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Flying' Monk - Adelbert's Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

59 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Adelbert's Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 10-18-2012)
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Reviews by BeerandWhiskeyHQ:
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BeerandWhiskeyHQ

Illinois

4.69/5  rDev +23.4%

Bottled on 12/10/2013
Appearance:
Medium khaki colored head which fades away rather quickly, minimal head retention most likely due to its high alcohol content. Dark chocolate brown color body.
Nose:
Amazing! Chocolate, maple, sugary, caramel, toasted malt and nutty notes come through strong and weave in and out as well as come forth at different points during the pint.
Palate:
I was initially hit with a complex and distinguished array of flavors that burst forth. As you take a drink, the ABV lets you know it’s there, not by taste but by a delightful warming sensation that is welcomed as you sift through the flavors. I noted: Fruits, apricots, plums, roasted coffee and chicory. It has a huge full bodied mouthfeel and a slight bitter finish that turns into a rich sugary-sweetness that lingers for some time.
Overall:
I’m writing this on a cold, blustery night and I had opened this bottled after a long day of being outside in the cold. Once I popped the cork from this bottle I couldn’t be happier with my selection for the evening. This beer definitely needs to be tried and is easily the best quadruple I have ever had the good fortune to drink.

-BeerandWhiskeyHQ.com

04-05-2014 16:05:00 | More by BeerandWhiskeyHQ
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2.2/5  rDev -42.1%

The beer pours a reddish-amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee and rum, with some caramel and yeast notes thrown in. There is also a little bandaid character in the aroma. The flavor unfortunately has more bandaid character. There is also some malt note - mainly caramel and toffee - as well as some Belgian yeast notes. I don't get any real rum or oak notes, which is disappointing. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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3.63/5  rDev -4.5%

This quad pours out a dark earthy brown with hues of red and copper, it’s filled with lots of carbonation and is topped off with a nice thick bubbly head that thins out rather quickly. There’s some good lacing going on too. Banana bread, mild ethanol and dark fruits first hit your nose, figs, cherry, apple and grapes comes next, and there is a slight citrus aroma to it as well. The taste is ok, there are some spices that come through nicely , dark fruits really do hit your tongue, and the banana bread flavor is also present. It is sharp and crisp at first and then mellows out as it warms. Caramel is present throughout the tasting and it dries up just a bit- I would definitely age this ale the next I buy it. It is a bit on the light side for a quad and it seems too fresh or carbonated for a quad too. Overall not bad it goes down well and does taste pretty good-but I will age it next time.

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Aroma: Prominent rum notes, wood, lush amounts of Belgian candi sugar, caramel, sweet vinous alcohol.

Taste: Opens with sweet, spicy alcohol, dark fruit, and caramel. As the taste progresses, bitter apple and plum notes appear. The alcohol is intensely, pleasantly warming, and its spicy undercurrent carries throughout the taste. As the taste draws to a close, some slightly earthy notes appear. Finishes with a lingering spicy presence. The presence of oak is very subtle, and perhaps merely a phantasm of my imagination.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, very pleasant, with a mild effervescence.

Drinkability/notes: A complex, over-the-top quadrupel, and a tribute to the skills of Adelbert's. It compares very well with Belgian-brewed examples of the style.

Presentation: Packaged in a twenty-five point four ounce Belgian-style bomber with a cork and cage, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Flying' Monk from Adelbert's Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.