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Monk's Stout Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Monk's Stout DupontMonk's Stout Dupont

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BA SCORE
76
okay

211 Ratings
THE BROS
72
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 15.81%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
English Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kojevergas on 06-26-2011)
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Photo of Sammy
3.15/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bottle from the Dupont LCBO feature, and the weakest though most unique offering.. Body looks like a nitro black. Faint roastiness, more molasses taste. A weaker stout for sure. So-so drinkability, and dare I say a little thin.A little bitter but not interesting.Watered down coffee substitute.

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Little Bear in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark fruits, plum wine, and alcohol. Taste is much the same with some pomegranate and dark roasted malt flavors on the finish. There is a mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer that is quite disappointing coming from Dupont.

Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of zestar
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.18/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Churchkey. Served in a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Pours nearly black without any real head formation or lace. A good swirl brings a few mocha bubbles, but that's about it. The nose brings some nice roasted chocolate character with some slight Belgian-yeast aromatics. The flavor falls back with heavy roast; the chocolate and yeast are merely background noise. Medium body with a semi-dry finish that is a bit acrid. Decent.

Photo of metter98
3.43/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is very dark brown in color. It poured with a massive two finger high beige head that died down and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are light aromas of Belgian yeast in the nose.
T: The taste has notes of dark fruits and hints of chocolate in the flavors. Subtle hints of sweetness become noticeable as the beer warms up.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and airy on the palate with a high amount of carbonation. There is some dryness in the finish.
O: This beer is nice and light, making it very easy to drink. It seems to taste like a hybrid between a dry stout and a saison.

Photo of olradetbalder
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of brentk56
3.35/5  rDev +1.8%

Appearance: The beer pours like a Belgian, with a huge, rocky head rather than the traditional English bubble show; the translucent brown color is much lighter than expected; shards of lacing are left behind

Smell: Burnt and ashy, with just a hint of chocolate and a vague tartness

Taste: Starts out with a powdered chocolate flavor with tart dark fruit building in the middle; quite phenolic, after the swallow with a bit of a skunky flavor

Mouthfeel: Belgian stout mouthfeel, with a medium body and high carbonation

Overall: Rather disappointing for a Belgian stout and the green bottle doesn't help matters

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.03/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a black color stout with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt with notes of the typical Belgian malt used by Dupont. Taste is a mix between some dry roasted malt with a solid malt backbone and light dry esters of black chocolate. Body is somewhat thin with great carbonation. OK though I have a huge preference for Dupont regular saison over this.

Photo of kylehay2004
2.6/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: about a 2 finger off white to tan head on a clear, dark brown with light getting through body.

S: definitely medicinal. Almost like surgical tape/bandade with and old ham smell as my fellow beer drinker pointed out. Roasted malts are mixed in but fight to be noticed.

T: again, very medicinal throughout. Occasional hints of roasted malts, toffee and sugar but these are overwhelmed.

M: medium body but thin with high carbonation.

Overall: This one is just not very good. It may actually deserve a lower ranking. Its not very drinkable and if not for being a share, this would have been a drain pour.

Photo of Knapp85
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of biboergosum
3.59/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. A refermented in the bottle stout. Awesome.

This beer pours a mostly clear (I think) very dark brownish cola hue, with slight caramel highlights, and a teeming tower of puffy, effervescent, and loosely foamy, tiny-bubbled beige head, which leaves some very Hawaiian Island-esque lace around the glass as things slowly sink away.

It smells of roasted biscuity caramel malt, a hefty dose of sharp, oily nuttiness, a subtle black fruitiness, a touch of bittersweet cocoa and coffee, some dry baker's yeast, and subdued earthy, leafy hops. The taste is much bigger on the dark chocolate and day-old coffee essences than initially led with, pushing the caramel sweetness down a peg or three, the dark fruitiness getting a mildly sour tang to it, the Belgian yeast reveling in their second life, and some musty, dusty, earthy hops bringing up the rear.

The carbonation is tight, and reserved in its bristling frothiness, the body a wavering medium weight, and none too smooth, as the bubbles and yeast have this sort of unholy pact to scour my tongue. It finishes off-dry, the toasty choco-cafe notes not ready to give up just yet, while the yeast and musty hops round things out.

