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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 donít drink dark beers will drink this beer.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - NOV 5, 2003
Brought this home in a 1/2 gallon growler from the "Ram Restaurant and Brewery" in Indy. Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights. The small light brown frothy head is mostly diminishing with minimal lacing. The nose is butterscotch, flowers, coffee, caramel, maple syrup, and a hint of medicine. The balanced flavor is mostly floral with a light acidity and a burnt finish that speaks of roasted coffee or espresso. The full body is soft with a dry feel to the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4649) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2008
Sample glass @ C I Shenanigans. Thick creamy brown head on dark brown beer. with red highlights. Roasted malt aroma and some coffee with hints of nuts and sweetness. Light and drinkable for the style. Coffee and nut flavour with some nice bitterness.

3.8
   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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2011
This is my favorite beer at the ram. If ur a fan of dark chocolate malty beers this ones for you!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1063) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Black coffee colored with off white head. Nose of cocoa and espresso bean. Full bodied palate, malty but with well balanced bitterness. Rich chocolate and cafe au lait flavors with a rich, long finish. Very god.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2810) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Sampler at the Schaumburg RAM. Deep, slightly brownish black color. Roasty malt nose. Taste of the usual coffee and roast malts. Yet it sits nicely on my tongue. Hops are more in evidence here than in most porters, adding to the maltís roasty bitterness. Despite the lighter alcohol content, this is the 8th sample beer Iíve had, and itís starting to make me a little heady.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9247) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2010
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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoePeesie (865) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Pours a lighter brown than expected with an touch of tan head. Nose and taste is a bit more mellow than most porters. A touch of chocolate sweetness and generally very approachable and drinkable. More pleasing to the masses than to someone who really likes a great porter I suspect. As one of the masses in this case I found the beer to be very solid.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnstone (2147) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Serious roasted coffee aroma. Deep brown in color. Light mouthfeel a clean taste with the roastiness coming through in the finish. Notes: Pub visit during í09 GABF

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evolutionary (285) - Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2013
On tap at Schaumburg location. Pour is deep dark brown and little to no head. Medium mouthfeel and a bit sweet upfront. Notes of sweet chocolate and smoky ash but leaves a bit to be desired. Not great but ok. ---Rated via my mouth


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