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RATINGS: 224   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Loach (2) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2012 does not count
Not much nose to be found. Pours a but thin with zero lacing. Taste of dark chocolate, very light smoke. Feels appropriate to the style for porter. Overall, a very sessionable porter, a great gateway into craft beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (2169) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Dark brown borderline black. Near zero carbonation. Chocolate, roasted malt, brown sugar, mild dark fruit and faint coffee. Flavor is heavy on semi-sweet chocolate and ashy roast/coffee with some interwoven fruit and molasses. Residual ash and unfortunately a nagging plastic hoppiness. Otherwise great. Low carbonation level actually lends well to the moderately full palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Hands down the best porter out there. Available year round to me, very lucky!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2012
As it turns out by sheer coincidence, Midnight Train to Georgia is on the radio right now... This has an aroma of caramel juice... incredibly sweet creamy aroma, i struggle to call this a porter by aroma alone.... dark as night with a big rocky tan head that has bigger bubbles, nice retention and lacing though.... Taste is pretty nice though that caramel flavor comes in again, but not in a bad way at all... its a big roasty chocolaty porter that has an overtone of sweet caramel, its as though starbucks said to Oso, make our Caramel Machiato into a beer... I dont love this, bc to me the aroma is a bit off, but its super interesting if just a little too sweet...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cubby_Bear (5) - Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2011 does not count
Had it from the bottle poured into a snifter glass. Smell is of roasted coffee with a nice subtle chocolate undertone. It is dark chocolate in appearance with a beautiful very light milk chocolate head. The taste is just as it smells, except the chocolate really comes through at the end. Overall, this beer could be one of, if not the best, Wisconsin Porters Ive had!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (2346) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Date: December 11, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: BVery Description: Dark brown pour with some head and nice lacing. Aroma is chocolate and coffee with maybe some sweet fruit. Taste is similar to aroma, but there is a weird bitter acidic finish that is not good. Light to medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
heermant (11) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2011
It says chewy on the bottle. I think Chewbacca would like it. Its well made, in Wisconsin. I am glad to see the cheeseheads getting back to brewing beer, after all the local city breweries died in the 70s. I cant describe it better than the other raters, but I can say it is a fine example of a porter. Leathery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reggiedunlop (3633) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is a bit milky...some dark chocolate and faint hints of dark fruit...bit of coffee. Flavor is more chocolatey...some bitter chocolate and also milk chocolate...mild dark fruit...almost black cherry and roasty. Mouthfeel is creamy and very lively...finish tastes like a dark chocolate covered cherry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Atom (2100) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2011
12oz bottle pours dark black/brown with a slight ruby hue and a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee, rich sweet dark chocolate, and cream. Taste has a bitter astringent acidity to it which stings the palate and over powers flavors of molasses, chocolate, dark malts, and coffee.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Black pour with a thin khaki head. Earthy molasses aroma with something else ... warm milk? Silky kalua and cream flavor with a round bitter finish. Thick mouthfeel. Very ice cream float like.

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