Santa's Pet Monkey - Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery
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Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
3.61/5 rDev -9.5%
Near black in the tall tulip with a thin cap of foam. A drier style of what I would call a Double Porter. Big coffee flavor though I can't tell if it's an addition or some malt artifact.
Seriously charred grainy flavors. A touch of malt and a winey taste. More bitter than a lot of porters. The creamy carbonation lasts to the bottom of the glass. Sharp and tangy with a big alcohol presence.
A more austere type of dark brew but big and tasty. Some burnt toast and malty rich flavors round out the mix. On tap at Local Habit.
12-24-2013 06:35:18 | More by mactrail
4.05/5 rDev +1.5%
On tap at Monkey Paw. Described as an Imperial Chocolate Porter aged on cocoa nibs and vanilla beans.
A: A dark brown bordering on black with a finger of light brown froth that lingers and eventually settles to a thin collar.
S: Decadent fudge and dark chocolate with accompanying vanilla (light) and earth. Roasted grains meet a faint dark fruit presence
T: Rich cocoa and dark chocolate with lighter notes of vanilla. Faintly earthy, with roasted grains and a lower bitterness. The cocoa is very nice but the vanilla is just a little too mellow to push it above a 4.0 for flavor.
M: Lower full body with lower medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is sticky and just a touch thin.
Overall: Another nice beer from Monkey Paw. A thicker mouthfeel and an increase in the vanilla presence would make this outstanding.
12-13-2011 00:55:11 | More by HopHead84
Santa's Pet Monkey from Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.