NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had at Humperdinks on Greenville. Light brown heead with good lacing. Coffee, sugar, and smoke in the aroma. Taste is sweet and very smokey. Goes down like water.
3fourths (7770) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Skunky sour-milk aroma. Flavor is not that bad. Smooth and mildy roasty, watery finish with some grass flavors, but an OK drink. Average porter.
gnoff (7330) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Dogbrick (7113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a sampler at the Indy location: Pours almost black with a medium thick tan head. The nose is fairly strong roasted coffee and malt. A little on the thin side, but very tasty nonetheless. There is a nice concoction of coffee, roasted malt, caramel and malt in there. The finish is lightly bitter and keeps with the chocolate theme too. This is probably the best beer I tried at the Indy RAM, but there are many better Porters out there.
Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Ram - Wheeling, IL. Poured a clear, deeper brown with no head after a few seconds. Some dark chocolate and coffee notes in the aroma.. quite light and hard to pin down. Flavor found mildly-roasted dark and milkier chocolates (nice blend)... some light coffee bitterness... powerfully average porter. Flavors kind of dissapeared on the back-end... not good overall.
shrubber85 (6804) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
crossovert (6119) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Thin slightlly peaty porter, resembles more of an Irish dry stout in body and taste.
DuffMan (6079) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Ernest (6014) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Body is dark brown.
moderately malty (roasted grain, dark chocolate),
lightly hoppy (grapefruit),
with a light note of vanilla.
moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent.