Monsters' Park - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - Mexican Hot Chocolate Edition | Modern Times Beer

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Monsters' Park - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - Mexican Hot Chocolate EditionMonsters' Park - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - Mexican Hot Chocolate Edition
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels with Cinnamon, Cocoa Nibs, Chilis and Vanilla.

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, and the addition of cinnamon, cocoa nibs, chilis, and vanilla beans turns the whole thing into a Mind-blowingly delicious Mexican hot chocolate party. This decadent celebration of inter-American flavor should be applied directly to your grill piece at about 50 degrees.

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

IBU: 60

Final Gravity: 1.019

Added by dvmin98 on 05-08-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
96
pDev:
6.62%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
12
Trade:
2
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4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SeanKnapp74
4.74/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Awesome! A bit pricey at $30 at my local bottle shop, but it didn't leave me with buyers remorse. Excellent! Boozy bourbon with strong cocao and vanilla flavors as of Sept. 2018. Very smooth. Going to have to pick up a couple bottles to leave in the stash.

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4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.66/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucnifter
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whitenads
4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jeffo
4.2/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one from rutger this past summer. Cheers, man!

From a bomber into a snifter
Mexican Hot Chocolate Edition
SRM: 80
IBU: 60
FG: 1.019
Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels with cinnamon, cacao nibs, chilies and vanilla.

APPEARANCE: Pours out black and yields a one finger, medium looking, dark tan head with good retention. Pitch black body with no carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to swirly wisp and ring. A good ring remains but leaves no real lacing on the glass.

SMELL: Cinnamon, chilies, vanilla and cacao for sure, with oak, bourbon and alcohol as well. Bold and just as advertised. Nice.

TASTE: Definite alcohol, bourbon, chili heat and cinnamon up front. Alcohol, vanilla and chili heat at the swallow, moving into a bold and boozy finish of chili heat, cinnamon, vanilla, roasted notes, bourbon and a decent punch of alcohol lingering on the palate. Boozy with lots of stuff going on.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy enough on the palate, hot for sure, goes down fine with a bit of an alcohol burn and finishes sticky on the palate. Lots of chili and boozy heat lingers.

OVERALL: Really, really good. This was excellent and is probably the best Monster’s Park variant I’ve had so far. It’s boozy for sure, but the chili heat is well measured and the adjuncts work really well here. The base beer is also well put together with a decent look and feel to support the boozy, adjunct show. Well worth checking out if you get the chance. Thanks again, rutger!

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.08/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MFMB
4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black with a thin light brown head. Nose is chocolate and bourbon forward. Taste is crazy! Rich chocolate dominates! Notes of cinnamon and vanilla cut through rich chocolate and then you get the peppers! Nice subtle yet present burn from the chili peppers on the back end. The beer wraps up with a caramely bourbon heat to it. A bit of Barrel shines throughout. Medium bodied, not as full as one would have expected but it works. Leaves a chalky dry chocolate taste on your tongue that entices you to take the next sip. Honestly the most unimpressive part of this beer was the pour and subsequent weak tan head for such a big stout but that’s something I can easily get over because this one taste money!

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4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.36/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.51/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 96 ratings