ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2013
A - Dark brown with a thin layer of tan-khaki head. Fades fairly quickly.
S - Sweet dark caramel malts, Belgian yeast, clove and other spices, raisins and other dark fruits, residual raw sugars, some booze.
T - Sweet dark caramel malts, raisins, plums, and other dark fruits, Belgian yeast, clove and other spices, residual and raw sugars, and a bit of booze.
M - Full bodied with moderate-mild carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, fruity, spicy, and warming finish.
D - Nice and complex but well balanced. The raw sugars add some nice complexity. Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Shared at the local homebrew Christmas party. Dark reddish brown pour with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, slightly roasted, and caramel. Taste is roasted, sweet prunes. kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
kerenmk (5050) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 28, 2012
Name: Monk Suffers Serious Sugar Rush on Barbados
Date: December 29, 2012
Source: Appachelian Vinters, Asheville
Appearance: black, creamy beige head
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, raw sugar sweetness, touch of spicyness, light fruityness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet chocolate flavor, rich fruity esters, light spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks troubles. Pours reddish velvet, no head. wine, chocolate liquor, roast potatoes aroma, sweet, somewhat wooden taste. Velvety texture, full body, no carbonation. DSG (15119) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks troubles. Dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate, some dark fruits, caramel, demerara sugar and nutty notes. Sweet caramelly flavor with dark fruits and a bit of chocolate. Medium-bodied. Not bad.
bluejacket74 (1995) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2012
500 ml bottle with 17.07.2012 stamped on it, label says best before 2015. Served in a goblet, the beer pours dark brown with about a half inch tan head that fizzled away quickly. Not much lacing. Aroma is sweet, the brew smells like candy and brown sugar, dark fruit, caramel, and molasses. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like brown sugar, caramel, molasses, dark fruit, and a bit of pear. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit creamy and sticky with moderate carbonation. I liked this brew, and I wouldn’t mind trying it again sometime in the future. CanIHave4Beers (4208) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Pours a deep reddish brown color with a small head that goes away fairly bit of ease.Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2012
The aroma is molasses and cinnamon up front. Some brown sugar, pear and fruit cake show more prominently as it warms.
The flavor is spicy and sweet, but not over-sweet... really. Rich flavors of molasses and dark fruit along with brighter cherry and pear fruit notes. The more it warms the more the soft nuttiness comes through, which is really really nice.
Poured a bit too cold into my teku. dark brown body and a minimal tan head that laces a bit.
Let it warm up and the aromas started open up. Sweet fruits, raisin/fig and brown sugar, finishing off with some yeast.
Hits sweet, roasted malts round out the body. Medium carbonation, relatively thin mouthfeel.
Enjoyable beer, I’d definitely drink more but it’s a little pricey, even for Evil Twin. Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - NOV 19, 2012
I drink a ton of Belgian darks. this one was good but not worth what I paid for the small bottle. I know it’s an import but, I’ve paid a lot less for other imports that were better MOARBEER (94) - WALES - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle: Pours dark brown with tiny beige head thats gone in no time. Aroma is sweet, malty. Taste is also sweet, malt, caramel, liquorice and some vine? Overall a pretty decent beer but doesn’t live up to the great name.