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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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This is the silver medal winner in the Brown Porter division of the 1996 Great American Beer Festival. The mash temperature is higher to produce body and mouth feel. The 2-row barley base, in addition to a combination of chocolate and carastan malts, gives this beer a smooth, round character with chocolate undertones. Many people who normally don’t drink dark beers will drink this beer.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nuplastikk (4269) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2014
Sampler at Schaumburg. Brown-black body. Caramel toffee, sugar plum, raisin. Not really that enjoyable, sticky cloying specialty malt, not much going on. Not undrinkable, but sub-par. Dunkel-Schwarz characteristics.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5135) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Draft to taster at Ram in Indy. Looks solid; a translucent dark cola with very thin light beige lacing. Smells of dark malt, coffee, and roast. Tastes like it smells with a bit of dark chocolate too. Good on the palate. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3452) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Draught in a flight at the pub. Pours a very dark brown color. Nose was pretty dry and definitely roasty, with some subtle coffee elements in there. Taste was roasty as well, with a bitter dry finish. Decent drink, but mediocre for the style.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Draft: @RAM Indy Downtown. Nearly black with ruby backlights...thick tan head. Coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Coffee, chocolate malt, cream tastes. Light, but very tasty....clean.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2129) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
12/15/2013. On tap. Finally something with a bit of flavor. Dark roasted malt, chocolate, caramel. The most exciting beer I tasted at the place, yet nothing to really write home about.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilBeerDoctor (3413) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2013
On tap at The Ram Indianapolis. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, roasted nuts, peanut butter, sweet malt. Flavor of roasted nuts, charred malt, roasted malt, sweet malt. A touch sweet, lots of nutty character. 6/4/7/3/13 (3.3/5)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (5994) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Pour on tap at the brewpub, dark brownish black pour with thin tan head, aroma brought notes of roast, lots of coffee, hints of dark cocoa, dark fruits, and some caramel comes through as well. Taste is a mix of cocoa powder, dark chocolate, into slightly sweet dark fruits, finishing fairly coffee forward, slightly roasted.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Syzzer (581) - Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Enjoyed from on tap at Ram restaurant/brewery in Salem, OR. The beer’s color is dark brown/translucent. Decent light tan foamy head that dissipates. Roasted and malty but fairly muted with somewhat of a watery-coffee finish. 6.1 BD

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VatMasterson (52) - Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2013
The Ram Brewery at Schaumberg, an excellent porter. I remember I liked it better than all there at the Micro Brewery until I had the Russian Imperial Stout Seasonal. If you like porters its more drinkable than the Russian version, but they are similar, overall its the strength and boldness of the other that makes me forget some of this one. Still very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
napdynmite (54) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Not sure why Ram gets no love. Found this porter to be quite good. My only issue is that it feels more like a stout. Either way nice chocolate notes. I could drink a lot of this.


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