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Monk's Brew (Bourbon Barrel Aged) - Mikkeller ApS

Monk's Brew (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Monk's Brew (Bourbon Barrel Aged)

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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 16.31%


Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Known as Monk's Elixir outside the USA.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 07-15-2012)
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weonfire

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

01-06-2013 21:43:54 | More by weonfire
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Tone

Missouri

4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, alcohol, hint of roasted malt, slight spice, hint of alcohol, hint of liquor, and a hint of wood. Fits the style of a Quadruple. Mouth feel is sharp and creamy, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight roasted malt, hint of alcohol, hint of earthy malt, slight spice, hint of wheat, and liquor. Overall, good aroma, body, blend, complexity, and appearance. The liquor is dominate but does not overwhelm other flavors and aromas, nicely blended.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 16:16:33 | More by Tone
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +7%

03-21-2014 03:50:00 | More by afsdan
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aszatk01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

03-20-2014 22:40:53 | More by aszatk01
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boqonx

Hong Kong

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-15-2014 03:40:12 | More by boqonx
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.05/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Brown body. Huge khaki head. Lots of sediment suspended in it.

Smell - Vanilla. Some oak. Dark fruits. Caramel. Belgian sweetness.

Taste - Dark fruits. Bitter burnt malts. Oak, I think. Bitter. No barrel, really. Kinda sweet.

Mouthfeel - Overcarbonated. Medium body.

Overall - I struggled through half of this before dumping it. Not worth the liver damage.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 01:32:50 | More by Alieniloquium
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dtomes

New York

4/5  rDev +7%

02-20-2014 16:32:20 | More by dtomes
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California

3/5  rDev -19.8%

01-06-2014 04:56:37 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

01-06-2014 04:47:15 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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largadeer

California

2/5  rDev -46.5%

01-06-2014 04:25:41 | More by largadeer
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ckollias

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

01-04-2014 00:32:54 | More by ckollias
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baltimorebeerman

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

12-28-2013 21:01:04 | More by baltimorebeerman
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

12-15-2013 01:47:41 | More by Sparky44
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mverity

Florida

4.24/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Opaque deep brown with hints of garnet. Head is thick and tan and pretty dang persistent. Aroma is some earthy-musty dark fruits, some char notes too. Taste is considerably better. Same deep fruit character (cherry, fig, plum), red wine-like, some char too. Nice and velvety on the tongue, medium body (which I find a tad thin for a quad) and nice low carbonation. Great lingering taste.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 20:23:32 | More by mverity
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California

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

10-04-2013 06:27:05 | More by cjw333
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Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-19-2013 03:29:36 | More by MathNut
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jnikkel

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

09-16-2013 15:43:24 | More by jnikkel
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kyle86

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7%

08-25-2013 17:31:45 | More by kyle86
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

08-13-2013 16:11:07 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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Docrock

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

08-10-2013 03:59:42 | More by Docrock
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shehateme

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

08-08-2013 00:05:26 | More by shehateme
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7%

08-08-2013 00:01:28 | More by AOShabaz
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LaneMeyer

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a snifter.

A - Dark brown, 2 finger, light tan head.

S - Dark fruit, cherry, plum, bourbon, brown sugar, alcohol.

T - brown sugar, wood, syrup, winter spice, water, peach concentrate.

M - Well carbonated, light, syrupy

O - Kinda disappoints. Not a bad beer, but considering the price, doesn't live up to other regular quads I've had. Much rather drink a Rochefort or Pannepot.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 06:37:47 | More by LaneMeyer
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown-ish color with a light tan head. In the aroma, sweet nuttiness with a note of caramel. In the taste, a sweet caramel, chocolate, and nutty. A small bitterness and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry nuttiness and small tartness in the aftertaste. Quite nutty and small tartness, kind of all over the place.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 14:35:54 | More by OWSLEY069
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: Poured a deep dirty brown color ale with a large foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma of huge bourbon notes with light vanilla notes with loads of residual sugar as well. Taste is an intense mix between loads of residual sugar notes with some vanilla and bourbon with some dry raisin and heavy caramelized malt notes. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation with some warming alcohol notes. Too big and too sweet for its own good.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 00:54:52 | More by Phyl21ca
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Monk's Brew (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Mikkeller ApS
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