Anomaly - Monkish Brewing Co.
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4.04/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a healthy two to three finger head, deep tan color, dense microfoam with an even surface, adequate stick to what lacing is there, nice retention. The liquid is mostly opaque, a murky brownish core which fades to a mix of muddy yellows and oranges around the rims, not much visible by way of carbonation. The nose is quite sweet, developing strong currents of milk chocolate, molasses, licorice, custard and ginger spice, verges on prune, plenty of dark fruit scents, layers itself well without ever fatiguing your nostrils. In the mouth, however, it is a little heavy and the carbonation is somewhat weak and unable to create meaningful lift off the palate. That said, the flavors are vivid and sure to please any sweet tooth, anise, cinnamon, chocolate, coconut, brown sugar, honey, some graininess along the lines of honeyed bread. Plum to prune, cherry, apricot fruit dominates. Mild char to it relieves some sugariness. Strikes me as an “nightcap” sort of beer, relaxing after dinner. Not sure I’d want to put down more than a couple of glasses. But what you do drink would please for sure.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 02:05:39 | More by farrago
4.56/5 rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From a bottle into a Bruery Tulip.
Quite dark. Nice tan head that builds fast then fades fast. Lots of lacing.
I smell sweet grass, sweet grains and alcohol.
This one has a lot of character. It is spicy, malty, perfectly hopped, mildly bitter, subtly sweet and pleasantly boozy. There is a perfect balance between bitter and sweet and spice and malt.
Quite dry and perfectly carbonated. There is a slight peppery aftertaste but that quickly dissipates and leaves the palate clean.
Belgian strong ales are not my favorite style. But this beer knocked my socks off. Easily one of the best beers that I have had in 2013.
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2013 03:20:05 | More by EdTheEdge
3.71/5 rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Local Habit in San Diego. Totally black in the tulip. Modest head with tangy carbonation. Huge flavor of licorice from the first sip. Dark roasted malt, burnt sugar, and a sweet craziness. Expansive candy taste along with the charred barley. Sweet but shading off into that Belgian yeasty dry tang.
The licorice keeps coming up in the aroma. This is a more convincing Belgian beer than most. It even has those peculiar off flavors that make you wonder what is going on, and provide more complexity. Interesting brew on the dark side, darker than anything I've had in the Strong Dark Ale style.
Serving type: on-tap
08-13-2013 06:22:10 | More by mactrail
Anomaly from Monkish Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.