Turkish Monk
Fonta Flora Brewery

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Fonta Flora Brewery
North Carolina, United States
Stout - American Imperial
3.98 | pDev: 19.6%
Sep 28, 2018
Feb 03, 2016
Very Good
Notes: None
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Treyliff from West Virginia

750ml bottle poured into a snifter
2018 vintage

A- pours deep black in color with a one-finger creamy khaki head that has good retention

S- smoked barley gives a peat-like aroma up front along with plenty of cardamon, followed by caramel & chocolate. Undertones of oak, whiskey & campfire

T- smoked malt up front gives notes of campfire, followed by notes of cardamon, chocolate and caramel. Mid-palate gives some oak and whiskey, the finish is more smoked barley

M- medium body with moderate carbonation, slightly foamy mouthfeel and finish

O- the cardamon works well with the smoked barley, very good

Sep 28, 2018
4 by oline73 from Maryland on May 05, 2018
4.5 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Apr 07, 2018
3.8 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on Apr 06, 2018
2.25 by atrocity from Virginia on Mar 01, 2017
4 by mklisz from New Hampshire on Dec 27, 2016
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2/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by Gotti311 from Wisconsin

The beer is so thin, I would never have guessed this was a stout. I do enjoy the cardamom up front but that is the only flavor present. Whiskey and coffee dont really exist in the back because it is so thin, nothing to support those flavors. Just weird and offputting in the finish

Dec 27, 2016
4 by emottram from Massachusetts on Dec 18, 2016
4.25 by BEER88 from Washington on Dec 03, 2016
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4.83/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: In what looks like a geology experiment the bubble show produced a two layered head, one darker than the other, before everything settled down; the liquid underneath is coal black; gobs of splashy lacing linger all over

Smell: Toasted brown bread and chocolate, with caramel, coffee and cardamom tones; vague Whisky wafts, as well

Taste: Toasted brown bread and chocolate fudge, with caramel and coffee flavors developing; through the middle, the cardamom becomes more pronounced; after the swallow, the flavors coalesce in a synergistic burst; with the Whisky treatment adding a subtle undertone

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation; quite creamy, from the oats

Overall: This is what the quest is all about; every now and again you stumble upon near perfection; it can't just be in the traditional style (we've already been there and done that) as there has to be a unique angle and here, the adjuncts of coffee and cardamom really provide that sublime element

Apr 26, 2016
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4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Alieniloquium from Florida

750 mL bottle. Black. Smell is awesome. Cardamon, coffee, whiskey, and chocolate. Really strong cardamom, but it’s a welcome intensity. Taste is equally strong cardamom. Coffee behind it. Chocolate. Kinda fudgy. Whiskey and oak in the back end. Medium heavy. Very tasty.

Mar 27, 2016
4.69 by McAndrew from North Carolina on Feb 26, 2016
4.59 by tarheels4life23 from North Carolina on Feb 21, 2016
4.31 by bcp5296d from North Carolina on Feb 21, 2016
4.17 by thatoneguymike from Georgia on Feb 21, 2016
Turkish Monk from Fonta Flora Brewery
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 15 ratings