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Mikkeller Monks Brew (Barrel Aged Bourbon Edition)

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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Quadrupel barrel aged on Bourbon barrels. Nice malty taste with notes of dark chocolate and dark fruits. The barrel aging gives a nice warmth from the alcohol as well as a nice aroma of vanilla.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (4215) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Bourbon and spice aromas, some dark fruit tones. Nice spice, dark fruit and a touch of oak and light bourbon.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (5340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, vanilla and apple on nose. Vanilla taste, dry, little thin.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thearmi (29) - Riga, LATVIA - FEB 14, 2015
Not a bad one. The alcohol is there in taste, a bit of sweetness, very little foam, but all in all a good beer. Mikeller knows how to make a good beer in every style there is.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniel0017 (398) - Yukon, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
Dark, translucent body with cask-style carbonation for quickly dissipating, thick foam. Aroma of molasses, roasted malts and chocolate / coffee and a faint whiff of alcohol. Flavour is very partial to the sweet side which makes it a sippin’ brew. In mouth, this beverage is strong and pervasively sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
graham_murphy (371) - - OCT 22, 2014
Lots os sweet dried fruits and chocolate with some vanilla. The alcohol hits straight up and the aftertaste is very reminiscent of whiskey. Strong stuff. Very impressive.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle. Murky dark brown, small cappuccino coloured head with medium lacing. The alcohol is immediately apparent, followed by burnt molasses, dark chocolate, vanilla and pepper berries. Complex, rich and well balanced flavours of chocolate, alcohol, bourbon, vanilla, oak, honey and a slightly spicy hop finish which cleans up the richness of the beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ABT_S54 (221) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2014 375ml bottle shared in a Trappist glass. Pours a thick, cloudy, dark brown colour with a very short lived bubbly beige head. Aroma is bourbon, oak, prunes, dates and more bourbon. Taste is more of the same. Dark fruits, treacly flavours with a huge bourbon barrel backdrop. Mouthfeel is perfect and perfectly complements the rich nature of this (monk’s) brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Thick brown pour. Aroma dominated by bourbon. Sweet, with a hint of yeast. Pretty boozy, but oh so tasty. This must have spent a long time in barrels. Not as complex as the base beer, but pretty stinking good."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (1125) - Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Pours a dark bourbon color with a thick, well-retaining, dark tan head. Prune and brown sugar. Full body with a quite a bit of a burning scrub. Brown sugar, mild prune, and some notes of champagne at the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wvhoran (389) - Tasmania, - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown colour, small tan head. Aroma is fruity, vanilla, woody, toffee. The flavor is sweet with vanilla, raisins, prunes, sweet malt. A bit rough to be honest; disappointing.


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