Aurelius (3717) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ok, before we go on to the rating -- the label says 'Bathbeer (then smaller text) Monastery Fun'. Could someone please reassure me that Monastery Fun is somehow wholesome? Great smelling, dark malty. Classy label, bottle and pitchy brew. Good dark roast flavor, vanilla with oaty tones. Drinkable, but not too viscous.
jefyou (39) - Menlo Park, California, USA - JAN 16, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black beer, malty aroma, coffee, chocolate. Porter/Imperial Stout hybrid. Very good.
Suttree (4734) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I wouldn"t necessarily seek this one out again, but I wouldn"t shy away if I found it again. I would describe myself as mildly enthusiastic for it, much the same way I"m enthusiastic for really well made deviled eggs. Anyway, this one is black, and looks like a schwarzbier, but is richer (approaching porter territory) and really emphasizes the roasty malt flavors. Finishes Smooth. So, has anyone out there tried the ’bath salt’ application of the brew?
notalush (4449) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This has more characteristics of a good porter than a lager, but it lacks the body of a porter. Strong coffee and chocolate flavors, with a smooth finish. Not bad. Not bad at all.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a nice, smooth beer. Lightly flavored of chocolate and creamy. No head retention, but beautiful opaque color. Tastes like beer from a draught can, a little less body than it could have.
TheBeerCollector (631) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle- Very dark color with a quickly disappearing head. Strong flavors of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. A unique beer with an equally unique name and history.
aracauna (2920) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark beer. Big bubbled tan head quickly dissipates to almost nothing. Big roasty sweet aroma. Falvor is toffee, burnt malt and a hint of smoke. Some raisins flavor starts to show up as it warms. There’s that lager taste to it, but it’s almost completely covered up by the strong malty flavors. Hops are very low in the profile.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2002
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark chestnut color with A tan thinnish head. Aroma straight out of a malt house - Musty, grainy, dusty malt. Fairly thin but thickens as it warms. For the aroma the beer is quite mild flavored. Almost an iced mild coffee with a touch of cream. Rather enjoyable change of pace.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Most reviewers have really panned this ’beer for bathing’, but it seemed true to the schwarzbier style and was rather enjoyable. Though I did not bathe with it, I enjoyed its roasty, coffeeish flavor. It was thin enough, that I didn’t feel like I’d just eaten a whole meal, like you do after a stout. Better than expected.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark brown with rouge filigree and tan foam. the label’s leering monk, in addition to the subtext: ’monastery fun’ and the tips on bathing make these jolly kloistered fellows a little suspect. alterboys beware. i chose to consume the beverage in lieu of dumping it in the bath as reccommended, and i believe sanity supports my choice. the nose says ’schwarzbier’, however, MY nose said ’porter’, and so then the two noses got into an argument about top and bottom fermenting yeasts, and my nose ended up pouting and leaving. malt toasted dark but not burnt, just moderately sweet with some raisin and cola. smooth once it’s room temp. very nice.