kp (10886) - 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
markextrae (574) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
shared 50cl bottle at a tasting. poured a brown-ish colour with a beige tan head. verry sweet taste and a bit boozy. lot of sugars in the taste, some hints of dark fruits and roasted malts. not such a fan of these kind of beers. and the price....
JohnnyJ (4040) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Brown pour. Over ripe dark fruit, sour vinegar, infection, remains of malt sweetness. Terrible.
visionthing (2304) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle at BRU, shared by Arve_Christian - thanks! Deep mahogany with a tan head. Sweet candy sugar like aroma with burnt sugar, caramel, malt, dark dried fruits and just hints of spices. Sweet and sugary with flavour of raisins and a very mild bitternes. Quite nice, but still a bit too sweet.
Arve_Christian (2665) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle at Bru, Oslo. Dark brown, good offwhite/ brownish foam. High aroma intensity; malt, figue, dried fruits. Full body & high complexity . Quite sweet , ok balance. Very enjoyable
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48FanInCali (644) - California, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good stuff although too expensive for the style. Nice dark pour with a decent head but no retention. Nose of dark fruit, sweet malt, and yeast. Taste follows the nose with a little candied fruit mixed in. Sweet but not cloying in the least.
HenryXXX (201) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The sweet brown sugar am molasses. The pallet is sugar cane, molasses without all the dark fruit and caramelization. There are subtle notes of date, raisin, and licorice.
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GothGargoyle (896) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby brown with a small pale head. Aroma is brown sugar, dates, maple syrup, bread & butter pudding. Slightly sticky mouthfeel, medium bodied, sweet on the palate but not overpowering, short finish. Taste is brown sugar, dates, raisins, bread & butter pudding.
Strykzone (4383) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint bottle. Dark brown with a tan active head that dissipates quickly but leaves a half inch of foam. The aroma suggest super sweetness with chocolate and alcohol. The flavor is interestingly fruity and very sweet with a different kind of sweetness that is kind of like toffee. Alcohol is tasted. This is interesting and is indeed super sweet. Some kind of hop bitterness would be a welcome addition. Not quite cloying sweetness but too close for me.
zvikar (2568) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - FEB 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks troubles. Pours deep red with a beige to brown head, aroma of toffee, honey, molasses, vanilla, some caramel, flavor of fruit juice, toffee, fruit acids, glue, medium bodied
Ratman197 (8836) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of toffee, tobacco, brown sugar and dried fruit. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, dried fruit, brown sugar and light spice with a smooth dry lingering dried fruit finish.