Solitude Stout - The Lucky Monk
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2.98/5 rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
On cask at NotLA. Poured into tasting glass.
A - Pours black, light tan-colored head, wisps on top.
S - Light chocolate, some toffee, slightly muted, light roast.
T - Watery, chocolate, light roast, light toffee.
M - Light body, light carbonation, water finish.
O - Another beer I would pass on if offered up again. To thin and watery, even for 5%. Just tastes like water with a bit of stout to it.
Serving type: cask
03-05-2012 18:43:05 | More by Sean9689
4.05/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
6th brewery so far this weekend. Love it and it stands as a possible venue for my wedding next summer.
Pours a very dark brown with chestnut edging. There is a cascading fluff of light mocha head. Sticky fluent lace.
The nose has an abundance of chocolate malt that has been nicely roastrd to create a nice dessert scent that shows very little sign of alcohol.
The taste is chocolate flavored with a nice espresso or coffee-like roast taste. There is a small amouny of hoppy bitterness on the back end but nothing to floral, maybe a bit of pine. There is also a bit of a nut taste after the hops are noticed.
The mouthfeel is creamy and has a nice comfortable light-medium feel. Very drinkable due to a smooth feel that really works.
Overall, very nice oatmeal stout that has a great mouthfeel with body and tasty flavors as well.
Serving type: on-tap
11-26-2011 21:59:58 | More by ChugginOil
3.75/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Served in a shaker pint glass at the brewpub.
I think this is the first beer I've seen with a name that implies loneliness. Hm. It pours a straight onyx topped by over a finger of thick tan foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, toasted oats (enough oat sound fer ya?), light chocolate, and light molasses. Everything's a bit faint, but tasty nonetheless. The taste holds notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate, light molasses, some very light char, and a hint of coffee. Once again, everything is kinda faint, in this case due to the fact that all o' these flavors show up for a moment then fade quickly into the background. Imagine a party of good-looking wallflowers. ...Something like that... The body is a straight medium, with a light carbonation and a very smooth finish, baby. Overall, a nice oatmeal stout, though one that could do well with a boost of flavor. Or something.
Serving type: on-tap
01-04-2011 23:19:36 | More by TMoney2591
Solitude Stout from The Lucky Monk
83 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.