Flying Monkeys BNL Imperial Chocolate Stout | Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
Ontario, Canada
theflyingmonkeys.ca

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Treble Clef Series: Beer 1

Barenaked Ladies Collaboration.
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 agreed 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 flavors gently warm with a steady 10% ABV. No bitterness to this stout, just a chocolate boldness the, 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.

Added by korguy123 on 11-24-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
103
pDev:
16.71%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Holding up well for a 2012 brew.

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4.58/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Black as night with a finger and a half of dark brown head. Some minor lacing is produced on this one but the rentention is lacklustre.

Smell: An overwhelming smell of that high cacao dark chocolate, and I do mean overwhelming. There is only the barest notes of smoky malt in the background. Warming somewhat milds the chocolate towards lighter chocolate, but it's still the controlling smell.

Taste: Once again the chocolate takes front and centre, the start of the beer is more milder as sweeter milk-like chocolate begins to beer, although I suspect that's the malt trying to work. Then the beer transistions over to a much harsher bitter dark chocolate. It's a different kind of bitter, as it's overwhelmingly rich but hits like an IPA.

Mouthfeel: The start of the beer has a nice velvet smoothness, but the bitter smash at the end comes out of nowhere. The carbonation adds a creaminess to the beer that really helps things out, and the aftertaste is that of black forrest cake with all the sugar taken out.

Drinkability: This beer is rich in extreme, and with it comes a heaviness that only a heavy stout can get away with. It conceals it's high alchohol content very well..

Final Thoughts: Too much chocolate and not enough beer for this one, which I really can't hold against the beer too much, as its clearly labelled as an extreme chocolate beer. It's a thumbs up, way more if you are a chocolate buff, but sadly instead of being happy because it was an amazing beer, I'm more happy that I finally got it out of my fridge. Thumbs up, but given it's a one off and the name being a band name, you'll likely never see it in this form again.

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Flying Monkeys BNL Imperial Chocolate Stout from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 103 ratings