Parade Of Souls
Barrel of Monks Brewing

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Barrel of Monks Brewing
Florida, United States
Stout - Russian Imperial
Ranked #342
Ranked #11,466
4.05 | pDev: 11.6%
Nov 30, 2020
Feb 27, 2015
Very Good
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Notes: Parade of Souls is a thick and rich black beer with the roasted flavors of a stout but the unique flavors created by Belgian yeast. It is the heaviest in body of our beers and meant to be drunk slowly while appreciating the complex flavors created by a complex malt bill and long maturation times.
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4.08 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin on Nov 30, 2020
4.2 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Nov 15, 2020
3.75 by mmilyko from Nevada on Mar 22, 2020
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3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by beersampler6 from Michigan

Fairly interesting Russian imperial stout. Could definitely detect the Belgian yeast influences. “2019” printed on label. Pours a deep dark rich brown color with just a little mocha head and some minimal spotty lingering lacing. Smells of malt, medium coffee, milk chocolate, roasted nuts, caramel, a little Belgian yeast and some vanilla. Taste follows the nose, decent depth and flavors. Very smooth, mild, slightly sticky mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation. Definitely a sipper. Probably wouldn’t try it again but it was definitely more unique for a Russian imperial stout.

Feb 18, 2020
3.4 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska on Feb 03, 2020
3.39 by BeerMe8 from Florida on Jan 04, 2020
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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Arrives with an espresso colored liquid and a one finger tan head; the retention was not great but there was some spots of lacing

Smell: Chocolate fudge with a hint of dark fruit

Taste: Chocolate fudge with candi sugar sweetness; toffee, caramel and cocoa emerge; some Belgian yeast phenols add some complexity; the finish is on the sweet side

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Decent, but not the best example of a Belgian stout I have encountered

Nov 25, 2019
5 by CoachBrobb890 from Florida on Sep 30, 2018
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4.81/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Delcharro from Florida

This is an excellent dark beer full of flavor, the Vanilla Coconut variation is even better!

Jan 03, 2018
3.9 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida on Nov 26, 2017
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3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by rudzud from Massachusetts

Received this in a trade last year. Finally getting around to sharing this with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark black with a one finger mocha head that fades to leave thin wisps and a thick halo.

S - Aromas of dark fruits tons of Belgian esters, really faint chocolate. The esters and yeast though and a little bit of phenols.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Massive Belgian sugars and yeast. The chocolate is somehow fainter than on the nose. Little bakers chocolate. The finish is very Belgian yeast and ester forward.

M - Mouthfeel is brightly carbonated, almost distractingly so. The alcohol is really hidden though.

O - Overall this was somewhat underwhelming. I'm not sure they wanted this level of carbonation and such as the bottle almost gushed.

Serving Type: bottle

Nov 13, 2017
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Thanks to rudzud
Big fizzy foamy 1 finger head fades fairly quickly, pitch black, fair lacing

Nose fudgey chocolate, dark fruits plum fig but almost sour tart slight infected like, fig paste burnt sugar fruit thing, maybe phenols

Taste brings sweet candy very sweet and syrupy and candi sugar, thick toffee, butterscotch, fudge, little cocoa, caramel all over, Belgian yeast with phenols that are a bit icky, fruity fig paste, dulce de leche and sugar daddy candy, little booze tingle and alcohol flavor, little bitterness, yeasty and Belgian phenol like finish

Mouth is med bod not too thick, a bit syrupy, tons of tingly carbonation

Overall mixed, something was off about the yeast, and over carbonation, I think it continued fermenting in the bottle, but some promising characters

Nov 13, 2017
3.88 by Acforster2 from Florida on Oct 29, 2017
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4.77/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by ImportBeerHunter33 from Florida

Had this beer during a visit to the brewery over the holidays. Drank from a 4 ounce snifter, part of a sampling flight. This was my favorite beer I had that day. I typically am not a huge fan of big stouts, but this beer hides the alcohol very well. It is not super thick in body, and the carbonation makes it one that is easy drinking. I wish they bottled this beer I would have happily bought a bottle or 4!

Jan 10, 2016
4.27 by BeerBucks from New York on Apr 02, 2015
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