NordicV (760) - Malmö, Sweden, - MAY 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
At Monk´s Wallingatan. Been matured in kegs from the swedish whiskymakers Mackmyra. Pitch black with only a faint tan foam. A nose with everything you could wish for. Oak, peaty whiskey, tones of roasted malts. The staff says that the whisky elements in the beer has grown bigger over time. Since its a really good strong porter as a base the whiskey don´t take over. You get a light whiskytouch in the taste, vanilla, and roasted coconut.
AndySnow (1199) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Monk’s Wallingatan. Black colour with a small brown head. Malty, chocolate, toffee aroma. Flavour is dark chocolate, coffee, malt, liquorice. Full bodied.
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught@SBWF2012. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, alcohol, wood, some toffee and ashes. Flavour is liquorice, alcohol, toffee, roast, ashes and some mild wooden notes. Extremely sweet finish.
tiong (2243) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ SBWF’12
Pours pitch black with a nice brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, vanilla, oak, bourbon, hints of sweet syrup and hops. Taste is sweet and roasty with lots of bourbony notes, hints of vanilla, oak, syrup and wood. Finish is sweetish with a lot of vanilla oaky woody notes. Nice, surprisingly well balanced despite the massive woody notes.
yiannnos (458) - , CYPRUS - OCT 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Monks Porterhouse. Amazing beer, Full bodied, dark chocolate and mocha flavours
Benzai (4345) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught @ Monks Cafe Wallingatan, Stockholm. Pitch blak, opaque color, medium sized light brown head that leaves fair to good lacing. Smell roasted malts, whiskey, alcohol, wood. Taste roasted malts, lots of wood and whiskey, medium bitter, some moccha-flavors. Oh yeah, so good! Full body, oily texture, medium carbo. Great beer!
Svesse (5197) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Draught at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm) Black colour with creamy, brown head. Roasted, malty nose with black coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, liquorice and a touch of ashes. Malty, roasted taste with black coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, liquorice, vanilla, oak wood, a spicy touch of clove and a generous cocoa bitterness in the finish. Almost full body, fairly dry for its strength. Well balanced and very tasty beer. Lovely stuff!
rlgk (7451) - Skövde, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Monks Wallingatan. Black beer with a small but lasting brown head. Malty vinous aroma, chocolate, cocoa powder, figs, toffee notes. Chocolate and licorice flavor, cocoa, roasted, tar notes, figs, hop notes. Quite nice balance and alcohol is well hidden.
omhper (17478) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub. Pitch black with small pale brown head. Oaky nose with where tobacco and chocolate joins licorice and vanilla. Full bodied with soft mouthfeel. Earthy with some Highland whisky. Long warming salmiaky finish. Somewhat oily, but with great balance amongst the rather intense flavours.