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RATINGS: 213   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Syzzer (598) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
vtafro (4042) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmagnus87 (2815) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14616) - 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

   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,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2971) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2855) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
napdynmite (66) - 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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