eyesolus (64) - Mill Creek, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap; mid to deep amber and cloudy; good balance of sweet and spice in the aroma; spice resonates all over the palate; grabbed their medicine bottle full of the beverage (their version of a growler) to share with Big J. Definitely the best beer on tap at the moment. (#12)
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
7/27/08 on draught at the brewpub. Aroma is peppery, with a very slightly plasticy phenolic and candilike sweetness from banana fruit. Appearance is hazy copper with a well maintained white head and good lacing. Flavor is sweet citrus with a tangy finish and low bittering. Mouthfeel has a sour tang bite forward, medium bodied with medium carb texture. Overall, complex, yet easy drinking if you’re good with acidic beers.
riversideAK (5692) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yeasty aromas of spice and banana. Pours a cloudy amber with decent head retention. Sweet yeasty spice with some sweeter dark malts. Banana, clove, pepper, candy. A touch of alcohol in the finish.
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity, Belgian spice nose, showcasing the beauty and magic of the yeast strain. Earthy with some biscuity malts and a light bit of candi sugar. Floral throughout and very drinkable, a little on the tame side, but still well done.
troysworktable (109) - Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. The Brass Monk enlightens. Discipline is about control. Only a half pint is allowed.
He passes by. His robes are a blur of apricot, hazy, indistinct. His skull cap is white. The air in his wake is lightly effervescent, pleasant. Lacing is left behind, visual traces of where he has been. Illusion? No.
He emits the smell of caramel and buttery bread, freshly picked wildflowers and licorice. His presence is caramel, nutty, floral, spicy, licorice, coriander, candied pear, of alcohol without being overpowering. He has a honey sweetness. His voice is thick and oily. He is complex and well-balanced and kick ass!
He goes well with the Overload.
Rastacouere (6144) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large off-white head gently covers the clear copper body. It’s a strong maltiness we’re facing here with potent honey and cereal flavours, mischievously attempted to balance with faint soily and leafy hops. Soft yeast imparted fruitiness hints at fig, grapes and mango all while being quite phenolic. Medium bodied, extremely sweet, perhaps overdone on the candi sugar, even for a Belgian, more hops would be welcome hence the balance suffers.