Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2011 Bottle (as Monk’s Christmas).
Head is initially large, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is dark amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread, caramel), moderately hoppy (honeysuckle flowers), with notes of minerals and tangerine, hint of smoke.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Solid, clean, and delightful.
larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium beige head. Beautiful deep ambery brown body. Earthy
caramelly mineraly toffee aroma with nougaty marzipan notes.
Wow. Dry-sweet caramelly earthy marzipan taste with roasty
grainy mineraly notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, smooth mouthfeel.
Dryish earthy roasty marzipana aftertaste with mineraly burnt
caramel notes. Flavour lingers for a good while. Unusual, but
really, really nice. (0.5l bottle, Absinth Depot Berlin.)
BVery (5935) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy orange pour. Very sweet malty nose. Initial sweet taste with a dry finish. Very nice.
olio (5855) - 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.
AmEricanbrew (5616) - Same Trailer, Different Park, 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.
swoopjones (5603) - 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
jonas (5592) - 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!
ogivlado (5539) - 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.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Malty chocolate notes, some light lactose notes, caramel and toffee. Some thin butter scotch tones, light wood and a hint of smoke. A nice ale.
laiti (5414) - 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.