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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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - 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."

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
swesson (258) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nuplastikk (4705) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5831) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3801) - Everett, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (4090) - Coxís 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2480) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilBeerDoctor (3505) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2013
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. 6/4/7/3/13 (3.3/5)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6433) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Syzzer (596) - Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2013
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


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