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RATINGS: 210   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3533) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Red tingy brown with a small head. A little tan. Roasted malt aroma with maple. Bitter toasty malt flavor with a woodsy finish. Ok lace. dirty overall.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7306) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Tap. Chocolate malt and light ash aroma. Dark brown color with minimal head. Dark chocolate malt and wood/ash flavor. Body on the light side. Okay - a bit stout-like.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Pours dark brown with small white head. Aroma is caramel, coffee, and dark malts. Taste is dark caramel malts, chocolate, and coffee. The body is way too light for the style. Iíd pass on this one.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2011
draft... watery medium brown, light tan head... sweet nose, tastes terrible

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2011
(draft 7/20/11 at CB & Potts Highlands Ranch). Dark brown color. Medium tan head. Moderate chocolate and roasted malt/coffee aroma and flavor. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2011
On tap at the Rosemont, IL brewpub. Poured into a chilled glass again, ugh. Very deep brown colored body with an inch thick, dense and very creamy, light brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is pretty pleasant. A milky chocolate sweetness with some caramel and a light roast. Flavor is similar. A bit thin, but tasty enough. Milky chocolates up front with a nice caramel sweetness. A more distinct coffee presents itself in the light-moderate roastiness that grows a touch towards the end along with a hint of earthy hops. Finishes with a nice chocolate sweetness thatís a bit chalky along with a light, coffee and earthy bitterness. Dry before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Light body with a moderate, soft carbonation. Overall, not a bad porter. Pleasant milky chocolate and caramel with a solid-coffee roast. The chilled glass sucks, but this was enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GandGKevin (917) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Chocolate, caramel and coffee aromas. Strong coffee with a slight chocolate flavor. Overall an above average porter.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Had in Dallas @ Humperdinks as the Humperdinks brand .. . Medium dark brown, very light foam .. no lacing .. . low smell of tart burnt molasses .. . thin, and only lightly roasty .. . Disorder is right... . Then came the rocks -- jagged rocks, hitting me with their jags.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skoisirius (1580) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Dark pour, light roasty notes on nose. Similar in flavor with hints of subtle milk chocolate. Relatively smooth.

2.4
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Block (1319) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Dark pour with a sweet chocolate aroma. Light body with a burnt malt and coffee flavor.


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