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Scorched Monk - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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Scorched Monk
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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 16%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Cynic-ale on 11-10-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-30-2014 20:02:40 | More by woodchip
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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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4.43/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Deep ruby, turning into more of an amber as the glass empties.

Smell: Wine, oak barrel, leather! in my first review..., with a gose undertone.

Taste: More oak, more wine, and tartness. The tartness is like an apple. This tastes like a tart green apple dipped in wine! The smoke has either dissipated, or it melded nicely with the flavors. I feared a super overpowering smoke, which is why I held onto it for 5 or so months. The sourness is not sweet as it is more akin to a gose's tartness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin, carbonation really compliments the beer.

Overall: Let this warm up! This seems like a good time to drink this beer if you have been put off by the label mentioning smoke and sour. I went into this beer with a lot of fears, but the flavors have melded together.

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Washington

2.2/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

I think this is one of the wretchedest beers I've ever tried to drink. Even if you like sours, there's not one right thing about this.

Appearance: Dull rusty cherry root beer in color with some half-hearted coarse bubbles quickly dissipating to flatness.

Smell: Vinegar nose and the smell of fresh latex paint.

Taste: This tastes exactly like the classic infected Weizenbock where all the sugar turns into tart dishwater. Aftertaste is a cigarette butt doused in the murk. A truly horrible bitter metallic taste completes the scene.

Mouthfeel: Some coarse club soda with a flat woody astringency.

Drinkability: More like spewability. The smoked cardboard or whatever they threw in here is exactly the wrong flavor to go with the wild yeast. The chemical bitterness gnaws at the back of the tongue.

Really, though, I think the more evocative name for this would be Scorched Sh*t Jeans. From the 750 ml bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle. My most expensive drain pour ever.

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2.36/5  rDev -37.1%
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750mL bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks for sharing Chris!

(A)- Pours a medium mahogany with reddish highlights minimal froth.

(S)- Sour and smoky. Light oaky cherry meets nail polish remover.

(T)- Initially, it has a sharp twang of acidity that quickly flows into a meaty jerky background from the smoked malts.

(M)- It has a good carbonation level. It is very initricate because of its oddness with sour and smoky at the same time. Very odd indeed.

(O)- It is unique for sure, I will give it that, but just a bit too unique for my tastes.

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Scorched Monk from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
84 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.