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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
Dogbrick (13145) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2004
From a sampler at the Indy location: Pours almost black with a medium thick tan head. The nose is fairly strong roasted coffee and malt. A little on the thin side, but very tasty nonetheless. There is a nice concoction of coffee, roasted malt, caramel and malt in there. The finish is lightly bitter and keeps with the chocolate theme too. This is probably the best beer I tried at the Indy RAM, but there are many better Porters out there.

2.6
muzzlehatch (4963) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Schaumburg, Illinois. The only tolerable beer from this pigswill palace of hypercapitalist decadence. Dark brown. Pleasant bitter-chocolate nose. Light bittersweet chococoffee flavor, quite thin for a porter. DOWN WITH CHAIN BREWPUBS! FIGHT THE POWER! THE REVOLUTION STARTS NOW!

3.6
Beaver (1807) - 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.

2.9
3fourths (9349) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Skunky sour-milk aroma. Flavor is not that bad. Smooth and mildy roasty, watery finish with some grass flavors, but an OK drink. Average porter.

3.2
Braudog (6763) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2003
Black with a disapating coffee head and coffee aroma. The flavor is very subtle ... choco-coffee flavor that's not too strong. Good "JV" porter.

3.7
Reid (2558) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Came in a nice over sized Ram pint glass..very nice. Nice dark,dark brown almost too dark for a typical porter, quater inch coffee and creme coloured head..frothy..stays a while. When I first get the pint the aroma is rather subdued..due to it being served a little too chilled..but after a few minutes I begin to smell excelent coffee and chocolate hints. Mmmm quite a tatsy porter, very nice not too sweet malts,milky chocolate flavour with a good bitter aftertaste. Very smooth and creamy on the tongue..and not too watery , which seesm to be a problem with brewpub porters. Very drinkable stuff indeed.

3.8
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - NOV 5, 2003
Brought this home in a 1/2 gallon growler from the "Ram Restaurant and Brewery" in Indy. Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights. The small light brown frothy head is mostly diminishing with minimal lacing. The nose is butterscotch, flowers, coffee, caramel, maple syrup, and a hint of medicine. The balanced flavor is mostly floral with a light acidity and a burnt finish that speaks of roasted coffee or espresso. The full body is soft with a dry feel to the finish.

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bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2003
(Draught) Interesting taste to this porter. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head.

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xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2003
Aroma, flavor... what aroma? What flavor? This didn't taste like anything at all to me, horrible porter. Didn't like either of the beers sampled from this brewery, huge disappointment.

3.2
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2003
A typical porter. Opaque black body with a coarse tan head. Flavor was predominantly roasted malt bitter chocolate with a slight acidic sour taste. Overall, the flavor was too weak to be considered an above-average example of the style.


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