Monk's Elixir (Monk's Brew) - Mikkeller ApS
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4.09/5 rDev +5.1%
750 ml bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.
Appearance: Ruddy brown with a nice 1" head that recedes to about a 1/4". A few yeasty floaties.
Smell: Dark fruit sweetness with molasses..
Taste: To style, dark raisin flavor with molasses an some bready malt. Well balanced complexity and like most quads it gets better as the temperature rises. The flavors all work very well together, the alcohol adds some warmth but is otherwise masked..
Mouthfeel: Very smooth and creamy on the palate,.
Overall: A very solid example of a Belgian quad, delicious.
07-10-2013 00:53:20 | More by BobZ
4.43/5 rDev +13.9%
I let this warm a bit before opening. Pours a very dark brown with some amber and orange highlights, a bit of a head that is gone right quick. Rum raisin smell, bready, prunes, juicy fruit gum, good maple syrup.
The taste is more fruit, soaked in cognac: raisins, plums, dates. A bit of a smoky, burned taste, like crunchy, darkened pie crust. Tart apples, port.
This one stays with you for a while. Chewy mouthfeel but not overly syrupy. A lot is going on, and a lot is done very well.
07-06-2013 02:10:48 | More by kaufmaal
3.93/5 rDev +1%
Poured from a 750 ml bottle (no date) into tulip
A- dark cola-colored hue with glimpses of amber in the light. Small 1-finger head with good retention and nice steady lacing. A really good-looking brew.
S- Belgian maltiness with breads, raisins, and booze.
T- the candied sweetness comes out first but quickly fades into plums, prunes,molasses. Also, a good roasted malt flavor with some woody smokiness but not much. A bit dry on the back end.
M- light to medium carbonation and a medium-sized mouthfeel. A little boozy but not as heavy as you would think for a 10% abv brew.
O- pretty good quad. A little heavier and darker than some of my normal faves. Seems a bit more like a BSDA. It was one I wanted to try but would be 10deep on my list of quads that I would seek out at the store.
05-25-2013 23:08:09 | More by JamesStreet
Monk's Elixir (Monk's Brew) from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.