Flyin' Monks
Adelbert's Brewery

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Adelbert's Brewery
Texas, United States
Quadrupel (Quad)
3.92 | pDev: 11.73%
Mar 02, 2020
Oct 18, 2012
Conditioned on oak cubes used by Spirit of Texas Distillery to age their Pecan Street Rum, this ale has complex sweet oak, rum flavors with a warm alcoholic finish. Pair with dark chocolate desserts or bold cheeses.
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Reviewed by imnodoctorbut from Texas

4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
bottled on 10/4/19; today is 2/18/21. says batch 000

pours an amber-tinged mahogany body with a toasted cream foam head that has moderately low retention and leaves no lacing as it settles to an uneven halo around a patchy cap

aroma is rum and coke and oak. warm. pecan, maple, dark stone fruit (fig), and molasses with a spicy yeasty bready backer.

taste really plays with that rum and coke thing. little more citrus picked up in the taste.

mouthfeel is warm but fairly smoothed out compared to younger bottles I've had of this brew. carbonation is moderate and it is medium bodied. there are sparse carbo prickles, enhanced by the heat of the still lingering booze effect. finishes nonchalantly but leaves a root-like-near-black licorice aftertaste that plasters like bubble gum.

this is a really decent quad, especially if left to age a little. it's a little more complicated but still easy to read at this point, and has a bold but not overbearing character. well done!
Mar 02, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Jul 31, 2019
Rated: 3.99 by cheefdaddy1 from Texas

Apr 13, 2019
Rated: 4.07 by kkarimi from Texas

Mar 22, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by archero from Texas

Jan 21, 2019
Rated: 3.83 by SouthCrescent from Pennsylvania

Oct 25, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by HoodviewBrew from Texas

Jul 05, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by mmilyko from Nevada

Oct 09, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Sep 24, 2017
Rated: 4.13 by Kuges from Texas

Sep 13, 2017
Rated: 3.93 by KAP1356 from Pennsylvania

Aug 21, 2017
Rated: 3.99 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Aug 12, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Mar 03, 2017
Rated: 3.92 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Mar 03, 2017
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Reviewed by jrenihan from Canada (ON)

3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Very sweet, but pretty good. Dark fruits, fig and plum, some oak. Bread and some yeast. The run is barely detectable. Not heavy. Pretty good, but you would never go for it over one of the classics.
Mar 02, 2017
Rated: 3 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Jan 07, 2017
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Reviewed by johlac66 from California

4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Burgundy brown with a one finger tan head that dissipated quickly, leaving wisps of foam.
Lovely notes of rum raisin on the nose and palate. Hints of bready boozy molasses and oak. Some dark chocolate as it warms.
Well carbonated. Smooth mouthfeel. Nice dry wine-like finish.
Not as bold and complex as I would like for the style, but quite tasty nonetheless.
Bottled on 11/13/2015. A sturdy beer. That's a good thing.
Dec 30, 2016
Rated: 3.98 by Jentex from Texas

Dec 27, 2016
Rated: 4.1 by cgrunin from Texas

Dec 27, 2016
Rated: 5 by bricescott from Texas

Dec 23, 2016
Flyin' Monks from Adelbert's Brewery
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 127 ratings