine for what it is; the chocolate may in fact be too prominent & something about the nibs used in the process leaves a little too much dark chocolate-type flavour which doesn't blend perfectly with the malt character. Still, glad I tried it, but it's too pricey to be something I have repeatedly.

Aug 08, 2018
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EMH73 from New York

3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown with a thin tan head that left no lacing. Smells like a Tootsie roll with a little bit of char. Tastes like liquified chocolate (milk and bitter sweet), char, roasted malts, vanilla and a mildly bitter finish. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated, creamy mouth feel.

Jun 16, 2018
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bobhits from Kentucky

1.77/5  rDev -57.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

MIlk chocolate, milk, a touch sour, a bit of smoke/tobbacco, fake sugar, a hint of dark chocolate, That sour note along with that tobbacco is really ruining them one.

Wow this is terrible. I'm not sure if the sour is an infection, the bottle gave no signs of it and I don't get any off notes on the nose. The nose is all chocolate, caramel, and has some nice dessert like notes.

Apr 18, 2018
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