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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Roasted malt aromas, medium bodied with chocolate and caramel notes and a medium hop bitterness. Just as the Gandy Dancers used rhythm to build railroads, our porter harmonizes its complex profile for a flavorful experience. Additional Notes: Roasted malt aroma and flavor. Notes of chocolate and caramel. Malty sweetness is balanced with bitterness of black malt. Slight fruity ester character with mild hop aroma. Medium hop bitterness. Medium to full body. Dark brown to black in color with off-white head.

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3.1
arkurzynski (2461) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Brown. Nose of candied plums, prune, and sugary molasses. Flavor is dark fruit, plum, sugars, and mild bitter cocoa/roast. Okay, but not that great.

2.8
thegreenrooster (4588) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Pour is a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is some roast and a bit of sugary sweetness. Flavor is dry and does have a decent roasted malt with some black coffee bitterness. Finish leaves that coffee roast on the tongue after the swallow. This is ok. The best of the 3 I just had from this brewer. Decent roast albeit thin and watery mouthfeel for a porter.

3.5
mbgrayson (810) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - APR 15, 2015
Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of malts and coffee. Rich and full taste, notes of coffee, chocolate, and malts. A very nice porter, thumbs up.

3.3
boozedude (2229) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2015
bottle shared with dani, andjereemy at club w, pitch black pout, had this right after a shot ob bailys, so my judgement may be off, but this is good stiff!

3.7
wlajwl (7125) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Aroma is dark/roasted malts, coffee and mild toffee. The flavor is roasted malts, toffee, chocolate, mild dark fruit and a mix of acidity and tart in the finish.

4.6
icekold11 (1) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2014 does not count
Caramel, chocolate, vanilla, notes deep brown color. Very good, easy drinking. Clear beer drinkers, this will help you understand that all dark beers are not scarey.

2.9
MacBoost (1948) - Victor, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2014
12oz bottle via trade. Pours a dark brown with a medium sized off white head. Aromas of light coffee, caramel, some dark fruit. Taste is semi sweet and lightly bitter. Flavors of artificially flavored caramel mocha frappachino but with a noticeable alcohol level. Unacceptable at this ABV. Continuing on we have some dark fruit and mettalic elements. Not a great beer by any stretch. Finishes sweet and fruity. Meh.

3
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2014
This is my second beer named Gandy Dancer, the first being a Golden Ale from a local brew pub. I find that there’s also an Impy Stout in Youngstown, Ohio, a California Common in Burlington, Vermont, and a Gandy Dancer in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for which four beers have been added to the site, yet all remain unrated. Interesting (or not). On to this Gandy Dancer...
It pour4s a deep chestnut body with the slenderest of tan heads. The aroma is dark caramel, some chocolate, and a dull earthiness. It seems a bit thin, slightly watery. The flavor is much like the aroma, a bit light. The finish is quite abrupt. Just okay.
That’s two Gandy Dancers down and six to go.

3.6
akoeninger (775) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Brown and clear with a off white fizzy head. Aroma of dark coffee and veggies or grass? Anyway this is a good drinking porter. Flavor of caramel, cocoa, and coffee, some lactic presence as well. Lighter body, makes it easier to put a few more of them away. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
edgallow (4566) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2014
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Taste is malts, coffee and a hint of chocolate.


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