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Thomas Creek Conduplico Immundus Monachus - Thomas Creek Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 5
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PDXHops on 12-23-2010)
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Photo of oberon
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into mu Ommegang goblet a deep garnet with a thinner but well laced beige head atop,big fruit in the nose along with spiced cake and brown sugar notes,the yeast gives off a spiced coffee cake element that goes well with the big dark fruit.Spicy and sweetish upfront,again there is a real "cakey" flare to it,a real nice earthy almost herbal note in the finish lets you know this was made by American hands.I really liked this beer it wasnt over the top in sweetness and the yeast was not overbearing,great job!

Photo of Bung
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml Brown/black/ruby pour, small amount of tan head. Retention and lacing are low.

Aroma has prune, molasses, brown sugar and some red fruits.

Taste actually pretty similar with the molasses and brown sugar and more heavily present currant. Finishes a fruitcake or rumcake.

Not a ton of carbonation on a medium body. Could have been a tad more carbonation probably. Alcohol is warming but not really overly present in the mouth.

For $13 I probably wouldn't bother again, but a good attempt into a Belgian style.

Photo of HeyItsChili
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up this 750ml cork&cager from the Greenville Beer Exchange where they will exchange your money for delicious beer.

A - Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Chimay goblet. Pours dark garnet, almost black, with a thin/medium dark khaki head.

S - Dark raisins, tart cherries, tobacco, rich roasted malt, brown sugar.

T - The taste starts off with an interesting blend of a bit of dark fruit, pomegranate with a bit of a baker's chocolate and coffee flavor. Mild alcohol aftertaste that masks the ABV pretty well.

M - Slightly thinner than medium bodied.

Photo of ChristianBlack
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown - black with tan colored head. Good head on it and is maintained well.

Smell is not great. It's not bad. It's just average. A little chocolate and some roasted malt.

The taste is alcoholy. And, I agree with a reviewer below: A bit funky.

It had good mouthfeel and nicely carbonated.

Overall, it just seemed like an attempt at a high alcohol beer.

Photo of avalon07
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had a dark brown color with ruby tints and a thick consistency. There was an inch and a half of tan-colored, long-lasting, foamy head. Very good lacing.

S: Surprisingly, this beer had a strong aroma of coffee. Also had a big shot of malt as well.

T: Tasted of coffee, roasted malt, a little caramel and some Belgian yeast. A slightly unusual flavor (mainly due to the presence of coffee) for the style, but definitely tasty.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

D: An easy to drink beer. One of Thomas Creek's best efforts. Drinkable.

Photo of thagr81us
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at the Brewery Bash back around Halloween, and just realized this was the brew they had on! Served from tap into a shaker. Poured a dark dark brown with a minimal tan head. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of roasted malt, slight chocolate, and subtle hop. The flavor was of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and slight hop. It had a medium feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a pretty nice brew. It was kind of light on flavor if I'm completely honest. Nice aroma however. Really glad they decided to bottle this one on a limited scale so the masses could try it.

Photo of chaz410
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep opaque black body with a vigorous caramel colored head. The head is very thick with large bubbles that pop and take away some of the mass of the head after the initial pour.
Smell is not impressive. It has hints of caramel and some alcohol with hints of chocolate and roasted malt.
The taste is far more rigorous. There is a high amount of roasted bready malts along with some strong but not abrasive chocolate malts. Some belgian funk notes accompany the roasted barley and caramel notes. There's hints of raisons and dark cherries.
It's very creamy in the mouthfeel.

Photo of PDXHops
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The first beer in Thomas Creek's Atypical Series, Conduplico Immundus Monachus is an imperial version of their Dirty Monk. 750 ml corked and caged bottle, poured into a Duvel tulip.

After an embarrassing struggle with the cork, I finally resort to using a corkscrew and unleash a substantial 3-finger creamy beige head atop a body that appears near black at first glance, but upon further inspection is deep brown with cola highlights when held to light. The head settles down slowly to a thick skim and leaves scattered streaks and patches of sticky lacing.

Quite a complex nose, full of dark fruits both sweet and tangy, tobacco, molasses with hints of dark rum and burnt brown sugar.

Very nice flavor profile. Plenty of caramel and perhaps light chocolate sweetness, but it's not overly sugary. In fact, a nice roastiness lends a touch of balance and dryness toward the swallow. At times it seems a touch smoky, other times potently sour. Yeastiness, molasses and a tart dark fruitiness are definitely in play. Hints of nuttiness and a vague woodsy character. The mouthfeel is smooth, almost velvety soft, and the alcohol is incredibly well hidden.

Overall impression: This definitely falls into the "dangerously drinkable" category. Great kickoff to the Atypical Series.

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Thomas Creek Conduplico Immundus Monachus from Thomas Creek Brewery
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