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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3794) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Dark beer with a thin foamy tan head. Light chocolate and rusted grain nose. Milk chocolate flavors with some toast, ripe fruit and some brown sugar sweetness. Long chocolaty finish. Okay porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (10034) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2015
On tap at Big Horn U District, pours a deep dark brown with a reddish together and a small tan head. Nose brings out toasted malt, some cocoa, and bready notes. Flavour is along the same lines, with bready malt, dry cocoa and a slight nuttiness. Well-balanced and clean. Very drinkable porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
theisti (3517) - Leawood, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (8442) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
Draft - Toasted malts and roast. Deep black brown with a small beige head. Molasses, anise and some dark roast coffee. Pretty decent, with a roasty light burnt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (7438) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
swesson (313) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2014
On tap at CB Potts. Cola-colored body with a thin beige head. Not much aroma, but a bit of caramel. Not too substantial, but not a bad beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nuplastikk (5165) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2014
Sampler at Schaumburg. Brown-black body. Caramel toffee, sugar plum, raisin. Not really that enjoyable, sticky cloying specialty malt, not much going on. Not undrinkable, but sub-par. Dunkel-Schwarz characteristics.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (6898) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (4181) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Draught in a flight at the pub. Pours a very dark brown color. Nose was pretty dry and definitely roasty, with some subtle coffee elements in there. Taste was roasty as well, with a bitter dry finish. Decent drink, but mediocre for the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (5078) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Draft: @RAM Indy Downtown. Nearly black with ruby backlights...thick tan head. Coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Coffee, chocolate malt, cream tastes. Light, but very tasty....clean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
12/15/2013. On tap. Finally something with a bit of flavor. Dark roasted malt, chocolate, caramel. The most exciting beer I tasted at the place, yet nothing to really write home about.

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