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Monk's Stout Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kojevergas on 06-26-2011

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3.31
pDev:
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Photo of joecast
2.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not sure what to expect here but it's good stout weather.

Thick tan foam head with an imposing nearly opaque black beer sitting beneath. The slightest red hue shows when held to light. Low carbonation. Excellent head retention.

Surely they don't use their saison yeast here (they don't do they?) but there is a light Belgian yeast character. Slightly spicy and a bit estery. Not a lot of typical stout character here, but certainly not unpleasant.

Taste retains the light Belgian character but adds a harsh bitterness. Not the typical hop bitterness. Ths seems to emanate from a heavy dose of roasted malt. A bit grainy. Raw but with some sweetness.

An interesting beer. And an interesting mix of styles. Not sure if people are crying out for an English stout crossed with a Belgian pale. But at least Dupont can say they have done it.

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Photo of ManforallSaisons
4.07/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(Am finally getting around to posting my notes taken on the spot at a winter-beer festival in Brussels last December. The festival billed as the debut of the beer; perhaps it had more than one. And what was presented might have been more of a preview, as I gathered from later speaking with someone at Dupont, possibly it was not the final recipe for the commercial run. When I find it again in good tasting environment, I'll re-review. For what it's worth, here goes:) Poured from the keg perfectly black with just a ring of ivory foam. Aroma of coffee, pepper, some herbal spice like coriander, a toasty or caramelized bread note. Surprisingly little malt sweetness, rather burnt-tasting, rather un-Belgian but very welcome. Some coriander or grain of paradise in there, too, and hops sneaks in at the end. Slight astringency, definitely less chewy than the standard Belgian take on stout -- again, not necessarily a bad thing, and all the more quaffable for it.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.17/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours black with a small, light tan head.
Nose shows roasted malt and espresso. Not particularly interesting.
Similarly roasty flavours, almost burnt, pretty full-on. Soft spicy notes also show through.
Too much carbonation.
Pretty harsh roasty notes...

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Photo of eric5bellies
3.29/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drank from my St Bernardus Chalice.

A - Pours a typical stour Ebony colour with a three fingered tanned head that stays the course.

S - Roasted malts, slghtly sweet and oatmeal.

T - Roasted malts with some licorice and metalic notes. The finish is bitter.

M - Slightly overcarbonated with a medium to full body.

O - I applaud the belgians for attempting a stout, this is OK in places but lacks something in others.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.57/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into La Chouffe tulip in Antwerp, Belgium. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a three finger tan colour head of fair cream, good thickness, and good retention. Solid black nontransparent colour. Appealing for a stout lover like meself.

Sm: Caramel, toffee, and maybe chocolate. Cream. A mild strength scent.

T: Caramel, toffee, chocolate, a bit of cream, and coffee and roast on the climax. Complex, well built and balanced. Lovely to a stout lover like meself. The hops are layered well, not just stacked, and each flavour comes through distinctly.

Mf: Coarse and wet. More suitable as an English style stout than an Irish, but delightful nonetheless. Suits the flavours of the body brilliantly.

Dr: A great, well priced Belgian made stout, this beer will appease any fan of the style. I love it. Give her a spin.

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