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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skoisirius (1763) - 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 (1520) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Dark pour with a sweet chocolate aroma. Light body with a burnt malt and coffee flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10119) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Tap in Schaumburg. Pours dark brown/black with a medium, fizzy tan head, medium-short retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (roast, chocolate), no hops, and notes of wood and dates. Flavor is malt dominant. Light body, low warmth, medium carbonation and a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Narnad (1472) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Arrived to the table a dark black in color with a low tan head. Sweet prune, dark chocolate, light coffee with a mild burn round out the nose. Sweet plum fruitiness hits first in the taste with notes of chocolate, strong overall sweetness and a light cigar ending. Feels creamy and has pretty low carbonation. Overall an okay offering by the RAM in Schaumburg, IL.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13479) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 18, 2011
Draft at Humperdinks in Arlington. Clear brown. Aroma of chocolate. taste is chocolate soda and Starbucks.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Aroma is chocolate and sweet on the nose. Appearance is dark brown/.black. Slightly sweet and balanced out with chocolate notes. Crisp, lightly hopped, . Reminds me more of an amber or ESB then a porter. Great with a burger, steak, or bbq..

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpreo (1782) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Easily their best beer. Was highly recommended to me even before I got to the restaurant.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2011
This is my favorite beer at the ram. If ur a fan of dark chocolate malty beers this ones for you!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9479) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Tasted on tap at the Fort Collins Horserooth location. Dark red/black appearance. Small head. Dark and quite malty flavor with a fairly decent and tasty coffee flavor. One of the best brews here.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17658) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2010
Draft @ The Ram, Boise, ID. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor withsome hints of caramel. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.


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