Tallgrass Zombie Monkie Robust Porter | Tallgrass Brewing Company

Tallgrass Zombie Monkie Robust PorterTallgrass Zombie Monkie Robust Porter
BA SCORE
79.8%
Liked This Beer
3.93 w/ 603 ratings
Tallgrass Zombie Monkie Robust PorterTallgrass Zombie Monkie Robust Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company
Kansas, United States
tallgrassbeer.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Lemke10 on 10-02-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,757
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
603
Liked:
481
Avg:
3.93/5
pDev:
9.41%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
144
Trade:
2
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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

not enough good porters out there lately, so this was a nice one to come across. maybe not quite as robust and intense as some of the most gnarly ones out there, but there is a lot of flavor to this, and its one of the better tallgrass beers i have had lately. i feel like these guys are at their best when they leave out the goofy ingredients and gimmicks and just make beer. this has a deep dark chocolate flavor to it with the bitterness of strong drip coffee, lots of dark roast, heavy on the dark barley and leaving out some of the sweet middle a lot of these have, less of the crystal malts there. slight dried fruit sweetness here, raisin or prune, but its quickly turned back bitter again by the dark malt an the prominent dark chocolate, pushing harshly bitter in the finish, but there is enough of a big smooth body to sort of mellow that out with texture, and it lingers long without being sweet, perfect for the chilly evenings that have just began again. nice use of the dark malts here and even the unmalted black barley. this is well made beer without all the frills of a lot of their stuff. excellent this time of year.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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

Photo of brentk56
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: A nice bubble show progresses from the pour, resulting in a three inch thick beige head; the liquid beneath is fudge brown and the foam leaves a few shards of lacing; nice retention

Smell: Chocolate and butterscotch, with hints of roast and citrus

Taste: Chocolate forward, with roast and citrusy hops building; there is a hint of butterscotch underneath, but it is not as pronounced as it was in the aroma; the finish is highly influenced by the hops

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A pretty nice porter; like the impact of the hops here but would prefer to see more complexity in the malt flavors

Thanks, jmueller216, for the opportunity

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3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into pint glass, best before 12/11/2015. Pours nearly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toast, toffee, dark bread, lemon/orange citrus, floral, light smoke/coffee, and roast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate citrus/floral hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toast, toffee, dark bread, lemon/orange citrus, floral, light smoke/coffee, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate floral/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, toffee, dark bread, light smoke/coffee, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate citrus/floral hop flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice robust porter style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate citrus/floral hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Sigler's in Tennessee.
Excellent looking with a black body and a fine tan head. Nice lacing.
Light aroma. Mildly bitter by the finish. Lots of dark roasted grain flavor. Smoky but not overly burnt. Very smooth full body. Near medium carbonation.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Love the tactical grip can, Artwork is pretty cool too...

Pours an effervescent mahogany with 3 finger of mocha colored head. Nice lacing & good head retention

S: Mocha & coffee notes

T: Coffee, a touch of mocha, a touch lactic sourness is there too up front. Roastynesss, & more coffee as this warms, just modicum of caramel as well, dryness too. Finishes roasty, with cocoa sweetness, some drynesss

MF: Medium bodied, fairly firm carbonation

Easy to drink, really scratches the coffee beer itch, no FBS, but a very suitable substitute. I hope this stays in the permanent rotation

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.41/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I think that this Zombie followed me home from Chicago and then hid in the Tallgrass until it was ready to pounce like a Monkie! CAN you believe it?!?

From the CAN: "Post-Apocalyptic Porter"; "Tactical Grip CAN to Prevent Slippage While Fleeing"; "A relentlessly tasty beer inspired by approximately true events."

I got that CAN in a Tactical Grip & performed one of the loudest Crack!s ever. The Monkie sat there, glaring at me, daring me to start a Glug as I weighed my options. I was already CANmitted, having opened the vent and if I hesitated much longer, there was a possibility that he may pounce on his own. Once in the glass, his head rose up to a full finger of dense, deep-tan/light-brown head that I had to cudgel before it fell back to wisps. Color was Very Dark Brown to Black/Opaque (SRM = > 34, < 44) with NE-quality clarity & ruby highlights. Nose was very roasty, very smoky, like a combination of rich (robust) coffee and dark chocolate. Had the Monkie been in a fire at some point? He smelled like it! I took a deep draught and once in my mouth, he reared up to become really big, grabbing & clawing at my poor. bruised tongue like a possessed demon. His smoky, chocolaty flavor filled my sinus cavity. It tasted like a piece of liquefied dark chocolate! Finish was dry, more towards bitter, without any sweetness to get in its way. I really enjoyed my encounter with this Monkie & if it is true that he has been disCANtinued/retired, then I will mourn his second passing.

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3.85/5  rDev -2%

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Tallgrass Zombie Monkie Robust Porter from Tallgrass Brewing Company
Beer rating: 79.8% out of 100 with 603 ratings
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