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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bpreo (1545) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Oh yeah, that is a nice Porter. Mississippi River Porter. Nevermind, it has a locomotive pictured on the bottle.

4.4
   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

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
lawman357 (93) - Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Lovely, lighter porter. Aroma carries light chocolate and bitter. Lovely creamy, maltiness in the mouth with the slightly bitter chocolate coming through.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3210) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Pours a deep brown almost black with a big head. The aroma is lots of chocolate, mild hops with some earthy and floral character in there as well. The flavor is fruity, not in an overbearing way... or even a dominant way, but it’s the first thing that hits you when you taste it. There is plenty of roasty coffee and a lot of nice hop bitterness. There is a mild smokiness to the beer as well. Overall this was the best beer I had on Saturday. This is a world class porter and a crown jewel in the lineup of a very new, but very welcome addition to the Southwest WI brewing scene.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eworkman1 (35) - - FEB 23, 2014
Nice dark brown color, slightly opaque. Soft aroma with mostly sweet notes. Full body with strong crystal malt influence and coffee flavors. Finishes clean for a robust porter.

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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (542) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Aroma is very sweet, chocolately, malty, coffee, roasty, vanilla. Taste is spot on. Malty, toffee, coffee, chocolate, roasty. Very enjoyable.

4
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madvike (2693) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmohno (1059) - 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.


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