Tallgrass Zombie Monkie - Tallgrass Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 182 | Reviews: 22 | Display Reviews Only:
4.41/5 rDev +11.1%
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.
10-30-2013 07:06:17 | More by MattyG85
4.29/5 rDev +8.1%
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.
10-09-2013 04:31:52 | More by bsp77
4.28/5 rDev +7.8%
Poured into a shaker pint glass.
The brew is a solid coffee black with a mocha colored head that's slow to recede. Nice foamy lines of lacing stick around.
The aroma is thick in roasted malts, roasted coffee, and a sweet milk chocolate in the end. All the dark arts are at work.
The taste is much like the aroma, only better! The smooth, creamy milk chocolate notes finish this off well.
The mouthfeel is nice and creamy, very impressive.
Overall, one of Tallgrass Brewing's finest moments.
10-10-2013 16:51:17 | More by JuicesFlowing
4.26/5 rDev +7.3%
poured 16oz can into Duvel tulip. The can has a textured feel to it.
A - A beautiful obsidian color with a massive 3 finger Swiss cocoa colored head. Retention is fantastic and there is thick lacing all over the glass. A perfect appearance in my book.
S - I pick up the roasted malts with a nice milk chocolate and French vanilla coffee aroma. The cola scent I usually find in Porters is muted.
T - Oh man is this tasty. I get a Swiss cocoa mixed with delicious French vanilla coffee. Again, I am used to a cola flavor, but it is very faint. The roasted malts that were used in this are incredible.
M - Very rich, creamy, smooth and medium bodied with terrific carbonation. Easy drinking and hard to put down!
O - A damn nice Porter that took my by surprise. Well done Tallgrass, bravo!
11-19-2013 00:51:34 | More by Ri0
4.26/5 rDev +7.3%
This pours a very dark brown color with a slight brown head. The aroma is mild with lots of robust malts and hints of coffee. The taste is smooth and flavorful with lots of coffee/toffee taste. This is a pretty decent tasting brew for a porter which in this case ends up drinking more like a light coffee stout. A very well-made seasonal!
10-02-2013 02:11:32 | More by Lemke10
Tallgrass Zombie Monkie from Tallgrass Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.