Brewed by Daleside
Style: English Strong Ale
Harrogate, England


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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
A powerful smooth strong ale to suit all tastes. Monkey Wrench is mid brown to ruby in hue with aromas of fruit hops malt and roast malt together with some sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gethinbeer (2400) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2009
Good amber colour with a thin white lace. Rich brown sugar aroma. Slightly malty. Thin texture, which was not expected. A little metallic to start but settles to a rich, syrup like one. Caramel finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - APR 28, 2009
Weak aroma of dark malt. Color is a clear dark brown with ruby highlights, and a two-finger khaki head that quickly dissipates. Smooth malty flavor with dark fruits pulling through in the finish and a sweet aftertaste. Low carbonation and kind of watery. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2009
Location: 500 ml bottle from Gilly’s, 4/21/09

Aroma: Nose is mostly dark fruity hops, with the malts, and caramel scents in there as well
Appearance: Reddish brown, dark looking beer
Flavor: Nice sweetness to this one, similar to the nose, except the caramel and malts are slightly stronger and the fruit fades in and mixes with the rest of the flavors
Palate: Medium body, drinks pretty nicely and quickly
Overall Impression: I thought this one was pretty nice, a good flavor, and a smooth drink. A little lighter then I would have guessed from the appearance. Overall though, a very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8073) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 10, 2009
Bottle. High fluffy but lasting off-white head. Clear dark red brown body. Roasted barley malt aroma with fruity notes caramel and nuts. Flavor with astonishingly much hops bitterness caramel nuts and fruit. High carbonation. Long sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAR 29, 2009
500ml bottle. Dark amber pour with a beige head. Nutty earth nose, sweet caramel tones. Wisps of fruity esters. Sweet malty flavor, a bit of fruit, caramel and earth. I found this rather tasty and quaffable. Pretty well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2009
Bottle from the Systembolaget in Umeå. This is the sort of beer I miss living over here in Sweden - a thoroughly drinkable strong(ish) ale with bags of character. Pours a dark mahogony brown with aromas of rich black berries and a hint of coffee and smoke. Thick and rather flat mouthfeel and medium sweet middle. A smooth and balanced beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2009
Bottle, Booths, Windermere. Fairly dark brown beer, with a yellowish head. Initail taste is dry and malty, but a chocolatey aroma soon becomes apparent, accompanied by a waft of sherry. The taste becomes more pronounced and the strength more apparent as you progress. Lovely aftertaste, fully flavoured.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Dark reddish brown with a finger of creamy white head. Nice sheet of lacing broken up by lots of perfect circles where a bubble once stood. Aroma is of lightly sweet caramels, molasses. Taste is sweet more caramel, some chocolate and hints of dark fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2009
50cl bottle from Sheps Deli (Tampa, FL). Pours a slightly hazy dark amber to cola brown color with a thick and frothy tan head that settles slowly. Aroma is roasted and malty with notes of ripe dark fruit, brown sugar, caramel, molasses, some hints of bready yeast. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of raisins, caramel, honey, ripe dark fruit, brown sugar, some light toffee notes. Generally medium body with a smooth malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4369) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Deep copper brown color with a beige head. Aroma is of caramel, toast and raisins. Flavor is of raisin, plum, banana bread, caramel and light chocolate.

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