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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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!


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8507) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 29, 2012
355mL thanks to nuplastikk. Pours a deeper sepia, small tan head. Bubbles retention. Nose is heavy green apple jolly rancher, huge acetaldehyde. Taste is dairy, heavy bitter chocolate, rich black coffee. Dry and fully bitter. Long, powdery cocoa finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1333) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle from Three Cellars. Pours very, very dark brown with a tan head. Almost no lacing. Aroma has molasses and dark chocolate with a touch of dark fruits. Taste is of sweet molasses, bittersweet chocolate with roasted malts and some lactose. May be a touch thin. Finishes sweet and medium length with some tart/bitterness. Pretty solid porter which turned sweeter and sweeter through the glass, and was possibly a bit thin.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7561) - Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Had it nitrogenated I believe. It was thick and creamy, the head alone was as thick as whipped frosting or something. A good one.

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. 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.

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 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jlruthven (552) - 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 (298) - .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 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.

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 (1540) - 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.


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