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Monk's Stout Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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76
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215 Ratings
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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 15.45%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
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Belgium

Style | ABV
English Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: kojevergas on 06-26-2011

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.61/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml caged and corked bottle. Cork says 2011 on it, so I assume it was bottled sometime last year. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with a huge 3 inch head. This one foamed up pretty much as soon as I started the pour, and it took a while for the head to recede so I could get a somewhat full glass. There's a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice but light, it smells like roasted malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate and some dark fruit. The brew tastes like roasted and burnt/charred malt, coffee, bitter herbs, and a bit of tart dark fruit. I liked the taste of this the longer I drank it. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's smooth and has high carbonation. I thought this was a decent enough brew, I liked it.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of raythealeman
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.6/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served in a tulip glass.

A: Pours a deep black color forming a big dark beige to gray bubbled head. Good retention and only few lacings formed and left. However, a very thin layer remains for long on the top

S: Very strong on roasted malts. Notes of dark chocolate and coffee. Milky and sweet too. Very "Stout", I mean, reminds Guinness in the nose. Some bready Belgian yeasts that break a bit the main English character. Light flowery hops in the end

T: Slightly sweet and roasted malts upfront which turns quickly into a dry and mild bitter in the tongue. Notes of dark chocolate, milk, coffee and brown bread. Belgian yeasts. Finish is mainly made of roasted bitterness and some hops. Not bad

M: Light to medium body. A bit creamy. Good carbonation. Aftertaste is bitter and full of roasted malts

O: Easy drinking beer but, at the same time, not very attractive. A British style beer made in Belgian. That's perhaps the most interesting point about this beer

Photo of gueuzeonhigh
3.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This bottle poured a monster head.
Color is a nice dark walnut.
Has a slight bucolic like nose- yeast, flowery--
The flavor is obscured by a fairly tangy mouthfeel.
flavor is thin w/o much character or something that make's this beer memorable.
There are hops bitterness, a dash of toasted malt, but for this beer to wear the badge of "stout"-- even Belgian style is a bit of a stretch.

One thing I do like is the somewhat lower ABV. I can put down two pints w/o being welded to my chair seat.

Overall it's OK but not memorable, nor a beer I'll hunt for-- lots of others out there...

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Daniellobo
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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2/5  rDev -39.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of russpowell
2.79/5  rDev -15.5%
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 draheim
3.8/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL (L11216A 10:22) into a tulip. Pours a deep coffee brown w/ a big mocha head that slowly settles to a dense pillow of foam.

Aroma is deep & complex. Chocolate, molasses, dark fruit, rich caramel malt.

Taste is equally interesting. Chocolate and coffee, toffee, figs/dates, a vague hint of spice. Maybe just a little too much going on here.

Mouthfeel is a little thin relative to the bold taste, which actually works well. Lively carbonation keeps it feeling light and crisp rather than sticky and syrupy, but it is a little prickly.

Overall an interesting, unique beer - sort of a cross between a Belgian dark and a porter. While I enjoyed it for what it was, it's not a beer I'd seek out again.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.06/5  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.

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of metter98
3.41/5  rDev +3.3%
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 dbrauneis
3.21/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2011 Edition

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.

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Monk's Stout Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
76 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.