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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
This complex porter is as black as coal that fueled locomotives for generations Made with judicious amounts of crystal and chocolate malt for a rich, smooth, creamy experience. Go ahead and jump on the night train. Enjoy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (3016) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2016
Bottle at bar. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, hops, licorice, coffee, nuts and a bit of chocolate. Bitter finish with roasted malts, licorice, nuts, coffee and chocolate. Very nice porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (1833) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2016
Keg at Cafe Beermoth, Manchester. Black with tan foam. Cocoa nib aroma. Powerful and robust taste with lots of roast and dark chocolate. Faint red fruits and blackberry in there. Quite bitter with a chewy texture. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2016
35,5 cl bottle (7%) @ home
as Night Train
Aroma has cold coffee, licorice and mild ashy notes. Flavour has chocolate, some licorice root, ashy notes and coffee. Sweet-ish, chocolatey and nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4831) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Badger Spirits in Beloit, WI, served at cellar temp from a Fitgers pint glass. Ive already had more than enough this evening - too much for any night but Saturday - but I cant finish without trying another OSo, since the last one was so AMAZING...here goes nothing: like the majestic and incredible Hop Whoopin IPA I had earlier, this pours out a huge and quite stable head (light tan in this case) that dissipates very slowly, with this beer topping a dark translucent walnut body...nose of roasted pecans, a hint of crme brulee and chocolate, loads of toasty malts, little sweetness, very impressive though it could be a bit stronger...on the tongue, just as with the IPA an exquisite initial sweetness (in this case candy-like as opposed to fruity - but again very real and with no hint of adjuncts or anything artificial) leads eventually through very bitter chocolate and light port wine characteristics to a fairly dry, herb-enhanced, long and powerful finish. Malts are throughout dominant, minimal hop appearance, and a near-perfect balance between toasty bitterness and a brown sugared-sweetness. As with the IPA the mouthfeel is exceptional, and this is a rare porter that Ive had in recent years that doesnt have even a hint of anything cardboard or stale in the body. Before tonight Id just had their mediocre golden ale and figured they might be just another also-ran that saved their best work for the 750s of sour ales; now Im starting to wonder if Ive found a new brewery to add to my mental favorites list. Goso!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (3496) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2016
Bottle from Bon Vivants Companion. Black body with a thin beige head. Good lacing. Aroma of liquorice, wood and plum. Flavour of dark chocolate and underripe plum. Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel. Soft fizz. A solid Porter, although I expected more complexity for the ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jyrsa (507) - - JUL 23, 2016
Black slightly transcluent with tan head. Cocoa, coffee and chocolate. Coffee, vanilla and toast malt. Very smooth with medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kustie (915) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle@maja/talo. Opaque black color with creamy light brown head. Aroma has roasted malt, coffee, Taste is malty with long bitter and somewhat sweet aftertaste. Flavors of coffee, cocoa, malt and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10760) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Draft. Chocolate malt and hay aroma. Black with moderate tan head. Lightly sweet coffee /chocolate malt and moderately bitter herbal hay flavor. Good body. Nice - on the dry side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23363) - Malm, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocolate finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minihame2 (493) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2016
Pours black, slightly translucent against light with a little tan head. Malty aroma, not too strong, some oats as well. Taste starts very easy, then ends with a bitter finish with a lingering aftertaste. Tastes pretty much like what youd expect from your typical porter. Mouthfeel is somewhat light but still smooth and creamy with easy carbonation. Decent porter but there are plenty of better ones out there.

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