Total Disorder Porter | Ram International / Humperdinks Restaurant and Big Horn Brewing

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Brewed by:
Ram International / Humperdinks Restaurant and Big Horn Brewing
United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Morris729 on 01-16-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by Hhawk06:
Photo of Hhawk06
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This one poured a very dark, almost black color with an inconsistent yet creamy tan head. The nose consists mostly of a chocolate and nutty combo, inviting enough to dive in. The mouthfeel is mostly medium-to-heavy, with a slick and smooth groove to it. The taste itself is more nutty than anything, but some slight chocolate roastiness arrives midsip and thankfully adds a bit of character. There's just enough hop balance to balance the toasted malt. The finish is somewhat dry, more coffee-like, and a tad bitter. Decently built brew.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of fretlessman71
4.29/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pertinent preliminary comments: There’s a Big Horn Brewing location right by my house – less than a mile away. Big Horn is the same company as Ram International and all of that, if you’re wondering. I remember reading where this beer took a silver at GABF in the 90’s – we’ll see if it lives up to its lineage.

AROMA: A really nice blend of chocolate and black patent malt – not too strong, though. Nice coffee touch to it as well.

APPEARANCE: Black with mahogany highlights. Tan head doesn’t have much oomph to it; reduces to a paper thin cap with very little if any lace, but that cap stuck around to the end.

FLAVOR: MMMmm… right off that bat I really like this one. Milk chocolate is really present without being annoying and making me think I grabbed a carton of the stuff. Nice balance of the bitter aspect of the black patent and the sweet malt. Burnt toast in the middle, and a dry finish with a little bit of green hops. Very smooth character. Wish it were a little more carbonated than it was, though. Seems a little flat at the end.

MOUTHFEEL: VERY nice. Creamy and well-weighted in the mouth.

DRINKABILITY: Wonderful! Another one that’s going faster than I expected. The bitterness in the finish might have something to do with that, though.

OVERALL IMPRESSION: It’s easy to see why this won a Silver in ’96. One I will certainly be ordering again. Wish there was a little more head on it, though. Maybe it’ll be different on tap! A very well balanced, smooth, brew that would be a great crossover beer for people “afraid of the dark”… and I must say that it goes well with Do-Si-Dos GS cookies!

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Photo of Reidrover
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Redrover
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this one on tap at CJ Shenanigans in Spokane. The beer was served in a standard pint glass. It was dark brown with a slight off-white head. Ok lacing.

The nose is on the lighter side for a porter. The roasted malts were present, but are not dominate.

The taste was decent. My impressions were of roasted grains and charcoal. The beer was slightly smoky. Unfortunately, it was served to cold. Taste improved as it warmed.

The mouth was slightly thin and the beer was a bit over carbonated. Still it was easy to sip and savor.

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Photo of southpass1756
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of beerguy101
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tatsed at the Puyallup Wa location. Black color. Small head. Aroma is chocolate and toffee. Lighter bodied porter. Roasted malts, smooth mouthfeel, slightly thin for a porter. Good flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is smooth. Aftertaste is slightly malty.

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Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of allengarvin
3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Black, with a stead quarter-inch head.

Aroma: Almost no detectable aroma.

Flavor: Roasted, chocolate malt taste, hops in the background but adding a nice balance. Finish is rather coffee-like.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, full body. Docked .5 for served ice cold, in a pre-frozen glass.

A decent porter, nothing exciting but no faults.

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Photo of woemad
3.15/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought a bottle of this at Huckleberry's in Spokane. Says "brewed and bottled by Big Horn Brewing Company of Washington - Spokane, Washington" on the label. Poured a dark, coffeeish brown. Almost no head, just a tan ring around the edges, which soon disappeared. There didn't seem to be a lot of carbonation in this bottle. Smelled of toasted malts and dark chocolate. Taste started out alright, with a nice toasted malt and dark chocolate tsate and an evenly balanced hoppy zap but had managed to become bland by midglass. I'm hoping this was just a bad bottle. I've had this on tap several times at C.I. Shenanigans, a restaurant on the Spokane River that is likewise owned by Ram International, and it never failed to impress.

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Photo of doughanson78
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Morris729
4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark brownish ruby color with a thick and creamy tan colored head. Nose is sweet roasted malts and milk chocolate. Smooth and creamy in the mouth with tastes of dark coffee and bitter chocolate. Smooth finish that leaves a sweet chocolaty aftertaste. A very nice porter.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Total Disorder Porter from Ram International / Humperdinks Restaurant and Big Horn Brewing
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 13 ratings
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