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RATINGS: 210   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoePeesie (857) - 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 (2137) - 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 ’09 GABF

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evolutionary (279) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 8, 2003
Tap at Dallas location. Smooth licoriche-chocolate aroma and flavor. Dark malts compliment this nicely. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beaver (1282) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2003
The Total Disorder Porter poured a dark black/brown with red highlights. It had a small head that quickly dissipated to a lacing and collar that coated the glass on the way down. It smelled terrible! Kind of like smokey leather and aerosol - I don't remember this from previous samples I've had. The taste made up for the smell though. It had a very big roasted malt taste with some chocolate tones and a nice slightly bitter balance. Overall, this was a great tasting porter with some B.O. issues.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2004
The body was black with a tan head. The taste was what I describe as a medium-intensity porter flavor. In other words, there are better porters out there but there are ones that are worse too.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Pours a dark brown w/ a tinge of red. Aromas of coffee/roast malts. Nice flavors of roasted coffee with some chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20649) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
Draught at GABF 2008. Black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of caramel and chocollate. Roasted flavour of caramel and chocolate. Roasted finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eyesolus (64) - Mill Creek, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Tap at Northgate; nice roast and smoky in flavor; very tasty; poured dark brown to light black; a definite reorder. (#52)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3566) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2009
draft at the Fishers, IN brewpub - Pours dark brown with not much head. It has an aroma mainly of chocolate malt. The flavor is fairly sweet with plenty of roast chocolate malt. It’s medium to full bodied with lingering roast flavors in the finish.


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