RATINGS: 222   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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Evolutionary (498) - 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

ads135 (4590) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 10, 2016
A pretty standard porter. Lots of dark chocolate and hints of coffee linger. Tried after HILT in 2016 in Indianapolis.

Homer321 (5045) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Draft at source. Aroma of chocolate and light coffee. Light cocoa. Deep brown to black pour. Small light brown head. Taste is all chocolate, bordering on bakers chocolate to a dark Hershey chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with modest carbonation. Not bad.

bnokk (528) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Drinking it on draft at the RAM. APPEARANCE- super dark, but not black. Light head laces well. NOSE- roasty malt, chocolate scents create an allure for my mouth as I prepare to drink this black beauty. FLAVOR- also nicely roasty and slightly chocolaty. Little bit of bitterness to balance the sweetness. NOTES- nicely done porter.

Ron (3923) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2015
On tap at Humperdink’s Arlington with Patty. Deep down dark colored with a small light brown head. Aroma of caramel, roast, sweetness, spice and roased, coffee. Thin to medium bodied. Ends with a bitter roasted taste.

ben4321 (6417) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Sampled at Ram-Rosemont, 10/26/15. Brown color with a thin, drippy lacing. Fairly sweet. But of roasty, bit of chocolate. A little thin overall.

mintzmeet (457) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Kinda lite weight porter. Not flavorful enough for my tastes. No aroma. Good w chocolate chip cookie. Slight cola flavor.

vipinvelp (4383) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2015
RAM Restaurant. Clear ruby, no foam present at all. Nice aroma, chocolate and coffee present, returning also in taste. Bit watery. (Chicago 201510)

mcberko (17339) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2015
On tap at Big Horn U District, pours a deep dark brown with a reddish together and a small tan head. Nose brings out toasted malt, some cocoa, and bready notes. Flavour is along the same lines, with bready malt, dry cocoa and a slight nuttiness. Well-balanced and clean. Very drinkable porter.

theisti (4114) - Kansas, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Served as Humperdinks Total Disaster Porter. Nonic pint draft at the Humperdinks in Dallas, Texas. The pour is an opaque brown black with a 1/2 inch well formed tan head. The aroma is sour malt, hint of roast and some vanilla sweet. The taste is iced coffee with milk, big shot of diacetyl as the beer warmed. The palate is medium to light bodied, low carbonation and the off flavors in the finish. Old school brewpub beer in all the wrong ways.

Ferris (15020) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
Draft - Toasted malts and roast. Deep black brown with a small beige head. Molasses, anise and some dark roast coffee. Pretty decent, with a roasty light burnt finish.

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