Monk's Elixir (Monk's Brew) - Mikkeller ApS
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4.55/5 rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: This poured a translucent dark mahogany with some light tan head.
S: It smelled like rick dark fruits (plumb, raisin, cherry) and brown sugar and molasses, with a bit of oak and bourbon.
T: It tasted like brown sugar and molasses and powdered sugar, with plumb and dark cherry and raisin, as well as earthy chocolate and creamy yeast. It had a sweet and mellow aftertaste.
M: It was thick and creamy with smooth carbonation.
D: This was absolutely fantastic with tons of complexity and rich flavors. It had amazing body too, and hid the alcohol like crazy, so it was infinitely easy to drink. Reminiscent of Van De Keizer (blue), which is one of my favorite dark Belgian ales ever. This could maybe improve with age, but I already love it fresh.
Serving type: bottle
08-15-2010 15:45:53 | More by Pencible
4.53/5 rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A - Deep dark chocolate. ½ finger of bone white head that held together with moderate retention and lacing.
S - Sweet raisins, prunes, brown sugar, hint of bready malt.
T - Chocolate covered raisins, brown sugar, caramel, dried pears. A gentle boozy warmth balances the sweetness perfectly. Brioche bread bridges the flavors throughout the profile.
M - Impossibly smooth. Touch of alcohol tingle in the finish, but in an enjoyable way.
D - Does a great job of hiding the 10% abv. It's smoothness and great flavor keep you coming back till it's gone.
Serving type: on-tap
12-31-2010 17:02:29 | More by vfgccp
4.47/5 rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
I poured this from a 750ml bottle, corked and caged with silver foil on top. Huge thanks to BelgianBeerGal, who gave me this as an extra in a trade. The beer was dark murky brown with a thick tan foam, not much lace. The smell is just about perfect, this has a very similar aroma to Westvleteren 12. Dark fruits (plums, figs, etc) with delicious esters and some alcohol. The taste is nearly as good, although I taste some spice (maybe coriander) that I didn't detect in the aroma. The body is thick and coating, the flavor lasts a long time. Absolutely recommended.
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2008 02:47:36 | More by TurdFurgison
Monk's Elixir (Monk's Brew) from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.