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Flyin' Monks | Adelbert's Brewery

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3.9/5
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120 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Adelbert's Brewery
Texas, United States
adelbertsbeer.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.
The power of flight can be achieved through Zen-like focus and concentration. This ale will not help.

Added by Mora2000 on 10-18-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,620
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
120
pDev:
11.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
29
Trade:
0
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Reviews by ChanceK:
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.68/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on 12/10/2013
Appearance:
Medium khaki colored head which fades away rather quickly, minimal head retention most likely due to its high alcohol content. Dark chocolate brown color body.
Nose:
Amazing! Chocolate, maple, sugary, caramel, toasted malt and nutty notes come through strong and weave in and out as well as come forth at different points during the pint.
Palate:
I was initially hit with a complex and distinguished array of flavors that burst forth. As you take a drink, the ABV lets you know it’s there, not by taste but by a delightful warming sensation that is welcomed as you sift through the flavors. I noted: Fruits, apricots, plums, roasted coffee and chicory. It has a huge full bodied mouthfeel and a slight bitter finish that turns into a rich sugary-sweetness that lingers for some time.
Overall:
I’m writing this on a cold, blustery night and I had opened this bottled after a long day of being outside in the cold. Once I popped the cork from this bottle I couldn’t be happier with my selection for the evening. This beer definitely needs to be tried and is easily the best quadruple I have ever had the good fortune to drink.

-BeerandWhiskeyHQ.com

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Mora2000
2.22/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The beer pours a reddish-amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee and rum, with some caramel and yeast notes thrown in. There is also a little bandaid character in the aroma. The flavor unfortunately has more bandaid character. There is also some malt note - mainly caramel and toffee - as well as some Belgian yeast notes. I don't get any real rum or oak notes, which is disappointing. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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3.37/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sammy
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of DerekSmigelski
3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Taste good with dark chocolate

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puboflyons
4/5  rDev +2.6%

650 ml corked caged bottle dated 8/13/2014. Sampled on November 9, 2014. Served about 60 degrees.

Pours reddish amber with tan head and lacing.

Aroma of dark sweet malts and black licorice.

Medium but smooth body.

The taste has a touch of Belgian malts, black licorice and booze. Big bitter finish.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This quad pours out a dark earthy brown with hues of red and copper, it’s filled with lots of carbonation and is topped off with a nice thick bubbly head that thins out rather quickly. There’s some good lacing going on too. Banana bread, mild ethanol and dark fruits first hit your nose, figs, cherry, apple and grapes comes next, and there is a slight citrus aroma to it as well. The taste is ok, there are some spices that come through nicely , dark fruits really do hit your tongue, and the banana bread flavor is also present. It is sharp and crisp at first and then mellows out as it warms. Caramel is present throughout the tasting and it dries up just a bit- I would definitely age this ale the next I buy it. It is a bit on the light side for a quad and it seems too fresh or carbonated for a quad too. Overall not bad it goes down well and does taste pretty good-but I will age it next time.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gtermi
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CraigTravor
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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Flyin' Monks from Adelbert's Brewery
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 120 ratings
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