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Monsters' Park - Bourbon Barrel-Aged | Modern Times Beer

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BA SCORE
4.23/5
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176 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
SRM: 50

IBU: 60

Final Gravity: 1.022

Malts: Barley, Oats, Chocolate Malt, Midnight Wheat, Crystal 120, roasted Barley, Black Barley.

This is Monsters' Park, our hulking cantankerous imperial stout, aged in fragrant, oaky bourbon barrels. The Barrel character is immediately evident on the nose and only grows more intense in the flavor. Notes of vanilla, caramel and molasses meld with the huge roast character of Monsters' Park to create a veritable superhero of flavors (like earth, fire, wind, water, and heart, even). The beer's aroma and flavor reach their peak when the beer is allowed to warm up a bit, so don't get all antsy and drink it right out of the fridge.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,157
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
176
pDev:
12.77%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
50
Trade:
11
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Ratings: 176 |  Reviews: 25
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephenlee
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emerge077
2.36/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Infected

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this during the tail end of a warm spring at BeerNV when they did a quasi tap takeover (5 varieties of these Monsters' Park beers). Poured black. Small 1/4" brown head. Rich notes of bourbon and chocolate malt all over this one, images of that boozy german chocolate cake going on.

Taste is much the same, loads of chocolate and bourbon notes. Straight up what you would expect. A little bit of oat usage probably tames the bitterness and heft a bit in the mouth feel, which does a great job at being drinkable and hiding the abv. The oak is there, but it isn't the kind that imparts vanilla. Heavily viscous without being so much so that is a chore to drink 5 oz of the stuff. Not sweet at all. Beer spent a good amount of time in the barrel to impart this much bourbon. So its pretty much the industry standard for this type of beer. Similar to Eclipse, its great to drink on tap, but bottle prices are at such a premium, you can pretty much settle for another beer extremely similar that is half the price.

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Photo of bpfrush
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Antg8989
4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Woody with cinnamon (which I strangely love in a stout). Pours black, no lacing. Feel is soft with medium carbonation. Overall, a great BBA stout to be had.

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Photo of mrcraft
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.57/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BirdsandHops
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of taospowder
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dizzy242
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smi69
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: pours black with a film of brown head
S: big strong hot bourbon
T: big barrel with sharper boozy bourbon flavors.
F: medium thickness, boozy feel and warming heat.

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Photo of flagmantho
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this beer on-tap in a tulip at Special Brews in Lynnwood, WA.

Appearance: rich dark black with a thin layer of dark tan foam. Color is outstanding.

Smell: very sweet with vanilla, Bourbon and chocolate. Lots of alcohol fruitiness; tons of depth and character. Great.

Taste: sweet, Bourbon, vanilla and caramel. Toffee notes as well. Plenty of alcohol heat - just what you're looking for in a Bourbon-barrel stout.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a good carbonation and smoothness.

Overall: whoooo this thing has a lot of alcohol. It's good, but I couldn't drink a ton of it.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Monsters' Park - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 176 ratings