rejtable (1685) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with some head that leaves a covering and some lacing. Nose is sweet burnt sugar. Flavours of burnt sugar, toast, brown bread and dark fruit. Taste med/heavy sweet light bitter. Medium silky body with med carbonation
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a goblet. Pours clear ruby-chestnut with a moderate tan head that fades slowly to a thin cover and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. The nose has big molasses, caramel, raisin and fig, along with candy sugar, Belgian yeast and subtle noble hops. The flavour is moderately sweet with brown sugar, caramel, figs and raisins. Subtle noble hops are present for balance, along with a soft pepperiness. The finish is long and malty but with a subtle hop note as well. The alcohol is more apparent than it could be. On the palate, it is medium in body with a milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, a respectable quad, but not up to the usual Mikkeller standard. It falls short on complexity and feels slightly harsh. 2015-01-14
Rammer (334) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Belgium is felt, but still in their own way. Good, but not bright. Simple little flavor and taste
lukin (511) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Dark ruby-red colour with thin head. Very fruity nose and taste; berries, cherries, raisins. Boozy and rich. Good quad.
Percy0103 (247) - MEXICO - DEC 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3oz sample at Expo Cerveza Mexico 2014. A dark beer with a red hue at the bottom and almost no head. Aroma is of caramel, dried fruits and alcohol. Taste is bitter with a somewhat sweet finish. Some carbonation and astringency. Strong floral aftertaste. Reminds me of mint.
mikkos (282) - FINLAND - DEC 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My new years beer. Dark reddish brown beer with a quite large foamy head. Aroma is quite Belgian, sweet ripe fruits, sugary malts, yeasty, a hint of alcohol. Taste is very Belgian at first with sweet fruits, plums, raisins, yeast, malts, yeast. Then turns into coffee notes, dark malts and hops. Different than expected, not in a bad way. Medium plus body, smooth and a tad bitter finish. I'd definitely have another :)
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Metalchopz (2564) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
B.B.D. (best before date) is 25/06/20 written on top of black cap. Goes under "Monk’s Brew" at the LCBO. Pours a hazy copper colour with amber highlights. The head is big, beige, frothy, long lasting and leaves creamy-foamy thick lacing. Aromas of many dark fruits, roasted malts, nutty malts (or yeast) and hops. Something is different though and can be felt more in the taste. Kind of vinous. Sweet grape juices with a little vinegar. Nutty notes again, with some milder dark fruits. Alcohol is present as well. An interesting Quad, but not one I would have again.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2888) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Monks Elixir a ruby brown with a light beige head. The nose is rum & caramel with some maple syrup & vanilla. The body is light but spritzy and effervescently refreshing. The taste is tart cranberries, rum, oak, maple syrup - frikin delicious!
ColaKid (70) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bloody great stuff. Thanks to my mate who brought this from the other side of the globe, a strong belgian style ale; creamy, malty, smooth and doesn’t taste like 10%. Great stuff, probably better on a colder day but slammed one down on a 33c day in Melbourne.
DrSilverworm (8183) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10oz on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Labeled "Monk’s Brew". Dark brown / red color. Thin tan head. Leaves great thicker sheets of lace. Bigger body. Super-smooth, lighter, crisp carbonation. More dry finish. Kind of creamy texture. Light slick. Wonderful dark fruit, some chocolate, vanilla. Raisin, moderate sweet taste, kinda dry finish. Light to moderate bitter. Nice mild warmth. Great belgian quad. Really smooth, bigger body, and creamy. Really good.