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Brewtus - Monocacy Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 6.05%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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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Reviews by Mongrel:
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Mongrel

Maryland

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This one is really good. Locally, it might be better than Flying Dog's Kujo. Pours thinner than expected. Very dark brown with some lighter shades around the edges and little head to speak of.

Smells decadent, with coffee, dark chocolate, maple, fennel and dark fruits on the nose.

Taste delivers on most of these elements. Big, roasty, black coffee up front, with dark fruit and chocolate following it closely. Goes down really smooth considering the big, roasty flavors and moderately high ABV. There's a nice melding of dark fruit and dark chocolate that really elevates this beer. Like a chocolate covered black cherry.

Mouthfeel is a little thinner than I would like, but coats the palate nicely and finishes dry.

Overall, Monocacy continues to impress with what I believe is only their second bottled beer. And if the price remains where it's at now -- $9 /four pack -- I'll continue to pick it up year round, much like their Riot Rye.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 02:08:02 | More by Mongrel
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Bottle > Sensory Pils Glass

A - Pitch black with half a finger of tan head, no lacing.
S - Fresh roasted coffee, by far the most potent coffee aroma I've had in any beer to date. Smoke and some light oak kinda wood tone to it, very earthy tones. Outstanding.
T - Massive roasted coffee flavor, roasted malt, burnt wood, lighter mix of earthy hops. Really good, but also very singular.
M - Drier finish, lighter feel despite the alcohol. Not sweet at all either.
O - Really unique coffee brew, by far the most extreme use of coffee I've had, also more of a dry and robust beer than sweeter, which is a great change of pace.

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S - A nice blast of smooth cappuccino like coffee, cream, and some chocolate.
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M - Medium to thick body, quite smooth, good stuff.

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Brewtus from Monocacy Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.