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Monk's Stout Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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76
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224 Ratings
THE BROS
72
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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
English Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kojevergas on 06-26-2011

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Ratings: 224 | Reviews: 76
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3.74/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.92/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

There is something beautifully belgian going on with the yeastiness.

Right up my alley.

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle poured into a tulip. Pitch black stout, no colored tint that I can discern, with five towering fingers of sudsy tan head that recalls sponge toffee with much bigger bubbles.

Aroma recalls dark chocolate and carob with hints of almonds and sour red berries. A little wood char and smoke. Smells like a classic English stout, really, albeit one on the dry side. Palate is even more dry, ashy, and roasted. There is a characteristically Belgian spicy fruitiness that recalls a saison (tart pears mostly, with a clove-like vapor trail?), an element that probably remains buried beneath the burnt coffee-like roasted malts unless one is reasonably attentive. For some reason I am more than OK with this seeming clash between sour orchard fruit and dark roast/ashtray... Truly. It shouldn't work but right now it does.

People may not appreciate the relatively thin body and overall ultra-dry vibe this brew conveys. Quite fizzy for a stout, to boot. Admittedly, I'd prefer a thicker mouthfeel but I think the intent here is to avoid a straight up replication of something one would find in an English pub (not to mention the fact that "non Imperial" stouts are not really supposed to be syrupy in nature). The well-attenuated character fits the aforementioned Belgian fruit/spice character. There is still a certain smooth creaminess. Finish is a pleasing balance of ashy roast and dry fruity notes.

Maybe I am under the influence of some odd spell cast when I opened the bottle, but I feel that this is an underrated brew. "Belgian stout" should perhaps be a separate style designation, at least for splitters such as myself. Maybe this could use a few rougher edges to add complexity and character? In any event, might be worth a second look if you hated it on the first pass.

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3.59/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.23/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.2/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.91/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I found this a pleasant example of a stout. It has a nice mouth feel with a pleasant roasted character. Its straight ahead simple to enjoy stout. Not the best but a solid entry none the less.

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3.91/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.19/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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Monk's Stout Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
76 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.