Tears Of My Enemies - Scotch Barrel-Aged
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #992
ABV:
9.3%
Score:
92
Ranked #7,289
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 7.13%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
28
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Monday Night Brewing
 
Georgia, United States
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Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: This one pours black with dark brown showing through the edges. Has a thin khaki head.

S: I'm not getting a whole lot here. Some milk chocolate and maybe some kind of spice.

T: Milk chocolate and coffee dominate. Nice job on the subtle yet noticeable roasty coffee flavor. I get some kind of spice, like cinnamon, but it's barely there. Vanilla is definitely there. The bourbon shows up if you look for it. Overall sweet, lactose-y chocolate/coffee, but not too sweet.

M: Velvety smooth and rich. Coffee and chocolate linger on the back of the tongue/throat.

O: I like this one. I'm not super into milk stouts but this is pleasant and not too sweet. You get the bourbon character in the background of a sweet chocolate/coffee landscape. Monday Night has an exceptional barrel program and this lives up to that standard.

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Photo of larryi86
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thank you JBowenGeorgia for this
500 ml bottle, vintage #2, poured into teku

A- Black with a two finger mocha head.

S- Milk chocolate, vanilla, caramel, oak, scotch, hints of coffee.

T- Milk chocolate, caramel, scotch, oak, some vanilla, nicely balanced.

M- Smooth, medium body, creamy.

O- A nice barrel aged milk stout, scotch barrels work very well with the base.

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larryi86 from Delaware, Aug 12, 2019
Photo of Buck89
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle from batch 2. Opaque dark brown color with a small tan head that settled quickly. Some wispy islands remained. Chocolate on the nose along with a thinner cola like flavor. I did not get much barrel in the aroma. The taste was different. The scotch was there up front but also restrained, allowing the chocolate to shine. A somewhat thin finish but overall very enjoyable.

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Buck89 from Tennessee, Apr 29, 2018
Photo of argock
3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A murky dark brown ale with spicy aroma from the scotch barrel presumably but with a bit too much caramel sweetness and not enough stout quality in the flavor. Feel is really good which just nudges it up to a 4 overall.

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argock from Virginia, Oct 30, 2017
Photo of Yellowlt4
4.96/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

L: Poured from a 22oz bomber into a tulip glass. Nice dark color with a thin tan head.

S: The nose was one thing that stood out on this one, the vanilla, the coffee come through with a soft smoke on the end.

T: Followed the nose, this was a complex beer that didn't overwhelm the palate. It's very well balanced with the sweet vanilla up front followed by the coffee bitterness and the light smoke on the back from the barrels. The flavors all come through perfectly.

F: I thought the mouth feel was nice, not too thick but it wasn't thin. It was mentioned by one of my friends that he thought it could have been thicker but he likes beers as thick as motor oil.

O: This was a 5 star beer for me. The flavors, the balance and the over all enjoyment are right up with the some of the best beers I've ever had. I would love to score another bottle of this one!

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Photo of donspublic
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into tulip, tan head, nice retention. Jet black in the glass. Smells of scotch, roasted malt. Taste of chocolate, roasted malt, slight alcohol warmth.

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Photo of T_Hass
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A beautiful beer on nitro. 2 fingers of fine khaki bubbles. Smells of chocolate scotch as it warms the chocolate sweetness overtakes the aroma. The mothfeel is light but on par with a milk stout but the taste is straight chocolate perfectly complimented with a light scotch flavor. Bravo Monday night.

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T_Hass from Georgia, Jun 09, 2017
Photo of outdoor7or24
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle shared with Rob.
A: pours a coffee dark brown, very small amount of thin chocolate milk brown foam head
S: sweet chocolate milk, peat, scotch,
M: medium but full body
T: full body that delivers nice peaty resin, creamy cocoa, slight earthy resins that stick to the tongue, oak, hints of vanilla,
O: impressive aroma on this beer, a little goes a long way so it is a great brew to share.

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Photo of ThickNStout
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 10.99. Best by 1/25/18 so I assume bottled 1/25/17. Served in a Monday Night snifter.

Pours jet black with a finger and a quarter of milky tan head. A thin, mocha haze covers most of the surface and the persistent milky collar leaves only a few sparce specks on the glass.

Aromas of scotch, chocolate, heavily creamed coffee, oak and peat. I really like it and often find my nose positioned over the glass between sips.

Wow. Taste follows the nose in the best of ways. Vanilla creamed coffee, wet oak, Scotch whiskey, chocolate, caramel, soft smoke, condensed milk, peat, bread and some slight booze. The base milk stout, adjuncts and scotch barrels all work very well together.

Creamy, smooth feel, somewhere between medium and full bodied with velvety carbonation. Peaty, smokey Scotch pervades the finish with complements of vanilla roasted coffee, chocolate and milk sugar.

Monday Night ups their game again with this latest release in the Black Tie series. Tears of my Enemies is a scotch-soaked chocolate covered vanilla-roasted coffee tres leches cake treat. I should have bought much more because this seems to have dried up pretty quickly. Well worth a try if you grt the opportunity.

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Photo of brentk56
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Imperial Milk Stout aged in 18 year Scotch barrels with vanilla and coffee

Appearance: Arrives the color of espresso, with a modest head that leaves a few strands of lacing

Smell: Milk chocolate and vanilla, with muted Scotch tones

Taste: Milk chocolate and vanilla forward, with subtle Scotch flavor building through the middle and a hint of coffee, after the swallow; the finish brings a return to the start, with the milk chocolate and vanilla

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall This is a creative spin on a milk stout and I like the restrained Scotch barrel tones; a bit more coffee and a bigger mouthfeel would take it to the top tier

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brentk56 from North Carolina, Feb 08, 2017
Tears Of My Enemies - Scotch Barrel-Aged from Monday Night Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 28 ratings