Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 903   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proefbrouwerij in Lochristi, Belgium. Known as Monk’s Brew in the U.S.
Ingredients : Water, malts (pils and pale), candy syrup, brown sugar, hops (northern brewer, hallertauer and styrian goldings) and ale yeast
Monk’s Elixir is a heavy dark Belgian ale inspired by the Trappist monasteries of Rochefort and Westvleteren. The beer style, characterized by its high content of alcohol, distinguishes itself by its dominant yeast character, delicious malt background and balanced hop notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ajm (1067) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Bottle from Belmont Station, maybe a year point five old at consumption. This is nasty good! Nose is big with dark fruit, especially fig, thick sweet black malts, a mellow mineral yeast character. Color is a dark blue-black. Flavor is bangin: almond, vanilla, more fig, yeasty powder. Better to me than Rochefort 10. Really great. Really glad I saved it for friends.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hammy78 (903) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2011
Wow wow wow, it’s no secret I’m a Mikkeller fan, but this one is awesomsauce. Bottle purchased at Premier Gourmet in Buffalo New York. Pours a dark colour that is slightly translucent as well. The head is a khaki like colour and is quite big at first, but dies down to a ring around the walls of the glass, flecks of lacing here and there. The nose is damn sweet and spicy, a little bit of licorice as well. Tastes like licorice and cherry, there’s some spicy in there as well and some dark fruit like raisin. Keep up the good work.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rangi (661) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 10, 2012
Really nice pitch black pour with a lingering light brown head. Bordering on sickly sweet this was an awesome night cap especially with the abv of 10%. Smooth, rich and tasty. All ingredients included in brew come togeather nicely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
grunx (367) - - JUN 10, 2012
Vainilla i molt de plàtan en nas. Molt bona textura en boca. Vinosa i amb cos. Per acompanyar carns. Per mi millor que la Westvleteren.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WeissGary (286) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2013
Keg at Dukes Corner, Dundee. Sweet raisiny aroma. Syrupy taste, flavour forming hops up front leading to raisin on the tongue, light chocolaty finish. Quite a nice take on this style with a well placed hoppy addition and a smooth choco-like finish, combining different styles to create an insteresting brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ncube (101) - - OCT 25, 2014
Aroma of booze, brown sugar, nuts, molasses, typical quad yeast character, figs. Taste has much of the same. Finish is cleaner than expected. Makes its easier to drink lots...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3592) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 27, 2014
Piwo smaczne slodowe wyczuwalne figi i daktyle. odrobina suszonych sliwek w czekoladzie. Alkohol niestety lekko wyczuwalny ale szlachetny troche do rumu i scherry byl podobny. Rozgrzewal na koncu do tego chmiel na samej koncowce sie pojawil i cieplo utrzymywalo jego goryczke. Wyglad ladna piana kremowa nawet trwala lekko oblepiajaca kielich Rocheforta.. Zabojcza etykieta troche jakby komiczna no ale ogolnie piwo smaczne

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quorce (78) - Katowice, POLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Color very dark, almost black. Slightly noticeable alcohol, especially at the end. Great chocolate and toffee aromas! Average carbonation. Tastes serious nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pilgrimoutlaw (874) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Bottle pours dark reddish brown with tan pillowy head. Contains some particulate floaters. Figs, bread, caramel, spices. Alcohol on the nose but not in the taste. Full, creamy body with a bit of carbonation. Moderately sweet. A fine belgian ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Dark brown pour with a small off-white head. Aromas of brown sugar, malt, yeast, and dark fruit. Flavor is big malt character with plum and fig notes with brown sugar. Crazy smooth finish, the abv is very well hidden. Delicious beer!

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