Monsters' Park - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - Coconut And Cocoa Nibs
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Monsters' Park - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - Coconut And Cocoa NibsMonsters' Park - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - Coconut And Cocoa Nibs
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Modern Times Beer
California, United States
Stout - American Imperial
4.39 | pDev: 13.21%
Feb 09, 2021
Mar 25, 2015
Monsters' Park - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - Coconut And Cocoa NibsMonsters' Park - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - Coconut And Cocoa Nibs
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5 by NickThePyro from Washington on Feb 09, 2021
5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 13, 2020
4.17 by jakecattleco from California on Feb 24, 2019
4.24 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey on Dec 17, 2018
3.98 by vfgccp from New York on Nov 18, 2018
4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

2017 Vintage, Pretty well balanced. ABV is noticeable, but works well with adjuncts in this style. Thanks Stephen.

Oct 28, 2018
4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois on Sep 16, 2018
4.5 by BEER88 from Washington on Mar 09, 2018
4.49 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on Jan 28, 2018
4.5 by scottiethebody from California on Nov 25, 2017
4.49 by Jason1221 from Illinois on Nov 13, 2017
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4.66/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by yesterdayfaraway from Missouri

L: not pitch black and not a hick pour
S: big smooth barrel jumps out of the glass. Rich chocolate and toasted coconut as it warms.
T: fudgy, big smooth barrel with coconut nicely mixed and and long in the finish. The coconut is more pronounced as it warms.
F: medium thickness and coating. A nice touch of heat from a smooth barrel.

Nov 03, 2017
4.21 by Justdoit1234 from Minnesota on Oct 16, 2017
3.95 by Piglet_rulz_da_yard from California on Aug 06, 2017
4.46 by Minusonehxc from Maine on Jul 21, 2017
4.16 by Dactrius from Wisconsin on Jul 09, 2017
4.25 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on Jun 20, 2017
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4.71/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by androidm from California

3rd edition (2017)
L: Jet black little to no head and disappears quickly.
S: Heavy Coconut! First time of it coming through in a MT beer for me. Followed up by intense chocolate. Some barrel characters (wood, vanilla) but its hard to punch through the coco and chocolate.
T: Again with coconuts and chocolate. Dark Mounds bar like, I really let this warmed up BEFORE i poured and it made quite a difference. Followed with a great backbone from the base beer with some bitter chocolate notes. Theres the little hint of heat from the bourbon barrel which is welcomed due to the intense sweetness. Some more subdued barrel character. I can't stress enough the need to let it hit temp.
F:Thick, low carb. not really syrupy which i would have worried about.
O:Wow beer for me. I think the Mexican hot chocolate is a tad better because this one almost to on the nose with the adjuncts, but as it types out I don't have any clue why i would complain about that issue.

Jun 18, 2017
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4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by John_M from Oregon

This really very similar to the bourbon barrel aged version, except there's a bit more chocolate in the nose, and the beer comes across as sweeter (with chocolate and coconut flavors), but with less bourbon flavor. I tried this beer side by side with he bourbon, coffee and vanilla version, and the only version that really stood out as pretty different was the coffee version (which was served on nitro). All 4 versions were quite good, with my favorite the vanilla version. As with the bourbon version, this one has a very full mouthfeel, with the alcohol very well integrated into the flavor profile (no sense of heat or bite from the alcohol). Delicious stuff.

May 30, 2017
4.6 by TheStoutHound from Wisconsin on May 30, 2017
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1.71/5  rDev -61%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
by tbryan5 from Louisiana

Bottle was infected...

May 03, 2017
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4.09/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Buck89 from Tennessee

On tap at the source. Opaque dark brown with a modest tan head. Strong coconut and bourbon on the nose. This is a huge beer but it carries its weight. Great mix of coconut, whiskey, vanilla, chocolate, and roasted malt. Full bodied but easy drinking for a 13% ABV beer. The flavors played well together and I thoroughly enjoyed this.

Mar 29, 2017
3.64 by Corson from Canada (AB) on Mar 28, 2017
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

From a 22 oz bottle - definitely not infected. The coconut and chocolate flavors are not overpowering, but definitely present. Substantial barrel flavor. This is a very tasty BA adjunct stout and very drinkable at 13.7%.

Feb 20, 2017
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1.86/5  rDev -57.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 1.5
by Slack from Virginia

22 oz bottle

It's hard for me to rate this low considering that MT has been very responsive to the contaminated bottles (unlike GI) however not being unbiased would do a disservice to others.

Deep brown to black with a nice head that settles to a bit of nothing. Nice lacing on a swirl.

Nose is pepper and bourbon with some cocoa.

Taste is straight sour, some oak, and bourbon.

Mouthful is heavy, smooth, and coating. Carbonation is low. Finish is a mix of sour and dry.

Very disappointing especially considering how impressive their other offerings. This appears to be isolated to bottles so proceed with caution.

Feb 11, 2017
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3.41/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5
by cherche from Washington

i dont think my bottle was infected...had a slightly tart bite to it but by no means was it rancid or undrinkable. a very disappointing beer though.
l: thin and flat, dark brown, little head, no lacing, minor retention
s: some bourbon, a little heat, not much else
t: in line w nose, slight tartness
m: way too thin, the cola comparisons are accurate
o: big time bummer

Feb 04, 2017
5 by Sk8sean86 from Massachusetts on Jan 19, 2017
4.27 by jroberts8811 from Missouri on Jan 10, 2017
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1.18/5  rDev -73.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by needMIbeer from Virginia

Was excited to finally acquire a Monsters Park only to end up pouring the vast majority of it down the drain. Undoubtedly infected as it tasted like a sour sack of trash.

Jan 08, 2017
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1.18/5  rDev -73.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by JebBeerFish from New Hampshire

Infected. What a let down. I traded for this, can't recall how much for, but do recall it wasn't cheap.

Unbelievable. Not sure I will trade for a MT beer again.

Dec 29, 2016
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1.38/5  rDev -68.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25
by Books_andbrews from California

Beer was infected. For a $30 dollar bottle price it was disappointing. I had tasted this at their release event and it was delicious but obviously bottling and aging tells another story.

Dec 26, 2016
4.39 by Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida on Dec 23, 2016
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1.87/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Infected. Sour

Edit: Contacted Modern Times and they sent me a gift card for the value of the beer the next day. They said they've had problems with this beer recently

Dec 08, 2016
3.83 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Nov 20, 2016
4.25 by Adamostella from Washington on Nov 15, 2016
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1.18/5  rDev -73.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by gibgink from Missouri

Will try my best to stretch this review over the required character limit so people can see. This beer was infected. I've been "lucky" enough to have tried a few of infected beers, and this one was very high up there on the "undrinkable" scale. Very sour and bitter, with no redemption from the adjuncts to cover it up. Caveat emptor.

Nov 01, 2016
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3.9/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by danh53 from Florida

Tried this after drinking some top class beer so it had a lot to live up to. No major flaws. Nice bourbon and big chocolate flavor. Not much coconut. It's medium to thin mouth feel and brown in color. Good, but doesn't justify the high price tag.

Oct 29, 2016
4.46 by Prospero from Colorado on Oct 28, 2016
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4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

i know they do an absolute ton of variants on this one, but this is hands down the best one i have had. i am a sucker for coconut, and while this could probably be ramped up even one more level with a little coffee, the cocoa provides a similar earthy roasty bitterness the base beer really needs. i have always found monsters park a little sweet, and while the coconut doesnt amplify that much, its still real sweet, but the bitter from the chocolate is awesome here, much needed i think, and almost scales the beer back enough for the somewhat subtle coconut to come through. not fake, not overly intense, no sun tan lotion, just real authentic fresh toasted coconut, really neat middle layer here before the heavy malt roast and booze and sweetness take over. i always forget this is as strong as it is, so smooth and although its warm, it never really burns, and its so good i just keep on drinking it without thinking too much about the strength until im loopy. so smooth and chocolatey. crazy to read other reviews where folks arent getting the extra flavors, maybe there is some batch variance, but mine was on point. these guys are killing it, and this series is approaching epic now after this one! the best of the lot so far for me.

Oct 27, 2016
4.69 by Kegger37 from Iowa on Oct 23, 2016
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