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


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RATINGS: 610   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1803) - London, Greater London, - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle at Delirium Hoppy Loft on 12th November 2012. Virtually black with a light tan head and spot lacing. Rich roast coffee aroma, with smokiness in background. Delectable roasts in mouth; cigar smoke and coffee. Roasty finish with smoke and delicate citrus. Zingy mouthfeel, a little less body than expected for a 5.2 stout, nevertheless full of flavour. I have taken into account how much better it would taste if NOT served at fridge temperature - it would do well at around 15C.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
kdd230 (35) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2016
Small bottle from Cloud 9 in Vientiane, Laos. Pours very dark brown with a good tan head. Aroma of malt and roasted coffee. Taste of coffee, grain, malt . A little bitter to finish. A bit high on carbonation for the genre. A sound stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaxiDriver (1732) - Stadland, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2016
A strong aroma of roasted malt, coffee, light sour. A very huge beige creamy-foamy head with a normal duration, the body is black. A malty taste, roasted malt. The body is medium strong and creamy with a lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (1933) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 22, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking a Monk’s Stout by Brasserie Dupont at Konstruktorska Business Center Kawowy, lekki, pikantno-przyprawowy, lekko kwaskowaty, disc wytrawny, orzechowy nieco, ciut palony... Solidny i wyraznie belgijski.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5597) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2016
Aroma starts nice with black malt, but later reveals some wood, grain and chalk. Brown color with a smaller lid of taupe bubbles. Acidic black malts dominate the flavors. This begs to marinade a steak or be tossed into some cooking. 9/11

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Woc (110) - BELGIUM - JUL 10, 2016
Smells of coffee, caramel. Pours enormous nice beige head, thinner layer then stays. Taste is also coffee but otherwise quite watery and really a lot of CO2.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
oliodnb (662) - ITALY - JUN 18, 2016
33cl bottle. Pours black with a beautiful thick creamy light beige head. Aroma is light roasted malts, some coffee, light sweetness. Taste is similar, nice roasted flavors, some burnt aroma, some coffee. Bitter finish with a light burnt aftertaste, not very elegant. Light body, too watery, a bit too carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cantabrian (990) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 13, 2016
Quite disappointed, considering on the hype to the moment I finally tried this historical one. Nice dark brown colour, not too dense, with a loose beige head. Lovely aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate and tart berries. The flavour is less fruity, more dry, bitter, but what really puts me off is the incredible watery palate. That deserves a "1".

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Franckg (1179) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2016
Bouteille avec un BB de 03/2017, semble avoir été embouteillée en 2015 (mars sûrement) donc vieillie 14 mois. Robe noire surmontée d’un gigantesque col de mousse beige onctueux qui ne cesse de grossir. Après un repos de 5 min, celui-ci se calme et laisse une épaisse dentelle. Arômes de malt grillé, eau citronnée, houblon gazonné, jus d’orange congelé trop dilué, un brin chocolaté. C’est très moyen, ça semble fade. En bouche, les craintes se réalisent. C’est effectivement fade. C’est surtout le mélange citron-orange-gazon qui domine (pour un stout, c’est spécial), un peu de malt et noisettes grillés, café, chocolat, terre. Finale brève et aqueuse. Texture légère et minérale, corps mince. Trop facile à boire pour un stout qui semblait à première vue être onctueuse. Grosse déception.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnstledger8 (742) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle. Pitch black with with a lasting foamy light beige head. Aroma is roasted, coffee, nuts, caramel, dark fruits. Taste is of figs, blackcurrant, nuts, hint of spice, coffee. Light oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
peponi (1466) - Hannover, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2016
Aroma: roasted malts and caramel, ashy. Appearance: deep brown color and beige head. Taste: low bitterness, ashy, roasted caramel, clear profile, dry. Palate: low body and medium carbonation, ashy finish. Overall: It tastes like a schwarzbier, so something went wrong.

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