Tallgrass Zombie Monkie - Tallgrass Brewing Company
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4.01/5 rDev +1%
Love the tactical grip can, Artwork is pretty cool too...
Pours an effervescent mahogany with 3 finger of mocha colored head. Nice lacing & good head retention
S: Mocha & coffee notes
T: Coffee, a touch of mocha, a touch lactic sourness is there too up front. Roastynesss, & more coffee as this warms, just modicum of caramel as well, dryness too. Finishes roasty, with cocoa sweetness, some drynesss
MF: Medium bodied, fairly firm carbonation
Easy to drink, really scratches the coffee beer itch, no FBS, but a very suitable substitute. I hope this stays in the permanent rotation
12-01-2013 22:56:14 | More by russpowell
3.86/5 rDev -2.8%
Can received in trade from RobertDale thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a solid dark brown color with the faintest of garnet at the edges and a huge frothy tan head that persists forever and leaves stickies everywhere. Aromas of cocoa and bakers chocolate with a sharp almost tart fruity bite to it. Citrus and earthy hop aromas are plentiful. The flavor is rich chocolate with hints of caramel and butterscotch. Earthy citrus mixes with hints of plums and a touch of mineral water. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Nice porter, but I would have liked a bit less fruit and a bit more creaminess.
02-07-2014 02:05:02 | More by johnnnniee
3.91/5 rDev -1.5%
One of the cooler looking cans complete with tactical grip, that I have seen. Pours dark brown with over two fingers of head that had great retention before settling to a thick cap. Heavy lacing is left down the glass.
Very good malty aroma. Hints of grain, chocolate, roast which is not really porter like, and some citrus hops.
It is a robust porter with a full palate of malt flavor. Mostly chocolate malt with compliments of roasted malt. Hops do not play a big part in the flavor but adds some citrus and bitterness. Has a larger ABV but there is no sign of it in the flavor. Finishes with a roasted bitterness.
Big body and nicely carbonated. A bigger porter.
A very good porter from Tallgrass. Comes with cool packaging and amusing marketing. But the important part is what is in the can, and it is good.
10-05-2013 19:29:19 | More by morimech
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
Tallgrass Zombie Monkie from Tallgrass Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.