Monk's Mistress - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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4.06/5 rDev 0%
A-dark brown color with hints of burgundy, nice light tan head and a little lacing
S-toasted malt, caramel , spices, dark fruit, little alcohol
T-toasted bread, dark fruit, brown sugar, cloves, cinnamon, mild bitter finish
F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth
O-nice flavors, enjoyable sipping beer
10-31-2013 22:17:49 | More by MDDMD
4.19/5 rDev +3.2%
Poured from a bomber into a snifter, the beer is a dark, deep, rich, brown-to-black coloring with slight ruby highlights under the light. Tall, dense, bright tan head that starts around half an inch and settles in to a ring on the surface. Aromas of rich black-strap molasses, fig, roasted notes, tangy caramel, and booze. Smells like an ass-kicker. Flavors of rich date, fig, and black cherry, all sweet and robust, with earthy and woody notes highlighting. Very bold flavor profile. The body is smooth, rich, and slick. Sparse lacing along the glass as you drink. Aftertaste of booze, rich old-world fruit sweetness, and wine-like characteristics. Very rich and robust throughout. Slick, quick, rich finish with a subtle boozy warmth and linger. Solid brew...rich sipper.
07-13-2013 02:34:09 | More by GarthDanielson
4.66/5 rDev +14.8%
Served at cellar temperature into a Midnight Sun goblet.
Monk's Mistress is a very dark, deep, murky brown color. It looks kind of like swamp water... in a good way. Imagine delicious swampy water you want to drink... uh... okay, maybe I should just move on. The head is pretty big for an 11.5% ABV ale. A solid two fingers or so of light tan, frothy foam.
The aroma... oh the aroma! There are mysterious scents of dark fruits, yeasty bread, and a hint of cinnamon. Makes me feel like I'm in my family's kitchen in December when copious amounts of Christmas sweets are being baked!
The taste follows the aroma pretty well. The predominant taste is a glorious sweet breadiness, but the dark fruits return here as well, revealing some definite raisins, and possibly some prunes and figs. The after-taste possesses a subtle, roasty chocolate character that I haven't experienced in any other Belgian strong dark ale. Phenominal.
This mouthfeel is slightly sticky, and has a lively, animated carbonation which I believe helps mask the alcohol. And that brings me to the ABV... has anyone seen it? I've been looking all over the place for the whopping 11.5% ABV, but I just can't find it. Tell me if you've seen it.
Just incredible. This dark ale is downright magical. And it's awesome that this is available year-round at a mere $8~10 per bomber. Midnight Sun has struck again.
05-14-2013 01:52:57 | More by Kuaff
Monk's Mistress from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.