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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7909) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 30, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (7861) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"very smooth if not terribly robust. roasted malt abounds in the aroma and flavor, with a hint of chocolate and smoke. pretty well done, and the best we had there, but not a standout."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7426) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2007
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (7259) - .....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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (7114) - Indiana, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Draft to taster at Ram in Indy. Looks solid; a translucent dark cola with very thin light beige lacing. Smells of dark malt, coffee, and roast. Tastes like it smells with a bit of dark chocolate too. Good on the palate. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (7112) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Had on tap at the Indianapolis Ram. Chocolate and coffee notes, but like they’re mixed with water. Good flavor, just not enough of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6925) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Draft at the Tacoma Waterfront location. Clear, but nearly opaque, brownish black dense creamy head. Smells roasty and a little chocolatey. Creamy body. Light roast and chocolate mid-palate; super drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2002
Draught. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, dark chocolate), lightly hoppy (grapefruit), with a light note of vanilla. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6463) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 30, 2010
@ Ram N’Gate. Deep brown color/ tan head. Rich dark roasty, chocolatey aromas. medium body. Decent flavors is a dark roasted malt bitterness, with mildly sweet chocolate.

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