Zombie Monkie

Kansas
United States
Zombie Monkie Robust Porter Tallgrass Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
87
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Zombie Monkie is a dark, rich porter, carefully brewed for the post-Zompoc world to come. It’s crafted with loads of roasted dark chocolate and specialty malts and then inoculated with enough hops to add a floral citrus character to the finish. It’s hearty and complex, because you might be drinking it for a long time with the other survivors. Comes packaged in a textured can, a "tactical grip," which prevents slippage and allows you to hold onto your beer while fleeing from the undead.

Profile

ABV: 
6.2%
IBUs: 
35
Hops: 
Bravo, Cascade, Willamette
Malts: 
Brewer’s Malt, Goldpils, Vienna, Caramel 120, Carapils, Carabrown, Chocolate, Black Malt
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This beer pours pitch black in color, almost opaque, with a finely beaded tan head. The first impression reveals a potent roasted barley character more reminiscent of a stout with complementing dark chocolate and espresso. The body is thick, rich and slightly sweet; again showcasing a prominent roasted character with supporting chocolate, caramel and coffee. The finish is moderately bitter with an expected sharpness and lingering roasted and chocolate maltiness. This is a very pleasant, rich and aggressive dark beer, but the prominent roasted character seems more stout-like and this beer is lacking the desired light hop character of many exemplars of the porter style.