TBone (13697) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (BZ, BB 02/2011)
Dark nut brown color, good off-white head. Aroma has dark caramel malts and cocoa power, light grassy hoppyness. Medium-bodied. Chocolaty and caramelly flavor, light toasted notes in the finish. Quite low bitterness. Almost a dessert beer.
Rasmus40 (12876) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light nutty. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 010512
brokensail (12479) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Mikkeller. Dark amber colored beer with an off-white head. Aroma is cola, cherry, and toasted bread. A hint of chocolate and some raisin. Not bad. Flavor is a bit sweeter than expected. A lot of cola, cherry, and raisin. Toasted bread, chocolate, and very mild roast. Almost no bitterness.
chrisv10 (12130) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 5.1%. Clear dark amber/brown with medium tan head. Aroma is light roasted malts, chocolate, caramel and nutty. Flavour is light roasted malts, chocolate, medium sweet, nutty, fruits and a little caramel.
bhensonb (12130) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as Monk’s Christmas from the Arden BevMo in Sacramento, CA. Pours ruddy dark brown with a fine off-white head. Smells rather sweet and roasty. Med body. Flavor is rather light, and not that sweet. The description says Landbier, and I think that’s suggestive. There’s something herby holding back the sweet. Drinks very pleasantly.
gunnfryd (12060) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted, malt, burned, hop. flavour is roasted, malt, burned, hop, fruit, caramel. OK beer.
argo0 (11955) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle, Monk’s Christmas. Large beige head atop crystal clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, cookie. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, cookie, light brown sugar. Light-medium body, light effervescence, watery, very drinkable.
thewolf (11378) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ Bierzweg.de.
Pours clear chestnut with a small, frothy, off-white head. Aroma is sweet, light caramel, some liqourice, grass and a hint of chocolate. Highish carbonation, dry and light mouthfeel. Flavour is mild sweet, some toasted caramel, softly roasted. A bit of chocolate. Good malty and grassy bitterness. Nicely drinkable.
bierkoning (10911) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown color. Malt, cacao and milk chocolate in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor with caramel and cacao, the hides the presence of a limited amount of flowery hops. Really liked this one.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Monk’s Christmas
Date: January 29, 2010
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: clear amber, fine off white head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, light spicy hops
Flavor: sweet malty flavor, caramel sweetness, touch of chocolate, light bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4