Thursday, April 9, 2015

Tallgrass Zombie Monkey Review

Name: Tallgrass Zombie Monkey
Style: Porter
ABV: 6.2 %

First it was 400 Pound Monkey and now I've moved on to Zombie Monkey Porter from Tallgrass Brewing Company. You can't tell from the photo, the can itself has a raised surface but it is referred to as "Tactical Grip" on the bottom right hand corner of the can. It's made so that when the inevitable zombie apocalypse happens, I can grab the can and not have to worry about dropping it when I'm fleeing from hordes of the undead. It's good to plan ahead I suppose

Appearance - Pitch black color with a little visible carbonation on the sides. The head takes on fairly thin khaki-colored appearance with some pretty good lacing.

Aroma - On the front of the nose are some potent chocolate malt & roasted barley notes which are followed by a bit of dark fruitness and some light hoppiness. Fruitness aside, it smells like a fairly typical porter

Taste - The flavor is very roasty with some roasted barley notes followed by chocolate malts. The back end of the palate consists of coffee ground notes and bitter hops, which are most prevalent in the aftertaste.

Zombie Monkey is a good, albeit by-the-books, porter that doesn't do anything extraordinary. If you're looking for a good Porter, this'll do just fine but don't expect to be blown away.

Tallgrass Zombie Monkey - 8/10

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