jennawood79 (367) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Either the beer gets better each year or my palate appreciates the style better. I look forward to this coming on tap each year and will pick up a could extra bottles. <previous>Only available October to March. I just made it. Light dusky brown colour, a little thin for the style. Body was adequate. Flavour was cinamon and brown sugar.
AgentAle (718) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is a deep maltiness that sheds some subtle roastiness and some caramel notes. The Malt character is meet by a nice clean bitterness that has some kick. Appearance is a medium dark brown/amber with a pearl head that retains well.
dfearnley (1033) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to goblet
Plum, citrus, spruce, apricot, and caramel.
Clear deep amber with a creamy off white head. Candied fruit, some orange, pepper, with a bitter finish. This is pretty good...good job Brewsters.
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where and how: Cask Days 2013
Aroma soapy with sweet base. Mild diacetyl, bit creamy pungent nose. Slight tartness, hinted red apple.
Top: rocky lighter top.
Base: hazy amber.
Palate : medium plus bodied, soft textured. Mellow carbonation. Easy going for size.
Taste: Mellow sweet malts with slight alcohol heat.
Other notes nice solid character shown.
solidfunk (4168) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A touch on the sweet side but this is really excellent. It comes together well. Nice smell, nice citrus, nice malt. Finishes sweet and sour. Red cloudy pour. I liked this one, nice. Cask Days 2013.
dresden (884) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I dont know why, but i never rate Brewster’s beer. Usually because I’d have to add it to the database and then be the only rater of it I guess. Anyways Blue Monk is probably the best beer I’ve had there and this years version is quite good. Light copper with no head by the time I got it. Aroma is caramel, some dark fruits and booze. Easy drinking at 10%, with some caramel, fruit and pretty harsh bitterness.
Reimer96 (1288) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012 version on tap. Kinda taste like water after drinking end of days. Pours a clear amber color with a white ring that leaves some sticky lacing. Aroma of sweet biscuit malts with a hint of caramel and dried fruit. Taste is sweet malts, some caramel, dried fruits and some alcohol warming. One of Brewsters best brews.
andrewturba (1003) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Draft 2012 version. Pours a clear copper colour tiny white ring of lace is all after a minute or two. Aromas of caramel, dried fruit, a bit of booze. Flavours of caramel, alcohol, dried fruits, finishes with some slight bitterness. I think recipe has changed since description because there is no chocolate malt in this what so ever.
Glouglouburp (6078) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2012
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2012 In short: A messy, fruity and boozy yeasty big beer. Meh.
How: Bottle 500ml. Consumed approximately 12 months after bottling.
The look: Cloudy dark amber body with A LOT of particles and topped by a small persistent beige head
In long: Nose shows a typical fruity caramel with some alcohol fumes. Taste has oily caramelized malts but overall the body felt a bit juicy-thin. This barley wine is yeasty and fruity as hell, like a cross between a Barley Wine and a Strong Belgian Golden Ale. Taste has plenty of apples, some apricots. Also boiled cabbage, dirty sweaty socks and rotting food. With the yeast and fruity flavors, the sweetness sensation feels more like drinking the sweet juice from canned fruits more than caramelized malts. Body is kind of lifeless. Alcohol is very much present, too much so for a 10% beer. All in all, this was very lame. [...absurd sarcasm removed following a complaint... I respect that people can be offended by sarcasms however absurd they are...]
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Single bottle purchased from Brewsters Brew Pub on 11th Ave. SW in Calgary, AB on 02/24/2012. Colour: Medium brown. White head that arose over time after the pour. Nose: Sweet caramel and maple malt. Sweet fruit hops are distant. Late summer soil is deeply hidden but released with swirling. A salty overtone appears too. Taste: Medium sweet, medium-light bitter, medium-light sour. Traditonal Brewsters Beer in that the sugar blast appears first but the balanced play of the hops and yeast add some stablility. The alcohol plays like black liquorice. Drinkable for sure.