RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A geographical approach to the werewolf legends results in the identification of a major werewolf area stretching from mid-Germany into the Netherlands and Belgium. With this in mind, we have created a strong, dark, spiced using ingredients from those regions. Brewed with Midnight Wheat, warming spices, and a hint of brown sugar, the Violin Monster is black as night and packs a punch at 9.3%. Unleash your inner beast with Violin Monster Dark Ale, but beware. it finishes with a bite!

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3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mintzmeet (456) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Sarsaparilla bubble gum. Hint of black licorice. Alcoholic. Dont like. Strong flavor.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drdisque (788) - Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2016
On tap at Steelhouse Tavern in Troy. Very full bodied dark colored ale. Strong chocolate and spice notes in the aroma. Flavor is rich with prune and raisin flavors and a lot of spice. Almost like the pumpkin spice latte of beers. Mouthfeel is a bit thin for the body. Would be better if it was creamier. Not awful but I wouldnt recommend.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (7612) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2016
Boardman, Oh - Vintage Estate Wine & Beer. Dark, auburn brown pour, thin dark khaki colored head. Aroma of licorice and brown sugar. Bold, robust flavor, some chocolate, tobacco, molasses make their presence known. Thick, rich mouthfeel..

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Msdrbeat (572) - East Lansing, USA - OCT 27, 2016
Bottled. Pours dark with little head. Spiced aroma. Thick and smooth mouthfeel, very creamy. Smooth without a bit of alcohol at all. Low carbonation with a clean finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG111 (1480) - New York, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours dark roasted color, tan head. Aroma is cinnamon spice, dark roasted malt, some dark fruits, maybe plum, nice. Flavor is cinnamon, dark roasted malt, chocolate, some dark fruits again, maybe black cherry, plum. Some Belgian spice character. Nice. Not bad. A little sweet.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
olenickj (86) - Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Smells fairly sweet, hint of coffee. Gorgeous black with a tan head. Up front vanilla, transitions to chocolate and ends in coffee. Deep, well rounded stout. Very, very good. 2015 is better though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (863) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2016
Dark black color with thin light brown head and moderate lacing. Aroma is huge, spicy and malty, with raisins and sweetness. Flavor has strong spices and little alcohol presence. Very tasty and rich.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11487) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2016
Dark brown, thick, and tastes like a cross between a grisette and an imperial stout. A bit of spruce, lots of chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5907) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Deep dark brown body with a thinnish, single centimetre tall light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, oats, coffee, toffee, light herbs and a hint of soy sauce. Medium-bodied; Strong malt flavour with coffee, rich toffee, herbs, coffee, nuts, earth and even some licorice - pungent throughout with a nice complexity. Aftertaste shows some grain and herbal flavours with a lot of coffee, cream and burnt sugar flavour throughout - nice and deep. Overall, a nice beer for the style and one that blurs the lines - great to sample, and well worth having in this season that down this far south is more warm than chilly. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Sicilianos in Grand Rapids, Michigan on 11-September-2015 for US$2,29 sampled at home in Washington on 30-October-2015.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9423) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Pour on tap at HopCat, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of toast, roast, licorice, cinnamon, clove, ginger, some wheat, fruity notes, touch of brownie. Taste was a mix of sweet dark fruit, plum, cinnamon, clove, ginger into some yeast, roasted coffee, chocolate, some vanilla, finishing slightly sweet, slightly dry.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chucklemation (1501) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Pours a jet black with a thin, long-lasting tan foam head. Aroma is plenty of spices, such as nutmeg, but theres also a medicinal aroma that sort of dominates. Flavor is roast, chocolate, nutmeg, other spices, and hints of that medicinal taste. Has the look, taste, and feel of a spiced stout. Quite good, but the medicinal flavors detract from the overall beer.


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