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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 donít drink dark beers will drink this beer.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2004
Pours a deep brown, almost black color with a small off-white head. Very roasty chocolate aroma that was quite impressive, if only the taste could have backed it up this would have been a great brew. Taste was kinda thin and the sweetness was really hidden and only a faint roastyness could be found, almost watered down. Slightly bitter end, an ok porter by smell, but kinda let down by the taste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2004
The body was black with a tan head. The taste was what I describe as a medium-intensity porter flavor. In other words, there are better porters out there but there are ones that are worse too.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2004
From the commercial description - "Many people who normally donít drink dark beers will drink this beer."

I can see why. Itís thin and watery, without much of a "dark" flavor (or any other flavor...) It does have a BIT of roasty undertones, just a bit - but it reminds me of some emasculated Utah brew more than anything else. The appearance is bad for a porter, it does not have much in the way of head or lacing.

The last of a very unremarkable tasting of Big Horn brews. Not a recommended brewery in my book.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rkearney (35) - Amherst, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2004
This was the second time I had this beer, but first time rating it. Id have to say the first time I had it, It left a better impression, possibly just the tap that day. So I gave it the benefit of the doubt, and combined my memory and current rating. Semi sweet chocolate nose, medium body with a slight bitter finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
thedm (4920) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 4, 2004
This draft brew from the brewery in Indianapolis poured a small head of mostly diminishing finely sized brown colored bubbles the left behind a good lace. The body was an opaque dark brown color. The aroma was mild with malt and molasses notes. The mouth feel was smooth and flat. The flavor was mild malty and brown beer like.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2004
On tap at the Ram in downtown Indianapolis. This beer formed a small sized tan head with fine sized bubbles that completely diminished. The body was opaque and uncarbonated with a reddish-brown hue. The nose was chocolate and coffee and malt. The flavor was coffee with a smooth mouthfeel. The texture was watery and thin. The lacing was very sparse.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7567) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2004
From a sampler at the Indy location: Pours almost black with a medium thick tan head. The nose is fairly strong roasted coffee and malt. A little on the thin side, but very tasty nonetheless. There is a nice concoction of coffee, roasted malt, caramel and malt in there. The finish is lightly bitter and keeps with the chocolate theme too. This is probably the best beer I tried at the Indy RAM, but there are many better Porters out there.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Schaumburg, Illinois. The only tolerable beer from this pigswill palace of hypercapitalist decadence. Dark brown. Pleasant bitter-chocolate nose. Light bittersweet chococoffee flavor, quite thin for a porter. DOWN WITH CHAIN BREWPUBS! FIGHT THE POWER! THE REVOLUTION STARTS NOW!

3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beaver (1264) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2003
The Total Disorder Porter poured a dark black/brown with red highlights. It had a small head that quickly dissipated to a lacing and collar that coated the glass on the way down. It smelled terrible! Kind of like smokey leather and aerosol - I don't remember this from previous samples I've had. The taste made up for the smell though. It had a very big roasted malt taste with some chocolate tones and a nice slightly bitter balance. Overall, this was a great tasting porter with some B.O. issues.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (7855) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Skunky sour-milk aroma. Flavor is not that bad. Smooth and mildy roasty, watery finish with some grass flavors, but an OK drink. Average porter.


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