Sweet Potato Porter | The Monk Brewery & Kitchen

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Brewed by:
The Monk Brewery & Kitchen

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 08-07-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 4
Photo of dgilks
3.41/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown colour with small, off-white head.

Light roast and coffee aroma. SOme earthiness and sweetness. Slightly tart.

As in the aroma. Sweet, lightly tart and a touch of spice. Okay.

Medium-light body and moderate carbonation.

A decent beer but it lacks depth and any significant interest.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.62/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark-brown portery colour overall with a slight red tinge. Head is foamy, cream-coloured and decent. Bit pale for a porter maybe, but decent.

Sweet nose, hints of pie spice - cinnamon, nutmeg and some dry malt notes. Not bad at all, maybe a touch sweeter than a pumpkin ale.

Malty and spicy palate, but a little thinner and maybe tasting a bit watered-down. Sweet spice seems to be swimming about a bit in a palate that needs more substance. Still nice anise, cinnamon notes. Pretty decent but quite obviously thin.

Not a bad texture, albeit a bit thin and watery.

Decent brew overall; certainly a noble effort at an unusual concept. Sweet potato as a substitute in some pumpkin brews could be way too sweet for me, but the porter balances it out quite nicely.

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Photo of dansmcd
3.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights under a creamy eggshell head and sheet lacing.

S - Not a huge nose. Some cinnamon and pepper, earthy malts, can't say I pick up any sweet potato though. Pleasant enough.

T - Follows the nose, in character and lack of in your face confidence. Light roasted malts, pumpkin, faint potato, bit of coffee and spice.

M - Needs a bigger body imo, a touch watery. Moderate carbonation.

O - Well done to the Monk boys for bringing us another interesting style that we don't see much of here in Oz.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.57/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at the GABS festival in Melbourne.

Pours a deep red-brown colour with surprising clarity. Head is a firm, full beige colour that leads solid lace above the solid body. Overall, it looks pretty decent.

Spicy and sweet on the nose, with cinnamon giving the spice, and bourbon vanilla providing a smooth sweetness. Slight hint of vegetation, but nothing approaching sweet potato proper. Not bad though, nice aromas.

Slight light fruity pumpkin or sweet potato on the front palate, with a spicy middle section that leads to a nice roasted character on the back. It's all very mild, and feels a little thin (the feel is far too light for what it is, and needs much more weight), but it's pleasant enough all up.

Decent brew. It's an interesting concept done pretty well.

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Sweet Potato Porter from The Monk Brewery & Kitchen
3.52 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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