nr706 (13) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Chewy describes this beer well. There’s no indication on the label whether it’s to be considered a stout or a porter, and knowing O’So’s reputation for "freestyle brewing," I don’t think it should be pigeonholed into a particular style. Pours dark, with light tan head. Roasty, nutty aroma, big mouthfeel, nice balance tends slightly toward malty sweet over hop bitterness. Great example of whatever style it is.
Slavo (10) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I wouldn’t choose this beer again, if you are looking for a porter this beer is a bit to on the stout side. It is a little to much for me to enjoy it, when the bottle says chewy I should have known. I like to drink my beer instead of chew it.
jlruthven (609) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours ink black, small tan head. Nose is smokey chocolate, roasted malt, bit of toffee. Bitter dark chocolate, hints of caramel and coffee. Slick mouthfeel. Unadorned, lovely.
lagermeister (13) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured out of a bottle. Rich creamy head. Chocolate nose. Sweet deep malts with a good balance of hops. Excellent. Try it with a piece of dark chocolate. Yum.
mrjaxson (497) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I should have scored this a few years ago because I remember the Night Train being much better. Hardly any head can be coaxed from the pour. The aroma is nice and chocolatey but there’s barely any sweetness to the taste. Just a thin body and half-hearted hoppiness. Think I’ll wait a few years and try re-scoring it.
Loach (2) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2012 does not count
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
arkurzynski (2268) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hands down the best porter out there. Available year round to me, very lucky!
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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...
Cubby_Bear (5) - Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2011 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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 I’ve had!!