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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Carlisle (702) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2017
Bottle. Pours dark brown-black with tan head. Chocolate and peanut aroma. Dark chocolate with peanut notes following. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (11183) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Pours a clear deep brown with an amber hue and a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma combines roasted malts and light cofffee with a bit of dark grain supporting. Flavor is similar with dark grains and roasted malts with a bit of coffee supporting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (7704) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Keg @ Bull Falls. Deep brown pour with an off white head. Nose of toasted grain, somewhat ashy. A bit of coffee. Cream. Plenty of coffee flavor. Dry and towards the bitter end of the spectrum. Ash. Light caramel sweetness. Medium body, active carb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erasmus_ro (2868) - Alabama, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Bottle, ABV 7.2%. Pours a dark, auburnish brown with a small, brownish head. Aroma is earthy, some liquorice, roast, slight fruit, plum. Taste is liquorice, roast, some fruitiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djoeye (4597) - Troms, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2016
Aroma; roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits, plum, prune, cocoa. Look; beige head, black body. Taste; roasted malts, fruity chocolate, coffee in the dark caramel, nut, prune, plum - chocolate fruity finish. Feel; nice body, soft carbonation. Overall; very good porter. [35.5cl/12FLoz.Btl 7.2% [email protected] Oulu Finland]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turboninja (710) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2016
Light and soft product with dark chocolate in the front and some slightly roasted malts. Light palate, still high quality product.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (3727) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2016
Bottle at bar. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, hops, licorice, coffee, nuts and a bit of chocolate. Bitter finish with roasted malts, licorice, nuts, coffee and chocolate. Very nice porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (1973) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2016
Keg at Cafe Beermoth, Manchester. Black with tan foam. Cocoa nib aroma. Powerful and robust taste with lots of roast and dark chocolate. Faint red fruits and blackberry in there. Quite bitter with a chewy texture. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (8316) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2016
35,5 cl bottle (7%) @ home
as Night Train
Aroma has cold coffee, licorice and mild ashy notes. Flavour has chocolate, some licorice root, ashy notes and coffee. Sweet-ish, chocolatey and nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4942) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Badger Spirits in Beloit, WI, served at cellar temp from a Fitgers pint glass. Ive already had more than enough this evening - too much for any night but Saturday - but I cant finish without trying another OSo, 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 crme 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 Ive had in recent years that doesnt have even a hint of anything cardboard or stale in the body. Before tonight Id 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 Im starting to wonder if Ive found a new brewery to add to my mental favorites list. Goso!

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