Monk's Stout Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

Monk's Stout DupontMonk's Stout Dupont
BA SCORE
20.9%
Liked This Beer
3.34 w/ 253 ratings
Monk's Stout DupontMonk's Stout Dupont
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dupont sprl
Belgium
brasserie-dupont.com

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kojevergas on 06-26-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,949
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
253
Liked:
53
Avg:
3.34/5
pDev:
15.27%
Alströms:
3.23
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
19
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 253 |  Reviews: 83
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of BGDrock
2.27/5  rDev -32%
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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Photo of goldenM13
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.3/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured in to snifter.

A - Black with half a finger of light brown head. Carbonation appears very high (as expected given that this is a bottle conditioned beer).

S - Bittersweet chocolate, roast, dark caramel and some yeast esters.

T - Roast, chocolate, Belgian yeast notes and hints of coffee.

M - Medium body, moderate to high carbonation. Carbonation was a little heavy for my taste.

O - Decent enough but fairly average overall.

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Photo of desint
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Hopswagger
3.29/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

P: Almost pitch black body with a tan micro bubble head.

S: Sweet milk chocolate, molasses, fig pudding, burnt barley and fruit roll ups.

T/M: Chocolate, stale coffee, and sweet dark fruit jam. Oddly present tartness, cherry cola, burnt molasses, burnt barley and finishes dry with long lingering cigar smoke coverage. Body is more light and carbonated than expected.

O: Tartness is really throwing this off. The aroma is very nice and well blended. I could smell this for hours. For the price tag this is not something I would ever purchase again but I enjoyed the experience.

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Photo of jrenihan
3.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

BB 08/2014

Beer is black, perhaps with some dark brown hints. Small tan head on top. Good retention.

Smell contains roast malt, coffee. A bit of a dark fruit scent, but not anything in particular.

Taste is very thin. Some roast malt, a bit of coffee. Relatively bitter. Again, a slight bit of dark fruit, almost grape in flavour. A bit astringent.

Quite light in body, moderately carbonated. A thin beer.

Overall, not what I would expect from Dupont. An OK stout, nothing exciting but quite drinkable.

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Photo of Sammy
3.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bottle from the Dupont LCBO feature, and the weakest though most unique offering.. Body looks like a nitro black. Faint roastiness, more molasses taste. A weaker stout for sure. So-so drinkability, and dare I say a little thin.A little bitter but not interesting.Watered down coffee substitute.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.46/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

330ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $3

Appearance - Dark brown colour with an average size fizzy/frothy beige head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there isn't much lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, grains

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and coffee. There are also some smokey/burnt notes and a bit of a nuttiness. It ends with a chocolatey/watery aftertaste with a lingering roasted coffee bitterness.

Overall - Not really a stout.. Maybe more like a Schwarzbier. Anyways, I expected more from this brewer. Still decent, just needs more flavour and less of a watery feel.

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Photo of wer3w01f
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of Herky21
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of dipso123
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of randylangford
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of ThinkAgain
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of jmkoscie
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of Kremlock
4.18/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: BLACK, can't see any hues through it. Nice thick head that is off white and then settles to a thin film and a nice rim around the glass.

S: Coffee, chocolate, black cherries, some sour notes.

T: Some sourness present, strong coffee in the back of the pallet, smoky chocolate, cherries again.

M: Well carbonated for a "belgian stout". Medium-full body.

O: I just love the flavours of this beer. Some belgian notes are well present.

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Photo of NightINgale
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Leffe goblet. Dark caramel chocolate in colour, with about a half inch of fluffy head that settles into a very thin ring. Some not overly pleasant flakes of sediment swirl around the glass before finally settling. Not the most attractive brew out there.

Nose isn't bad - dry roasted grain, a bit of fruit - cherry or strawberry - with a mild sweetness and a hint of Belgian yeast. Smells like a Belgian dark ale, which is more or less what I had expected.

But boy does it not taste like one. Extremely dry, tart, almost citric, which utterly dominates the brew, leaving little else for the taste buds to detect. It was okay for the first few sips or so, but man the finish really drags on. Very, very dry with a Belgian yeast component. Mouthfeel is certainly of the Belgian variety, and is lighter bodied and a bit slick.

It was intended to be a British-Belgian stout hybrid (I think), but the end result was certainly far less than the sum of its parts. Not a fan of this brew at all, which is a shame, as I was really looking forward to this. Don't think I'll be drinking this again.

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Photo of yancot
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Monk's Stout Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 20.9% out of 100 with 253 ratings
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