Monkey Face Porter - Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.35/5 rDev +23.6%
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.
03-12-2014 02:59:33 | More by Hoptometrist
3.7/5 rDev +5.1%
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.
03-01-2014 04:31:38 | More by constantine_272
3.49/5 rDev -0.9%
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
05-14-2013 00:26:13 | More by lighthabit
3.4/5 rDev -3.4%
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.
12-02-2011 22:01:24 | More by Scotchboy
3.68/5 rDev +4.5%
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.
10-29-2011 16:06:41 | More by rye726
3.45/5 rDev -2%
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'...
10-04-2011 03:27:30 | More by jdense
Monkey Face Porter from Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.