strap (965) - Sindelfingen, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2012
cloudy mahogany pour. medium creamy head. cherries, cola, roasted malts. complex flavors. some earthy hops on the back end. very good for the style. wlajwl (7066) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Aroma is dark fruit, malts, yeast, caramel and a hint of alcohol. The flavor is complex dark fruit/malts, caramel, bananas, bubble gum and a yeasty/sour finish. Sikash (274) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Poured into a tulip glass. Pours a nice dark amber color with a light tan head that doesn’t last too long. Aroma is a nice clean aroma of banana, fruit, raisins, with an earthy undertone. Taste is also very clean with a little bit of banana, some floral notes with a spicy undertone. It has an alcoholic bitter aftertaste with a great mouthfeel overall. An excellent quad for sure. Oscbert (1319) - Lincoln, California, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Strong dark fruity plum aroma with raisin and chocolate, slight roastiness, caramel/toffee, bready.
~Pours a reddish brown color with wispy off white head.
~Very rich malty flavor, chocolate, melanoidins, toffee, caramel, prune and raisin, dark cherry, pepper.
~Full bodied, with low CO2, somewhat clean sugary finish with peppery sugary spice lingering.
~Delicious brew. This is my 1000th rating, glad I picked this beer. Has pretty much everything I look for in a dark strong. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Reddish brown with a fluffy white head. Chocolate and vanilla aroma. Amazing taste of chocolate vanilla fig some bourbon and oak notes and a sweet roasted coconut finish. Wow. Very well done.
nbutler11 (1305) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 15, 2010
ajm with the HOOK-UP! If we were monks I imagine we would have been stoned by now, too. Appears black until held to the light, revealing a garnet shade with a creamy beige head of foam that leaves plenty of lacing. Smells of oak -- which is plenty ironic considering how I just poured it out of an aluminum can. Great aroma of vanilla, figs, and pie spices. Tastes of each with added notes of hops on the mid and cocoa at the back of the palate. Not quite as earthy as I was expecting -- actually kind of Baltic -- but I certainly enjoyed this. The story on the can is the cherry on top. My head would explode if this was on tap at Papago and I could get a "monk’s pour" of Monks Blood. LIVE RATE! kmoen (1) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2012 does not count
Caramel, vanilla, toffee notes, not too sweet, but sweet enough for this style. Great to drink by itself, poured from the can onceblind (10569) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Pours a dark chestnut hue accented with some ruby, under a thin but persistent light khaki head. Aroma is biscuity, dark malty, with tones of raisin and brown sugar. Flavor is pretty raisin heavy, with some chewy thick dark malt toffee tones, some molasses, and a strong body with a warming boozy finish down the throat. Mild but persistent malt sweetness throughout, with a nice chewy body, and pleasant belgian dark fruity flavor. hopbag (201) - - MAY 29, 2014
Very dark red but still lets light through. Light brown head. Very pleasant brown sugar aroma. Quite sweet with cherry juice taste (from aging on figs). Some Belgian yeast presence, maybe a hint of banana or clove, but pretty clean overall. Full mouthfeel with tingly carbonation. Still pretty sweet, but comes off as sessionable despite the high ABV. Alcohol is well hidden until the finish, which is dominated by tart cherry. Paincane (171) - Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Opaque mahogany colored body is topped by a creamy khaki head. Vanilla, oak, fig and spice aromas make for a beautiful bouquet. Flavors include cinnamon, vanilla, dried dark fruits and a bit of booziness. Medium bodied, very flavorful and enjoyable. Delicious, excellent brew.