GMCC2181 (1557) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle picked up at SL, thanks matt for the recommendation... Swing top bottle, nice pop off the top. Poured into a snifter, nice red color good head. Aroma of some light smoke and malt. Taste is nice... light roasted malts, light smoke, light spice. Texture is a little thin but not watery. Overall a good beer
CanIHave4Beers (3621) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I almost didn’t buy this because I thought it was just old bottles of Monks Fest. I’m glad I recognized the subtle differences in the label (i.e. the name of the beer) The beer pours with a medium fluffy head that leaves a good lace, the color is a brilliant orange-ish red. The aroma has some hay and some mild chocolate with some graininess and light whiffs of noble hops. The flavor is husky and has plenty of herbal hops and some good chocolate notes. There is also a spicy & sweet candy thing going on in the background that is pretty good as well. The palate is rich but very smooth (real smooth?) This is another very nice beer from this brewery, I hope these seasonals from weissenoher keep popping up around Des Moines.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at rattle n hum. Dark brown, bitter malt tangy flavor. Incredibly smooth and sessionable. Thortheviking loved this shitzit.
Pailhead (5800) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma is loaded with heavy roasted grains along with some faint brown sugar and nuts. It pours a bright transparent copper with a one finger beige head that leaves behind a solid sheet of lacing...an impressive looking beer. The flavor starts with some nice light chocolate and caramel. Moderate roasted grains in the middle, but nowhere near as strong as the aroma would you to believe they would be. The finish has some light chocolate and roasted nuts. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
kappldav123 (5541) - GERMANY - OCT 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle looks simple but good. Beer in the glass very dark, almost black. Nice head. Starts mild, fine malty, not too roasty. Hints of caramel. Well balanced finish, quite drinkable. Really good dunkles.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours a deep chestnut brown colour with a thick, light tan head. Aroma of bready yeast, biscuity malt, Weetabix, caramel and grassy hops. Similar biscuity flavour with a little grass again and light woody and earthy notes. Moderate carbonation, light CO2 prickle and an oily mouth-feel. Nice and malty with a chocolate linger.
hayduke (3919) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared with Strykzone via Facebook Chat. Pours rich clear amber with a good sized and long-lasting off-white head. Light lacing Nose of roasted caramel malts and some nuts. Medium in body Smooth mouthfeel Flavor improves as ti warms with fruit nuts flowers. Sweet finish. Very German in taste. Good.
FatPhil (11490) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle (Stockman, Tallinn)
Rich red, small tight head. Rich grainy aroma, quite bready, Anna
detects some cocoa. Soft carbonation, smooth palate. Really rich malty
grainy taste, a touch nutty, some smokiness too. Bitterness stays for
a gentle nutty finish. Goes down very easily, but packed full of
flavour. Great dunkles.
argo0 (12427) - 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.
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 mL (flip-top). Pours a clear deep red with a rocky, off-white, thick head.
Awesome retention and lacing. Aroma is cherries, caramel, biscuit. Taste is cherry juicy juice. Very sweet and cherry centric.