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)
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.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazed orange, white head. Spicy dried fruit and banana aroma, very yeasty. Flavor follows suit on a base of biscuity malt, lots of yeasty spice and an almost tropical fruitiness. Very tasty.
BARLEYWINEO (106) - Tacoma, USA - APR 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Poured a light golden color with good carbonation and a small white head.
S: Nose is belgian yeast, light booze, spice.
T: Taste is light booze, the 9ABV is stinging but also manages to hide itself well behind the flavor. Some spiciniess, with a light hop bite and belgian yeast. Goes dowon smooth though.
M: Mouthfeel is medium bodied, well carbonated, loads of sweet flavors on the palate.
O: I have been drinking this beer for years and it is my favorite beer from this brewery.
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.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice peach color, thin white head. Aroma is dried fruit, light pine, faint yeastiness.
Taste is very fruity, candy like sweetness, some yeast, alcohol.
after4ever (6114) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Liquid Sunshine V. Thanks, Mike, for fishing up the medicine bottle growler of this and bringing it back for us to try. Pours a murky bright golden amber with a light gray rim. Sweet honey/floral nose. Creamy medium body. Lemon and honey mid-palate.
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy orange with a lacy white head. Medium body, Sweet taste of oranges, bread.
riversideAK (5625) - 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.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazy orange with medium white head. Has a nice orange flavor. The body is thicker than anything else served here. Has a sweet medicinal finish, there’s a delightful citrus to this beer.