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Flying' Monk - Adelbert's Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.93%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | 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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gsumers

Texas

5/5  rDev +31.9%

06-22-2014 20:51:25 | More by gsumers
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ElizabethEleanor

Texas

5/5  rDev +31.9%

05-16-2013 20:24:55 | More by ElizabethEleanor
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BeerandWhiskeyHQ

Illinois

4.69/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 16:05:00 | More by BeerandWhiskeyHQ
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ret3

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

12-15-2012 03:45:33 | More by ret3
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Scepter

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

01-30-2014 04:34:30 | More by Scepter
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GibbonsTheBeerGuy

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

06-10-2013 20:46:07 | More by GibbonsTheBeerGuy
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Guzano

Texas

4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy dark amber with persistent lacing.

S: Licorice, anise and mild clove. Not an overly boozy taste that I find typical of many quads.

T: Taste followed smell with licorice, anise and clove. The complexity of flavors seemed to deepen favorably along with a slight alcohol burn as the beer warmed.

M: Smooth and not too carbonated.

O: I bought the beer on advice from the resident beer expert in the local liquor store who is also a fan of quads. I was very impressed and look forward to a second bottle very soon.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 17:09:04 | More by Guzano
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sia478

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

05-29-2014 23:56:26 | More by sia478
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Danobold

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

10-27-2012 00:23:07 | More by Danobold
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roblowther

Texas

4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 02:24:23 | More by roblowther
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lancecenter

Texas

4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle purchased from Specs in Austin. Unlike most corked and caged bottles, you gotta turn this thing at least 8 or 9 times to get the thing open. Bottled on 4/9/2013. Poured in a New Belgium globe.

A - deep opaque copper with three fingers of light brown head that never quite goes away. But where's the sticky lacing I'm use to?

S - you gotta let this baby warm up a little before the smell becomes present. Rum, molasses, and a lot of alcohol on the tale end.

T/M - molasses, peppers, herbal, and dark fruits with a warming alcohol finish. But at 10.9%, it hides the alcohol well. Nice chewy body, although it looses carbonation a bit quickly. This is good stuff!

O - pretty damn good brew! I definitely need to make a trip to the brewery and try some more from the local dudes.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 02:53:36 | More by lancecenter
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zhershey

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-17-2014 01:22:46 | More by zhershey
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-25-2014 00:28:31 | More by CraigTravor
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Pegasus

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 01:23:54 | More by Pegasus
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-24-2012 16:11:30 | More by JohnK17
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FrizWhiz

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-23-2014 17:57:37 | More by FrizWhiz
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DillanWeems

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-22-2013 04:19:17 | More by DillanWeems
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raffy313

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-28-2013 01:48:27 | More by raffy313
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kew

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-11-2013 21:23:06 | More by kew
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BigBarley

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-09-2013 11:40:01 | More by BigBarley
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Danielbt

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-25-2013 15:17:32 | More by Danielbt
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ElCommodoro

Texas

3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a lot better than I thought it would be. I had some at a craft brewers' festival and found it offensive. But at that time, it was labeled as a Belgian strong dark ale. So maybe this batch was different. It was lighter in colour and flavour than I'd remembered. The smell was very strongly of sour grapes. I thought the flavour profile was very fruity as well, but not as sour or grape-specific as the smell. The mouthfeel was light for a quad and it wasn't as complex as you'd expect for something aged in oak, but it was still very good. Lots of fruit/ester complexity. Not very dark, though. Batch on this bottle was 001. Bottled 2/6/12

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 06:47:34 | More by ElCommodoro
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-09-2013 21:35:59 | More by jheezee
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mikool_451

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-14-2013 17:55:13 | More by mikool_451
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-09-2013 20:58:29 | More by Hanzo
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Flying' Monk from Adelbert's Brewery
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