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Tallgrass Zombie Monkie - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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89
very good

346 Ratings
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Ratings: 346
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 23
Gots: 51 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Lemke10 on 10-02-2013)
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Reviews by PieOhMy:
Photo of PieOhMy
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A. Black. Has a foamy tan head. Lace is thick. Nothing unusual.

S. Malty. Spice - clove, cinnamon, pepper. Sweet chocolate, for sure. Nice mixture of aromas.

T. Sweet. Vanilla bean. Espresso. Eastern spice. Nutmeg. A little smoke too it. Some grapey/citris tang. Coffee bitter in the end.

M. Quite full compared to most porters. Finishes smooth.

O. Wow! I was not expecting to like this as much as I did. This plays more like a sweet stout than a porter. I would take this anyday over Buffalo Sweat (which I really like). Well done Tallgrass.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of joemetric
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Zombie Monkie pours a deep, dark brown that lets almost zero light through. A dark tan head dissipates fairly fast and leaves a little spotty lacing.
The aroma is quite nice with dark chocolate, raisin and dark bread and, perhaps, just a hint of acidic citrus?
The taste is very good. Lots of bitter chocolate and a little roast coffee with underlying notes of raisin and prune. There is a nice bittering and drying finish as well as a little bit of acidity (from the hops?) that leaves a nice tingle on the tongue.
The mouthfeel is a little weak. It's medium and a little creamy but with a little more substance, this would be a world-class porter.
Overall, a really good beer that I'll buy again. I like the layers of flavor. And, what a great can!

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Dbrulet
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Torey
3.6/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of thaghost
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of bsp77
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from kickass can into imperial Pint. Tallgrass is really making some great looking cans and ridiculous stories to go with them. I love it.

Appearance: Extremely dark brown that appears black. Massive, creamy, light brown head that leaves some decent lacing behind.

Smell: Chocolate, roasted notes, light fruitiness, and some chalkiness.

Taste: Great roasted taste with chocolate, some coffee and smoke, and light fruity notes. The finish has some Pale Ale characteristics with light citrusy and floral notes. Not bitter at all, but definitely a unique finish for a Porter.

Feel: Medium body that is quite smooth and creamy. Light carbonation. Very nice dry finish.

Overall: Other than a unique finish, there is nothing over the top here; just an extremely well made Robust Porter. Another great new release from Tallgrass. 2013 has really been their year, with this, Wild Plum, and the sublime Ethos IPA.

Photo of Franziskaner
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark black in color with a quarter inch of khaki colored head. Brussels lacing. I smell sweet, dark malt and molasses. There is plenty of sweet,slightly smoky dark malt and a hint of molasses in the palate. The mouth is creamy and smooth.

Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of MattyG85
4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a cool looking 16 oz. can into a Surly tulip glass. Can says drink by 03/22/14.

Appearance: Pours a deep dark blackish brown with a slight hint of ruby. Moderate amount of bubbles and a solid three fingers of tan head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A nicely roasty, robust, and sweet dark malt driven aroma with a big scent of chocolate. Dark roasted barley malts with big upfront hints of sweet chocolate and cocoa nibs. Hints of coffee, cream, burnt toast, caramel, toffee, biscuit, lactose, grains, nuts, and a little smoke. Sweet hints of burnt brown sugar. Solid hop backing with earthy hints of grass and subtle hints of citrus orange, lemon, and grapefruit. A really good roasty aroma.

Taste: As robust and good as it smells, big dark roasted malts with lots of sweet chocolate notes. Big taste of dark roasted barley malts with good notes of dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, coffee beans, cream, lactose, burnt toast, caramel, toffee, grains, biscuit, nuts, and some smoked malt. Sweet notes of burnt brown sugar. A surprisingly strong hop presence for the style with notes of grass, pine, and subtle citrus notes of orange, grapefruit, and lemon. Hops provide a nice balancing bitterness. A very good porter taste.

Mouthfeel: Body is on the slightly higher end of medium. Carbonation is moderate. Very creamy, silky, roasty, and smooth.

Overall: A really outstanding take on a Porter. Great roasty chocolate and coffee flavors with a solid backing presence of hops. Almost more of a Stout than Porter.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Tallgrass Zombie Monkie from Tallgrass Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.