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Santa's Pet Monkey - Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery

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9 Ratings
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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 8.77%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 12-13-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

mrelizabeth, Feb 09, 2012
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

mactrail, Dec 24, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12/12/2011

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.

HopHead84, Dec 13, 2011
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Santa's Pet Monkey from Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.