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Monkey Face Porter - Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.

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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-28-2002)
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Photo of flagmantho
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: deep, dark brown with some red highlights and what appears to be no haze to the body. Head pours a finger of frothy tan foam. I quite like it.

Smell: lightly roasty with a bit of chocolate, caramel and toffee aromas. It's not especially complex, but solid for a porter.

Taste: flavor is a little bit more like a brown ale, with some toastiness and subtler versions of the other elements in the aroma. Vegetal hops are present, along with a bit of astringency from the roasted malts. Not bad, but it doesn't blow me away.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a decent carbonation and a decent creaminess for the style.

Overall: this is an OK porter; I'd drink it as a house beer but I won't go out of my way to have it again.

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4.56/5  rDev +28.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.8/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.35/5  rDev +22.9%
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.

Photo of constantine_272
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
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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3.49/5  rDev -1.4%
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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Monkey Face Porter from Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.