Monon Porter | Broad Ripple Brew Pub

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
18 Ratings

Brewed by:
Broad Ripple Brew Pub
Indiana, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by JamesS on 10-09-2007

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of neckbracesub
3.49/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kirkse
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shirtless_mike
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of danielocean03
3.72/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from half-gallon growler, into a pint glass. Appearance is opaque deep dark brown with lighter brown semi-translucent edges, practically no head to speak of, rough pour hardly stirred up more than a half finger of fizzy light beige foam that quickly disappeared, leaves no lacing on the glass. Aroma is mainly roasted malt and coffee, undertones of chocolate. Taste is also roasty maltiness up front, then to espresso-dark coffee flavors, finishes with a slightly dry coffee/chocolate aftertaste. Mouthfeel is silky smooth, lowest levels of carbonation for any carbonated beverage, slides on the tongue. Drinkability is great, smooth and well-balanced, simple porter. Would purchase again.

 696 characters

Photo of psmith161
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thedrewski86
3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at Broad Ripple. Not much head but I think this was simply because the waitress filled it almost to the brim. There was a little bit of lacing. Dark brown color with red highlights, very noticeable roasted malt and coffee. Taste is fortunately not as malty as the smell with a pleasant hoppy feel to it. There's also some coffee in the taste with chocolate undertones. Very pleasant to say the least.

 416 characters

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of robwestcott
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Florida9
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of zachpaschal
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olafphysics
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of MSandahl23
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of JamesS
4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Not a bad porter, but not great. It had a nice dark color to it with all right lacing. Good scent, a nice dark aroma with very strong coffee hints. Unfortunately, the strong coffee hints went over into the taste as well, and were overpowering to the point of taking over everything else. It goes down fine, but is not the best porter out there.

EDIT -- so much better! A very rich and smooth cask porter with great roasted grains, and the coffee flavors/scents were much lower and better. Fantastic!

 500 characters

Photo of 908carson
4.77/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The Monon Porter (when offered from a cask) is the height of porter excellence. It is beautiful in appearance and smells of rich coffee and bittersweet chocolate. In taste, the carbonation is superfine and exceptionally drinkable. When the BRBP is not offering anything new or unusual, I default to this brew. It is sometimes offered on regular tap or in a cask, but I think most usuals would agree that the cask is the preferred method of dispensation.
If it's in a cask, get it! If it's served from the regular tap, check their cask brews.... If they don't tickle your fancy, still order the Monon Porter. It is truly delicious!

 630 characters

Photo of denimdemon
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Monon Porter from Broad Ripple Brew Pub
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 18 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.