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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reggiedunlop (3468) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is a bit milky...some dark chocolate and faint hints of dark fruit...bit of coffee. Flavor is more chocolatey...some bitter chocolate and also milk chocolate...mild dark fruit...almost black cherry and roasty. Mouthfeel is creamy and very lively...finish tastes like a dark chocolate covered cherry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Atom (1812) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2011
12oz bottle pours dark black/brown with a slight ruby hue and a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee, rich sweet dark chocolate, and cream. Taste has a bitter astringent acidity to it which stings the palate and over powers flavors of molasses, chocolate, dark malts, and coffee.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Black pour with a thin khaki head. Earthy molasses aroma with something else ... warm milk? Silky kalua and cream flavor with a round bitter finish. Thick mouthfeel. Very ice cream float like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RyanMM (414) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Deep dark brown with a full head. Nose is stale coffee and chocolate. Mouthfeel is good, tingly carbonation while being fairly creamy. Bitter, stale coffee finish. Itís like a good porter that just took a wrong turn right at the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2011
You can smell the chocolate and it has a nice sweet and smooth taste, but the flavors donít linger as long as Iíd like. Itís a really dark pour and yet not too filling. Night Train is a sweet ride, even for those of us who arenít big on porters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (10689) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Badger in Beloit. Pours a dark clear reddish color with a medium creamy brown head. Decent head retention. Aroma of big chocolate notes, faint roast and hops. The taste is bitter hops, roasted malts and chocolate. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1956) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Sampled @ GLBF 2011. Pours a black color with a small tam head. Roasted malty chocolate aroma with hints of coffee. Sweetish roasted malty milky chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3260) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2011
12 ounce bottle
Picked up while stocking up on Wisconsin locals during the Great Taste of the Midwest I felt in the mood for a change of pace. With the temperatures beginning to drop it was time to thin the herd of porters and stouts. An easy target given their reputation and word of mouth I dug it out of the cellar. Check this beer out if you like well crafted under the radar releases.

Aroma / Appearance - The oily black body and filmy legs were tied together by a tan mocha head. Charcoal, black coffee, and semi dark chocolate are the main features. The overall impression is rich, dense, and heavy.

Flavor / Palate - Beginning with a dry malty first impression the beer transforms into a mix of overdone toast, raw coffee beans, and burnt charcoal. The carbonated mouthfeel seeks every edge of the palate. Initially hidden the alcohol does make itself known by the end. Even so I donít think it would be too much of a chore if this came in a larger format.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7600) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2011
12 oz. bottle shared by someone at the Tuesday Night Beer Showcase. Never heard of it, never heard of Oso, never heard of Plover. This was a blind spot for me. Pours a dark, opaque brown color with a slight red tint and a small beige ring for a head. Aroma of roasted malts, toasted sugar, oats, lactose, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malts, dark pit fruits, lactose, pumpernickel, coffee, and chocolate. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, roasty mouthfeel. Could have fooled me into thinking this is a stout and not a porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rubbishystuff (2048) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Thanks to Dad for this. Slightly coffee burnt chocolate porter. Malty and medium complexity. Serving:Bottle

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