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RATINGS: 225   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
Reid (2622) - 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.

3.7
Dogbrick (13751) - 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.

3.7
cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Tasted on tap at the Fort Collins Horserooth location. Dark red/black appearance. Small head. Dark and quite malty flavor with a fairly decent and tasty coffee flavor. One of the best brews here.

3.7
JoePeesie (924) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Pours a lighter brown than expected with an touch of tan head. Nose and taste is a bit more mellow than most porters. A touch of chocolate sweetness and generally very approachable and drinkable. More pleasing to the masses than to someone who really likes a great porter I suspect. As one of the masses in this case I found the beer to be very solid.

3.7
dnstone (3524) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Serious roasted coffee aroma. Deep brown in color. Light mouthfeel a clean taste with the roastiness coming through in the finish. Notes: Pub visit during ’09 GABF

3.7
Evolutionary (523) - 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

3.6
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 8, 2003
Tap at Dallas location. Smooth licoriche-chocolate aroma and flavor. Dark malts compliment this nicely. Not bad.

3.6
Beaver (1845) - 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.

3.6
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.

3.6
oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Pours a dark brown w/ a tinge of red. Aromas of coffee/roast malts. Nice flavors of roasted coffee with some chocolate.


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