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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
vtafro (3032) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Draft. Black pour with some bubbles. Some actual porter aromas... Flavor is light roasted and nutty tones. Still boring.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13209) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2013
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 it’s a bit boring and uninteresting. A bit low on ABV maybe. Well, wouldn’t mind drinking more of it though. 130629

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2781) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2013
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 malt’s roasty bitterness. Despite the lighter alcohol content, this is the 8th sample beer I’ve had, and it’s starting to make me a little heady.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SEAPORT206 (5) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2013 does not count
coffee, black, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmagnus87 (2401) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2013
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2542) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2013
On tap at C.B. Potts Greenwood Village location. Pour is deep brown with light red hues, a frothy tan head and good lacing. Roasted malt, cocoa, a touch of espresso, earthy hops, grass,and bread in the aroma. Taste is big roast, light vanilla, coffee, dirt, somewhat hoppy, herbal, and chocolate with a light bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Would have loved a little more body, but not a bad porter, by any means.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
crossovert (7007) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
Thin slightlly peaty porter, resembles more of an Irish dry stout in body and taste.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evolutionary (271) - Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2013
On tap at Schaumburg location. Pour is deep dark brown and little to no head. Medium mouthfeel and a bit sweet upfront. Notes of sweet chocolate and smoky ash but leaves a bit to be desired. Not great but ok. ---Rated via my mouth

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3400) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Dark beer with a thin foamy tan head. Light chocolate and rusted grain nose. Milk chocolate flavors with some toast, ripe fruit and some brown sugar sweetness. Long chocolaty finish. Okay porter.


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