eyesolus (64) - Mill Creek, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Northgate; nice roast and smoky in flavor; very tasty; poured dark brown to light black; a definite reorder. (#52)
VatMasterson (52) - Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Ram Brewery at Schaumberg, an excellent porter. I remember I liked it better than all there at the Micro Brewery until I had the Russian Imperial Stout Seasonal. If you like porters its more drinkable than the Russian version, but they are similar, overall its the strength and boldness of the other that makes me forget some of this one. Still very good.
napdynmite (47) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not sure why Ram gets no love. Found this porter to be quite good. My only issue is that it feels more like a stout. Either way nice chocolate notes. I could drink a lot of this.
rkearney (35) - Amherst, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was the second time I had this beer, but first time rating it. Id have to say the first time I had it, It left a better impression, possibly just the tap that day. So I gave it the benefit of the doubt, and combined my memory and current rating.
Semi sweet chocolate nose, medium body with a slight bitter finish.
tish (35) - In transition at the moment, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Indy location; draft, no head, only slight aroma of possilbly burnt coffee, flat, watery, couldn’t even finish this one. On a positive note, the service was great; shame the porter was a disappointment.
MeanMountnMan (15) - Nampa, Idaho, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ive had this porter many times. It varys a little from keg to keg, but overall a very good porter.
APPEARANCE: Very dark with a slight bit of garnet showing through against the light. Thick brown head which left nice lacing as it went down.
AROMA: Malty aromas including chocolate and a little anise. Spicey hops in the back.
FLAVOR: Big malt flavors take the forefront. The sweetness is nicely blended with a small amount of bitterness. Roasted flavors with chocolate and anise, finishing with a light amount of hops. Nice balance overall.
PALATE: This is a thicker beer but not overly heavy. Well carbonated and finishes dry.
OVERALL IMPRESSION: This beer goes down way to easy for me. The flavors are blended well enough to make this very easy to drink.
Serving type: on-tap
beerboy991979 (10) - USA - FEB 8, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Its like a desert beer. Very flavorfull, with a great chocolate bite. Try one in an irish car bomb, its like eating cake. I can’t say it is agreat porter, but its definatly one of my favorite beers.
SEAPORT206 (5) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
coffee, black, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour,