Monsters' Park - Bourbon Barrel-Aged With Coconut And Cocoa Nibs | Modern Times Beer

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Monsters' Park - Bourbon Barrel-Aged With Coconut And Cocoa NibsMonsters' Park - Bourbon Barrel-Aged With Coconut And Cocoa Nibs
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Modern Times Beer
California, United States
moderntimesbeer.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by CA-J27 on 03-25-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
302
pDev:
13.21%
 
 
Wants:
197
Gots:
57
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 302 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of WOLFGANG
4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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Photo of jschott75
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scottiethebody
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jason1221
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.66/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Justdoit1234
4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
3.95/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Minusonehxc
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dactrius
4.16/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of androidm
4.71/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

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Photo of John_M
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of tourdot
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tbryan5
1.71/5  rDev -61%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Bottle was infected...

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Photo of Buck89
4.09/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Corson
3.64/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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%.

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Photo of Slack
1.86/5  rDev -57.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 1.5

22 oz bottle
2016

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.

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Photo of cherche
3.41/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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Photo of Sk8sean86
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jroberts8811
4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of needMIbeer
1.18/5  rDev -73.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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.

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Photo of JebBeerFish
1.18/5  rDev -73.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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.

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Monsters' Park - Bourbon Barrel-Aged With Coconut And Cocoa Nibs from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 302 ratings