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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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!


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - SEP 2, 2012
I think I first sampled this at the Hops on the Hill beer/food festival in Green Bay/De Pere, summer 2012. I believe this one was paired with the mini chocolate cupcakes. Anyway, actually drinking straight from bottle (unusual for me) because I’m short a glass right now. This beer is delicious. Just a huge, rich, decadent porter. Chocolate, coffee, roast, everything is on full display. Not exactly sessionable, but this thing is a flavor bomb. Awesome. Tons of bitterness sticks on the tongue--straddles the line between hops and dark chocolate. Will need to try from a glass some time.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4578) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Badger Spirits in Beloit, WI, served at cellar temp from a Fitger’s pint glass. I’ve already had more than enough this evening - too much for any night but Saturday - but I can’t finish without trying another O’So, since the last one was so AMAZING...here goes nothing: like the majestic and incredible Hop Whoopin’ IPA I had earlier, this pours out a huge and quite stable head (light tan in this case) that dissipates very slowly, with this beer topping a dark translucent walnut body...nose of roasted pecans, a hint of crème brulee and chocolate, loads of toasty malts, little sweetness, very impressive though it could be a bit stronger...on the tongue, just as with the IPA an exquisite initial sweetness (in this case candy-like as opposed to fruity - but again very real and with no hint of adjuncts or anything artificial) leads eventually through very bitter chocolate and light port wine characteristics to a fairly dry, herb-enhanced, long and powerful finish. Malts are throughout dominant, minimal hop appearance, and a near-perfect balance between toasty bitterness and a brown sugared-sweetness. As with the IPA the mouthfeel is exceptional, and this is a rare porter that I’ve had in recent years that doesn’t have even a hint of anything cardboard or stale in the body. Before tonight I’d just had their mediocre golden ale and figured they might be just another also-ran that saved their best work for the 750s of sour ales; now I’m starting to wonder if I’ve found a new brewery to add to my mental favorites list. Go’so!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (3366) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2016
Bottle from Bon Vivant’s Companion. Black body with a thin beige head. Good lacing. Aroma of liquorice, wood and plum. Flavour of dark chocolate and underripe plum. Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel. Soft fizz. A solid Porter, although I expected more complexity for the ABV.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jyrsa (479) - - JUL 23, 2016
Black slightly transcluent with tan head. Cocoa, coffee and chocolate. Coffee, vanilla and toast malt. Very smooth with medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kustie (839) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle@maja/talo. Opaque black color with creamy light brown head. Aroma has roasted malt, coffee, Taste is malty with long bitter and somewhat sweet aftertaste. Flavors of coffee, cocoa, malt and hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10524) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Draft. Chocolate malt and hay aroma. Black with moderate tan head. Lightly sweet coffee /chocolate malt and moderately bitter herbal hay flavor. Good body. Nice - on the dry side.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocolate finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minihame2 (451) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2016
Pours black, slightly translucent against light with a little tan head. Malty aroma, not too strong, some oats as well. Taste starts very easy, then ends with a bitter finish with a lingering aftertaste. Tastes pretty much like what you’d expect from your typical porter. Mouthfeel is somewhat light but still smooth and creamy with easy carbonation. Decent porter but there are plenty of better ones out there.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17149) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle from Reading BF 2016 and drunk at home. Black dark brown beer lasting tan head. roasty malt aroma with some character some chocolate some dark fruits. decent carbonation. really quite a decent likeable drinkable porter. fine. Blackcurrant biscuit with melted chocolate and cream.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (6141) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2016
330ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Clear brown color. Tiny size, beige bubbly head, disappears. Sweet, coffee, toffee, alcohol, caramel in aroma. Coffee, caramel, roast in taste. Coffee and roast and sweet in aftertaste. Nice one.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (13583) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2016
330ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki)
Nice rich roasty aroma, bit of choc there. Taste is slicker, sticky and coco powder taste. Dry powdery. palate. Pretty rough and messy.


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