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RATINGS: 63   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.

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   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erikh04 (115) - - MAY 24, 2014
Growler with Brian. Not a big fan. Does not even remotely taste like I expect a porter to. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 28, 2014

Bottle 750ml. corked @ [ Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting, Ulfborg ].

[ As Thomas Creek Conduplico Immundus Monachus ].
Clear dark brown color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly to fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, wood, moderate coffee, light burnt, light chocolate. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, dry, dusty, roasted, sweet roasted malt. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140301]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1359) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2014
Pours a dark brown pour, with a nice java head. Nose is chocolate , roasted coffee and fruity cherry spice. Taste is upfront alcohol, with earthy and woody notes, with fruity spicy notes as well. Finishes on some sweet fruity notes, have to nod to its "atypical" character. Quaff Score 7 / 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1316) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a light brown head and sweet aroma of fruits and chocolate. Taste is of fruits, chocolate, roasted malt, liquorice, and carmel with a bitter fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7251) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Jan at Craigs doing a Chris O tasting, Edingburgh (ta for the beer Jan) Friday 14th March Pours dark mahogany, if this is barrel aged (it appears to be but I maybe wrong) the aroma has picked up a lot from the barrel, there is chocolate, bit powdery its thick in mouth, oily texture, warming there is a slight nod towards Riga Black Balsam. Good. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13933) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2014
At home... Deep black.. Thin white lacing... Soft dark sweet chocolate roast... Dark meaty malts.. Little alcohol.. Dark malts... Tiny tartness in linger...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7915) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle at Fastelavn Smagning 2014 @ J&Cís beer palace, Jutland Saturday Session 2 - 01/03/14. Dark mahogony brown with a moderate tan swirl and edgework. Nose is lightly oxidises, tarte berry fruit, light cocoa, musty. Taste comprises dark toffee fudge, light must, earthy cocoa powder, tangy dark berries, lactic tang. Medium + bodiment, fine carbonation, drying close. Ok but seemed a little stale and perhaps a little too much lactic presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13108) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle, 75cl corked. A brown beer, almost clear, and with a dense, minimal sized beige head. Oxidised aroma with roasted malts, some berries and coffee. Full to medium body with a soft carbonation level. Roasted malts, coffee and some sweetish dried fruits in the flavor. Some sourish hints. Lasting finish with roasted malts and some bitterness. A bit unusual, but sure a nice one. 140301

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7203) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle 750ml @ fonefan
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol and caramel. Taste medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long roasted, chocolate and caramel finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
back (1295) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
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