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Tallgrass Zombie Monkie - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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89
very good

182 Ratings
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 17
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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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Ohiovania

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

10-17-2013 03:23:40 | More by Ohiovania
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FortKnox15

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-16-2013 15:55:17 | More by FortKnox15
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%

Appearance: First off, cool can design. The black parts of the can are actually textured. Anyway, on to the beer. Pitch black in color with a silky tan head. Good lacing.

Aroma: Bittersweet coffee, chocolate, and charred malt. A touch of cream as well.

Taste: Starts with a smooth dark malt and cream mix that is bordered by a light earthy hop character. The hop bitterness goes from light to moderate about halfway through and the finish releases a great creamy/toasty malt flavor onto the palate. Aftertaste of lingering bitterness and dark malt. Quite robust at 6.2% ABV.

Mouthfeel: Hovering around medium in body, maybe a bit above. Above average carbonation does a good job of lightening things up. Good drinkability.

Final Thoughts: Tallgrass delivers another tasty brew with their Zombie Monkie robust porter. Among the common styles, my familiarity with porters is near the bottom of the list but it didn't stop me from fulling enjoying this one. The hop bitterness and sometimes harsh dark malt flavors are restrained without being dull. Would I drink it again? Yes.

10-16-2013 03:26:55 | More by JamesMN
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

10-14-2013 19:54:08 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-14-2013 18:51:33 | More by djrn2
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Hopstout

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-14-2013 01:39:37 | More by Hopstout
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pirmannt1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

10-13-2013 23:18:53 | More by pirmannt1
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robwestcott

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

10-13-2013 13:19:40 | More by robwestcott
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-13-2013 06:17:45 | More by MN_Beerticker
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-13-2013 02:08:30 | More by bpfrush
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-12-2013 14:56:16 | More by OregonGrown7
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-12-2013 04:38:56 | More by bigbeers84
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

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
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zeff80

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-10-2013 02:55:34 | More by zeff80
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egrace84

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-10-2013 02:09:34 | More by egrace84
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CTJman

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-09-2013 23:55:21 | More by CTJman
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maDUECEgunner

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-09-2013 19:37:08 | More by maDUECEgunner
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bsp77

Minnesota

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
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danflath

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

10-09-2013 02:01:37 | More by danflath
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Kittiwakedave

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

10-08-2013 01:03:29 | More by Kittiwakedave
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

10-06-2013 18:22:52 | More by fuzzcherry
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Herky21

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

10-06-2013 18:12:43 | More by Herky21
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-05-2013 21:35:26 | More by plumcrazyfx
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morimech

Minnesota

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
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craigmj7

Kansas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-05-2013 14:45:30 | More by craigmj7
Tallgrass Zombie Monkie from Tallgrass Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.