MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2003
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2004 I have found my calling! My first perfect score! This is the ultimate beer and tomorrow I shall seek a case! Super dark mohogany color and clear, with a lasting brown head. Malty, bready aroma. Fresh bread!!! The flavor is so super smooth and perfectly balanced. Pudding! The malt lingers too eternity! Unfriggenbelievable! Update: 1/5. I have my case. Every bottle is as good as the first. For anyone who likes German Dunkels and Schwartzbier, this is a must (as long as you get one in good condition).
jtclockwork (6919) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark chocolate color in the glass. Tastes like unsweetened chocolate. Very delicious. Rated 8/29/02
PorterPounder (5102) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 Interesting to say the least. Nice deep dark black appearance. Pleasant, malty aroma, kind of a smoky tinge to it - usua;lly do not like smokjy flaovr - but does well here. Have to laugh at the label - Bathbeer - Monastery fun - the taste of paradise!
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2005 Good beer. Flavor is bready. Malty aroma. Dark in color. Brown head. Very smooth in flavor and texture. Thin body. Interesting and enjoyable.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is heavily of high quality coffee (un -schwarzbier like in my experience) and roasted malts, toasted breads. Deep black with a firm, index finger thick, lasting head. Flavor is very raisiny in the fore followed by a relaxed maltiness that carries the riasin flavors into the finish. Extremely and delightfully one dimensional. Excellent lacing marks the sippers progress like the rings of a tree track the years.
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow was this good...dark, mildly coffeeish, with chocolate malt flavors. It wasn’t overly thick or heavy, making it very drinkable. Something in the aftertaste I couldn’t pinpoint. Friend said it tasted like fish, but I’m not sure that’s it.
Brewerbob (4) - Essex, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2005 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I don’t know why everone is rating it so low. "I do not enjoy beers ", ...Please, people, rate the beer for itself, not personal style favorites.
You should be afraid, very afraid. Any beer that is labeled "Orignal Bathbeer Monastery fun" and you have to wonder about those monks. Sounds like they should have visited the nuns a little more often.
Appearance is great. Very dark. Tiny brussels lace bubbles for a head.
Aroma; roasted malt, coffee, and caramel.
Flavor is the same as aroma. Nice hop balance to the sweet maltiness. Nice medium to medium heavy body with a creamy feel.
walleye (1061) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
from the bottle with 15/07/04 on the side. poured a deep dark mahagony this a meduim sized tan head that left very little lacing. aroma roasted coffee, cherries, brown sugar and just a hint hops and as it warmed some alcohol popped out. flavor the first thing is the nice smooth sweetness of brown sugar and honey, dark fruits, than the malts and hops make an appearance. I am glad I picked this up good beer.
woodhaunt (1) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 14, 2011 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
AROMA: easy molasses, slight dark chocolate, nice roasted malt, musty
APPEARANCE: black, clear,
HEAD: plenty of frothy, brown foam
TASTE: light sweetness, medium-light bitterness bitterness, light saltiness / mineral
PALATE: medium-light body, soft carbonation, long finish
OVERALL: quite enjoyable... subtleties came together to make the whole better than its parts. Very drinkable and refreshing, for a beer this dark.
Aurelius (3844) - 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.