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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5549) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2010
(12oz bottle thanks to blutt59) clear ruby brown with light tan bubbles. Nose of semi-sweet chocolate, fudgey, cream and applewood smoked bacon. Taste is very smoky, charred wood, creamy, fudgey, nice creamy body with a delicious linger.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2010 Sample at Bodega Brew Pub in La Crosse. This brew is brown with garnet highlights and a medium tan head that dissipates steadily. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and dark fruit. Medium body with flavors of coffee, toasted malt and black cherry. The finish is roasty with a short chocolatey malt aftertaste. Decent Porter overall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reliantkcar (102) - USA - SEP 19, 2010
caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasty, leather, earthy, smoke, black, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, paper napkin, medium body, thick feel, flat,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rabba9 (115) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2010
12 ounce bottle pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Complex aroma of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. Flavors include chocolate and coffee with a hint of bourbon in the finish. Finish is sweet and lingers on the palate. Medium carbonation with a heavy body. Would like to see the alcohol bite masked and a little less sweet. Very complex and enjoyable porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3745) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2010
12 oz. Chocolate with a lasting disc of creamy foam. Nose is cocoa, buttery cream and light berry. Flavor is sweet buttermilk, berries and cocoa on front with a bitter, acidic finish of coffee and char. Medium body is watery, balanced and smoothly carbonated.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5727) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Thanks to someone for sharing this bottle at a recent tasting. I think it may have been blutt59. The beer pours a dark brown color with red highlights and a tan head. The aroma is chocolate, roasted malt and dark fruit. The flavor is roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice, roasted porter.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2010
A very dark beer with a very fast disappearing head, faint lacing. Dominate coffee notes on the nose. Taste is again more stout like as the bitterness overwhelms any chocolate notes there may have been. For whatever reason I assumed from the name that this was a stout, to me "night train" means dark, bold, and strong. Characteristics I associate more with a stout than a porter. Its not bad just not a porter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6021) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2010
bottle, dark brown with frothy tan foam, aroma is dry roast malt and chocolate, flavors of malty chocolate, burnt pork chops, nice finish

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Dark brown with almost no head, but actually some decent spotty lacing. Mild roasted malt aroma. Flavor is much stronger - same profile as the aromas just much more powerful. Sort of bitter in the finish. Medium-light body, good drinkability, but overall just not that impressed. Would drink again, but not going out of my way for it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2445) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2010
On tap at the Malt House in Madison, WI., the night before the GTOM. Dispensed to stemware with a black/brown color, modest, off white head foam, and dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was bourbon, dark fruit and vinous notes, with cocoa and coffee on the back. The flavor was similar, with the roasted qualities making a better showing, along with some lively carbonation. Maybe not the tops on my list of O’so samplings for the evening, but very decent.


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