Boaks Two Blind Monks Ale - Boak Beverage
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3.65/5 rDev +3.4%
got to say i was surprise by the beer wasnt as dark i thought it should be but has a great taste goes down smooth heavy in acl so i wasnt going to drink a 4 pack if i had to get up in the morning but a good tasting beer smell of friut and citris give it a shot on a long weekend i like it
11-10-2012 01:54:00 | More by wac9
3.68/5 rDev +4.2%
Pours an amber reddish color with some nice head
Smell: Nice smell of caramel sweet maltiness with slight cherry and dark fruit undertones
Taste: Nice taste with sweet caramel malt flavor. Finishes nice with a good balance. Slight cherry and dark fruit flavors. Very smooth
Not bad, would recommend
01-28-2012 04:32:00 | More by rwrk42
4/5 rDev +13.3%
First had: on tap at Prohibition Taproom, Philly, PA
Poured into a stem glass, a dark mahogany color with a small off-white head. I actually inquired if I was poured the correct beer, because the appearance (and aroma) seemed very deviant from a typical dubbel. Aroma rich with caramel, molasses, and cocoa. Taste was, well, really good actually, though totally not what I expected. Rich and velvety smooth, with dark malts and chocolate up front, almost reminiscent of a sweet stout, mellowing out mid-palate to reveal more of the molasses and sweet dark sugars present in the aroma, with touches of bready yeast, cherries and plums. Surprisingly complex and very tasty. Medium-bodied and very drinkable. My friend who was with me ended up ordering 3 in a row, and I would've done the same, but I like to diversify when I'm at the bar.
11-12-2011 13:15:06 | More by Rifugium
3.45/5 rDev -2.3%
Bottle: Poured a deep hazy brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of caramelized sugar with very subtle fruity ester is OK. Taste is overly sweet for style with notes of caramelized sugar and light dry fruits with some notes of fruity ester. Body is quite full with OK carbonation and no apparent alcohol. This one is kind of average for the style but definitely lacking some of the subtlety that makes dubbel such a great style to being with.
09-29-2011 17:46:40 | More by Phyl21ca
4.4/5 rDev +24.6%
The Two Blind Monks Ale was Medium Amber in color, a Little Malty at 7.0% abv, a Little Tart from the Yeast, a Little Residual Sweetness from the Belgian Candy Sugar ... very interesting. This is a good beer for any season and any time of the day or night.
09-23-2011 19:21:47 | More by Dvarneckas
4.3/5 rDev +21.8%
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a pretty, hazy amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of fruits, banana, yeast. Taste is good, lots of fruits, some spice, a bit malty. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall this is a high quality beer worth seeking out.
08-15-2011 16:06:35 | More by tone77
3.95/5 rDev +11.9%
A- Hazy caramel color topped with a large khaki colored head. Head falls slowly and leaves lots of rings of lace on the glass.
S- Banana, clove, spice, caramel, and hints of yeast. Classic aroma of a Belgian styled dubble.
T- Taste follows the nose pretty closely. Banana, clove and spice right away, then some candied fruit notes and caramel. Finish has a slight sour note to it, not unpleasant just a little unexpected, and a lingering funky final note.
M- Medium in body and well carbonated, the finish is dry and clean.
O- Solid beer, a classic representation of the style, nothing too special, but not one to turn down either. The 7.0% ABV is well hidden and this is drinkable brew, just wish it stood out form the crowd a little more.
07-11-2011 02:49:27 | More by ToddT
3.6/5 rDev +2%
Picked this up in Totowa to give it a try. The previous Boaks beer that I had wasn't that enjoyable but I could tell from the pour and the hue to this that that wouldn't be the case here. This was by no means outstanding but I'd certainly give it another go if I ever found this on tap!
Decent pour to this with a nut brown hue and relatively fluffy head. The carbonation was somewhat strong here with a feeling similar to that of soda. This wasn't complex in taste but there was plenty of dark fruit here offset by malty sweetness. Not sticky like a brown ale and without any caramel too. The lacing wasn't anything to behold and this went down relatively easily. Like any goo Belgian beer, this had a nice warming effect to the aftertaste but there wasn't a lot to dwell on here between sips.
I could have easily had another one of these after I finished this, since it was that mellow. This isn't a session beer but for someone who's never had a Belgian beer before, this would be a good introduction to a Dubbel. No spice here means that this is a textbook example of the style and certainly a step up from the previous Boaks beer that I had. Nice to see New Jersey finally toss their hat into the ring in brewing this style!
04-05-2011 19:59:37 | More by JerzDevl2000
3.78/5 rDev +7.1%
A-A dark amber body topped by a thin white head that quickly recedes to a faint ring a-round you glass.
S-Smells appetizing, lightly roasted malts and a fruity cherry smell.
T-An initial malty sweetness makes way for a nutty finish. Hardly any aftertaste and no alcohol burn.
M-Thin and very little carination make this a highly drinkable beer, i wish there was more intense flavor from Belgian yeast. Good beer and well made. Happy to support a local brewery especially one that makes so many great beers.
02-26-2011 21:19:02 | More by LeftyEtc
3.28/5 rDev -7.1%
Poured from a bottle into a small pint glass.
I wanted to pair something with apple pie for dessert. I figured the amber style/maltiness would go well. I was right!
Pours a dark amber color, very little head.
An interesting in between beer- not quite a dubbel, not quite an amber...a dumble?
I tasted the dark fruits more so than expected, which might not go well alone, but with the pie, it was awesome. Brought out the sweetness of the pie really well. Definitely got those belgian yeast flavors intertwined with the malts.
I would buy this again if pairing with apple pie. I have two left to try alone.
01-23-2011 05:31:49 | More by montecristo2
3.45/5 rDev -2.3%
Pours a very dark amber color with a perfect foamy off-white head with good retention.
The scent was of caramel malt, some notes of bread.
The taste was of sweet malts, yeast, and a bit nutty.
Medium body, a little creamy and smooth, a bit thin, low carbonation.
This was a pretty decent beer, nothing too interesting but it was flavorful and easy to drink. It sort of tasted more along the lines of a brown ale.
01-14-2011 21:35:06 | More by BeerCon5
Boaks Two Blind Monks Ale from Boak Beverage
80 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.