napdynmite (59) - 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 (3399) - 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 (13555) - 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 it’s a bit boring and uninteresting. A bit low on ABV maybe. Well, wouldn’t mind drinking more of it though. 130629
DrnkMcDermott (2798) - 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 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.
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 (2427) - 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 (1062) - 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.
Steve_0 (2651) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
crossovert (7387) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Thin slightlly peaty porter, resembles more of an Irish dry stout in body and taste.
Evolutionary (282) - Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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