Flying' Monk - Adelbert's Brewery
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Reviews by Dope:
3.33/5 rDev -12.4%
Bottled 02/06/12 so 13 months old. Batch 001, bottle 1903.
A: Pours a dark, murky brown with a smallish very light brown head. Head is thin and foamy and dissipates pretty quickly. Almost no lacing, just little spots here and there. Despite the quickly faded head, it does revive quite easily and heavily with a little swirl.
S: Very malty with loads of sweet caramel, brown sugar and dark fruits. Raisin is prominent with some fig. Light oak character too.
T: Big and sharp flavors. Up front there is some big oak with lots of dark fruits. Strong caramel from start to finish. Sweetness fades a bit and you get more a dried fruit flavor with some strong oak presence. Very drying in the aftertaste with lots and lots of lingering pure oak and sudden belgian yeast spiciness. Flavors overall are quite strong, sharp and boozy. Beer tastes a little "too" fresh if I'm honest. Which is a little strange since the bottle is already over a year old.
M: Heavy, thick but not syrupy. Lower carbonation.
O: Not a bad quad but I feel like it may have been on oak cubes for a little too long. Oakiness is a bit harsh and pervasive through the whole beer, but especially in the finish and lingering aftertaste. Beer is harsh in general and nothing about it really stands out in a pleasant way. It feels like it had potential but it just wasn't executed well. Rough to drink and I can barely choke it down.
03-09-2013 05:19:47 | More by Dope
More User Reviews:
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.
10-18-2012 03:49:11 | More by Mora2000
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.
07-31-2013 05:06:17 | More by vickersspitfire
4/5 rDev +5.3%
Appearance: Hazy chestnut brown in color, with a small off-white head, which dissipates rather quickly, leaving scattered patches of foam on the surface. A few specks of lace adorn the glass walls.
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.
11-25-2012 01:23:54 | More by Pegasus
4.14/5 rDev +8.9%
750ml corked, caged and born in Texas. God approves whether you're blue or red! It pours darker than I would expect for the style, sort of a milk chocolate brown with a micro bubbly off white tan head that makes me feel like I'm flying about 5,000 feet over my beer. I am the God of beer world, bow before me tiny bubbles!!! The smell is carob, oranges, and cinnamon. Taste is oranges, cloves, and a slightly dusty finish. I'm not sure if that sounds good but it tastes good. The aftertaste is where that carob shows back up, really makes you want another sip. Mouthfeel is soft with those tiny bubbles making their tiny presence known in no uncertain terms. Overall, I like this one a lot. It is a bit darker and....there's that dusty word again...than the style would lead you to believe but the beer doesn't lead you in the wrong direction by any stretch of the imagination. Get this one. Well, get another one. This one is mine.
05-23-2014 02:24:23 | More by roblowther
Flying' Monk from Adelbert's Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.