Rammer (331) - 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 (510) - 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 (281) - 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 (2558) - 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 (2856) - 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 (8155) - 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.
Alpha10 (415) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014/12/22 - Pours a hazy brown/amber colour with a, thin, creamy khaki head that quickly reduces to a lingering surface film. Minimal lacing. Aroma is raisins, dates, figs, plumbs, spices, toffee and wood. Taste is raisins, dates, figs, yeast, spice, toffee and a hint if booze. Mouthfeel is medium, with sharp carbonation and a mildly boozy finish. Enjoyable, but if I want a trappist style Belgian strong I will just drink a Trappist Belgian strong.
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wolfcarnival (138) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drunk 11/11/14 with alistair in beergeek bar. went for a wee one after work. pours cola brown with a tan head and thin light bubbles through it all. smells bready and fruity with prunes, raisins. taste is rich with sugar, treacle, choco malts and a bit of cherry. boozy and spicy. not bad at allll