Flyin' Monks | Adelbert's Brewery

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BA SCORE
72%
Liked This Beer
3.9 w/ 118 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:
#9,222
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
118
Liked:
85
Avg:
3.9/5
pDev:
12.05%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
30
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of NanookinTexas
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml Corked & Caged Bottle ($14.62) 10.9%ABV Bottled on Nov. 6, 2014
Quadrupel Aged with Oak Rum Cubes Brewed & Bottled in Austin, Texas
Poured into an Ommegang Brew Stem

Look: Dark reddish brown murky colour. Looks really decadent & rich. Lots of little campagne bubbles erupting from the very bottom of the stem. If poured quickly into the stem you'll get a 1" thick creme brulee coloured head, that dissipates some what quick, leaving a nice 1/8' ring of foam around the glass.

Nose: No mistaking the booziness of this one, along with deep dark sour cherry aromas, mixd in with black raisin, hint of cinnamon. If you let it warm enough (recommended) you may even notice some deep dark chocolate notes. All mixed in with slight malty breadiness. You'll know this is a heavy one.

Taste: When served chilled, as recommended, initially, strong sour cherry notes, more than I care for. There is no doubt of the alcohol content in this. For some, it may seem even more than the stated 10.9%. This needs to warm in order to acheive some balance, letting other flavors of raisin and cinnamon come through. As it warms more of the rum imbued oak cubes come through. Some sweetness comes through as well, as it warms. Very comlex brew!

Feel: WOW! This is a HEAVY one (IMO)! Very thick, heavy, almost chewy quality to it! This is why we like quads, right? Almost a cognac or really good oporto quality to it, as far as feel.

Overall: Although it is very strong sour dark cherry, upon initial chilled pour, a bit much for me, I enjoy how it balances out a bit as it warms up in temp. I imagine this will pair very well with, say, a filet mignon seasoned moderately with black pepper, or any other "earthy" entree. It'll also pair with a deep dark chocolate and real earthy cheeses in my estimation. Very good brew!

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Well a truly a great example of a no frills Quad. All the classic boxes are checked for this: color, foam, aroma, taste, mouthfeel, and finish. Only mark against I would give is the booze comes through a smidge too much for my liking when I first sipped but did subside as it warmed thankfully. I would definitely get another if I could but am keeping one for a couple years to see what happens.

From the bottle into two New Belgium snifters with etchings.

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

Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chris_Huston
4.59/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wolverine48092
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nightwish1094
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Batch 4 from 08/2013 served in a tulip glass

Apearance: clear, dark red with a nice fluffy head

Nose: rum, oaky, raisins, prunes, alcohol, slight yeast nose

Taste: rum and oak heavy, boozy, dark fruits, smooth alcohol presence and not harsh. Very classic quad with a warming alcohol finish. Kind of a numbing quality on the gums.

Overall: classic quad, even with 2 years of age it is still boozy and laced with alcohols. It could stand a few more years in the cellar.

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Photo of Luu777
4.81/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Andresa
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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Photo of mjwellman
4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of mig100
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fx20736
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bought from Beers of the World, Mar 15. Served in a goblet at cellar temp.

Look: Darkish amber, thin offwhite head

Smell: faint Belgian yeast with alcohol esters floating above

Taste: Brown sugar, warming alcohol

Feel: decent, good

Overall: a barrel aged version of their Dancin' Monks Dubbel. Better than that but that isn't saying much

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Photo of Longhorn08
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Dicers
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishColonial
3.18/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of MaddDogg84
3.47/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ericat78
3.16/5  rDev -19%

Photo of holmesmi
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Wayne17
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%

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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Flyin' Monks from Adelbert's Brewery
Beer rating: 72% out of 100 with 118 ratings
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