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Monon Porter - Broad Ripple Brew Pub

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Monon Porter
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BA SCORE
89
very good

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Broad Ripple Brew Pub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JamesS on 10-09-2007)
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908carson

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The Monon Porter (when offered from a cask) is the height of porter excellence. It is beautiful in appearance and smells of rich coffee and bittersweet chocolate. In taste, the carbonation is superfine and exceptionally drinkable. When the BRBP is not offering anything new or unusual, I default to this brew. It is sometimes offered on regular tap or in a cask, but I think most usuals would agree that the cask is the preferred method of dispensation.
If it's in a cask, get it! If it's served from the regular tap, check their cask brews.... If they don't tickle your fancy, still order the Monon Porter. It is truly delicious!

Serving type: cask

03-12-2010 23:14:55 | More by 908carson
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thedrewski86

Indiana

3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at Broad Ripple. Not much head but I think this was simply because the waitress filled it almost to the brim. There was a little bit of lacing. Dark brown color with red highlights, very noticeable roasted malt and coffee. Taste is fortunately not as malty as the smell with a pleasant hoppy feel to it. There's also some coffee in the taste with chocolate undertones. Very pleasant to say the least.

Serving type: on-tap

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danielocean03

Indiana

3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from half-gallon growler, into a pint glass. Appearance is opaque deep dark brown with lighter brown semi-translucent edges, practically no head to speak of, rough pour hardly stirred up more than a half finger of fizzy light beige foam that quickly disappeared, leaves no lacing on the glass. Aroma is mainly roasted malt and coffee, undertones of chocolate. Taste is also roasty maltiness up front, then to espresso-dark coffee flavors, finishes with a slightly dry coffee/chocolate aftertaste. Mouthfeel is silky smooth, lowest levels of carbonation for any carbonated beverage, slides on the tongue. Drinkability is great, smooth and well-balanced, simple porter. Would purchase again.

Serving type: growler

12-01-2007 21:25:17 | More by danielocean03
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JamesS

Indiana

4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Not a bad porter, but not great. It had a nice dark color to it with all right lacing. Good scent, a nice dark aroma with very strong coffee hints. Unfortunately, the strong coffee hints went over into the taste as well, and were overpowering to the point of taking over everything else. It goes down fine, but is not the best porter out there.

EDIT -- so much better! A very rich and smooth cask porter with great roasted grains, and the coffee flavors/scents were much lower and better. Fantastic!

Serving type: cask

10-09-2007 14:32:39 | More by JamesS
Monon Porter from Broad Ripple Brew Pub
89 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.