Dogbrick (9448) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 1, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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!
Beaver (1458) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
3fourths (8602) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a disapating coffee head and coffee aroma. The flavor is very subtle ... choco-coffee flavor that's not too strong. Good "JV" porter.
Reid (2080) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Came in a nice over sized Ram pint glass..very nice.
Nice dark,dark brown almost too dark for a typical porter, quater inch coffee and creme coloured head..frothy..stays a while.
When I first get the pint the aroma is rather subdued..due to it being served a little too chilled..but after a few minutes I begin to smell excelent coffee and chocolate hints.
Mmmm quite a tatsy porter, very nice not too sweet malts,milky chocolate flavour with a good bitter aftertaste.
Very smooth and creamy on the tongue..and not too watery , which seesm to be a problem with brewpub porters.
Very drinkable stuff indeed.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - NOV 5, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brought this home in a 1/2 gallon growler from the "Ram Restaurant and Brewery" in Indy. Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights. The small light brown frothy head is mostly diminishing with minimal lacing. The nose is butterscotch, flowers, coffee, caramel, maple syrup, and a hint of medicine. The balanced flavor is mostly floral with a light acidity and a burnt finish that speaks of roasted coffee or espresso. The full body is soft with a dry feel to the finish.
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Interesting taste to this porter. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head.
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma, flavor... what aroma? What flavor? This didn't taste like anything at all to me, horrible porter. Didn't like either of the beers sampled from this brewery, huge disappointment.
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A typical porter. Opaque black body with a coarse tan head. Flavor was predominantly roasted malt bitter chocolate with a slight acidic sour taste. Overall, the flavor was too weak to be considered an above-average example of the style.