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Monks Café Black Jack

Brewed by Monks Café Stockholm
Style: Imperial Porter
Stockholm, Sweden
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Also sold bottled as a 9.7% ABV version.

Bottled version brewed by recipe of Charles Cassino (Monks) at Esklistuna Ölkultur, draught version brewed at Monks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (1696) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - SEP 24, 2016
330 ml bottle bb 2024, brought from Stockholm by a friend some months ago, many thanks!
Dark brown body, with a medium, dense, creamy, dark beige head.
Aroma of coffee, cocoa, liquorice, dark fruits, dark bread, some spice, some alcohol.
Taste follows this, very smooth, with some more wooden notes.
Full, creamy, velvety mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes smooth, medium roasty, a bit dry, wooden, with coffee, cocoa, some liquorice, slight spices, subtle alcohol.

Tasty. Really smooth and well balanced, with the right amount of roasty coffee and sweet dark malts. Very well hidden alcohol and with a lovely creaminess. Great style example how I like it, a dense, but smooth sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vighals (3156) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2016
Svart med to fingre høyt lys brunt skum. Lukter kaffe, mørk sjokolade, nøtter, svisker og noe lakris. Fyldig. Lett søtlig mot svisker, salt lakris og bitter kaffebønner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Samuel214 (554) - SWEDEN - APR 24, 2016
Flaska från 2014, så ca två år gammal. Denna med 9,7% alkohol. Svart med lågt beigebrunt skum, lätt fluffigt och lämnar små rester längs sidorna. Det första som slår en är syrliga och lätt bäriga toner. Körsbär, körsbärspraliner, svarta vinbär, röda vinbär. Bakom det anas kaffe - även det år det syrligare hållet - saltlakrits och mintchoklad. Något större kropp, väldigt knappt med kolsyra. Inte jättestor i smaken. Inte så mycket syrlighet i jämförelse med doften. Här är mer torra och lätt rökiga portertoner av chark, kaffesump, lite avkok från enbärsris. En del choklad i avslutning som sedan går över i en lagom kaffebeska och bittra kakaotoner. Mja, jo, helt ok!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (6180) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2016
Bottle: Thanks Hackobock: Served in a Chouffe glass: Big creamy foamy head. Almost black body. Beautiful aroma of mocha, chocolate, hop fruits, caramel, fudge, hop flowers, roast, cacoa, some citrussy tints and a crispy lemon cake tone. Flavour is a bit behind the aroma, almost quite alike yet more roast and the bitterness is there. Good chocolate and caramel tones with some crispy hop tones, in the back. Light citrussy refreshment. Aftertaste bitter roasty and some chocolate with a loght citrus tint in the back. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, more than medium bodied. This is nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (4272) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2016
330ml bottle from Systembolaget, drunk in our hotel in Helsinki. Pours dark brown with an exuberant light brown head. Aroma is layered malt and cocoa. Taste is complex malts with a defined nuttiness. Some caramel, cocoa, liquorice & vague vanilla coming into play too. Rich, at times intense, flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (2760) - GREECE - FEB 3, 2016
330 ml bottle at home from trade with fonefan. Thanks Jan! Dark brown almost black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, nutty, light smoked notes, wood, licorice, chocolate, some fruity notes, coffee, caramel. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma but not as good. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
abergdahl (176) - SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2016
Aroma of roasted malts, the foam is immense, huge.. Amazing Taste is, again, roasted and sweet malts, a really good porter.. Charles are you responsible? Really like it, enjoying this in a cold cottage.. Nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RuNpali (69) - FINLAND - JAN 6, 2016
9,7% version. Aroma is delicious and very powerful and has vanilla and chocolate. The long lasting head has a beautiful mocca color. Taste has some coffee and chocolate; good! The taste is long-lasting and round. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2015

Bottle 330ml.

[ As Monks Café Black Jack ].
ABV: 9.7%. Clear dark brown color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dark malt, chocolate, coffee, dusty. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, chocolate, cacao, dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20151024]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (2418) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 3, 2015
3a cata RateBeer Cimmeria Oviedo 26..10..2015. (r43). Botella 33 cl. Edición limitada 2014. Fc pref 2024. Color negro intenso con mucha espuma gruesa beige. Aromas y sabores muy gasificados ligeramente frutas del bosque con maltas tostadas. Algo de vainillas y especias al centro. Cuerpo medio demasiado fácil de beber para sus 9.7 vol . Bastante gas en todo momento. Se esperaba algo más. Buena.

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