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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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3.5
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2013
On tap at C.B. Potts Greenwood Village location. Pour is deep brown with light red hues, a frothy tan head and good lacing. Roasted malt, cocoa, a touch of espresso, earthy hops, grass,and bread in the aroma. Taste is big roast, light vanilla, coffee, dirt, somewhat hoppy, herbal, and chocolate with a light bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Would have loved a little more body, but not a bad porter, by any means.

2.1
crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
Thin slightlly peaty porter, resembles more of an Irish dry stout in body and taste.

3.7
Evolutionary (501) - Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2013
On tap at Schaumburg location. Pour is deep dark brown and little to no head. Medium mouthfeel and a bit sweet upfront. Notes of sweet chocolate and smoky ash but leaves a bit to be desired. Not great but ok. ---Rated via my mouth

3.4
jsquire (4489) - 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.

2.8
sonnycheeba (5988) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Tap. Pours dark brown with average, fizzy beige head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, coffee, figs, earthy hops, and some ash. Flavor is bland malts, some dark fruit esters, light smoke and coffee; dry finish with a touch of chocolate. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.9
jerseyjohn71 (309) - Corsicana, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2012
this is a good beer w/ burger [stout] just make sure the cap is tight , when you get a growler to go,,,,,,,,,

2.6
cbfobes (2883) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2012
On tap at Schaumburg location, pours a dark brown with no head, the aroma is of slight chocolate and a little bit of coffee, the flavor has a little chocolate on the front end but seems very artificial, almost like coco puffs but the cheap kind that your mom used to buy and not the good stuff, pass.

3.4
gnoff (10355) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
Sampled at GABF on Thursday October 11, 2012
From "Ram Restaurant & Brewery Boise Id"
Dark brown to black color, brown head. Sweet, chocolate scent. Sweet, chocolate taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.

3.5
DuffMan (10433) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
On tap @ C.I. Shenanigans in Spokane. Dark brown, tan head. Nice aroma of coffee, roast, and light smoke. Robust roasty palate, coffee, light ash. Dry finish. Very nicely paired with the fresh oysters.

3.1
freekyp (2257) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Solid porter with nice old coffee character. Soft carbonation. More of an English brown porter with a nice caramel earthy malt.


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