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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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We age our Abbey Brown or Two Blind Monks in Jack Daniels Barrels with Madagascar Vanilla Beans. This beer is very rare and we make very small batches.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2961) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2016
ACBF 2016. Poured a hazy Amber color with a small foamy off white head. Aroma of wood, toasted grain, vanilla bean, hints of lemon. Taste is grainy, caramel malt sweetness, lemon, vanilla, and slightly woody.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5689) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Pours a clear dark brown body with a small wispy beige head. The nose is sweet with lots of vanilla and chocolate over a caramel malt base and belgian fruitiness. The flavor is very sweet, but I really like it. Itís like a vanilla chocolate candy. Caramel sweetness, a little bit of roast. Medium bodied and not very clingy with soft fizzy carbonation. Nice beer, best one that Iíve ever had from Boaks. Hard to believe that this was their Two Blind Monks, its a totally different animal.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (4018) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Sample at brewfest. Pours brown with a big white head. Leaves a lot of lacing. Lots of vanilla on the nose. I get vanilla and wood on the tongue with a hint of the whiskey. Finished clean. Nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
katrinaez (1054) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Aroma had some toffee and light malt. Deep brown amber. Taste is vanilla with a little Belgium abbey. Not your normal dubbel. Very cool though. Has a slight funk but the sweet takes it away. The ending taste lingers with a nutty brown. Tap.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (2210) - - APR 7, 2015
Draft. Dark cola with a solid tan head. Vanilla bean is very dominant in both aroma and taste. Tasty but lacking depth. Really nice creamy mouthfeel. If the vanilla bean was dialed back a bit this could be really awesome, but itís tasty enough in its current state.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Aroma of sour mash, vanilla wafers, fresh ginger and a sour yeast. Pours murky brown with a medium tan head. Taste is like sasparilla. Notes of creme soda, vanilla, gingerbread, and sour whisky. Almost like a birch beer and Jack. Very interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppityHop (194) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2012
The Vanilla beans and aging really transform the flavor, mainly by muting some of the Belgian character of Two Blind Monks and replacing them with Vanilla and Oak. Nice twist to an already nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (5905) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Draft. Dark pour with a touch of head. Some wood, whiskey, chocolate flavors. Smoother than expected. Aroma is woody and of slight whiskey tones.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6197) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Sampled on draft this beer poured a dark brown color with caramel highlights and a small soapy beige head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was an absolutely amazing mix of strong caramel, vanilla and wood. The flavor failed to live up to the nose as it was tart, dryish and almost watery with notes of coconut oil and mild earthy and woody undertone and a hint of brown sugar. Medium finish. Fairly full bodied though a bit undercarbonated. Great potential but a bit disappointing.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (5085) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2012
On tap at devils. Pours a slightly hazy, light orange color, thick creamy off white head, amazing lacing patterns with the tiniest of tiny bubbles u can imagine in the foam. Aromas are stong madagascar vanilla beans up front with oak coming in second, bannana, whiskey, berries, figs. Taste is sour, ultra oaky, vanilla aftertaste. Other notes of nuts, berries, whiskey, brett, balanced, so wooded out its insane. Awesome, easily the best I have tried from boaks light bodied for dubbel, and easy to drink.


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