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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2003
A typical porter. Opaque black body with a coarse tan head. Flavor was predominantly roasted malt bitter chocolate with a slight acidic sour taste. Overall, the flavor was too weak to be considered an above-average example of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CP (124) - USA - JAN 28, 2008
Got a growler of this from the RAM. I thought it was really good for a standard type porter. Really easy to drink, but not a lot of different flavors. That is ok though I drunk the whole jug. Simple, but good...

   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 don’t know what a great porter is, but this tasted good and made me happy. A little bitter, a little sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
OutHouseDilemma (70) - Crowley, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Draft in Arlington, TX.... I thought they poured me a stout. Nice thick dark color and decent foamy head. Lil too much coffe and chocolate after taste for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eyesolus (64) - Mill Creek, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Tap at Northgate; nice roast and smoky in flavor; very tasty; poured dark brown to light black; a definite reorder. (#52)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
napdynmite (64) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VatMasterson (52) - Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2013
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tish (35) - In transition at the moment, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2007
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rkearney (35) - Amherst, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2004
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MeanMountnMan (15) - Nampa, Idaho, USA - DEC 15, 2008
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

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