Monk's Stout Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl
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3.43/5 rDev +4.3%
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.
07-31-2012 00:43:05 | More by metter98
3.2/5 rDev -2.7%
A: Pours a clear extremely dark brown bordering on black in color with light amounts of visible carbonation near the surface of the beer. The beer has a two finger tall fizzy dark beige head that quickly reduces to a thin layer covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark roasted malts with some more subtle hints of Belgian yeast, chocolate, coffee, chicory, and wet wool.
T: Very similar in taste to the smell, light to moderate flavors of dark roasted malts. There are some light notes of chocolate, coffee, and chicory. There is also a hint of saison-like Belgian yeast spice notes.
M: Light to medium bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Airy and very dry.
O: Surprisingly refreshing, a style that I do not often have but almost reminds me of what the hybrid of a saison and an export stout would be like. Enjoyable but not one that I would run out to get again soon.
07-30-2012 15:35:01 | More by dbrauneis
3.2/5 rDev -2.7%
From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #60 (Jan 2012):
LOOK: Pitch black
SMELL: Brown malt, chicory, carob, roasted walnuts, currants, yeast, burnt grain husk
TASTE: Super smooth, medium body, wet, burnt husk, charcoal, mildly acrid, yeast, vague fruit, herbal, vegetal, roasted twang, dry pulling finish
First brewed in the 1950s, Dupont reincarnated this from their recipe archives. This one could and should have been tweaked a bit more. It’s trying to be more of a Stout and forgetting it’s Belgian, but don't blame the monks—they had nothing to do with it. Worth a try if you can handle an acrid burnt character.
07-24-2012 17:48:18 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.88/5 rDev +17.9%
Pour is opaque black with a thin tan colored head. The nose is nice, dry and roasted malt, notes of coffee and light chocolate, with a light hop balance. The taste is equally as nice. Very roasty with notes of coffee. Some sweet hop profile in the finish balances. Creamy and soft body with strong carbonation and a dry finish. Deep roasted malt profile and nice balance.
07-23-2012 15:28:10 | More by cpetrone84
2.15/5 rDev -34.7%
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.
07-13-2012 00:36:09 | More by nickfl
2.6/5 rDev -21%
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.
07-13-2012 00:35:59 | More by kylehay2004
4/5 rDev +21.6%
Pours jet black with a light tan head. In the aroma, a light roast, a small caramel and coffee presence. In the taste, roasty, coffee to caramel like, with a toffee like sweetness. Quite smooth and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry, note of coffee in the aftertaste. Nice coffee notes and sweetness of caramel and toffee, pleasant and nice to drink.
07-10-2012 17:20:15 | More by OWSLEY069
3.58/5 rDev +8.8%
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.
05-27-2012 06:53:26 | More by lacqueredmouse
3.38/5 rDev +2.7%
A: Black as night with an immediate tan, fluffy and two-inch head. Looks like there's a ton of carbonation in this one.
S: Mostly dark roasted malts.
T: The malt really stands out, but there's a hint of some dark fruits (prunes come to mind) and an earthiness in the finish.
M: Pretty smooth, not as full as I was expecting.
O: Nothing spectacular, but this is an easy-drinking stout — don't mind putting down all 750 MLs on my own.
05-10-2012 23:56:35 | More by CaptainPiret
3.38/5 rDev +2.7%
Poured into a Stella glass. 2011 printed on the cork. Speaking of the cork, as soon as I took the cage off, the cork nearly put a hole in my ceiling.
4.0 A: Fist pour gave a 15:1 ratio of head to liquid. Many minutes later, I ended up with a full glass. Black color. Three fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is very good, but no lacing is left.
2.5 S: Super dry roastiness and not much else.
3.5 T: The taste somehow appeals to me despite my realizing that it's quite simple and unimpressive. It's not nearly as dry as the nose suggests. It's moderately roasty with lots of graininess and enough neutral malt sweetness to put things together fairly well.
4.0 M: Light body. A bit overcarbonated, but reasonable after a few good swirls. This is actually quite creamy for how light it is. Not bad here.
3.5 D: I would never, ever buy this again, but I can't say I didn't enjoy it. It's not impressive in the least, but for some reason it's just what I wanted right now.
03-18-2012 05:05:37 | More by DavoleBomb
3.75/5 rDev +14%
Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from Clem's, and tasted in 2012.
Appearance : red brown color, with tan foamy head.
Smell : fruity and malty aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : roasted malt, with caramel notes. Lightly bitter finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Belgian dark ale (not a Stout).
03-11-2012 15:35:01 | More by thierrynantes
3.73/5 rDev +13.4%
At the Merry Monk (Albany, NY)...
A - Looks like guiness but less clean, dark body and a nice tannish fluffy head.
S - Nothing there some roast and coffee.
T - Not bad, roasty with chocolate and coffee notes. An earthy finish from the Belgium yeast.
M - Not as big as the appearance, a bit light in the body for the head but increases drinkablity.
O - Good beer, with some eclectic combinations could have a few in one sitting.
02-25-2012 00:34:13 | More by 323Hudson
3/5 rDev -8.8%
served on tap in a thin glass.
appears opaque black in color, with cream colored head. good head retention. mild dry roasty aroma. taste is similar, with thin body, lower carbonation. I would like some more body.
overall - reminded me of a dry Irish stout.
02-21-2012 04:09:24 | More by jmdrpi
3.65/5 rDev +10.9%
33 cl bottle given to me in Brussels thanks to my friend Jan Peter.
Poured initially with a voluminous head, settled down into a thick foamy head over a dark brown, almost black body. Lots of sticky lacing.
Nose of roasted malt, nuts, coffee, butterscotch, wet wool, dark fruit.
Tastes of dark roasted malt, some coffee and dark fruit with a little acidity especially on the front palate. Light character.
Body is light and carbonation is smooth and round, giving this a creamy mouthfeel.
A nice expression of a stout, light in character, and quite drinkable, although lacking a bit of depth in taste.
02-20-2012 23:41:04 | More by Beerenauslese
Monk's Stout Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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