Brewed by Brasserie Dupont
Style: Stout
Tourpes-Leuze, Belgium


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RATINGS: 552   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
This is a beer already brewed in the 1950’s by Dupont Brasseries. As Dupont has extra fermentation capacity now, Olivier has the luxury of crafting some new brews, or re-creating some old specialties.There were two test versions of Monk’s Stout, both at 5.2% abv. One was dry and roasty, and another is said to be a little more rounded. Monk’s Stout is available in 33cl bottles and 20 liter kegs in Belgium.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alusmamuts (1074) - LATVIA - APR 1, 2015
Dark brown with nice medium creamy beige head. Sour and bitter well balanced taste, but certain lack of nuances. Nice roasted bitterness stays in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adamnowek (732) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2015
Deep, dark brown with a dense head. Aroma is roasted coffee. Taste is smoked ham with a bit of coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrHult (453) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2015
Flaska från Systembolaget. Svart vätska med ett stort ljust skum som lägger sig fort. Doftar lätt surt och sött, maltigt. Besk med humlekaraktär och torkad frukt. Lite blaskig i munnen men med en stadig beska. Annorlunda stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdb84 (346) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle. Typical Stout pour, frothy head, large sediment. Relatively sweet aroma: prune, chocolate, burnt malts, vanilla, mocha, some yeast funk. Taste is relatively bitter and slightly smokey. Burnt malts, coffee, vanilla, smoked ham. An exotic fruitiness comes through in the development. Neutral aftertaste. Nothing wrong with this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Seffle (320) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle from SB 150328. Dark brown body with a weak head. Malty nose with ash and licorrhize. Sweet and bitter taste. Quite belgian and quite good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (804) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
(330ml bottle from Systembolaget) Pours black with a big off white head of froth with some lace. Aroma of burnt, very ashy malt, oxidized notes, a bit of dark fruit, a little smoky, touch of chocolate. Quite Belgian. Palate is fairly light with dry, heavily roasted and ashy malt, a touch of cacao bean, liquorice, oxidization, a little dried fruit type yeast character. Very dry, ashy roasted finish, touch of milk chocolate, lightly bitter. Short aftertaste. Quite light in the body with a slightly watery feel and moderate carb. Not bad for a fairly low ABV Belgian stout. Quite drinkable if not exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vighals (2071) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2015
Svart med høyt lys brunt skum som legger seg fort. Lukter tigerbalsam, lakris og noe kakaopulver. Smaker salt lakris, noe bitter mørk sjokolade. Lett stout, med kort avslutning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kristall-König (2501) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2015
Geruch fein säuerlich, malzig und schokoladig, röstig. Start säuerlich, dunkelmalzig. Mitte Malz, Kaffee, würzig, holzig. Abgang holzig, säuerlich, röstig, Kaffeenoten. Gut.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Walberla (10) - Alingsås, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2015
Skön anblick i glaset. Både choklad och lite rökighet i smaken. Torr finish. Fylligheten ligger under förväntad nivå. En öl i gränslandet mellan stout och porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
CuDuhb (7) - ITALY - MAR 20, 2015 does not count
Note molto forti di caffè, un bel colore nerissimo, schiuma abbastanza compatta e godibile, ma corpo molto esile. Nonostante gli aromi tostati e "caffettosi" non mi ha però soddisfatto.

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