Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from a private order. Dark red pour, with a nice off-white head. Aroma of plumbs, raisins, cherries, very fruity. Nice, rich mouthfeel with little carbonation. Fruity flavours, with a sweet finish. Very nice beer.
Fratto (2835) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Grape Juice. Labeled as Monk’s Brew. Dark reddish pour with a light brown head. Aroma is fruity, spices, alcohol, and malt. Taste is caramel, alcohol, dark fruits, and sweet spice.
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a clear dark brown body that makes a fleeting tan head.
Dark brown sugar aroma.
The flavor is sweet malts, with some raisin & dates.
The palate is a little light, but otherwise this is headed in the right direction if not right on the mark.
jesperhammer (3495) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
19-MAR-2010, bottle with Ulkløbben - @home, from "Magasin".
Brown, nice head.
Malty, cherry, fruity-like.
Very strong, though not only in an alcoholic way.
Very good belgian style.
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What better way to celebrate an Irish saint than by drinking a Belgian beer brewed by a bunch of Dutch guys. Cheers. Pours dark hazy brown with a thin tan head good retention. Aroma of plums and Coca – Cola (caramel etc.) and cloves. Flavor is excellent with sweet malt, raisins, bread dough and maybe a slight bitterness on the finish (hops?). Very well balanced. Would gladly serve to anyone.
swanmann (665) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Been sittin’ on this bottle for about 3(?) months. It poured dark brown, almost black, with amber tint, and a quickly dissipating off-white/tan net of bubbles on the top. It smells of brown sugar, booze, and just a bit of resinous hops coming through. Warmed it on the counter a bit. I had it in the garage. It is sweet and syrupy. The carb may have softened up a bit with warming or age. It tastes a little chocolatey in the finish, with buttery toffee. Warms as it goes down. Oh so smooooth on the palate and down the throat. Another great one from this brewer.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled on 8/29/08: Pours a transparent copper brown with a well-lacing light tan head. Aroma of sweet toasty dark caramel and some earthy floral character. Body starts with good fullness and sweet sugary caramel and milk chocolate notes. Finishes smooth with mild bready Belgian yeasty character and sweet dark caramel malts. A pretty good quadrupel.
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Capone’s in Norristown. 25.4 oz. Pours ruby hazelnut with a firm, tall beige head. Aroma is spice, scotch, sweet malts, dough, hops, and grapes. Hints of chocolate and barley as well. Full bodied with a creamy, heavy palate. Nice carbonation keeps this brew balanced and not too oppressive. Hides the alcohol well except in the toasty finish. Great Belgian strong.
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
got lucky and had a night of good beers. had never even heard of this brewer before a good friend introduced me to this beer. difficult to find flaws in this beer that somehow has reproduced a kind of expert home-brewed feel to it.
mine poured a dark brownish color with little head. kind of cloudy looking. aroma was pretty hard to identify except for a very refined yeast and fruit. the flavor told me that some love went into brewing this one. all kinds of stuff hitting me at once, but all very softly.
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml cork and cage bottle marked 10/12/14 on the top, labeled "Monk’s Brew". Hazy dark brownish red pour with a small tan head. Aroma is bread, cardboard, figs, prunes, burnt toast. Flavor is raisins, toffee, Belgian yeast, caramel. Fizzy dry mouthfeel.