Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Bottle. Pours a dark red brown. Aroma is sweet and malty. Flavor is semi sweet. Not bad beer, defenetly Rogue quality but there are nothing Monk about it. Im not even mad hotstuff (5143) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2008
Bottle. This beer poured a small frothy tan head that was mostly lasting, fair amount of lacing, hazy, fizzy carbonaton, and a brown hue. Nose was hoppy, pine, malty, citrus, grapefruit, and some caramel. Ditto for the flavor along with some bitterness, and a semi-dry finish. Tingly mouthfeel and medium in body. Quaffable beer with a nice hoppy flavor. Not an outstanding beer for the style, but decent and worthy of a try. daniellerose7 (119) - new york, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2008
I enjoyed this one- a light hoppy taste, hints of pine... a little spicy/Christmas-y which I LOVE! A little syrupy with a nice full body- its only real resemblance to its Belgian namesake I think. Yummy, though! illidurit (2327) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Review from notes. Poured into my Rogue pint glass. Ruby brown in color, modest head, decent lacing. Earthy, musty aroma, with some wheaty breadiness and leafy hops. Taste is malty and grainy, with a medicinal hop character and a metallic note. The flavors don’t really mesh well. Dry finish, high drinkability. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2008
On tap at Tyler’s, Durham. I recall assuming from the name that this one would be a Belgian style dubbel or something. I suppose I should have known, given the brewer, that it would be something more West Coast-y, aggressive in the hopping, and so forth. A kind of dusty brown, with moderate head and lacing. Some mild spice in the nose and the taste, but mostly this was, how shall I put this, a beer that aspired to be arrogant.
rlgk (18847) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
Bottle. Hazy orange/amber color, nice creamy offwhite head. Fruity, malty, hoppy aroma, pine apple, vanilla, some citrus, some grass. Hoppy, grassy flavor, metallic, perfume, some yeast. A lot more american than belgian, and a good beer. Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Pours a brownish red with a tan head. Aroma of nuts, vanilla, chocolate, citrus and caramel. Flavor of malt, citrus, pine fruit and spices. Nice bitter yet sweet fruity finish. Pretty interesting beer. Goodgrief (2022) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Nov. 2006 - Um, the name "Monk" implies Belgian...yet this has a grapefruit aroma...? Pour was a beautiful amber brown color with nice head. Flavor was a lot of grapefruit and lemon smothering out some candied sugar, fruity underneath flavor. Thin mouthfeel. This is what happens when you ask a hophead to attempt a Belgian. Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Poured a hazy almond with not much head. Aroma is definitely nutty with vanilla, nuts, malts and chocolate. Flavor is bitter with definite malts and dark chocolate (but a light flavor). Body is surprisingly light. An okay beer. just not a Rogue fan. blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 31, 2008
22 oz. bottle poured a thick chestnut mahogany in color with medium steady carbination and a one finger head of dark tan foam. second glass poured had a bit of sediment in it as held under the light. aroma has toffee, caramel, malt, citrus, hops spice, and a little candy sugar sweetness. mouth feel is medium with some creamy texture and a good dose of carbination. flavor is full of malt and hops colliding. great fullness from the malted side with caramel and toffee with the hops adding spice and citrus to the balance. little bit of yeast comes across and light touch of floral. American strong is a fitting description but not sure where the monk madness in the name comes from. either way i think this is a winner for rogue.