RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   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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Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2004
Poured dark brown with a thin tan head...aroma seemed all roasted malt and coffee...quite pleasant flavors...the body left MUCH to be desired...tasted like a 3/4 Mackeson XXX and 1/4 water mix...very thin and watery...this would be an excellent beer if they stiffened it up a bit...

michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2004
Draught: Dark brown color. Clear. Average, lasting, creamy, light brown head. Good lacing. Choclate, coffee, toffee, toasted, roasted malts. Light leather taste. Medium body but very thin texture. Soft carbination. Chalky bitter finish. VERY THIN.

Terminus (3716) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2004
tap at littleton, colorado location-pours deep brown hue with minimal off-white head. light chocolate and roasted aroma. flavors are not very strong and lacks a good body.

JPDIPSO (6286) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUL 15, 2004
Draft- Spokane. Dark brown color with a smaller light tan head. Light coffee and roasted amlt aromas. Sharp black malt and burnt caramel flavors.

Drew (2470) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2004
This porter has a moderate roast followed by sweet chocolate; full flavored, but not thick bodied. The main thing holding it back is that the sweetness dominates - more roast please! On tap in Broomfield, CO.

beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2004
Pours a deep brown, almost black color with a small off-white head. Very roasty chocolate aroma that was quite impressive, if only the taste could have backed it up this would have been a great brew. Taste was kinda thin and the sweetness was really hidden and only a faint roastyness could be found, almost watered down. Slightly bitter end, an ok porter by smell, but kinda let down by the taste.

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.

Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2004
From the commercial description - "Many people who normally don’t drink dark beers will drink this beer."

I can see why. It’s thin and watery, without much of a "dark" flavor (or any other flavor...) It does have a BIT of roasty undertones, just a bit - but it reminds me of some emasculated Utah brew more than anything else. The appearance is bad for a porter, it does not have much in the way of head or lacing.

The last of a very unremarkable tasting of Big Horn brews. Not a recommended brewery in my book.

rkearney (35) - Amherst, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2004
This was the second time I had this beer, but first time rating it. Id have to say the first time I had it, It left a better impression, possibly just the tap that day. So I gave it the benefit of the doubt, and combined my memory and current rating. Semi sweet chocolate nose, medium body with a slight bitter finish.

thedm (6319) - 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.

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