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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Conduplico Immundus Monachus, an imperial version of Dirty Monk marked the beginning of what we have come to call our ďAtypical Series,Ē a series a beers that will be wholly unique, but still incredibly delicious.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Itzjerm (998) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 9, 2012
Really not impressed with this one. Sweet dark belgian candy and alchol overpowers everything. From a bottle. Smell is musty. Flavor makes this a miserable beer. Try again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2012
750ml bottle from JCB, thanks Jason! Pours a very deep brown, ruby tinted, mostly black colored body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is big raisin dark fruits with a nice chocolate and molasses malt sweetness. Belgian yeast, roast, and just a touch of licorice. Flavor is big raisin dark fruits up front with a touch of tartness and sweeter Belgian yeast. Molasses and cocoas come in during the middle as well as the roast before this finishes pretty dry from the roast and yeast with lots of fruit. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium-thin body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, an interesting beer. The fruit sweetness was a bit too much for me, but the molasses, cocoa, and roasts that came on towards the finish kept this enjoyable and drinkable. No hint of the alcohol and a somewhat thinner feeling body. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
branlovesbeer (11) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2012
I tried this from a growler. I live in Greenville, SC so it was fresh from the brewery that morning at the local Beer and Wine growler fill location. The brewery is right up the road from my house. Appearance: It was nearly black. Lots of carbonation. But the head was thin and dissipated fairly quickly which was expected with the 10% ABV that this beer has. It was a beautiful beer to look at. Smell: At the front were strong chocolate notes. Tobacco notes, medium Belgiany aroma. Some prune and date aroma. Hop presence was mild. There was a hint of some mild bitterness. Definitely nothing like the supposed younger brother of the "Dirty Monk" whoís flavor and aroma would be comparable to a medium to strong dark IPA and also one of my favorite beers ever. Taste: First impression was champagne. The effervescence was the first thing I noticed. It strongly tickled my tongue. The sweetness was the 2nd thing I noticed. This is very similar in sweetness to Stoneís Barley Wine. Again, nothing like "Dirty Monk." My feeling is that it is way too sweet. Itís sweet but dry. The Belgiany flavor definitely comes across. The alcohol is not prevalent in the taste but certainly warms as it goes down. The chocolate flavor tastes almost like real chocolate, but the sweetness was also as strong. Mouthfeel: It was actually a fairly thin mouthfeel. I think the effervescence was at fault here. I was expecting this to have a chewier mouthfeel but it seemed very thin. Verdict: After looking at it and smelling this beer, I was expecting a much more appetizing beer. I have been licking my chops trying to find an affordable bottle of this beer, and finally I found the 64oz growler fill for $9 bucks. I was not ready for a barley wine. It is not advertised as a barley wine, but that is certainly what it tastes like. Every barley wine Iíve ever tasted, this is definitely a relative of of that style. I find that it is no way related to the "Dirty Monk" except for having Belgian in the name of the style. If youíre looking for a barley wine, then this would be a good choice for you. But if youíre looking for a higher ABV of the "Dirty Monk" then you will be sorely disappointed. Overall, itís an okay beer. But itís taking me a while to drink this. I can usually get through a growler on my own in a couple days drinking a 12ozer, or more, at a time, no matter the abv. Iíve had high ABV imperial IPAís and polished off a growler in one sitting, but Iím drinking this 6oz at a time because thatís about all I can handle of it. But in the spirit of full disclosure, I like hoppy beers and bitter wines. Iím not a fan of sweet beers or sweet wines. But I think what turns me off the most with this beer is that it is billed as higher ABV of "Dirty Monk" and it ended up being the farthest thing from it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (8092) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2012
Some oxidized flavour, no carbonation. Very brown, mollasses with yeast, and towards the end of the bottle tart and hoppy. Rather a cross style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (2910) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Pours cola brown color with tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate and dark fruits. Sweet dark fruits and roasted malt flavors with some milk chocolate. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11001) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2012
@GABF-on tap-pours black with a tan head. Aroma is sweet roasty dark malt. Taste is sweet roasty dark malt-chocolate, 2nd earthy/spice hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Conduplico Im Munda Monachus
Date: August 26, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewery
Appearance: clear dark brown, fine tan head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma with a nice fruity character
Flavor: rich malt flavor, fruity esters, rich chocolate

Name: Conduplico Im Munda Monachus
Date: May 08, 2011
Mode: draft
Source: tmac kennesaw
Appearance: opaque dark brown, creamy tan head, heavy drippy lace
Aroma: dry chocolate aroma, hint of fruity esters, touch of spicy phenols
Body: rich creamy body
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of roasted, light fruity esters, nice spicy phenolic edge

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sepia5 (236) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Pours almost black with a minimal tan head. Nose is lots of dark fruits, and that is what comes through in the flavor profile, along with some booze and roasted flavors. This had about a year of age on it and drank pretty well. Itís almost more like a quad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1204) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2011
750 ml caged and corked bottle, $12.99. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown with about an inch tan head that stayed around for a little while. Thereís also a decent amount of lacing left on the glass. The brew smells like dark fruit, roasted malt, anise, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, molasses and a bit of spice. The taste is similar to the aroma, but thereís the addition of some tangy fruit and brandy flavors. Itís a unique tasting brew, but I like it a lot. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, itís a bit creamy and coating, and also has moderate carbonation. I think itís a good Belgian style imperial porter. Definitely worth a try!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3188) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Richmond 16th. Black, brown at edges. Chocolate and spice aroma. Refreshing chocolate flavor, with a pleasant light spiciness, almost like coriander. Very good fusion of chocolaty porter notes and Belgian notes. Really liked this one.

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