Ante Meridiem | Monday Night Brewing

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4.07/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Monday Night Brewing
Georgia, United States
mondaynightbrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Don't sleep on Ante Meridiem. Our massive Imperial brown ale is aged in Georgia's own ASW Distillery bourbon barrels. We add locally roasted coffee from Batdorf and Bronson, Ugandan vanilla beans and maple syrup. The result is a boozy, sweet, satisfying drink that works well with chocolatey desserts, ice cream, or a Connecticut-leaf cigar.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
20
pDev:
10.07%
 
 
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Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of StoutElk_92
4.83/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2018 - Blend no. 2

Pours dark ruby red amber with a dense creamy khaki tan foam head. Intense intriguing aromas of sweet maple syrup, coffee, vanilla beans, rich bourbon, oak barrel, caramel, chocolate, toffee, molasses, dried red fruits, dried cherry, fig, dates, plum, some raisin, dried apricot, toasty malts, with mild hops to balance. Tastes real rich with notes of marshmallow cream, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, char, oak barrel, rich bourbon, caramel, toffee, molasses, sweet maple syrup, vanilla beans, toasted bread, dried fruits, cherry, plum, figs, raisin, dates, dried apricot, with some earthy herbal floral grassy hops. Feels lighter medium bodied, creamy smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a real nice bourbon barrel aged Imperial brown ale with vanilla beans, coffee and maple syrup.

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Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zazzi82
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WickedBeer
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

2018, Blend No. 1.

Dark brown pour, fairly murky with a small head of ivory foam that settles slowly and leaves medium lace around the inside of the glass.

Slightly oxidized nose, but once you get past that subtly suspicious tartness, there’s a lot of nice components here. That sweet maple is really present, mild dark roast coffee on the back end. Getting some booze as it warms.

The flavors here are great, solid breakfast beer. Again, some slight oxidation but not nearly as noticeable as on the nose. Sweet maple and roasty coffee, chocolate backbone. Oak and booze, hints of dark fruit in the background. Dies off just a tad too soon for me.

Smooth, low carb, creamy. A nice warm booze presence, sticky in the finish. Lightly bitter from that roasty coffee presence.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerGuyAaron
4.66/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ThickNStout
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 14.99. No bottling date but this just released this week. Served in a Monday Night snifter. Enjoyed 3/15/18.

Pours a completely opaque, dark chocolate brown with a finger and a half cap of dense sand hued head. The froth settles, leaving a thin surface haze, a full crown and large swaths of beautiful lacing.

Smells of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla creamed coffee, brown sugar, oak and some vague maple syrup.

Seriously rich and decadent. Flavors of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, maple, brown sugar, some earthy crusty bread and a remarkably mellow alcohol presence.

Smooth full body with moderately low carbonation. The aftertaste is like bourbon glazed chocolate cake with layer of maple infused coffee.

An outstanding brown ale and yet another fantastic release from Monday Night’s Garage. Definitely worth a try if you have the opportunity.

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Photo of petermethot
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown body with a small-sized, light beige, short-lived head.

Smell: Bourbony, boozy with a worrisome sweet-scented syrupy aroma. The alcohol cuts through the slender notes of maple, vanilla-flavored sugar, thinned coffee and a date/fig fruit combo.

Taste: A frightening flash of sugary sweetness aided by the loose drizzles of maple syrups. Roastiness showing through the sugars, itself aided by the coffee. Dark fruitiness (a bit tangy), slight coconut. Noted hot alcohol component crackles across the tongue. A bit of toasted nut, liquor-soaked oak wood, a touch of oxidized malts draw you towards the heated, very sweet finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus. Low carbonation. Somewhat sticky mouthfeel.

Overall: Eee. It's overtly hot and sugary nature takes it from merely being a slow though pleasurable sipper to being a harsh, cloying drink.

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Photo of Jhfinn
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bb-magic
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesBondGA
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MTKATL
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OompaMentor
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tinypalozza 3/24/2018

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Photo of StraightNoChaser
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

look: Very dark, nearly opaque but when held to light some Ruby highlights. Modest mocha head on the pour.
smell: Subtle bourbon and vanilla, and maple. Coffee shows up as it warms up a bit. quite an easy going nose for such a big beer.
taste: The taste really shines. similar to the nose but creamy and richer. Except for a hint of bourbon, the alcohol is almost imperceptible. Really nice offering here.

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Photo of sk8kidamh
4.56/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ante Meridiem from Monday Night Brewing
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 20 ratings