Monsters' Park
Modern Times Beer

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From:
Modern Times Beer
 
California, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,570
ABV:
12%
Score:
91
Ranked #8,098
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 9.36%
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
285
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 05, 2021
Added:
Mar 07, 2014
Wants:
  39
Gots:
  75
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Rated: 4.24 by Resistance88 from California

Dec 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
L:. Pours a thick dark black with a small tan head and no lacing.

S:. Strong notes of bourbon, with hints of vanilla, cherry and a touch of caramel, followed by notes of chocolate and some roasted malt.

T:. Bourbon and alcohol, with a touch of vanilla and oak, a slight caramel and then some roasted malt, this one leans a little more towards the bourbon than the stout side of things.

F:. Slick mouthfeel, bigger body.

O:. This is a good stout but I do wish a little bit more of the base stout shone through, this has a strong bourbon feel to it.
Jan 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.37 by cd34 from Illinois

Jun 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 15, 2020
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Looks like I first had this back in 2014 in the bottle, and a few times after on tap, yet haven't reduced it to a written review yet.

Pours black. 1/4" brown head. Big roastiness in the aroma. We're in standard territory here. No alcohol perceptible in the nose at least. Might pull some licorice, caramel and nuttiness out of it.

Taste is one you know, and prolly know well, its a big ass double digit, heavy roast, massive quantity of malt kind of imperial stout. You can mention all the possible things, raisins, coffee, pine, earth, scorch, roast, chocolate, fudge,

I thought the alcohol was present, but understandable at this level. Unfortunately a lot of "reviewers" think this is the bourbon barrel version, but no dude. Its basically a generic tier Speedway Stout. Since Speedway is pretty awesome, so is this virtual copycat (with more quad/dark fruit notes) of it to a lesser degree.
May 05, 2020
 
Rated: 4.05 by swid from Missouri

Dec 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by Tomesco from Canada (ON)

Nov 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.21 by kingjohnh from New Mexico

Oct 13, 2019
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Reviewed by tkdchampxi from New Jersey

4.98/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Truly one of the best beers I've had in years. This drinks like an heir to the throne of former greats like bourbon county coconut... Which is interesting because I don't think this has or advertises any coconut qualities... But it is thick and smooth and delicious and sweet and roasty and sweet - but all in moderated quantities that just comes together beautifully.
Jul 05, 2019
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Reviewed by Beer_Right_Back from Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
We got massive, punch in the face, notes of coconut filling our mouths, and were rather surprised that it seems unintentional. Strong, boozy, and dark, this beer is the type of stout that will end your night, regardless of how much beer you can drink.
May 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4.34 by onewayboogie from California

Apr 25, 2019
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Reviewed by mynie from Maryland

4.8/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
2019 Edition: 14.2% ABV (!)

An excessively strong RIS packaged in a cute little can that reminds me of nice wallpaper from the late 1800's.

Pours is very black and fairly limp and that's about what I'd expect from a beer of this magnitude.

Smells of intense vanilla and whiskey. Basically imagine BCBS but then up it a good two or three degrees. The aroma is decadent in the best possible way, intense but not cloying, but zero burn, zero gimmick, and zero off nodes. Superb.

Tastes damn near as good as it smells. It's been well over a decade now that brewers have been attempting to out-smooth and out-whiskey Bourbon County, and dag gum I think the fellas over at Modern Times might have actually cracked this nut. Lightly boozy milk chocolate starts things out, moving to a lightly burny and heavily sweet middle, finishing on some intense, but not too intense, nodes of bourbon and marshmallows. This is exquisite.
Apr 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.68 by DOCRW from Washington

Feb 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.1 by Kurmaraja from California

Jan 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.15 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Jun 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4.41 by joemochas from Florida

Apr 07, 2018
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Reviewed by DaverCS from Arizona

4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours jet black on tap at North Park Flavordome. Sample taster was just enough.

Aroma is chocolate overload. Lots of bourbon. It is very reminiscent of bourbon county.

Taste is more chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, oak, and alcohol heat. Again has a very close bourbon county character, but there is definitely more of a alcohol bite. Mouthfeels are similar with maybe a bit more carbonation with the monsters park. Super pumped to finally try this!

Overall, this is a great beer and something I didn’t expect to be on tap. I would happily drink again. However, I still would gravitate to a bourbon county given the same character without the alcohol burn and high price. Will be excited to try the variants of this beer!it gets a 91.5/100.
Mar 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by BEER88 from Washington

Mar 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Brent_B from Iowa

Feb 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.04 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Jan 28, 2018
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Reviewed by SoCal_Matt from California

4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bought a couple of bottles a few years ago and have now had this beer fresh, as well as aged for one, two, and three years. This one has only gotten better with age. I just had my last one, unfortunately, which was three years old and the best one yet. This beer only gets smoother with age. Pours a very dark brown with just a bit of foam that dissipates quickly. Aroma of chocolate and roasted coffee with a bit of sweet dark fruit. All the flavors come together better as time goes on. Taste is dominated by dark fruit and chocolate with roasted coffee playing in the background. The 12% ABV is completely unnoticed as time goes on. Feel is on the plus side of medium. Overall, this is a phenomenal beer that ages very well and continues to improve as time goes on. I know that this beer now solely serves as the base for adjunct variations of Monsters' Park, but I would love for Modern Times to bring this back as a special release again. I would love to have the opportunity to buy a dozen bottles to hold onto for several years.
Jan 14, 2018
 
Rated: 4.3 by gspeer711 from California

Jan 14, 2018
 
Rated: 4.1 by kmoen from California

Dec 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4.45 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania

Dec 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.1 by SpdKilz from Illinois

Dec 25, 2017
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours black as night, with just a little bit of foam.

Smell is big and bold, notes of arrack, raisins and treacle.

Massive hits of coffee and treacle on the tongue, bolstered by some notes of raisins and nuts. Tastes almost like a mix of mostly stout and a little bit of a quad.

Mouthfeel is thick and oily.

Overall, a very good stout, balanced, yet massive. Would love to try some of the variants.
Aug 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4.51 by Phineasco from Massachusetts

Aug 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4.03 by Mikey2333 from Iowa

Jun 12, 2017
 
Rated: 4.08 by PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan

Apr 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.05 by Keeling from California

Mar 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3.93 by tharper178 from Florida

Jan 21, 2017
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Reviewed by IKnoGoodBeer from Nevada

3.24/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
The 2016 has a sour taste that I never found in a bourbon aged Imperial Stout. Like all sours I don't know if I like it or dislike, what I do know is I had better.
Jan 11, 2017
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Reviewed by ThrewRedButter from Massachusetts

4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L - Inky black body with a finger of light brown head

S - Sweet bourbon, oak, coffee, black licorice, cherries, raisins, leather

T - Bourbon first, but swept away by cherry cordials. Bitter dark coffee, wood, tiny bit of char, dark fruits.

F - Not the thickest BA stout, but still good. Absolutely NO trace of alcohol.

O - I think of the base stouts flavors popped more, the this would creep closer to the elite. Still a big bastard of a beer that can be sipped on and enjoyed for hours.
Jan 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4.19 by Timtac from New Jersey

Jan 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Erik-P from Canada (BC)

Dec 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4.02 by RPM3334 from South Carolina

Dec 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4.08 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

Dec 02, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by AngEo from Texas

Nov 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

Oct 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania

Sep 07, 2016
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Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 336 ratings