An English stout, by way of the Wallonian countryside, this is. Perhaps there's a reason for that there English channel - the English have their stout, and the Belgians have their fruit and yeast, ne'er the two shall meet. But here they have, and the result is middling at best, and not something I'll be jumping to revisit.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.15/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in an Innis and Gunn cervoise.

With DuPont's reputation as a saison brewer, it's interesting to see something this dark come out from their way. It pours a deep black-brown, translucent at the edges evincing a mild bit o' dark garnet, topped by about two fingers of dusty khaki foam. The nose comprises roasted malts (very husk-y, I might add), light chocolate powder, and toasted wheat. The taste goes further down the roasty road, with heavy roasted malts, darkly-toasted wheat, and what seems like lightly acridly bitter coffee. Things are a bit harsh here. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and one of the driest finishes I've ever seen in a stout. The dryness doesn't help the bitterness any... Overall, I can't say I'm a fan of this beer. It's too burnt, too roasty, for its own good.

Photo of Jason
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of nickfl
2.15/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A - Pours with a huge, four finger head of light tan foam. The head recedes slowly as the large, fish eye bubbles pop.

S - An odd, herbal aroma with notes of phenolic smoke and old meat.

T - Dark sugar and bread up front with some smoky notes. Molasses and licorice in the middle with black pepper and shrimp like notes. Finishes with bitter grain, and a lingering note of ham water.

M - Medium body, high carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Ok, I can't get over the fact that this beer smells, and to a lesser degree tastes, like ham. Not good ham either, more like old lunch meat... or burnt, rotten ham. Really bad, even more disappointing considering it comes from a brewery that we all know can do so much better than this. I didn't think I would ever have a Dupont drain pour, but here it is... and there it goes.

Photo of russpowell
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Opens with a huge pop, pours mahogany with 3+ of mocha head.

S: Brown bread & dark fruit

T: Figs, woody hops, watered down tea. As this warms, more of the same, whispers of juicy-fruit. Minimal head retention & lacing. Finishes with vauge figgyness, leafy hops & tobacco. Real close to a drain pour

MF: Fairly thin, low carbonation

A mediocre itteration of this style, pass ...

Photo of mendvicdog
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of drabmuh
3.2/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beer on draft at Churchkey in DC, served in a snifter. Beer is black with a thin lazy off white almost brown head of small bubbles, low carbonation and the head retention is low. It breaks quickly and pulls to the edges of the beer at the glass interface, leaving sparse lacing on the glass.

Aroma is mild, yeasty, a little roasty.

Beer is super thin and a little bitter, not much going on here, it is drinkable but unremarkable, not a repeat.

Photo of mactrail
3.6/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A really big, but controlled, foam-up in the New Belgium snifter. It settles down to a tall pile of beige-tinted clouds. Very light bodied.

It does have a diluted coffee flavor, but it's quite pleasant. It's just slightly tart, and there's a distinct burnt undertone. Dark grains and barely ahint of sweet malt. The dry Belgian yeasty taste comes forward after some sipping.

Sourish and bitterish aftertaste is not the best reature. This is certainly a beer that doesn't fit easily into the catalogue, but it's very drinkable and refreshing. From the 750 ml bottle bought at Bine & Vine in San Diego.

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of kojevergas
3.55/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into La Chouffe tulip in Antwerp, Belgium. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a three finger tan colour head of fair cream, good thickness, and good retention. Solid black nontransparent colour. Appealing for a stout lover like meself.

Sm: Caramel, toffee, and maybe chocolate. Cream. A mild strength scent.

T: Caramel, toffee, chocolate, a bit of cream, and coffee and roast on the climax. Complex, well built and balanced. Lovely to a stout lover like meself. The hops are layered well, not just stacked, and each flavour comes through distinctly.

Mf: Coarse and wet. More suitable as an English style stout than an Irish, but delightful nonetheless. Suits the flavours of the body brilliantly.

Dr: A great, well priced Belgian made stout, this beer will appease any fan of the style. I love it. Give her a spin.

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Monk's Stout Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
76 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.