Monk Suffers Serious Sugar Rush On Barbados | Evil Twin Brewing

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Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by callmemickey on 10-29-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 21
Reviews by freduardo:
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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Photo of oberon
3.05/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap yesterday at Sessions.Poured a slightly hazed amber/brown with a thinner tannish colored head atop.Dark fruit and phenols were prevelent in the nose along with some brown sugar,as it warmed alcohol played a bigger role.A perfect name for this beer because it's really sweet with brown sugar and sweet alcohol dominating over top of clove-like phenols.Not a fan of overly sweet beers like this,way to expensive for what you get here in my opinion.

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Photo of braugon
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of MakesMecum
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of AlexChillton
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Mavajo
3.2/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Mahoganny brown body with an eggshell head. No lacing. Aroma of malt, molasses and booze, with a Belgian yeast backbone -- stings the nostrils a bit when warm. Taste is predominantly sweet. I have difficulty picking out the individual flavors. Malt, esters and booze -- but above all else, sweetness. Borderline cloying. However, extremely smooth. Mouthfeel is too lightly carbonated; almost flat. Also, a kind of lactic aftertaste that coats your entire tongue.

Not a fan of this one. Too sweet, strange mouthfeel and an unappealing lactic aftertaste.

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Photo of mbmiche
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thagr81us
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from bottle into a Mikkeller Teku (semi-proper!). Poured dark brown with a one finger very light tan head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, sugar, dark fruit, caramel, figs, spices, and sweet alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, dark fruit, sugar, fig, caramel, fruit, wood, and subtle sweet alcohol. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. The aroma on this one made me believe that it was going to be quite sweet with a big dark fruit profile playing games with my palate with just a kiss of alcohol to remind me of the ABV. However, the sweetness didn’t show up overly in this one as the dark fruit profile definitely dominated. I really wish this had not been the case. The alcohol was quite subtle on the flavor though which was welcomed. Worth trying if you get the chance, but that is about it.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle with 17.07.2012 stamped on it, label says best before 2015. Served in a goblet, the beer pours dark brown with about a half inch tan head that fizzled away quickly. Not much lacing. Aroma is sweet, the brew smells like candy and brown sugar, dark fruit, caramel, and molasses. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like brown sugar, caramel, molasses, dark fruit, and a bit of pear. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy and sticky with moderate carbonation. I liked this brew, and I wouldn't mind trying it again sometime in the future.

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Photo of n2185
3.07/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear mahogany with one finger of beige head that fades into a thin ring with no lacing.

S: Lots and lots of sugary sweetness--candy sugar and bubblegum dominate. There are some sweet bready and plum aromas mixed in, but they're subtle in comparison.

T: Similar to the aroma, sugary flavors dominate with candy sugar and bubblegum. Slight dark fruit and roasted malt characters peek out toward the finish.

M: Medium body with low carbonation, this beer is thick and sweet without any of the crispness that a Belgian beer should have.

O: Not a bad beer, but not particularly good either. The sweetness really dominates, creating a thickly sweet beer without much complexity.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown; only very slightly translucent with a thin film of light brown head that reduced to a ring around the glass.

S - Sweet up front. Brown sugar, caramel, Belgian yeast, cloves and candy sugar

T - Sweet brown sugar up front with Belgian yeast and caramel flavours present as well. Candy sugar, dark fruit, a touch of chocolate round out the palate.

M - Medium body with a decent chew. Moderate carbonation.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a very dark ruddy amber. Thin light tan head dissipates slowly into a thin film and ring around the glass, leaving lacing. Sweet aroma of brown sugar and dark fruit with a slight tropical fruit element. Flavor starts with dark dried fruit, brown sugar and molasses. Finishes rather abruptly with a mild brown sugar and light hop aftertaste. Tastes rather oxidized, although this appears to be a fairly fresh bottle. Initial flavors are good, but this is fairly sweet and I'd like a bit more pleasant transition in the finish. The sweetness was well advertised in the name, so it was expected. Medium bodied with a somewhat thin mouth feel. An interesting take on a dark Belgian that I'm glad I got to try.

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

Appearance: deep brown with red highlights. A little hazy. Slight tannish head with medium size bubbles.
Smell: cane sugar, candy. Sweet but a hefty malt takes the edge off. Nice.
Taste: well done. This Muscavado/Barbados sugar works. Sweet but not too.

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Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is very hazy brownish amber in color. It poured with a quarter finger high light beige head that died down, leaving wispy patterns of bubbles on the surface and a thick collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are sweet aromas of dark fruits and muscovado sugar in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has sweet flavors of dark fruits and muscovado sugar (similar to molasses).
M: It feels medium-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite easy to drink because the alcohol is well hidden from the taste. It is somewhat sweet, but the muscovado sugar adds some new flavors other than the usual brown sugar or Belgian candi sugars.

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Photo of bismarksays
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of JayS2629
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown with red edges, a nice foamy, rich, tan head that fades slowly and leaves rings of lace.

Rich and malty with dark fruits, rum, burnt toffee, and vanilla hints.

The flavor follows with a strong malty richness, loads of caramel and toffee, rum notes, cola flavors, residual sugars, and hints of vanilla. Dark fruit throughout, plums and raisins. Rich, complex, and sweet middle but semi-dry finish keeps it from being cloying.

Smooth and creamy, medium body

Easy to drink, delicious and very enjoyable.

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Photo of JohnK17
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of gcare02
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy very dark amber to medium brown in color with some garnet/ruby hints when held up to the light. The beer has a thin beige head that reduces to a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Smells extremely sweet - lots of different sweet sugar smells like brown sugar and molasses. Additionally there are notes of dark fruits and maybe even a hint of banana. After it warms up a bit, it reminds me a little of a spiced rum.

T: Very sweet with lots of sugar components adding to the sweetness including the brown sugar and molasses. Along with the sugar sweetness there is a moderate presence of dark fruits and lighter notes of spices.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Enjoyable but definitely a slow sipping beer due to the fairly intense sweetness. The alcohol is very well hidden. Another interesting Evil Twin beer with an amusing story on the bottle.

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

First had: on tap at POPE, Philly, PA

Served in a stem glass, a dark burgundy-brown color, thick and opaque, no visible carbonation, and a slight cap of tannish bubbles for a head that receded to a ringlet. Nice aroma of caramel and even a bit of chocolate. More of the nose in the taste, caramel malts, chewy chocolate, brown sugar, dark fruits, with a slightly phenolic twinge that was well within tolerance. Towards the heavier side of medium-bodied, chewy, and overall quite good.

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