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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmohno (1258) - Iowa, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Deep dark mahogony with a red hue,barely transparent.Light tan ring of foam,medium carbonation,spotty lacing.Nice milk chocolate aroma some mineral and toasted dark malt maybe a bit of coffee and a bit of hops/yeast.This beer just fits in you mouth nicely its a big smooth silky creamyness that seems to expand,a very nice hop presenance hits then some sweet to semi sweet chocolate mild smooth coffee finish with roast malt &some more hop bittering,leaving a nice trail of flavors overall.A bit of grassy resiony maybe herbal lingeringhop, slight citrus but very smooth and fitting for this porter, this may be one the best porters ive tried.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dragonfly1 (498) - Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Thanks John. Bottle. Nearly black, with average non-descript aroma, but it’s the flavor and body is where this stands out. Rich sweetness up-front, like chocolate frosting, then the coffee and roasted malt finish kicks in. Really well balanced, creamy, could have several of these...Only knock on it would be to dial down the carbonation just a little, but otherwise this is highly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madvike (3095) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle - Pours clear mahogany with a frothy light tan head. Buckwheat honey and molasses on the nose, brown sugar, and a medium roast malt that balances out the sweetness. Subtle, understated, and smooth. The taste is roughly the same, with the roast a little more prominent, and a touch of ash coming through. There are notes of licorice with a touch of sweetness on the finish, and a bit of milkiness. Really smooth in the mouth, medium-bodied, and despite being a bit overcarbonated, has an excellent mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - APR 12, 2011
Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, a bit of coffee and chocolate. Dry and full bodied, taste is more roasted malt with some more chocolate and a bit of caramel. Malty finish. Pretty solid all around.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteysmu (63) - USA - MAR 16, 2011
Nice dry porter, that has medium to think texture. I am a fan of this Porter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (9206) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
A solid American porter, it is rich, but not overly robust, this brewery has some potential.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwm1034 (705) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
12 oz bottle from SIL Todd...thanks....pours dark dark brown..almost black with light tan head that passes quickly. Mild hoppy nose; light chocolate / coffee malt taste....not the top of the porter pile, but a good Wisconsin product....will do another...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Pours a deep dark black mahogany with a nice sized creamy tan head. Nose is of molasses and caramel. Nice and creamy on the palate. The taste is rich and slightly sweet with notes of caramel, molasses and dark roasted grains. A very good porter that pairs well with deli sandwiches on whole grain bread.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekoerper (596) - Iowa, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Nice roasty nose with a hint of coffee. Pours with a thick white head which dissipates quickly, decent lacing. Black, but not opaque. Roast, coffee, and some chocolate dominate the flavor profile; pleasant hop bitterness. Medium-light body, appropriate carbonation, goes down silky and smooth. A nice addition to the developing Midwestern lineup of craft brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3738) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Deep mahogany red color with a foamy brown head. Roast grain nose. Sweet caramel flavors with roast grains, burnt coffee and a gentle hop presence. This is a nice porter.

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