In the beginning, Tallgrass Brewery wanted to do something special for the most popular adult holiday. Halloween has grown in young adults or adults in their 30’s is out of sight, however, the holiday drops to kids tricking and treating. Tallgrass came out with Zombie Monkie Robust Porter. The can on this brew was supposed to have a hand grab so you can run away from the zombies. I guess the cost was a little too much for the price they had to charge to their beer drinkers. I love the packaging either way. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not, please, read those beer blog posts to get to know this great craft brewery. Let us get into the beer.
It has a black color with a tan color head on this porter. The smell is a heavy chocolate notes. The taste is chocolate and coffee notes with a dry cocoa notes. This rich robust porter is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.tallgrassbeer.com):
Style: Post-Apocalyptic Porter ABV: 6.2% IBU: 35 Full Brew Birthday: September 2013
A robust porter inspired by approximately true events…
Zombie Monkie is a dark, rich porter, carefully brewed for the post-apocalyptic world to come. Crafted with lots of roasty dark chocolate and specialty malts, then inoculated with enough hops to add a floral/citrus character in the finish. It’s hardy, complex, and interesting, because you might be drinking it for a long time. Zombie Monkie…
Grab A Can. Make A Plan. Take A Stand.
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In the end, I have to say this beer was worth the trip back to Chicago to pick up this brew. I really enjoyed this brew. I just wished I would have picked up more than one four pack. When I am back in town in a few weeks, I will be picking up more this beer. This is a well balance beer. I love the chocolate and coffee notes in this porter. If you are in the far western part of the midwest, I would hunt this beer down. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser