daniellerose7 (119) - new york, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I enjoyed this one- a light hoppy taste, hints of pine... a little spicy/Christmas-y which I LOVE! A little syrupy with a nice full body- its only real resemblance to its Belgian namesake I think. Yummy, though!
illidurit (1999) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Review from notes. Poured into my Rogue pint glass. Ruby brown in color, modest head, decent lacing. Earthy, musty aroma, with some wheaty breadiness and leafy hops. Taste is malty and grainy, with a medicinal hop character and a metallic note. The flavors don’t really mesh well. Dry finish, high drinkability.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Tyler’s, Durham. I recall assuming from the name that this one would be a Belgian style dubbel or something. I suppose I should have known, given the brewer, that it would be something more West Coast-y, aggressive in the hopping, and so forth. A kind of dusty brown, with moderate head and lacing. Some mild spice in the nose and the taste, but mostly this was, how shall I put this, a beer that aspired to be arrogant.
rlgk (9020) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy orange/amber color, nice creamy offwhite head. Fruity, malty, hoppy aroma, pine apple, vanilla, some citrus, some grass. Hoppy, grassy flavor, metallic, perfume, some yeast. A lot more american than belgian, and a good beer.
Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brownish red with a tan head. Aroma of nuts, vanilla, chocolate, citrus and caramel. Flavor of malt, citrus, pine fruit and spices. Nice bitter yet sweet fruity finish. Pretty interesting beer.
Goodgrief (1740) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nov. 2006 - Um, the name "Monk" implies Belgian...yet this has a grapefruit aroma...? Pour was a beautiful amber brown color with nice head. Flavor was a lot of grapefruit and lemon smothering out some candied sugar, fruity underneath flavor. Thin mouthfeel. This is what happens when you ask a hophead to attempt a Belgian.
Tripplebrew (765) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy almond with not much head. Aroma is definitely nutty with vanilla, nuts, malts and chocolate. Flavor is bitter with definite malts and dark chocolate (but a light flavor). Body is surprisingly light. An okay beer. just not a Rogue fan.
blklab2007 (1860) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle poured a thick chestnut mahogany in color with medium steady carbination and a one finger head of dark tan foam. second glass poured had a bit of sediment in it as held under the light. aroma has toffee, caramel, malt, citrus, hops spice, and a little candy sugar sweetness. mouth feel is medium with some creamy texture and a good dose of carbination. flavor is full of malt and hops colliding. great fullness from the malted side with caramel and toffee with the hops adding spice and citrus to the balance. little bit of yeast comes across and light touch of floral. American strong is a fitting description but not sure where the monk madness in the name comes from. either way i think this is a winner for rogue.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich ruby in colour, large lingering beige coloured head, excellent lacing. The aroma is quite hoppy (lots of citrus, oranges and grapefruits), caramel, light fruits. The flavour is moderately bitter, some citrus, chocolate, pine, grapefruit, quite hoppy. Bitter mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes lingering, citrus hops, bitter. This has all your Rogue hoppiness but this one is a little tiresome.
650ml bottle from the <a
href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/new-york target=blank>Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York for $5.49.
Purchased on August 20, 2007 and opened on November 20, 2007.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber. Deep ruby-tinted brownish beer with a thick off-white head. Smells like Rogue, light piny hoppiness, sweet toasty malts, a bit of plumminess as well. Very hoppy flavour as well with pretty high bitterness for what they were going for. Decent balance and a pretty solid ASA. Lingering resinousness and woody hop flavour. As it warms the malty complexity does pick up a bit... nice beer, if a bit unusual.