Monk's Stout Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Monk's Stout DupontMonk's Stout Dupont

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Brasserie Dupont sprl

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kojevergas on 06-26-2011

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1/5  rDev -69.9%

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1/5  rDev -69.9%

Photo of corby112
1.76/5  rDev -47%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Draft at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia.

Pours a very dark chestnut brown color that's black in the glass with a half finger beige head that slowly settles into lasting ring.  Spotty lacing left behind.

Roasted malt aroma with faint earthy hops and estery dark fruits.  Hints of dark chcolate, pepper and coffee countered by plum, raisin and other dark fruits.  

Thin bodied and watery with lots of tight carbonation(slight oxidization) that lingers throughout making it tough to drink.    Some roasted chocolate malt but its very dry and flavorless with subtle metallic and cardboard.  Really unpleasant to drink.  I was told by two different bartenders and another BA that this is the way the beer tasted.  Not infected, just not very good.   I'm not so sure but either way it tastes pretty awful.

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2/5  rDev -39.8%

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2/5  rDev -39.8%

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2/5  rDev -39.8%

Photo of nickfl
2.15/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A - Pours with a huge, four finger head of light tan foam. The head recedes slowly as the large, fish eye bubbles pop.

S - An odd, herbal aroma with notes of phenolic smoke and old meat.

T - Dark sugar and bread up front with some smoky notes. Molasses and licorice in the middle with black pepper and shrimp like notes. Finishes with bitter grain, and a lingering note of ham water.

M - Medium body, high carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Ok, I can't get over the fact that this beer smells, and to a lesser degree tastes, like ham. Not good ham either, more like old lunch meat... or burnt, rotten ham. Really bad, even more disappointing considering it comes from a brewery that we all know can do so much better than this. I didn't think I would ever have a Dupont drain pour, but here it is... and there it goes.

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2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of BGDrock
2.27/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: almost black with a touch of red glimmering like dried blood; fine, mocha head with good retention

Aroma: drifts from the glass strongly, more bitter and acidic than expected, almost like balsamic vinegar; chocolate most prevalent in the roast; some dark cherry

Taste & Mouthfeel: not your typical stout! very bitter and acidic roast (aroma was telling) and a little thin - like corner store coffee, and with about as much depth and length; things are going downhill fast, actually becomes more unpleasant and almost undrinkable - it's puckering, becoming sour - I'm done

Overall: first sip wasn't bad, but it rapidly fell apart with a surprisingly weak body and sour, vinegary flavour - I'm all for trying something different, but this just isn't right

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2.37/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

SF Toronado. Served in a tulip, midnight black, zero transparency, mocha colored head, little lacing.

Aroma is underwhelming, no sense of the dynamic Dupont yeast. A little charred bittersweet chocolate. Bland.

Massive disappointment the flavor is. This is a bland english stout indeed and no more. Zero adventure. The massive disappointment is with Dupont, their imprint is no where to be found. Nothing of note. In light of this mediocrity the cost is absurd.

I am a believer in Brasserie Dupont.

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2.42/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A - Dark brown letting some red through on the edges. Doesn't look very thick at all. Root beer float-like head is persistent. Lacing is huge.

S - Hmm. Kind of gross. Alcohol smell comes through but on the whole it smells old. All of the smells I get are faint/only hinted at.

T - Watery mouthfeel. Not unpleasant. Wow there is not much going on here. Bottle says "deep aromas of black coffee" as you drink and I'm not getting any of that. It also says "roasted bitterness..." this does hit me but disappears quickly.

O - This was disappointing. I wouldn't get this again. Really boring, and what I did find interesting about this beer was not that pleasant. No aftertaste lingers.

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2.46/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a nearly opaque black with subtle amber highlights and a creamy, tan mousse. My initial impression is that this looks like a solid stout.

S: The smell is odd to say the least. It's very yeasty with banana and spice esters that remind me of a Bavarian hefeweizen or weizenbock, but these quickly give way to muted aromas of roasted grain and weak, watery coffee.

T: From the nose, this beer goes downhill even further. Brief notes of banana, spices, and dark chocolate are tailed by flavors of mineral water, coffee, molasses, overripe cherry, and roasted grain. The finish is virtually nonexistent with a bitter roasted grain flavor.

M: Very light bodied. It's initially dry, but gets a little sticky and syrupy around mid-palate before drying out again on the finish. Carbonation is very active. This beer feels poorly balanced and insubstantial in the mouth.

O: Before trying this beer I could safely say that Brasserie Dupont does not produce a single bad beer, but now I can't say that. My respect for the brewery keeps me from giving this unfortunate accident an absolutely stinging review, but it really is pretty awful. It's like someone who had never tasted a stout, but had perhaps seen a few Guinness advertisements, decided to brew a stout. With the exception of color, this beer has nothing in common with real stouts. What was the brewing team at Dupont thinking?

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of Takahiro
2.53/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

L: black with thick foamy tanned head
S: roasted malt/ thin coffee, mugi-cha (japanese roasted barley tea),
T: citrusy dupont yeast character, crashing with burned coffee. not much caramel malt so it feels empty.
F: finishes dry as expected from their yeast
O: this is not a typical stout by any means... i miss some caramel notes that i associate with this style of beer. instead, this one feels like watered down coffee... dissapointed.

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Photo of kylehay2004
2.61/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: about a 2 finger off white to tan head on a clear, dark brown with light getting through body.

S: definitely medicinal. Almost like surgical tape/bandade with and old ham smell as my fellow beer drinker pointed out. Roasted malts are mixed in but fight to be noticed.

T: again, very medicinal throughout. Occasional hints of roasted malts, toffee and sugar but these are overwhelmed.

M: medium body but thin with high carbonation.

Overall: This one is just not very good. It may actually deserve a lower ranking. Its not very drinkable and if not for being a share, this would have been a drain pour.

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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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