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RATINGS: 211   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 donít drink dark beers will drink this beer.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (19370) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2003
Sampled draught at Humperdinks, Dallas, Texas.
Black. Dry and very roasty, notes of tar and flowery hops. Clean and hard mouthfeel and a thin body leads to a corroded metal finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2003
Not bad considering some of their other beers I have tried. Reminded me of Mactarnahan's. Another Big Horn clone beer.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2002
The best beer of the evening, which is a surprise considering that Iím not especially fond of porter. Expected flavors, nothing off. Roasty but not too sharp or dry. Dallas Greenville Avenue location.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3671) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2002
Excrutiatingly mild aroma. Gentle coffee flavor, smooth palate. Rather more dry than I had hoped. Nice finish. Drinkably nice but rather one-dimensional and tame. Deep brown, clear appearance. (on tap at Greenville Ave., Dallas location)

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6217) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2002
Draught. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, dark chocolate), lightly hoppy (grapefruit), with a light note of vanilla. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aubrey (3432) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2002
Alcohol nose with your typical roasty/burnt/coffee flavors. A little chocolatey sweetness in the beginning too. Has a sour, acidic astringency that was a little disturbing, but it didnít bother me too much. Fairly light body makes it pretty easy to drink; not thick or syrupy by any means. Overall, not bad, but it didnít elicit much interest either.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidoc (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2002
Maybe I donít know what a great porter is, but this tasted good and made me happy. A little bitter, a little sweet.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerguy101 (5282) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 17, 2002
Black color. Roasted malts, smooth mouthfeel, slightly thin for a porter. Good flavor. Finish is smooth. Aftertaste is slightly malty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2002
Dark chocolate appearance with amber underpinning. This beer has a candy chocolate flavor with a body just a touch on the light side for a porter. Rounded out well and a good porter overall.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2002
The Big Horn folks make a bunch of beers for a chain brewpub outfit in Colorado and Wyoming. I had this one and their Belgian Ale at CB Potts in Cheyenne, talking sports with my new brother in law who was a linebacker with the Wyoming Cowboys not too long ago. Yup, heís pretty big, and so is this beerís malt profile - lashes of dark sweetness with a definite chocolate kick. I agree with beerboy - a good one to round out a meal, but not exceptional.


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