Review: Brasserie Dunham Deze Monnik is Drunken (Supermoine Numéro 3 - 2016)

Wow, I'm ever so slowly picking beers out of my hoard that I forgot all about this beer. I picked this beer up at Brasserie Dunham back in 2016. Wow, it's been that long? It has. The only thing that has changed since then has been that I've gotten fatter and older, that's it. Deze Monnik is Drunken (Supermoine Numéro 3) is a Quadruppel with figs aged in Sangiovese wine barrels. 11.2% ABV

Appearance: Incredibly murky and muddy as hell, rich dark brown. With this being easily five years old, I was insanely surprised to see it have a heavy amount of carbonation in the body, to the point that it almost sounds like a soda. The head is very faint with a yellowish-beige hue to it. 

Aroma: Before reading the label, I didn't know what style to expect but smelling it all I thought of is that this could be a Barley Wine, well this is a Belgian-style Quad. This has a lot of dark fruity notes of raisins and figs, a heavy amount of caramel, a hint of red wine, a bit of oak. Quite a sweet and boozy beer so far.

Taste: Incredibly boozy and sweet - a lot of caramel and toffee notes popping out, heavy dose of wood, figs, raisins and a good amount of sugariness to it. Good amount of brown bread to it, sharp on the palate and a bitter woody aftertaste at the end.

Overall Thoughts: I think it aged pretty darn well after five years, definitely looks aged with the muddy appearance to it. Reminds me a tad of Unibroue 17 thanks to the booziness, the oakiness and notes of dark fruits. Definitely a sipper but it took me well over an hour to write this, so it sums it up pretty well. The boosziness gives off a bit of tingliness to it to the point that I have goosebumps. 🤤

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