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RATINGS: 212   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.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evolutionary (300) - 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 (3553) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sonnycheeba (3745) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Tap. Pours dark brown with average, fizzy beige head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, coffee, figs, earthy hops, and some ash. Flavor is bland malts, some dark fruit esters, light smoke and coffee; dry finish with a touch of chocolate. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerseyjohn71 (202) - corsicana, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2012
this is a good beer w/ burger [stout] just make sure the cap is tight , when you get a growler to go,,,,,,,,,

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
cbfobes (2344) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 9, 2012
On tap at Schaumburg location, pours a dark brown with no head, the aroma is of slight chocolate and a little bit of coffee, the flavor has a little chocolate on the front end but seems very artificial, almost like coco puffs but the cheap kind that your mom used to buy and not the good stuff, pass.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
Sampled at GABF on Thursday October 11, 2012
From "Ram Restaurant & Brewery Boise Id"
Dark brown to black color, brown head. Sweet, chocolate scent. Sweet, chocolate taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7028) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
On tap @ C.I. Shenanigans in Spokane. Dark brown, tan head. Nice aroma of coffee, roast, and light smoke. Robust roasty palate, coffee, light ash. Dry finish. Very nicely paired with the fresh oysters.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
freekyp (1537) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Solid porter with nice old coffee character. Soft carbonation. More of an English brown porter with a nice caramel earthy malt.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiveacestx (634) - Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2012
On tap at RAM in Rosemont, IL - Pours dark but not solid black with light off white head. Huge coffee taste and nose with a medium heavy body and a roasted malt flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnstone (2165) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Serious roasted coffee aroma. Deep brown in color. Light mouthfeel a clean taste with the roastiness coming through in the finish. Notes: Pub visit during ’09 GABF


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