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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Gandy Dancer is a robust American porter that has a French roasted coffee aroma without a burnt flavor. It starts with a medium caramel body that flows into a milk chocolate finish that results in many a light beer only drinker crossing over to the dark side. This beer pairs exceptionally well with braised meats to chocolate desserts.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2530) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Black pour from bottle at Andy's. nutty burnt taste. Black brown pour. Malts. Honey and cocoa hints. Very good

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ericular (569) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Pours very dark brown with small initial head that never goes away, and great lacing. Aroma is sweet vanilla with a some chocolate and light roasted coffee and sweet breads. Taste is rich caramel up front into milk chocolate and nutty, earthy, roasted malts. Aftertaste is roasted coffee with no bitterness. Palate is soft and smooth with some carbonation. A really tasty, easy drinking porter with some dimension and good aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9512) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, bakers cocoa and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bakers cocoa and light coffee with a smooth lingering roasty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5969) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle. Wow - solid brew from Potosi, truthfully I’m pleasantly surprised. Soft roast with coffee and some mild sweet chocolate. Lighter palate. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
upaboveit (4) - - DEC 24, 2012 does not count
This is a beer that you can drink while enjoying some good tunes, and if you fall asleep and your beer has become warm it also tastes good that way as well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2012
On tap at 8th Street Ale House. Dark brown with ruby lowlights and a creamy thin tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, oatmeal and light coffee. Creamy body tastes of dark malts, chocolate, coffee and mild dark fruits. A tad thin but decent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2012
This is a surprisingly great porter..dark dark body, nice mocha colored lacing...lots of coffee in both the nose and flavor, combined with some burnt Malta and tailing off to a milk chocolate finish...very smooth body...just good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
twindadplus2 (587) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Opaque walnut brown with a small light tan head. Aroma is malty sweet with a bit of vanilla and roasted coffee. Flavor is dark roasted coffee and malt with a slight nutty sweetness. Finish is a short burst of light hops bitterness and almost charred malt. Medium bodied and creamy on the palate with a nice tingle of carbonation. A little shallow for a porter but still a very nice nice drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Bottle thanks to CanIHave4Beers. Pours dark brown with light showing through the edges. No much head. But the nose and taste! Hello there. Graham cracker, chocolate, marshmallow. Add some peanut butter and this sucker is a s’more. Caramel notes as well. Sweet rather than roasty for a porter, but done well. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7098) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Bottled. Poured clear, garnet-tinted cola brown with a short, sticky beige head. The aroma picked up sweet vanilla over roasted black and coffee malts.. touches of licorice too.. well-presented. The flavor found well-roasted chocolate, coffee, and licorice notes at the core.. vanilla and charred roast laced throughout.. finished dry and roasty, with a hit of acidity. Medium-bodied at most on the palate, with moderate carbonation.. good balance throughout. This was surprisingly good.


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