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Monk's Stout Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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187 Ratings

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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 15.45%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
English Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: kojevergas on 06-26-2011)
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Ontario (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 02:39:48 | More by Sammy
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

09-01-2012 00:34:57 | More by t0rin0
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3.05/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-29-2012 09:27:36 | More by UCLABrewN84
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

08-02-2012 00:07:48 | More by djrn2
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3.18/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2012 03:16:29 | More by Thorpe429
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New York

3.43/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 00:43:05 | More by metter98
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Quebec (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 21:43:13 | More by Phyl21ca
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

08-02-2012 00:14:47 | More by acurtis
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

03-10-2013 20:22:01 | More by spycow
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2.6/5  rDev -21.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 00:35:59 | More by kylehay2004
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-29-2013 17:13:59 | More by Knapp85
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3.15/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2011 03:23:29 | More by TMoney2591
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Alberta (Canada)

3.59/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 00:29:22 | More by biboergosum
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2.15/5  rDev -34.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 00:36:09 | More by nickfl
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

11-29-2011 02:49:09 | More by Jason
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3.2/5  rDev -3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2012 20:53:46 | More by drabmuh
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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%
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 ...

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2012 07:28:15 | More by russpowell
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3.6/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 05:10:09 | More by mactrail
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3.08/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours a dark brown to black with a medium tan head, nice retention and lace.

S: Chocolate and mocha, nice full notes of malt, hint of molasses.

T: Thin bittersweet chocolate, some brown sugar and a hint of mission fig. Not a bad flavour, but not expansive, a disappointment with the promise of the nose.

M: Medium-bodied, pretty smooth, creanmy, soft carbonation.

O: I love Dupont, Saison Dupont is a modern classic, and they make a lot of good beer. I loved the new witbier I recently had from them. This just isn't that good. Bland and uninspiring unfortunately.

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2011 02:30:14 | More by Halcyondays
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United Kingdom (England)

2.78/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

33cl Bottle, best before Feb 2013, poured into a Westmalle chalice in Oct 2011.

I have never seen a beer look rough in a Westmalle chalice, this didn't let me down. Lovely dark body, pitch black until held under a strong ligh force when its deep ruby red hues shine though. The creamy looking head is a tan crown of foam that sticks to your upper lip like a fake moustache.

The smell was of slightly charred malts that had been over roasted in a peat bog and began to crisp up.

The taste a was of dry malted biscuits with most of the flavour removed. It didn't taste right, something was missing: rich and creamy enough, but the zing had gone, no depth or physique to it what-so-ever.

Wanted and expected a lot more from this Stout, not impressed at all. Looks good, but fails to deliver.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2011 21:15:39 | More by BlackHaddock
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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

09-05-2013 23:48:21 | More by mendvicdog
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3.55/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2011 11:37:37 | More by kojevergas
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1.65/5  rDev -50%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Draft at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia.

Pours a very dark chestnut brown color that's black in the glass with a half finger beige head that slowly settles into lasting ring.  Spotty lacing left behind.

Roasted malt aroma with faint earthy hops and estery dark fruits.  Hints of dark chcolate, pepper and coffee countered by plum, raisin and other dark fruits.  

Thin bodied and watery with lots of tight carbonation(slight oxidization) that lingers throughout making it tough to drink.    Some roasted chocolate malt but its very dry and flavorless with subtle metallic and cardboard.  Really unpleasant to drink.  I was told by two different bartenders and another BA that this is the way the beer tasted.  Not infected, just not very good.   I'm not so sure but either way it tastes pretty awful.

Serving type: on-tap

12-12-2011 03:43:24 | More by corby112
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3.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle purchased from Plonk in Canberra.

Pours a very pleasant deep brown colour, with a very light weight body. Head forms in a huge, foamy crown of beige bubbles, leaving sudsy, thick uncooked-meringue lace. The weight is understandable but disappointing, otherwise it looks good.

Nose is oddly medicinal, with the sharp roasted characters mingling with what I can only assume is a Dupont saison or saison-like yeast, giving it a touch of funk and acidity. Hints of stewed cherries, chocolate, and a dusty musty undertone. Very interesting, and not unpleasant, once you get over the shock of it being far from a regular stout.

Taste is also very strange. It has a really clear, almost watery lightness to it, which is mirrored by a clear dusky roasted character, that doesn't dip or do anything really dynamic on the palate. It just stays as one long vector of char. There's a hint of that medicinal character throughout, which gives it a mild astringent fruit character, but the lack of body and sweetness almost turns it immediately bitter and a little unpleasant.

To be honest, I understand why this isn't that highly regarded. But it's a really interesting brew nonetheless. It has far more of that roast character than you ever see in a Belgian ale, but in most other respects it really falls into that style. As a result, it's a weird amalgam that doesn't really fit anywhere. That makes it challenging, but it also makes it quite fascinating.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 06:53:26 | More by lacqueredmouse
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

06-12-2013 18:25:42 | More by InspectorBob
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Monk's Stout Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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