Dark Subject Matter
Monday Night Brewing

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
12%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 6.65%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
16
From:
Monday Night Brewing
 
Georgia, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  2
Gots
  2
SCORE
92
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Notes: Sit down. We've got to talk. The simplest way to describe Dark Subject Matter is an adjunct-free American Imperial stout. But that doesn't tell the whole story. With 2-row, Munich and chocolate malts in the mix, this beer is roasty and toasty like most stouts. Chocolate is prevalent on the nose, and this beer is silky smooth. Pair it with a hot fudge sundae, a fine cigar or your favorite true crime podcast.
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Tim91

5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Not only is this the best beer I’ve ever had...the margin is huge. This beer pours like a can of used motor oil. It literally doesn’t want to come off the glass when you wash it. This beer is like eating a steak dinner.

Mouthfeel is extremely smooth. Again, this thing is hearty,

Taste is some chocolate and coffee.

This is the most intense representation of a stout I’ve come across. It’s expensive as hell but absolutely worth it.

Oct 03, 2019
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WalrusOfTime from Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From Monday Night Brewery of Atlanta, this comes in as a massive 12% with a body to smack you in the face with heavy cacao notes. It's a massively dark, bitter chocolate beer with an aftertaste slightly of coffee. The smell is very boozy, almost like it's a barrel aged stout. This imperial stout is fit for anyone looking for massive chocolate notes in a beer.

Jul 30, 2019
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

$ 5.50 (Including shipping)/16 oz can ($ 0.344/oz) from Tavour, Seattle, WA.
“BEST BY 04/02/21 BATCH ID# 973 PKG 040219” stamped on bottom of can. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 54 degrees in a hand-washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 3.
First pour – Dark brown, almost black, translucent.
Body – Dark brown/black, opaque, moderate effervescence.
Head – Large (Maximum 4.3 cm, aggressive center pour), dark khaki, dense, short retention, diminishing to a two mm crown and a thin partial cap.
Lacing – None.
Aroma – 4 - Roasted malt, coffee, a little bitter chocolate. Weakens over the course of the drink to nearly nothing at the end.
Flavor – 4.5 - Begins with chocolate and coffee, followed by roasted malt and a hint of char. The flavors blend well and compliment the palate. No alcohol (12% ABV), no dimethylsulfide, no diacetyl.
Palate – 3.5 – Medium, creamy, soft carbonation.
Impression and summation – 4.5 – A reasonably priced solid imperial stout – no gimmicks like bourbon barrels or adjuncts/additives like Tibetan pink salt – just a well-make stout.

May 28, 2019
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LiquidAmber from Washington

4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing opaque black in the glass with a half finger light brown head that dissipates to a persistant thick cap with nice lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and a little coffee. Flavor is dark toasted malt with mild char, dark chocolate, vanilla, a little caramel and a hint of coffee. Medium bodied with moderate creaminess and great mouth feel. A beautifully rich and balanced imperial stout. The mouth feel and depth of malt put it in the RIS territory, which is high praise in my book. Mouth feel is silky and full. It seems a little laid back at first, only because the none of the flavors dominate; very much in balance. The full body emphasizes the richness of the malt and chocolate flavors. Really nicely done. An excellent imperial stout.

May 05, 2019
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ThickNStout from Georgia

4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 4.99. Canned 2/6/19. Served in a Monday Night snifter. Enjoyed 3/7/19.

Pours a rich black with a generous cap of thick, dark khaki froth. The head slowly settles, leaving a good bit of retention and lacing.

Smells roasty. Over cooked brownie, toast, burnt caramel, heavily kilned malt and a whiff of gas station coffee (in a good way).

The flavor delivers all that roasty character foretold in the nose. Brown sugar toast, burnt dark chocolate brownie, cooked caramel, some espresso, a vaguely floral bitterness and an obvious alcohol presence.

Fairly heavy, coating feel with restrained carbonation. The roasty, bittersweet finish continues that roasty theme with brown sugar and cooked caramel.

Monday Night has pur aside the adjuncts and barrels they’ve mastered to release this solid, straight forward imperial stout. Dark Subject Matter could certainly stand up to various treatments but is a mighty fine stout as-is.

Mar 09, 2019
Dark Subject Matter from Monday Night Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 16 ratings