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RATINGS: 159   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!


4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nr706 (11) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Chewy describes this beer well. Thereís no indication on the label whether itís to be considered a stout or a porter, and knowing OíSoís reputation for "freestyle brewing," I donít 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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Slavo (10) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2012
I wouldnít 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jlruthven (542) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2012
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lagermeister (13) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2012
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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mrjaxson (289) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2012
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 thereís barely any sweetness to the taste. Just a thin body and half-hearted hoppiness. Think Iíll wait a few years and try re-scoring it.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Loach (2) - Tennessee, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (1497) - 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.

4.1
   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!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeff789 (1407) - 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...

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cubby_Bear (4) - 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 Iíve had!!


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