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

Monsters' Park - Nicaraguan Rum Barrel-Aged - Coconut And Cocoa NibsMonsters' Park - Nicaraguan Rum Barrel-Aged - Coconut And Cocoa Nibs
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
13%
Score:
98
Avg:
4.57 | pDev: 5.69%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
98
From:
Modern Times Beer
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  76
Gots
  24
SCORE
98
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Monsters' Park - Nicaraguan Rum Barrel-Aged - Coconut And Cocoa NibsMonsters' Park - Nicaraguan Rum Barrel-Aged - Coconut And Cocoa Nibs
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Reviews by Stevedore:
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Stevedore from Wisconsin

4.45/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle served in a snifter glass.

Pours a very dark brown body, nearly black. One finger offwhite head with good retention. No lacing as expected. Standard large stout appearance. Smells of toasted coconut, cocoa, milk chocolate, sweet rum, a bit of molasses, a little bit of espresso and earth to round things out. It's a very nice aroma with a lot going on, though slightly subdued. Flavour on the other hand, is simply awesome. This is a huge but balanced palate of dark chocolate, coconut, cocoa, and rum. The coconut presence is hefty but this is not a coconut bomb by any means as the rum is fairly strong as well as the base Monster's Park flavours- milk chocolate, molasses, espresso, earth- and the cocoa nibs round things out. Wow. It's very complex and well-integrated without being a single flavour bomb. Probably the first beer I've had in a long time where I could clearly identify the rum along with the other flavours but without it being overbearing. Mouthfeel is full bodied, not completely viscous but substantial, good carbonation, delicious enough to drink in whichever way you like. Overall, another winner from Modern Times. Their base Monster's Park seems to do extremely well in barrels, and with the right adjuncts, it could very well be a world beater.

Nov 07, 2015
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darktronica from Indiana

4.85/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Jul 06, 2015
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CA-J27 from California

4.95/5  rDev +8.3%
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

Jun 05, 2015
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Beer_Line from California

5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Jun 05, 2015
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raynmoon from Colorado

4.68/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Jul 14, 2015
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Hallertau from Wisconsin

4.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Aug 24, 2015
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DanGeo from Michigan

4.34/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Oct 04, 2015
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BeerMeBro720 from Ohio

4.58/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nov 20, 2015
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akang from California

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 18, 2015
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Canada_Dan from Colorado

4.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Dec 13, 2015
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Lucnifter from California

4.56/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aug 08, 2015
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Armando_Perez from Florida

4.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Jul 12, 2015
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Marco_Gtz from California

4.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Oct 25, 2015
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mythaeus from Pennsylvania

4.69/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Feb 05, 2016
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aquazr1 from California

4.48/5  rDev -2%
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.

Jun 24, 2015
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tleaver33 from California

4.74/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jun 07, 2015
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NHbeerguy from New Hampshire

4.66/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 17, 2015
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Raziel313 from California

4.22/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Jun 16, 2015
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FrogOut69 from California

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Oct 01, 2015
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fthegiants from California

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 22, 2016
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T_Hass from Georgia

4.54/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jun 05, 2015
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JMFP from Delaware

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 05, 2015
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JoeyStats707 from California

4.6/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 10, 2016
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OneEye78 from Texas

4.6/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Jun 27, 2015
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sillyhed8 from California

4.04/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 07, 2015
Monsters' Park - Nicaraguan Rum Barrel-Aged - Coconut And Cocoa Nibs from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 98 ratings