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RATINGS: 514   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
The inspiration for this beer’s name—previously, La Maitresse du Moine—is the beer itself. Its deep, intense flavors inspired the concept of a monk that seeks solace and satisfaction from the sensory pleasure and mind-provoking effects of this liquid temptress.

Mesmerizing Monk’s Mistress seduces your senses at first sip. Its daunting beauty and intriguing flavor fully captivate your attention. Belgian yeast adds character and complexity. We invite you to give in to this little bit of “heaven on earth”.

While Monk’s Mistress Special Dark Ale accompanies a wide variety of dishes, it is also a lovely and engaging beer to keep you company.

Submit. Surrender. Succumb.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2639) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Maitresse du Moine Version
Tasted on 7/21/12 from a capped 650mL bomber bottle obtained in a trade. Pours opaque, dark cola brown with a thick tan head that slowly recedes to thick lace. The nose is dark chocolate, milk chocolate, raisins, a hint of baking spices, and some lightly spicy Belgian yeast. The flavor is a bit fruitier with raisin, chocolate covered cherry, dark chocolate, molasses, and some lightly spicy Belgian yeast. The body is full with very smooth carbonation and a long dark chocolate covered cherry and spicy yeast finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (3158) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2016
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark red/mahogany with full head. Aromas of candi sugar, sweet dark malts, and metallic Belgian yeast. Rich flavors follow same - sweet and thick with a little spice. Right on...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jb (2966) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2016
On tap at prospector. Perfect example of dark strong. Tulip glass. Dark and some head and lace. Nose of plums with a bit of chocolate. Alcohol totally hidden. Palate is rich and thick and creamy. Complex and rewarding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (1681) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - FEB 22, 2016
dark chesnut brown long lasting creamy tan head. Aroma ginger, cherry cola. Plums cherries raisins, hoisin sauce, a little smoke, some astringency, twine. palate is light, a little too light no creamy. mixed back here

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (2380) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Old bottle, likely 2008, shared by alexsdad06 pour opaque cola brown with moderate tan head. Nose caramel apple, toffee, raisin, molasses, only minimal oxidation. Taste still moderate sweet up front, then flavors from the nose. Still fruit and sweet. Hides alcohol well. Held up well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tightslice (1001) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Location: Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA
Aroma: Dark fruits, prunes, rum soaked raisins, dark breads
Appearance: Dark brown / black with thick chocolate-y head
Taste: Prunes, herbal liqueur, cough syrup, bitter finish
Palate: Creamy, sticky, cough syrupy
Overall: I was expecting a lot more from this one (coming in at 99 pts). Taste is much too herbal liqueur, sticky sweet cough medicine in the end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
75 cl bottle @ hotel room, San Diego. Aroma has sweet raisins and licorice. Also sweet malt. Flavour has lots of sweet licorice, some raisins and mild coffee notes. Oaty and a bit foamy palate. Becomes sweet and sticky after some sips. One of the best Belgian style ales outside Belgium. Gotta love the good licorice here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (9378) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, San Diego.
Pours ruby red color with a small head. Lots of spices on the nose, sweet caramel malts and ripe fruits, licorice and faint yeast. Sweet banana flavor, caramel, some syrup and toffee too, all the sweetness moderately balanced with the strong alcohol, lots of sweet ripe fruits, plums mostly. Really heavy and rather complex. Strong carbonation. Might improve a bit with age, quite tasty already.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6488) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
650ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a small head. Aroma of caramely malts, toffee, spices, plums and ripe fruits. Taste is sweetish, heavy and spicy with some ripe fruits, plums, mild roastiness, toffee and syrup. Finish is heavy, spicy and slightly roasty with some toffee, syrup and ripe fruits. Quite heavy, but balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Tap. Dark brown pour with a nice offwhite head. Prune, raisin, caramel. Medium to full body. A lot of dried fruits. Long finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Barreras (1572) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Pours a dark black color. Aroma is of toffee and raisins. Taste is alcohol upfront, with a yeasty film on the palate. Toffee, dried raisins, and alcohol soaked malt with a little roast flavor in the aftertaste.

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