ogivlado (5294) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 500ml. -from Sörspecialista.hu, Budapest. Nice clear amber coloured, small tan head, slight nutty chocolate nose. Roasted malt, caramel and milk chocolate with mild peppery notes. Nutty finish. Ok dunkel.
jonas (5285) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, warm thanks to pivnizub. Red chestnut, big golden lacing ftoth. Houneyroasted almond aroma with a light metallic edge. Solid mouthfeel, sweet fruity groundwork, berries, light roasted nuts, well balanced and aromatic. Roast retronasal. Lovely!
AmEricanbrew (5205) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Monks Xmas pours crystal clear copper color with a viscous off white head. Dry, nutty brown malt aromas. Frothy light mouthfeel. Decent nutty brown malt flavors with mild chocolate.
jbrus (4993) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Home, thanks DerDoppelbock. Malty aroma with toffee notes and a hint of smoke. Brown colour, beige head, good lace. Light sweet, quite malty, subtle smoke, toffee, butterscotch, light bitterness. Medium to full body for a Dunkel. Very good example of the style.
swoopjones (4962) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft at Blue Monk. chestnut pour, buttery aroma, sweet, light tobacco, some sweet cloviness. could be old
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at TND: Aroma of malt, hops, and dust. Poured copper/amber in color with a medium-sized, creamy, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of malt, leaves, and marzen-like flavors. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, leaf, finish is lightly sweet and slightly bitter.
olio (4842) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle @ Timo A.
Rated on 20110105.
Pours brown color with medium head. Aroma of yeast, malts and fruits. Flavor of malts, yeast, fruits and grassy notes.
laiti (4561) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cl bottle @ Timo A. Rated on 05.01.2011
Aroma is somewhat roasted with coffee notes, some chocolate and malt. Flavour is malty with some chocolate, berries, caramel and hints of metal. Decent.
notalush (4473) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle, labeled as Monk’s Christmas - lightly hazy dark copper - large, fizzy head - fairly sweet aroma, with strong caramel, some wildflower honey character, llightly spicy hops - fairly creamy body - semi-dry, toasted bread flavor, with light hints of roasted nuts, caramel, moderate hop bitterness - a touch of warming spiciness at the end - dry-ish finish - another solid lager from this brewery.
SaintMatty (4297) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml Bottle - Brown/amber in colour. Malty aroma with a hint of toffee and some slightly roasted elements. Slightly sweet taste with malt and hints of toffee followed by a sweet, malty and slightly roasted finish.