Total Disorder Porter | Ram Restaurant & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Ram Restaurant & Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Viggo on 10-19-2005

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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by Ryan011235:
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3.18/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the brewpub on 7/24/12

My intention was to review only the Big Red IPA but after my wife pointed out that the Raspberry Blonde Ale was made by dumping raspberry syrup into a pint glass and then pouring the regular Blonde Ale into the glass. I decided right there to tick-up the tasting flight by allowing only one line from my steno pad to each beer.

Irresponsibly-deserved Tick #9

Alright, this was the last one so I gave it the benefit of the doubt and the last two lines of the steno page.

A) Dark, inky brown. Thin head with tight collar retention. No lace.

S) Smoky, roasted coffee and coffee.

T) Tastes pretty good - roasty coffee and grains with a hint of dark chocolate sweetness. Dry coffee bitterness. Overtones of smoked peat and tangy dark fruits.

M) Creamy medium-full feel with a modest, fizzy carbonation.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of dsauter
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of DubiousGopher
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of matjack85
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Lewdd
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of krasher68
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of JRBecks
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of sweemzander
3.27/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the Ram.

(A)- Pours a fairly dark burnt sienna color. Bits of tan froth.

(S)- A nice profile of raisin and subtle roasted grains. Bits of bread.

(T)- Similar to the smell. Lots of raisin and cocoa.

(M)- A good carbonation level. A good balance too, though almost a bit thin for the style; really drops off on the finish.

(D)- A decent porter. Just feels a bit too thin mouthfeel-wise even for the style.

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Photo of TMoney2591
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a shaker pint glass at the brewpub.

Still one of my favorites from here. It pours a clear dark amber-brown topped by a half-finger of dirty white micro-foam. The nose comprises molasses, brown sugar, roasted malts, chocolate syrup, and burnt caramel. The taste holds notes of light roasted malts, light coffee, light molasses, cinnamon, and blackened pretzels. The body is a light medium, with a light carbonation and a smooth finish. Overall, a tasty little porter; a bit thin, but extremely drinkable.

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Photo of robbyc1
3.18/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Impenetrable black with red highlights, nice tan head, goes away fast, no lace.

Chocolate malt nose, some zest from the fiz, ok not great.

The flavor is underwhelming, rather flat, just ok but nothing special, nothing out there, chocolate dominates, not long lasting, finishes pretty balanced. Needs something to be better than average.

A bit light and overly fizzy, not the heft you expect from a porter. Drinkable as a soft version of a porter, not bad for the abv level, I would take this over most macro's any day.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of mahanson
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of jharris0624
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of Viggo
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cola brown, some red highlights, small off white head and some spotty lace. Smell is roasty, with coffee, licorice, and vanilla notes. Taste is vanilla, coffee, some oakiness, bitter roastiness in the finish. Mouthfeel is smooth, with medium body and medium carbonation. Interesting porter and not half bad, went well with ribs.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of akopczyk
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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Total Disorder Porter from Ram Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 34 ratings