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Monk's Stout Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 15.81%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

avaldivia, Apr 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +14%

samEBC, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.38/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

DavoleBomb, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of Varkias41
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Varkias41, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of AndrewK
3.75/5  rDev +14%

AndrewK, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of thierrynantes
3.75/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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).

thierrynantes, Mar 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

fountainofyouth, Mar 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

mcorwin, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of 323Hudson
3.73/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

323Hudson, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of jmdrpi
3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

jmdrpi, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of Beerenauslese
3.65/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Beerenauslese, Feb 20, 2012
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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.

drabmuh, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of Docer
3.68/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: (4.0)
- Nice super dark cola brown with ruby violet/red shading. Nice light tan fingers of head settle to a foamy thin pollow with lace sticking all about the glass. A nice pretty stout.

Smell: (3.5)
- Nice dry bitter cocoa and coffee-like roasted malt.. not too strong as this is a mild stout. Nice clove and bready Belgian yeast touch. Not too bad, but subtle.

Taste: (3.5)
- Subtle esters, light roasted grain with a chocolate flare. Little earthy, grassy bitter, and bready yeast. Overall a nice light drinking stout.

Mouth Feel: (4.0)
- Rather light bodied, well carbonated, and a touch dry. Not at all chewy or cloying really. Light brew.

Overall: (4.0)
- This is a light stout for sure, and may throw a few people off thinking that this would be some big heavy stout. It's not, but a nice simple stout with a subtle Belgian twist. I like it, I feel it is solid, and one I would drink again. I just think I would be more likely to buy it if it were on tap at a lesser price.

Docer, Feb 15, 2012
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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.

Thorpe429, Feb 10, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dupont Monk's Stout

25oz bottle, corked and caged. Opens with a vigorous pop. Pours a clear, dark brown with a light head consisting of lots of really tiny bubbles. Aroma is strange, mineral, tart, sour, metallic. In the taste, much different than the nose, with a good dose of lush chocolate, malted milk, roast and coffee grounds. Well balanced, though there is little hop flavor, just mild leafy notes. More cocoa, coffee and toast. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, smooth and creamy, finishing slightly dry. Overall, I was quite surprised with this one, a really nice find. A Belgian stout with some character.

Stinkypuss, Feb 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

jak, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of dedrinker
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black pour, but not inky black.

Very mild in aroma - some light roast way in the back and some tart notes.

Not even a stout as we would understand it - very little roasty/coffee/chocolate flavor but more of a very clean, dry, light bodied affair with mildy tart, tangy notes.

Is this like a Saison Dupont/ Guinness black and tan?

Hehe, maybe.

dedrinker, Jan 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Rusty18, Jan 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

kevgod, Jan 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

bump8628, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of ElGordo
3.23/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the 22oz bottle into a chalice. Body is a deep dark brown with a smallish creamy white head that doesn't stick around for very long. Aroma of dark malt with a good bit of roasty character, along with a good bit of funk from the saison yeast and some notes of lactose and sourness.
Palate is a bit flat. Dark malt, a slight hoppy bitterness, and a touch of lactose up front give way to the saison yeast on the swallow. Funky, tangy yeast and a bit of dark fruit flavor come through on the finish. Body is a little thin, especially if a stout is the proscribed style here. A slightly chalky note on the finish also isn't particularly pleasant.
I'm a bit disappointed in this one. I love the other beers from DuPont, so I guess my expectations were a little high. Oh well, they can't all be winners.

ElGordo, Jan 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +21.6%

ATPete, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of Jeffo
3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Got this at Bert's Bierhuis in Utrecht.

From a bottle into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a big, three finger, fluffy, medium looking, light tan head with good retention. Bistre brown in color, almost black, with a higher levels of carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a thick foam cap and coats the sides of the glass. A foam cap remains and leaves some decent, chunky lacing down the glass. Decent looking, though the head is a little out of control.

SMELL: Some roasted malts, caramel notes, licorice and some dark fruits. Raisins and dates mostly. Bolder nose and pleasant enough.

TASTE: Milder flavors and not much up front at all really. Some roasted and caramel notes through the middle and then some licorice, cocoa powder and dark fruits at the swallow. A bolder aftertaste of roasted cocoa, some spicy yeast and hop bitterness lingers nicely. A nice finish, but an uneventful start. Very Belgian as well.

PALATE: Medium body and higher levels of carbonation. Very, very light on the palate, but creamy enough. Goes down fine and finishes slightly dry on the palate. Just too light for a stout, and even for a Belgian dark ale.

OVERALL: Another Belgian style stout that is neither good nor awful. Not off-putting by any sense of the imagination, but also not memorable or worth re-visiting on purpose. Might as well pass on this and try something else.

Jeffo, Jan 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Beertracker, Jan 13, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -24%

nightwing002, Dec 30, 2011
Monk's Stout Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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