DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
nuplastikk (4268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
b3shine (5132) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
maxwelldeux (3452) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Beergeek23322 (2129) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
LilBeerDoctor (3409) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Ram Indianapolis. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, roasted nuts, peanut butter, sweet malt. Flavor of roasted nuts, charred malt, roasted malt, sweet malt. A touch sweet, lots of nutty character.
arminjewell (5993) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Syzzer (580) - Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyed from on tap at Ram restaurant/brewery in Salem, OR. The beerís color is dark brown/translucent. Decent light tan foamy head that dissipates. Roasted and malty but fairly muted with somewhat of a watery-coffee finish. 6.1 BD
VatMasterson (52) - Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Ram Brewery at Schaumberg, an excellent porter. I remember I liked it better than all there at the Micro Brewery until I had the Russian Imperial Stout Seasonal. If you like porters its more drinkable than the Russian version, but they are similar, overall its the strength and boldness of the other that makes me forget some of this one. Still very good.
napdynmite (54) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not sure why Ram gets no love. Found this porter to be quite good. My only issue is that it feels more like a stout. Either way nice chocolate notes. I could drink a lot of this.