It never ceases to amaze me how certain brewers can produce a beer with such precision. 11.9% ABV on the dot is an impressive feat of brewing skill. Phillips is now 12 years old, well done. I also like the new bottles; they look a lot like the new bottles from Fuller's. Again, I shall be brief. As always my stock of witty comments and banter is limited.
Monkey Drummer 12th Anniversary (Phillips) = 6/10
Alcohol Content +1 11.9%ABV
Value + 0
Appearance +1 always with the eye catching art
Glassware: A pint glass will do, but a tulip would be better.
Food Pairing: This beer is awfully sweet. Might need something salty to balance this out. Maybe something with smoked salmon or capers and tomatoes in a rich alfredo sauce.
Cellar: Nope. Get the hops while they are fresh.