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Brewtus - Monocacy Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

58 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 7.23%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
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:
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?

(Beer added by: BattleRoadBrewer on 02-27-2014)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I discovered Brewtus on a day trip to Frederick, MD. I spotted it in a local cheese/wine/beer store downtown and liked the sound of a coffee imperial stout. When I brought the four pack to the counter, I asked the clerk whether she had been to the brewery, since it's in Frederick--turns out she actually is one of Monocacy's brewers! Pretty cool. Anyway, story over. Commence beer review.

Appearance (4/5): Deep black with a short tan head of perhaps two-fingers (at most). No alcohol legs on the glass (it's by no means a boozy beer and on the lower ABV side for an Imperial Stout).

Smell (4.25/5): This beer is easily one of the most coffee forward beers I've ever had. The nose is blooming with smells of fresh-brewed coffee, with just a hint of dark chocolate. While it's a bit one noted, that one note is pretty great--Brewtus rocks the coffee hard. The aroma intensifies as the beer warms.

Taste (4.25/5): MORE COFFEE! And while the taste follows the nose, it's more complex--you get a wave of coffee bitterness initially, but then you get a sweeter, chocolate covered espresso bean-like flavor on the back end with a nice touch of roastiness (nothing extreme, though). The beer does not have a strong aftertaste, which makes it surprisingly easy-drinking. While drinking it, you're not liable to think it's a very decadent beer. A tasty Imperial Stout that's actually more of a gentle giant than you'd think, given how aggressive many coffee beers can come off.

Mouthfeel (4/5): When straight-from-the-fridge cold, Brewtus can taste a little thin, so make sure to let it warm a little to get the most out of this beer. The feel benefits a good deal from this, though I must say that even when at the appropriate temperature it cries out for more body and a creaminess to compliment the coffee flavor--perhaps the addition of oats could encourage this?

Overall (4.25/5): Monocacy's Brewtus is, overall, a very good beer deserving of serious attention. One of the most coffee-forward beers I've ever come across, it delivers serious coffee stout flavors in smooth waves of bittersweet goodness. The only tweak I'd say the brewers need to make is with the mouthfeel--it could have a bit more body to it. Having said that, this beer is really good stuff from a very young brewery. I look forward to more from them!

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Brewtus from Monocacy Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.