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RATINGS: 211   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Pour on tap at the brewpub, dark brownish black pour with thin tan head, aroma brought notes of roast, lots of coffee, hints of dark cocoa, dark fruits, and some caramel comes through as well. Taste is a mix of cocoa powder, dark chocolate, into slightly sweet dark fruits, finishing fairly coffee forward, slightly roasted.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6111) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (6103) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Tap. Dark pour with a tan head. Mild coffee and chocolate on the nose, thin body, mild roasty flavor. Decent, but kind of boring.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2009
growler thanks to the angrypirate, black with ruby highlights, good thick foam that rapidly receded, coffee and caramel aromas, flavors of coffee, ashey sweet malt

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (5996) - Valdosta, 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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (5813) - .....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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5800) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5664) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Pours dark brown-black with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt but not as strong or intense as some of the better porters. Flavor is roasted malt with a hint of coffee. Mouthfeel is medium to light, a little more watery than I like in a porter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2003
Black with a disapating coffee head and coffee aroma. The flavor is very subtle ... choco-coffee flavor that's not too strong. Good "JV" porter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2008
Looks like dark muddy pond water. Smells of roast, light smoke, chocolate, and earth. Tastes of roast, light smoke, chocolate, and earth. All with a moderate bitter finish. A decent porter.


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