Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

Executioner's Stout | The Lucky Monk

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lucky Monk
Illinois, United States
theluckymonk.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TMoney2591 on 01-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
4
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
7.75%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by JRBecks:
Photo of JRBecks
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

More User Reviews:
Photo of ralerwen
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a snifter at the brewpub.

It's great to say that for the first time, I'm drinking a beer in a commercial setting that was devised and brewed by a former co-worker. Yup, to commemorate their 200th batch, the Lucky Monk guys turned to a recipe that's won a number of homebrew contests, an imperial stout aged in a pair of Templeton rye barrels. And all from the work of my man, Scott. Right on. it pours a straight obsidian topped by about a finger or so of tan foam. The nose comprises a blast of acetone-y whiskey, molasses, roasted malts, lightly-chlorinated wood (kinda like saltwater-y cedar), and light dark chocolate. The taste generally brings in more of the same, though the whiskey is thankfully cleaner (and, please note, this doesn't mean that said whiskey is any weaker in intensity). This helps things dramatically, though I still feel the whiskey overpowers things a bit. The body is a hefty medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a solid beer, but I feel the barrel-aging employed here significantly takes away from the base. That said, it isn't all bad and drinks pretty nicely.

 1,142 characters

Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Executioner's Stout from The Lucky Monk
3.74 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer Fest® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • 10 Years of BeerAdvocate Magazine

    We're celebrating 10 years of BA mag with $10 print subscriptions for US residents!

    Subscribe