TBone (18548) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2010
Bottled (BZ, BB 02/2011)thirstyrabbit (1860) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 6, 2010
Dark nut brown color, good off-white head. Aroma has dark caramel malts and cocoa power, light grassy hoppyness. Medium-bodied. Chocolaty and caramelly flavor, light toasted notes in the finish. Quite low bitterness. Almost a dessert beer.
500 ml bottle. Dark amber beer. Small head, roasted aroma. Body is rather thin. Tastes malty with a hint of chocolate. I can taste a little bit of smokiness too. Very drinkable. yngwie (17284) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2010
Bottle. A clear, copper-colored beer topped by a two-finger, creamy head leaving lacings. The aroma has DMS, smoke-notes, hints of cellar and most of all, caramel. Sweet, caramel flavor with some roasted malts and a little dms. Some bitterness shows up towards the end. Full-bodied, quite dry. A decent one, but I could easily do without the DMS. 100327 gunnfryd (15483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2010
Bottle. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted, malt, burned, hop. flavour is roasted, malt, burned, hop, fruit, caramel. OK beer. ogivlado (8316) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 28, 2010
Bottled 500ml. -from Sörspecialista.hu, Budapest. Nice clear amber coloured, small tan head, slight nutty chocolate nose. Roasted malt, caramel and milk chocolate with mild peppery notes. Nutty finish. Ok dunkel.
Marko (6275) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 21, 2010
0.5l bottle that ogivlado got and shared with me (thanks!)Dorwart (2613) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2010
After a dunkel from Weissenoher, another dunkel from Weissenoher. Ah, well. They look similar too, big thick tan head that went away at a medium pace perching on top of a red-amber body. Light coffeeish, slightly chocolatey nose is quite familiar too. Still, the taste sets it clearly apart from the Kloster-Sud. Chocolate, raisins, malt, light, maybe too light, nice, simple drinkable dunkel.
Strong off-white head of fine and dense bubbles. Sweet malty aroma with a bit of spice and vegetal aromas. Color is a very nice dark crimson brown. Lots of bready malts, some roasted brains, brown sugar and some cloying sweetness. Little bit sickly sweet in the stomach. Finishes thick and malty with a bit of lingering spices and squash. An ok brew. AmEricanbrew (7080) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Monks Xmas pours crystal clear copper color with a viscous off white head. Dry, nutty brown malt aromas. Frothy light mouthfeel. Decent nutty brown malt flavors with mild chocolate. bb (9790) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Bottle. Bronze beer with a big dark cream colored head. Caramel aroma with light mineral notes and light spice. Toffee flavor with light spice and light earth. Medium bodied. Toffee and spice lingers with light earth and light fruitiness. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Name: Monk’s Christmas
Date: January 29, 2010
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: clear amber, fine off white head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, light spicy hops
Flavor: sweet malty flavor, caramel sweetness, touch of chocolate, light bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4