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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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. The pour yields a ruby-tinted dark cola color. The thinnest of beige heads rest on top. The aroma is ripe with fresh breads, roasted malts, cocoa beans, dirt. The mouth is a little thin for my liking. There needs to be a bit more depth to this I think. The bubbles are too prominent. There is a lot of chocolate in this beer. Definitely the main player here. Chocolate malt, bitter coffee, grounds, and a bit of alcohol on the back end. This beer is simple and doesn’t bring much complexity, but that’s okay.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1251) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Pours a very nice dark brown with tan head. Cocoa, roasted malt, and nuttiness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice roasted malty character.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ericular (572) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Pours a dark brown with beige head fading to a ring leaving oily swirls and good lacing. Aroma is chocolate and well roasted malts. Taste is sweet with some lactose up front, then some dried fruit tartness, and then settling into some dark chocolate bitterness. Aftertaste settles on a nice roast bitterness with a touch of the lactose to balance. Complex and enjoyable. Palate is medium bodied, smooth in the middle, and drying out only moderately for the finish. Let it warm and take time to enjoy it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (2763) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2014
This is a curious porter. I am not sure if it is intentional but this has a bit of a funky tart character that sets it off from most of its style. It is not terribly strong like the bottle got infected but very much there. It is a deep brown color and almost headless. The biggest players here are roasted malt charcter and some caramel sweetness. This sweetness, along w/ some hoppy bitterness implies dark chocolate and that slightly tart charcacter implies dried fruit. I am not sure if Id pin this as a porter just tasting it. To me, it tastes more like a milk stout complete w/ lactose. It is really quite complex and very drinkable w/ its medium body and mild carbonation. It might not hit the spot for someone looking for a dry and hoppy American porter like Founders or something of that ilk but this is a nice change of pace.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lemke10 (755) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Served on nitro-tap in downtown Janesville, WI. This pours a black color with creamy beige head. The flavor is full of roasted, toasted malts and grains. The texture is smooth, creamy full of flavor. It leaves a lingering roasted malt aftertaste. Pretty decent stuff and would love to have again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3018) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear mahogany, small creamy beige head, good lacing. Aroma is roasty, ashtray, nutty, a bit burned. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, a bit ashy, coffee, lightly burned. Lingering bitter, slightly acidic finish. Medium body, a bit creamy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2014
[Tap] Tried on nitro at the taproom back in March. Pours a very deep brown color with a compact nitro head. Chalky malt and coffee grounds in the nose. Dark breads, bitter cocoa, sticky molasses and light hop kick in the taste. Creamy mouthfeel. Comes together well.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (1729) - USA - FEB 23, 2014
Dark brown in color... Aroma of chocolate, soapy brown malts... Chocolate malts, sweet nutty malts, oak, hint of coffee... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2593) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 18, 2014
12oz. bottle. Roasty, chocolate aroma, toasty, plenty of dark malts and a hint of coffee present, along with a lightly doughy yeast touch in the background (bottle-conditioned). Dark brown, nearly black in color, with a slight but lasting light tan head. Flavor profile is roasty and deeply malty, with suggestions of cocoa, coffee, faint smoke and an earthy, herbal hop character appearing late, finishing toasty, moderately bitter and with a certain tangy quality. Effervescent is fine but persistent, mouthfeel is quite dry and just a little bit thin, body is medium. Pretty tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1270) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle from a friend. My first beer from Oso. Pours dark brown to black with a half finger off white head. Aroma of strong chocolate goodness with some heavy roast malt in the background. Flavor follows with chocolate as the highlight and plenty of bitter roasted malt on the finish. Just a bit of dark fruit to go along. Velvety smooth mouthfeel with lowish carbonation. Very nice body. Overall a solid porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1149) - Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Pours a dark brown to black. Small creamy beige head, partially lasting with some lace. Aroma is loaded with chocolate, fudgey sweet some caramel, some coffee, some burnt roast and a hint of sour roast. Flavor follows. Very chocolatey, sweet toasty. Bittersweet. Balanced. Nice smooth finish, A little dry. Semi Creamy, a little slick. Solid medium body.


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