Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Shared at the local homebrew Christmas party. Dark reddish brown pour with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, slightly roasted, and caramel. Taste is roasted, sweet prunes.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Monk Suffers Serious Sugar Rush on Barbados
Date: December 29, 2012
Source: Appachelian Vinters, Asheville
Appearance: black, creamy beige head
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, raw sugar sweetness, touch of spicyness, light fruityness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet chocolate flavor, rich fruity esters, light spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
kerenmk (3366) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks troubles. Pours reddish velvet, no head. wine, chocolate liquor, roast potatoes aroma, sweet, somewhat wooden taste. Velvety texture, full body, no carbonation.
DSG (8575) - Tel Aviv, - DEC 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks troubles. Dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate, some dark fruits, caramel, demerara sugar and nutty notes. Sweet caramelly flavor with dark fruits and a bit of chocolate. Medium-bodied. Not bad.
bluejacket74 (1570) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle with 17.07.2012 stamped on it, label says best before 2015. Served in a goblet, the beer pours dark brown with about a half inch tan head that fizzled away quickly. Not much lacing. Aroma is sweet, the brew smells like candy and brown sugar, dark fruit, caramel, and molasses. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like brown sugar, caramel, molasses, dark fruit, and a bit of pear. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit creamy and sticky with moderate carbonation. I liked this brew, and I wouldn’t mind trying it again sometime in the future.
CanIHave4Beers (3575) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep reddish brown color with a small head that goes away fairly bit of ease.
The aroma is molasses and cinnamon up front. Some brown sugar, pear and fruit cake show more prominently as it warms.
The flavor is spicy and sweet, but not over-sweet... really. Rich flavors of molasses and dark fruit along with brighter cherry and pear fruit notes. The more it warms the more the soft nuttiness comes through, which is really really nice.
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a bit too cold into my teku. dark brown body and a minimal tan head that laces a bit.
Let it warm up and the aromas started open up. Sweet fruits, raisin/fig and brown sugar, finishing off with some yeast.
Hits sweet, roasted malts round out the body. Medium carbonation, relatively thin mouthfeel.
Enjoyable beer, I’d definitely drink more but it’s a little pricey, even for Evil Twin.
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I drink a ton of Belgian darks. this one was good but not worth what I paid for the small bottle. I know it’s an import but, I’ve paid a lot less for other imports that were better
MOARBEER (94) - WALES - NOV 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours dark brown with tiny beige head thats gone in no time. Aroma is sweet, malty. Taste is also sweet, malt, caramel, liquorice and some vine? Overall a pretty decent beer but doesn’t live up to the great name.
mcberko (9568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL bottle, pours a deep dark brown with an amber tinge and a medium beige head. Aroma is fairly sugary, with dark fruits, brown sugar and Belgium yeast. Flavour is very similar, with brown sugar, some dark fruits and Belgium yeast all equally characterizing the taste. Despite the name of the beer, the sugary qualities are not cloying, nor out of whack. Finishes on dark fruit and sugary brown sugar notes. Medium complexity with lots of depth. Very enjoyable.