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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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
redlem (1306) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6231) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2902) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bpreo (2014) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 31, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2010 This is not the best Porter I have ever had (and probably one of the worst). I’m not sure what they did wrong, but Night Train doesn’t even seem like a Porter. After a second sampling, 3 months later, I am more impressed. The flavor is very rich, and my palate is a little more adjusted to the taste of a true Porter, and I tell you what, this one is a winner!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Pours a black ebony crowned by a thick lather of brown-tan foam. Nose is coffee, toffee, malt and chocolate. Nice and creamy on the palate. Taste is full of caramel, molasses, sweet cream and coffee. Nice sweet aftertaste- not much hoppy bitterness. Good beer that pairs well with deli sandwiches, burgers,brats or as a meal unto itself. Well done Oso.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Bottle: Pours an opaque black with dark mahogany edges and a spotty-lacing froth of beige head. Has a sweet toasty dark caramel, dark chocolate and roasted coffee nose. Starts with a good rich caramel and chocolate sweetness well-balanced with bittering hops and roasted malt before a smooth sweet milk chocolate finish. An enjoyable and complex brew that borders on imperial/strong porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2010
12oz bottle courtesy of CaptainCougar. Small beige head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, light roast. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet/milk chocolate, some smoke, roast. Sticky medium-full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3310) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 4, 2010
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with a tiny frothy tan head. Aroma of black licorice, caramel and dusty cocoa. Flavor is quite roast forward. Fair amount of coffee and cocoa as well. A bit chalky. Decent carbonation. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Dark pour light tan head good lace Full pal coats nicely good body in a porter Coffee toasty notes lots of malt a touch of licorice Good flavor lightly bitter coffee some lactose & chocolate hint of oatmeal in the finish A nice porter

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