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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
thedm (5621) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2004
This draft brew from the brewery in Indianapolis poured a small head of mostly diminishing finely sized brown colored bubbles the left behind a good lace. The body was an opaque dark brown color. The aroma was mild with malt and molasses notes. The mouth feel was smooth and flat. The flavor was mild malty and brown beer like.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
badgerben (4854) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Black color with no head. Damn, this place just can not brew beer to have an aroma to save their lives! Bitter coffee taste. Very watery body.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2007
Tap - Lacey WA
A deep dark borm color this was a decnt proter. Nothing special easy to drink but the flavors where very light. Felt as thought it was watered down. More chocolte and darker malts and less water after brewing. Needs some help and some richer flavors.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2008
Hmm...pretty weak and watery for a porter. All the flavors are there...just not as strong as they need to be. Then again, with a burger I suppose this served to wash it down. Not awful or anything...just unremarkable.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
theisti (3857) - Kansas, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Served as Humperdinks Total Disaster Porter. Nonic pint draft at the Humperdinks in Dallas, Texas. The pour is an opaque brown black with a 1/2 inch well formed tan head. The aroma is sour malt, hint of roast and some vanilla sweet. The taste is iced coffee with milk, big shot of diacetyl as the beer warmed. The palate is medium to light bodied, low carbonation and the off flavors in the finish. Old school brewpub beer in all the wrong ways.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2007
on tap, pours dark brown. nose of toasted cookie. flavor is weak, watery nuts. meh!

2.4
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Block (2206) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Dark pour with a sweet chocolate aroma. Light body with a burnt malt and coffee flavor.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (7286) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Black with ruby colored edges and a small, poorly developed head of light tan. Typical porter smell, malt accented (with very little hop aroma), with hints of chocolate fudge, roast, espresso and coffee. While the aroma can almost be considered vibrant, the flavor is very gentle. Palate is soft and fizzy, almost chaulky. Light cocoa initially, which fades into a burnt fruit aspect. I don’t usually say this about Porters, but this could use more hop. Not enjoyable, maybe even a drainpour.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jaymobrown (1833) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Dark cola color. An oat and malt taste. Sweet, but not in a grocery store candy bar way. Almost a cold leftover coffee aftertaste. Mostly bitter up front with nothing in the middle or end.


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