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Brewtus - Monocacy Brewing Co.

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106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 7.23%
Wants: 6
Gots: 17 | 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: 106 | Reviews: 18
Photo of MattR2014
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Solid stout. Lots of chocolate. Nice boozy balance. Easy drinking. Had out of bottle. Will get again

Photo of wanderlust389
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Austin_Cohen
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EuphonicHops
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cjgiant
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On cask:
Always feel strange rating on cask, so this will be brief rather than full review:
Appearance is just short if nitro, initiall, but fades a tad, still nice foamy edge and lacing.
Nose is coffee with a hint of woodiness, and to a lesser degree, chocolate.
Taste is cocoa, coffee, cola, light bitter woody ending.
Feel is a bit light, but very smooth, low carbonation from cask.
Definitely a decent beer, solid stout; need to see how it seems non-cask.

Photo of reizorc
4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of budmanbrando
4.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smooth drinking great tasting coffee stout. Highly recommended.

Photo of JasonTaverner
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of devilfluff
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yergermeister
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kegatron
3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DIM
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This had black body and it came with a small, dark mocha colored head.

Plenty of roasted coffee beans in the nose, but the chocolate-y malts are more prominent. Very little alcohol to be found. Tastes as the smell suggests oonly better. Light bitternes with strong roasty cocoa and coffee make this a very satisfying big stout. Not as coffee-forward as some, but I appreciated how balanced this was.

Photo of fthegiants
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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.

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Brewtus from Monocacy Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.