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Monkey Face Porter - Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.

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Monkey Face PorterMonkey Face Porter

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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 16.48%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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

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4.35/5  rDev +23.6%
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.

Hoptometrist, Mar 12, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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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

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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.

Scotchboy, Dec 02, 2011
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Monkey Face Porter from Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.