Tallgrass Zombie Monkie Robust Porter | Tallgrass Brewing Company

Tallgrass Zombie Monkie Robust PorterTallgrass Zombie Monkie Robust Porter
603 Ratings
Tallgrass Zombie Monkie Robust PorterTallgrass Zombie Monkie Robust Porter

Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company
Kansas, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Lemke10 on 10-02-2013

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Photo of VoodooBear
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 1 pint can, served in a Samuel Adams pint glass.

Appearance: It's pure black, no light shines through. It develops a tan colored, two finger head and leaves no lacing.

Smell: It smells mainly of dark roasted malt with some notes of fresh ground coffee.

Taste: It tastes great! There's notes of dark chocolate, dark roast coffee and the right amount of malt sweetness to tie it all together.

Mouthfeel: It's smooth, creamy and medium bodied; albeit a bit on the light side.

Overall: A good beer, but there's nothing groundbreaking or exceptional about it. Fans of the style will appreciate it but it doesn't have much to offer beyond that.

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Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wolfpack_lamb
4.41/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer has a nice pour with a decent amount of head. The smell is good but not overwhelming. It tastes smooth with a hint of chocolate but not overly sweet like some chocolate porters. If you like porters you should definitely give this one a try.

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Photo of Euphoria69
3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dmorgan310
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of barnzy78
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, drink by 08/19/17
A - cola colored ale with a frothy tan head
S - brown sugar, caramel, toffee, herbal hops, chocolate
T - notes of chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar, toffee, and caramel along with herbal, earthy hops
M - medium body, very creamy, finishes modestly bitter
O - good porter here. I couldn't help but reminisce about Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat while drinking this. There are some similarities between the two - maybe it's the house ale yeast. Either way, I would drink this again, but probably wouldn't seek it out or go oit of my way to find it.

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Photo of kkazemi
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puck1225
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Very dark brown with a nice beige head and good lacing. Smells of dark toast. The taste starts with a slightly sweet cherry, toasted malt and caramel and end with a bit of bitter dark chocolate. A really nice Porter!

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Photo of Raime
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bushwack
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Dms844
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours near black. Thick, short, light brown head that lasts a while fading to a ring.

Smells roasted malt, light dark chocolate and dark fruit.

Tastes roasted, Caramel malt, lightly dark chocolate and fruit. Followed by a touch of coffee and roast. finish is dry with a light earthy bitterness. Lighter medium body and fizzy medium carbonation.

I don't know where robust Porter comes from. This is a very average Porter.

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Photo of basaywhat
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can. Pours dark mahogany with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and dark chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate and roasted malt. Pretty good porter.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Danielr26
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Noncorporeal
4.54/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kuges
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A look that beckons towards a darker porter and a more intense beer. The body looks fine, almost a solid black, and the head is an off-white which lingers more than the average beer I'd reckon.

That being said the smell and taste beckon towards something more tropical. Light bready malts as well as some dark fruit and a hint of some serious hop bitterness on the smell.

The taste indicates more of the same, following the bready, dark fruit characteristics initially detected. Confusing beer given that it is dark like a robust porter but unafraid to give off those fruity characteristics more reminiscient of a dark, dark lambic or even some sort of strange IPA.

This is probably the least malty dark porter I've ever encountered, relying on hops bitterness and the sour smell to make it through. Cheers! I personally always enjoy something different even if it's not perfect.

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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TurboBrew
2.51/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mcrawford
3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CPAles
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutHunter
3.51/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a can of Tallgrass's Zombie Monkie Robust Porter last week for $1.69 at The Lager Mill. I've been wanting to try this beer for a while now and not that Tallgrass just started showing up in Michigan I thought I would finally give this beer a try, so lets see how it goes. 2017 Vintage. Poured from a 12oz can into a Imperial pint glass.

A- The can looks good, it goes well with the name and it's pretty eye catching. It poured a dark black color that didn't let any light come through and it had a finger and half worth of pretty creamy and slightly bubbly tan head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some nice rings of patchy lacing behind. This is a good looking Porter, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the roasted malts being the first to show up and they impart a roasted malt, chocolate, light coffee, dark malt and sweet malt like aromas that are a little creamy and it goes into a fruit aromas with some mixed dark fruits coming through. Towards the end there;s a little more fruitiness and sweetness. This beer has a nice aroma, but It's a little more fruity than I was expecting for the style.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the malts still being the first to show up and they impart all the same aspects that they did in the aroma and they show up just as much. Up next comes a little bit of doughy yeast that leads into the fruitiness which shows up a little more than it did in the aroma and it just imparts a somewhat lighter generic fruity flavor. On the finish there's a little bit of hops with a slightly lower amount of medium bitterness and it had a roasted malt, slightly hoppy and slightly fruity aftertaste. This is a nice tasting Porter, but I was expecting it to be a little more robust.

M- Fairly smooth, pretty crisp, a little prickly, on the thicker side of being medium bodied with a higher amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is decent, but i think it's too prickly and over carbonated for a Porter.

Overall I thought this was a nice beer and it's a solid example of the style, it was pretty true to style for a porter, but it really didn't strike as a robust one like the name implies, it's not nearly as robust as founders or bells versions of the style. This beer had ok drinkability, one is enough for me, anymore than that and the carbonation would start to wear on me. What I like the most about this beer is the appearance, it's a good looking Porter. What I like the least about this beer was the fruity aspects and the higher carbonation, both of those could use some work. I don't think I would buy this one again, but I wouldn't turn one down and I would recommend it to someone who wanted a more balanced porter that's a little more complex than most. All in all I didn't mind this beer, but I didn't think it really delivered on the robust aspect like the name implies. It made for a decent first impression for this brewery and I'm interested to see what else they working with. Solid job guys, but with a little more work this could be a better beer.

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Photo of porters4life
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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