Monumental Stout | Colorado Mountain Brewery

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17 Ratings
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Brewed by:
Colorado Mountain Brewery
Colorado, United States
cmbrew.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by allforbetterbeer on 09-10-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
17
Reviews:
3
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
13.79%
 
 
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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by skm:
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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Photo of avampiremoose
4.14/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stampfler07
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of crobinso
2.97/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of allforbetterbeer
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass. Felt like it may have been on nitro but the waitress didn't know much about beer so I never found out for sure.

When the beer came it had just the thinnest layer of toasted marshmallow head at the top of the glass. Body is nearly black with faint crimson highlights. Not much lacing.

The detectable nose is mostly nicely roasted grains and a good portion of chocolate. Some black malts maybe...

I honestly wasn't expecting much from this since the nose was rather normal, but the taste was more complex than expected. The usual stout suspects made a good showing; burnt caramel, roasted malts, a bit of chocolate. Not much coffee, and in its place was a hint of maple, which fit in very well. Sweeter than an average American Stout.

Felt almost overly smooth, again I think it may have been served on nitro. A little under-carbonated. Good drinkablilty.

Overall an interesting take on the style, and worth trying. Easy to put down for a stout. I almost would have thought this was an Irish Dry Stout had it not been for the hints of maple and overall sweetness.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Black as night with a minimal brown head and lace that was so-so, but overall it was quite American Stout-y.

Roasty and toasty with a tinge of burnt and some coffee/chocolate.

Body is pretty thick, carbonation slightly higher than expected, but within parameters.

Overall a tasty stout from a great place to visit.

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Photo of ssarah
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Huffaroma
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Greels
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergoot
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mecmd
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i think in general these guys are really underrated. they do a nice job across a range of styles, and i just dont think they get enough credit for making good beer. this stout, while a little basic in terms of recipe and flavor profile, is really well done as they go. its got a great mix of the roasted unmalted barley on the low bitter end, and the sweeter more brown ale chocolate malt bent, really the best of both worlds, not too light, not too heavy. dark chocolate notes in here, hints of raisin as well, maybe some oats in the mash too, there is a frothy thicker body to this, and perhaps just a little too much residual sugar. very true to style though, and it is carbonated nicely, very drinkable, and a perfectly appropriate morning beer. the vibe in here is a little ritzy, ski lodge type feel, but they beer they make is quality more often than not. i think a coffee version of this would make a lot of sense, it has all the complimentary flavors already, and a little earthy coffee roast quality would take it to the next level...

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Photo of daphnye
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of SStein
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mawcs
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of erk0607
3.28/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Monumental Stout from Colorado Mountain Brewery
3.77 out of 5 based on 17 ratings.
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