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Monsters' Park - Nicaraguan Rum Barrel-Aged - Coconut And Cocoa Nibs | Modern Times Beer

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4.56/5
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98 Ratings
Monsters' Park - Nicaraguan Rum Barrel-Aged - Coconut And Cocoa NibsMonsters' Park - Nicaraguan Rum Barrel-Aged - 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:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
98
pDev:
5.7%
 
 
Wants:
78
Gots:
24
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 98 |  Reviews: 18
Reviews by Canada_Dan:
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4.72/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Photo of darktronica
4.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Magnificent. Pours thick and leaves streaks of liquid after each sip, but not as syrupy as some high-ABV, barrel-aged stouts. The cacao nibs shine at the front of the nose, with undertones of roasted malt, vanilla, and the rest of the base Monsters' Park beer. Toasted coconut practically shouts at you from your tongue; some people compare beers like this to Mounds bars, and it's a reasonable analogy to start with, but there's none of the cloying sweetness of a candy bar. The beer is very strongly flavored with chocolate and coconut, but it is still balanced.

I don't get a lot of the rum barrel in this one, however. What I do get is some heat and spice notes. I'm conflicted because, on the one hand, I want to sit on a bottle for a while to see if the booziness smooths out, but on the other hand, I don't want to risk the fantastic adjunct flavorings quieting down one bit. But most of all, I want to drink this three nights a week.

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Photo of CA-J27
4.95/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Such an amazing barrel aged stout. Monsters park is a great base and the coconut is so sweet and prominent in this beer, along with the strength and sweetness of the rum makes his a homerun.

Medium to heavy mouthfeel (which is the only realm in which this could be improved - to be chewier) , sweet coconut and rum nose, very similar notes to the BBA version, like an almond joy, lower carbonation which lends perfectly to the flavor and style. One of my top stouts ever

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Photo of Beer_Line
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Well that could have been the best Rum barrel aged beer ever...

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Photo of raynmoon
4.68/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Dark, dark brown, no head. Decent alcohol legs.

The smell is classic barrel aged stout. Lots of brown sugar, vanilla, booze, mounds bar, chocolate.

The taste follows nicely. Not as much coconut as the nose, but the balance is there. It's not overly sweet, overly boozy, overly coconutty. It's just really tasty.

Really silky mouthfeel with proper carbonation.

Overall, on par with any of the best barrel aged stouts. Reminds me of barrel aged Vietnamese speedway.

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Photo of Hallertau
4.98/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of DanGeo
4.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.58/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of akang
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lucnifter
4.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Armando_Perez
4.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Marco_Gtz
4.48/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mythaeus
4.69/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thick pour with nice head for a coconut beer. Nose is mostly rum, but pleasant, not harsh. Perfect creamy fuly body mouthfeel with ncredible taste of chocolate-y roasted coconut! TONS of coconut. Liquid Almond Joy comes to mind.

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Photo of aquazr1
4.48/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours oil black. Nose is rum and cacao. Taste is rum, cacao, rich molasses with a coconut finish. A top tier BA beer that just gets better as it warms up.

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Photo of tleaver33
4.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NHbeerguy
4.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Raziel313
4.22/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FrogOut69
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fthegiants
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of T_Hass
4.54/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JMFP
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoeyStats707
4.6/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OneEye78
4.6/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a snifter with a deep black look and a modest white head. Smell had hints of toasted coconut and rum barrel. Taste was led by the coconut, with a rich dark chocolate flavor to follow. Got a lot of vanilla from the barrel, and a decent amount of alcohol heat from the barrel as well. The coconut created a thick mouthfeel, which really coated the toungue. Overall this is a magnificent beer, but it might benefit from a little age to mellow out the rum barrel burn.

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Photo of sillyhed8
4.04/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsAholic79
4.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Monsters' Park - Nicaraguan Rum Barrel-Aged - Coconut And Cocoa Nibs from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 4.56 out of 5 with 98 ratings