Jarrid (20) - Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA - SEP 10, 2008
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I bought the beer not knowing it was dedicated to the great jazz musician. While I was about to open the bottle, it finally struck me that it was THE Thelonious Monk, so that right there automatically made me think, "This better be a good beer." Well, I was not let down. I poured a it into a Chimay glass, and the dark amber color was quite wonderful, and the aroma was excellent. It is a very smooth beer but packs a nice punch of flavor. Overall, it is one of my favorite beers. I really do enjoy the theme, the cause, and everything about it. If you get the chance to try it out, do not pass it up. You will not be disappointed.
SAVertigo (20) - Shillington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought a single bottle at Abes 6 pack.
Poured a nice reddish/amber color.
Smelled like your typical double. Raisin, slight hops, and some malt.
Tasted amazing. Better than Chimay Red in my opinion, could be my current favorite in the Belgian Dubbel style.
tkerin (20) - USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very flavorful. But bitter with a little hoppy spice? Good, but not great. Awesome aroma though.
DonutSeducer (20) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
nice color, faint hint of fruits in the nose. The taste has notes of malt and very mild fruit notes. Balanced/decent
WeeObese (18) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer pours dark amber almost ruby in color with a thick tan colored head that dissipates quickly.The smell is dominated by dark carmel malts, fruity spicy phenols, and slight alcohol.
Taste is sweet malt followed by strong alcohol, and finishes with a nice Belgian yeast aftertaste.
The mouthfeel is warming and full.
The beer is pretty big so, although tasty, more than one could be a little too much.
grantw (18) - , AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at beer deluxe in Melbourne, nice yeast profile, malty body with dark fruits, cherrys and nutmeg. A slight cola twang detracts slightly and finish is drying
believeUme (17) - California, USA - JUN 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby with a thin head. Aroma is of sherry, sweet malts, and yeast. Flavor is of dextrinous roast, carmel, and yeast phenols. A bit under attenuated leaving a cloying sweetness. Otherwise, a good American interpretation of a Belgian Dark Strong.
Botolph (16) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great example of one of my favorite styles. A bit o’ caramel o the nose. The flavor fills your mouth with some spikes of hops and a nice sweet malt character.
Monk would be proud even though it costs a bit more than a five spot.
BeerIsMyGod (16) - Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This fine beer pours a rich topaz color with a deep pillowy head. Upon initial scent, the nose was met with a sharp bite of cherry. It has a thick feel and tastes of brown sugar with a slight maltiness. A subtle alcohol taste at the end, but an enjoyable beverage nonetheless.
robsohoppy (16) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Starts off sweet transforms into a chocolaty coffee/ red wine finish. Color and carbonation a delight. Packs a creepy alcohol punch even after 12 oz. A must try for the adventurous ale taster.