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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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3.5
AWISLguy (3375) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Bottle from Woodmans. Pours brown. Foamy with a nice looking off-tan head. Some reddish tints, I guess, but brown. Aroma has roasted malts, some caramel, some coffee, perhaps some soy. Taste brings some coffee, caramel sweetness, toffee, and a bit of roast malts. Some depth, but not a lot. Finishes not too long. Stays sweet. The second bottle I chilled from cellar temperature for a while and I thought that was a little better that way. A bit more depth than a brown, but not a lot. The taste is there, just the depth is a bit short for a porter.

3.7
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Pours dark brown almost black color with an off white head. Minimal nose of coffee, chocolate, and nuts. Great palate with notes of creamy smoothness and dark chocolate and nutty roundness. Great drinking beer.

4
jmohno (1670) - 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.

3.8
Dragonfly1 (500) - 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.

4
madvike (3303) - 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.

3.6
murphym45 (779) - 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.

4.4
peteysmu (63) - USA - MAR 16, 2011
Nice dry porter, that has medium to think texture. I am a fan of this Porter

3.7
crossovert (14008) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
A solid American porter, it is rich, but not overly robust, this brewery has some potential.

3.9
dwm1034 (785) - 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...

4
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.


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