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Monkey Face Porter - Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.

Monkey Face PorterMonkey Face Porter

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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 16.86%


Brewed by:
Cascade Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"This is a medium bodied robust style porter with significant roast character from chocolate and black malts. This beer finished extremely dry with a hint of the Willamette Hops used to create this perfectly balanced porter. Monkey Face Porter is perfect after a long day at the mountain or on the river!"


Grains: 2-Row, Chocolate, Crystal
Hops: Willamette
Original Gravity: 1.052
Final Gravity: 1.014
I.B.U.'s: 34
Alcohol: 5.0

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-28-2002)
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Ratings: 54 | Reviews: 37 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by jtfest:
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jtfest

Oregon

3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured dark brown with a moderate but diminishing brown head. The aroma was of smoke and wood, with hints of dying campfire embers. The mouthfeel was thin and somewhat syrupy -- oddly coating the roof of my mouth without lingering on my tongue. It tasted of maple, slightly sweet, but rather under-powering, with little or no aftertaste. Once I swallowed, it was gone. Good, but -- where'd it go? It makes it easy drinking, but for a porter it left me unsatisfied.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2004 05:35:57 | More by jtfest
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Kyroqz

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

03-15-2014 18:07:25 | More by Kyroqz
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Hoptometrist

Oregon

4.35/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a nonic glass.

A- Poured a dark brown with reddish hues, off-white creamy head that stuck around, and left glass coating lace.

S- Big roasted coffee and malt notes, some cocoa.

T- Big roasted coffee and malt, lots of cocoa, nutty, bready, brown sugar, and some cola notes.

M- Incredibly creamy, smooth, soft carbonation, dry, and medium bodied. Perfect mouthfeel for a porter and a little creamier than I expect for the style.

O- This is a great porter with complexity, balance, and a great mouthfeel.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2014 02:59:33 | More by Hoptometrist
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constantine_272

Oregon

3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Exceptionally dark. Slightly cloudy. A hint of dark brown, but mostly black. Whitish cream colored foam that mostly dissipated. Left a sticky mess on the sidewalls.

S: Sweetness, malt, dark caramel, toasted chestnuts and charred oak and vanilla.

T: Roasted grain and coffee is obvious. Toasted oak is very straightforward also. Vanilla and caramel throughout. Slightly sweet with a minor bit of coconut, but finishes with some crispness but the sweetness prevails. I appreciate how the char flavor is not overpowering.

M: Medium body, not thin and not overly heavy. Medium dryness but leaves a little bit of residual sweetness as an aftertaste.

O: Overall, a solid porter. The minor coconut flavor isn't exactly my favorite beer not, but its my only real complaint about it.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 04:31:38 | More by constantine_272
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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Oregon

3.49/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had at f/stop, pours dark coffee brown lacing is good, smell is a bit absent, but has a toasty flavor that , thought not as sweet as I usually like, is a nice way to end the work day. Does coffee flavor a solid. Carbonation is just about right, makes its presence known without getting in the way. Tastes like it's gonna finish dry but doesn't. A bit thin, but I like 'em thick, so I'll give it a B on that. Not a bad intro to this brewery

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2013 00:26:13 | More by lighthabit
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New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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Oregon

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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1/5  rDev -71.4%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.3%

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shelby415

Oregon

3/5  rDev -14.3%

02-12-2012 08:21:54 | More by shelby415
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whartontallboy

New York

3/5  rDev -14.3%

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laymansbeerfan

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -14.3%

01-09-2012 21:28:15 | More by laymansbeerfan
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Scotchboy

Idaho

3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes.

Monkey Face Porter poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A: Weak pour on my part produces very little tan head...I won't hold it against this beer as it pours an otherwise attractive, thin black color with ruby highlights.

S: Surprised, a pleasant robust smell; roasted malt and plenty of coffee notes. Some hints of caramel and licorice sweetness behind that. Smoke too? Maybe.

T: A bit thin, nice coffee flavors upfront with roast bitterness, hints of a dark fruit sweetness...flavors wash away quickly but there is a good coffee/hop bitterness on the finish with decent dryness.

MF: Pretty light-to-medium, medium carbonation levels and the aforementioned dryness.

O: An easy drinker and a pleasant surprise. In my opinion this is nearly as good a porter as Anchor's offering, which is probably akin to blasphemy on this site.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2011 22:01:24 | More by Scotchboy
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rye726

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass at cellar temp. A near black, dark brown with a silky espresso head. Nose has a good amount of chocolate along with some dark malts and nice mellow hops. Taste is well balanced. Goof beer to wash down a burger I guess. Medium body is well carbonated and drinks nicely.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 16:06:41 | More by rye726
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jdense

Oregon

3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at EOU Faculty Lounge 10.3.11 $ 4 in slightly chilled shaker pint glass.

Dark brown almost black opaque body no visible carbonation under one finger light brown head fairly slow dissipation. Significant chocolate presence in the nose, not overpowering or assertive, grassy malts. Taste mirrors nose, chocolate up front but not very deep, watery in the middle with a bit of roast, minimal hops on back end. Mouthfeel is once again watery light, not much effervescence, fairly dry finish. Wanted to shake up my palate after go-to in La Grande beer (not made in Baker City :-) ), I won't be having this again anytime soon. Wish I'd have waited to get home and have that bottle of Velvet Merlin I've stashed to toast Matt B. IMO not even the best Porter in Bend. Sorry, just sayin'...

Serving type: on-tap

10-04-2011 03:27:30 | More by jdense
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beertunes

Washington

3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I found this recently as I was digging through some old boxes. I think I got it from Chumba526 over a year ago, thanks Tyler. If someone else sent this one to me, Thank you!

Poured into straight pint glass. Poured pretty much solid black, none of the translucence that I look for, with just the thinnest ring of white head that had no retention and left some light lacing.

The aroma was was nicely bold, solid roast and, somewhat surprisingly, a solid chocolate presence. There was some nice providing a solid foundation. The flavors were the same, with the grain and roast being dominant and the chocolate having a background note.

The body was much thinner than I look for in the style. But, that thinness improved drinkability. This bottle went down quickly and I was left wanting another. Overall, a very nice brew that's probably worth some effort to try.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 02:04:25 | More by beertunes
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Monkey Face Porter from Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.