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Brewtus - Monocacy Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 7.23%
Wants: 5
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Monocacy Brewing Co. visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BattleRoadBrewer on 02-27-2014

From the shadows of a dark and opulent curtain spring the robust aromas of locally roasted coffee and hardy malt. Deep-seated hop bitterness rallies with these conspirators, delivering a well-balanced thrust of assertive flavor to a bland tyrant. Raise a glass in celebration of liberating taste. Et tu, Brewte?
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Ratings: 89 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of qchic
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, big coffee all around! This one actually carries the body that I crave from other coffee beers, making it a great dessert beer. Yep, there's roasted malt sweetness, but also a decent amount of bitterness. Love the earthiness of the plentiful coffee. Quite an effort from a little known brewery-which is subject to change if this is any indication.

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to sulli520 for the extra!

Photo of kwm5067
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of greg4579
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woodchipper
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mendvicdog
3.52/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerme626
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Delicious! Didn't pour super pretty, but the smell! And the taste! Rich coffee and cream and hops and tasty!

Photo of CheapHysterics
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours black with 2 fingers of tan head that slowly dissipated.

aromas of coffee, coffee, and coffee, with a little roasty sweetness and some earthiness hiding underneath.

Taste is extremely well balanced between bitter and sweet, with coffee, dark cocoa and a little hops played against sweet malts with just a hint of a little earthy, dank, almost mushroomy taste in the background (dank in what I thought was a good way). A little heat from the 8.6% pokes through, but barely.

Mouthfeel is verging on creamy, and it's very smooth going down.

Overall an excellent coffee stout... not generally a style I look for, but this is definitely one of the best I've had in the style.

Photo of gillagorilla
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter

A: Pitch black with the slightest head and a miniscule collar.
S: Smells like diner coffee that uses unfiltered, mineral heavy water and has been sitting on the burner for a while.
T: So much coffee. This is like a fresh-brewed pot of drip coffee.
M: Definitely a bit light on the mouthfeel, but that is probably because they blend in so much damn coffee.
O: This has been in my fridge for ages, since I'd never been able to/in the mood to have it at an appropriate hour. I'm glad I waited, because this is a coffee bomb. Talk about a MD gem.

Photo of Footballtennishockeygolf
4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fievel
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one really surprised me...

Photo of BMart
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IowaBiertrinker
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of DistiLogic
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of JOHNKNEEGEEZ
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of KWolf
4.48/5  rDev +8%

Photo of JandJMD
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of dfhhead25
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of ArtZan
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Vogt52
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of smakawhat
3.64/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a large snifter glass.

Deep dark walnut brown out of the bottle, good thick viscosity as it fills the glass. Head is quite dark with a big mocha dark brown but only makes about half a finger head. Dissolves to a thin collar, but leaves a good thick leg coating also on the side.

Real big bouquet. Good amounts of ripping bean, but huge notes of peanut butter and dark chocolate. A nice controlled pipping hot warmth as well from the coffee angle, excellently executed with just a hint of mild soft roast quality.

Palate seems to be hitting towards lighter character. Slightly fizzy finish with a mid palate that comes with lots of ripping bean. Slightly oily hop like coating and mild astringency but without any acrid off flavors luckily. Prickly and a bit wet mouthfeel. Good controlled bitter sweetness of dark chocolate on the finish to match with some of the coffee nicely.

It's not bad, but there's room for improvement slightly on the malt angle. The beer for a big imperial comes off a little weak in palate feel and flavor, but a solid decent coffee brewed stout nonetheless with a bizarre aroma to go with it.

Photo of Moses_Malone
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Devman171
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of JDeming
5/5  rDev +20.5%

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Brewtus from Monocacy Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.