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Thomas Creek Conduplico Immundus Monachus - Thomas Creek Brewery

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86
very good

57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Thomas Creek Brewery visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: PDXHops on 12-23-2010)
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4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap into a tulip

Enjoyed at Homegrown Brewhouse

A: black with mocha colored head, head has very good retention and leaves a moderate amount of lacing

S: huge black licorice is by far the prominent aroma, subtle dark fruits

T: black licorice, roasted malts, dark fruits. Not terribly complex but very tasty

M/D: full bodied, carbonation on the higher side, ABV very well masked, and drinkability is very good

O: I really enjoyed this one. Not very complex and not very Belgian in my opinion, but very good nonetheless.

zac16125, Aug 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

hellhammermario, Jul 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

lupercmda, Jan 27, 2013
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3.08/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Ah the synthetic cork. Not only did it fail to properly preserve this beer as was evidenced by some dark oozing and mold around the top but it was also a total bitch to remove, requiring a rabbit ear corkscrew.
So the beer was nearly dead flat, oxidized, but still retained some flavor and aroma. It was not a drain-pour.
No head to speak of, but a dark BSDA color, not quite stout or porter black.
Aroma was tame, some dried fig, malty, toffee.
Taste was a little too malt syrupy sweet, making the yeast hard to detect. Kind of like an overly sweet Scotch ale. No identifiable hop bitterness.

Thomas Creek has had some adventurous beers that have kind of missed the mark but are still an interesting drink (Up the Creek). They really need to reconsider using the synthetic cork. It works great for wine bottles but they screwed something up here. I will continue to try Tom's beers but will avoid the synthetic cork & cage.

listenatjoes, Nov 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I visited the brewery and tasted their offerings. This one is one of their atypical selection. I sampled a small glass a the brewery and feel in love with it. Upon getting ready to leave a grabbed a growler to go. This beer pours dark, with a good level of carbonization. The taste, and after taste is awesome. There are so many things going in in this one. It is dark and pours with a tan head of about two fingers. Reminiscent of porters and stouts, this one is one a could drink every day during the fall and winter. Goes great with a good cigar on the patio during the evening after a long day at work. This would be my favorite Thomas Creek offering in their atypical series followed closely by the banana split stout. This is available in champaign type bottles in stores. If you run across it, pick one up. You won't be disappointed,

rramsey, Oct 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

jmbraxton, Aug 19, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

birchstick, Jul 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

ucsbmullet, Apr 17, 2012
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3.03/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I tried this from a growler. I live in Greenville, SC so it was fresh from the brewery that morning at the local Beer and Wine growler fill location. The brewery is right up the road from my house.

Appearance: It was nearly black. Lots of carbonation. But the head was thin and dissipated fairly quickly which was expected with the 10% ABV that this beer has. It was a beautiful beer to look at.

Smell: At the front were strong chocolate notes. Tobacco notes, medium Belgiany aroma. Some prune and date aroma. Hop presence was mild. There was a hint of some mild bitterness. Definitely nothing like the supposed younger brother of the "Dirty Monk" who's flavor and aroma would be comparable to a medium to strong dark IPA and also one of my favorite beers ever.

Taste: First impression was champagne. The effervescence was the first thing I noticed. It strongly tickled my tongue. The sweetness was the 2nd thing I noticed. This is very similar in sweetness to Stone's Barley Wine. Again, nothing like "Dirty Monk." My feeling is that it is way too sweet. It's sweet but dry. The Belgiany flavor definitely comes across. The alcohol is not prevalent in the taste but certainly warms as it goes down. The chocolate flavor tastes almost like real chocolate, but the sweetness was also as strong.

Mouthfeel: It was actually a fairly thin mouthfeel. I think the effervescence was at fault here. I was expecting this to have a chewier mouthfeel but it seemed very thin.

Verdict: After looking at it and smelling this beer, I was expecting a much more appetizing beer. I have been licking my chops trying to find an affordable bottle of this beer, and finally I found the 64oz growler fill for $9 bucks. I was not ready for a barley wine. It is not advertised as a barley wine, but that is certainly what it tastes like. Every barley wine I've ever tasted, this is definitely a relative of of that style. I find that it is no way related to the "Dirty Monk" except for having Belgian in the name of the style.

If you're looking for a barley wine, then this would be a good choice for you. But if you're looking for a higher ABV of the "Dirty Monk" then you will be sorely disappointed.

Overall, it's an okay beer. But it's taking me a while to drink this. I can usually get through a growler on my own in a couple days drinking a 12ozer, or more, at a time, no matter the abv. I've had high ABV imperial IPA's and polished off a growler in one sitting, but I'm drinking this 6oz at a time because that's about all I can handle of it. If you're not a sweet beer lover, the best way to drink this is to eat some cracker jacks or a hand full of chocolate chips before drinking it. That will cut the sweetness substantially so that you can enjoy the other flavors.

But in the spirit of full disclosure, I like hoppy beers and bitter wines. I'm not a fan of sweet beers or sweet wines. But I think what turns me off the most with this beer is that it is billed as higher ABV of "Dirty Monk" and it ended up being the farthest thing from it.

brandonlovesbeer, Mar 18, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The cork required a vise to pop, yet there was some leakage in shipping. Some oxidized flavour, no carbonation. Very brown, mollasses with yeast, and towards the end of the bottle tart and hoppy. Rather a cross style, something of an imperial porter, and a Belgian. Worth a try.

Sammy, Mar 13, 2012
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Thomas Creek Conduplico Immundus Monachus from Thomas Creek Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.