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
Monkey Face Porter from Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.