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RATINGS: 157   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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Bottle pours deep brown with a beige head. Aroma shows notes of chocolate, caramel, smoked meat, light coffee and light roast. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of dark berries and lactose. Overall body is moderate and finishes with light bitterness.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoePeesie (855) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2011
A slightly below average porter. Pours a jet black with little to no head. It is a dry porter. If you can get a single it’s worth picking up. In a 6 pack I might think twice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
This beer is really pretty decent, but still nothing much to it. I like some more complexity.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4377) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Heavily roasted, too much really. Aroma of a dry stout with grain. Flavor is bitter, with grain, but a very light tartness that works. High abv for a porter, but it is not present in the aroma or flavor. Good, thick palate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2011
12 oz bottle from the Wisco/Minny trip. Getting there still.. Pours a dark roasty blackish brown hue, ruby edges and bottom that let a decent glowing light through. A small offwhite head dies to a film and eventually a very small lacing ring. Aromas are touches of roasty malts and coffee, cocoa and bittersweet chocolate, some anise shows up in the nose. Some caramel and biscuits A touch of nail polish remover from somewhere. Strange. Initial is medium bodied preaching sufficient roast, coffee, and cocoa. Vinous elements show up on the palate with touches of anise, some sweeter malts show up beneath. But the roast seems to take the cake here, with a healthy roastiness, some dark fruit, coffee. Medium bodied, with a touch of creaminess to the body. Could use some more carbonation, with a growing roast and toast, a faint spice growing on the palate. An odd beer with some good going in there. I like the flavors, but balance seems a bit off overall. Sweet crystal and cocoa malts provide a decent layer of depth with roastiness and coffee. Maybe a hint of black olive, but nowhere near as offensive as many beers in the style get. Solid, but thoroughly average. Lacks good head, appearance, balance. Flavors are ok. Smells good enough.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3666) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2011
I found this quite enjoyable. Whatever comments might be offered about its rich chocolate, what I found most surprising was the deep fruity notes that resonated for a long time. Interesting and while not especially subtle, it has its own kind of complexity. Bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oakbluff (413) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 4, 2011
12 ounce bottle- ahh Night Train- one of my favourite GnR tunes and fortified wines.. pours a tar black with next to no head, some tan lacing. Stewed fruit, raisins, light roast. Taste- powdered and bittersweet chocolate, anise and more light roast. A big porter but well balanced. Thicker than average mouthfeel- more stout like. Decent

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
justadrop (5) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2011 does not count
Bottle served in a snifter. Not a whole lot of head despite serious attempts. However, this pours dark and rich, with a chocolate/nutty aroma. The bottle says "chewy" and this is evident on the first taste, in such a good way. Mouthfeel is thick and smooth, Oso wonderful. Despite being a porter, this is reminiscent of Founder’s KBS. There is little hint of the ABV however, and this can sneak up on you while enjoying. Makes Wisconsin proud.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Pretty much a stout here, and a darn good one at that - black pour, soapy tan head - nose of bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, smoke, roast, wood - creamy and full-bodied - moderate sweetness tempered by bitterness from the black malt, as well as mild acidity - intense coffee/ roast flavors - bakers chocolate - a bit of anise and blueberry - lingering bitter finish - it’s quite good

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (1335) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Probably the best beer from O’so that I’ve had so far. Dark pour with a brown head. Nice rich aroma with a smooth body. Pretty good.


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