bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Rucy-mahogony beer with a light beige head. Sweet malt, spice and plum aroma. Rich malt, stone fruit (plum/cherry) and yeasty flavor. Alcohol slightly warming, but very drinkable. Flavor is great but the finish is slightly lacking. Still - very good.
SDalkoholic (2145) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I saw Thelonius monk on a bottle and i knew this was a beer worth picking up for sure since i admire the mans music. Color is a tea like brown with red tint. The nose is mild with light aroma of caramel malt and weak yeast. Flavor is strong with spice and malt and a yeast that reminds me i’m not drinking an authentic Belgian strong. Still a decent ale though and besides i prefer the darker Belgian ales even if they are imitated here in the states.
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - JUN 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle, pretty sweet label too. This poured a rich, deep red with a nice froamy (frothy & foamy) off-white head. Good yeasty aroma with notes of fruit. Great full-bodied flavor with notes of chocolate, fruit, caramel maltiness and spices. Good lingering mouth feel, this should get better with age.
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - JUN 7, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a deep mahagany to brown color with a full light tan head. This beer is a mix honey topped sweet biscuits, candied cherries, dried apricots, brown sugar, and molasses. It has a sweet slightly thin palate and no real bitterness or hop flavor. Very enjoyable post meal beverage, similar to a rich scotch ale with belgian yeast.
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - JUN 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark copper colored- white frothy head- peaches, malts - sour maple syrup, light hops, prunes, tart red fruit taste - bubbly medium body- nutty sweet aftertaste with hint of acid
IrishBoy (3821) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crimson-amber with a decent beige head. Aroma of malts and plums with a small banana note. Plummy malt taste.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a deep brwon/amber hue with a frothy tan head. Aromas of mint, dark fruits (dates, prunes) and a hint of banana. Flavors of the same with a light alcohol burn and substatial sweetness.
loseratheart (110) - USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Heard this one being compared to or even better than the Chimay Bleu. I disagree. While still good, doesn’t even come close in my opinion. Rich in flavor and robust in nature, the alcohol is too apparent. Pours a reddish color with a non existant head. Just couldn’t get a feel for the drink the whole way through.Aroma is that of fruit. While not bad at all, I expected something out of this world and was let down.
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 31, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from lee’s liquor: pours a deep reddish amber with a quickly disappearing head. aroma of fruits spice and plenty of other wonderful smells that can’t quite be identified. from the taste, it would seem that this ale would greatly benefit from more aging as i think the dark malts may need more time to mellow, but still very excellent today. this one is worth buying a case and cracking a few every now and then.. see how it changes with age, i predict it will improve greatly ;)
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown hue. Thin to almost non existent head. Aromas of banana, cloves, bubble gum and other spices. Bananas follow up in the taste, as well as some tobacco, dark fruits and malt. Medium body. Silky and creamy. Alcohol is well hidden. Malty finish. Not bad.