davidwel (7) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2006 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. Liike a complex jazz tune, this beer has a lot going on. There are rhythms and tempos and chords that at first seem chaotic, but soon the beauty of the whole emerges. With elements of West Coast Micro-Brew and Belgian Abbey, this will find fans of both traditions of brewing. Like Monk’s own bands...This is a great combo!
metmayhem (7) - Kentucky, USA - MAR 19, 2009 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
very impressed. couldnt believe my taste buds when i tried this beer. much more then i expected.....will drink again.... another great beer from a great brewery..
sverhage (6) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2008 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice aromas. Dark sugar flavor. Decent color. Very pleasant. For $7.99 could either buy a real Belgian or settle for a Trader Joe’s anniversary brew from Unibroue.
mgraider86 (6) - Waterford, California, USA - AUG 20, 2008 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stayed one night at Fort Bragg, of coarse had to have some North Coast! Poured from tap and made my belly tingle with delite! My wife, who is a dedicated red wine drinker actually liked it! Alcohol content didn’t overpower this tasty brew!
dchew (6) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2010 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
What doesn’t North Coast do well? This is an excellent ale. Great ruby brown transparent color with an off white head. Smells of roasted malt, caramel, soy sauce and spice. Tastes of caramel, chocolate and sweet fruity goodness with a slight hop bitterness in the finish. I have one of these in the cellar and I can’t wait to uncorck it and see where its at.
terrus (6) - Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This Belgian Ale has nice undertones of pitted fruit with a slight smokey smell following behind when uncorked. It pours smoothly with a rich orange/tan foam and a smooth brown body. The smells transfer over to the flavors leaving a pleasantly mild fruit and molasses flavor left to mingle.
thingfish11 (6) - green bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick and malty sweet and perfectly suited to my tastes!! Highly recommended for strong Belgian fans.
nickjgates (6) - - JUN 27, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great aroma. Full taste. Sour, hint of anise. Great on its own or try with BBQ.
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CasualApathy (6) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - AUG 10, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle. Beautiful amber color with a rich white head. Smells strongly of vinegar, but has all the taste a beer should have. Roasted toffee, small hint of citrus, dry aftertaste. Can hardly tell it has high ABV until the glass is almost empty and I feel like a teenage girl having her first beer.
Shenk615 (5) - California, USA - MAY 4, 2009 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark amber with a thin, carbonated head. Spicy smell and a rich, syrupy flavor.