arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Syzzer (606) - Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyed from on tap at Ram restaurant/brewery in Salem, OR. The beerís 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
VatMasterson (52) - Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
napdynmite (81) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
vtafro (4653) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Black pour with some bubbles. Some actual porter aromas... Flavor is light roasted and nutty tones. Still boring.
yngwie (15188) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Ram, Tacoma. A dark brown beer looking almost clear, and topped by a beige head of moderate size. Roasted, toffee-ish aroma with some coffee and treacle. The flavor is mostly roasted and toffee-ish, with some bitterness chiming in in the back. Full body, semi-dry. Certainly a fine porter, but itís a bit boring and uninteresting. A bit low on ABV maybe. Well, wouldnít mind drinking more of it though. 130629
DrnkMcDermott (2894) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler at the Schaumburg RAM. Deep, slightly brownish black color. Roasty malt nose. Taste of the usual coffee and roast malts. Yet it sits nicely on my tongue. Hops are more in evidence here than in most porters, adding to the maltís roasty bitterness. Despite the lighter alcohol content, this is the 8th sample beer Iíve had, and itís starting to make me a little heady.
SEAPORT206 (5) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
coffee, black, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour,
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the schaumburg location. Coffee and roasty smoke with just a hint of dark chocolate. Probably one of the better beers i had here.
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black coffee colored with off white head. Nose of cocoa and espresso bean. Full bodied palate, malty but with well balanced bitterness. Rich chocolate and cafe au lait flavors with a rich, long finish. Very god.