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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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3.6
ekoerper (599) - 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.

3.5
jsquire (4621) - 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.

3.6
GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Reddish-brown pour with a beige head. Aroma was roastde malt,some sweetness to it. Taste was roasted malt, creamy, little chocolate, low carbonation. Nice lacing.

4.7
bpreo (2981) - 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.

3.2
nuplastikk (6472) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Draft at Old Fashioned. Opaque blac, nice off white head. Roasty chocolate aroma. A touch of a watery mouthfeel, but the hits the mark stylistically. Mossy, with some borderline Stout nuances. A little thin bodywise, relies a little heavily on the specialty malt. Drinkable, but still sub par and unimpressive. Mild chocolate bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.8
barleyPops (1183) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2010
sampler flight at the brewpub. nearly black in color with a rich looking tan head. roasty malts with chocolate and some coffee dominate the the nose. flavor is a mix of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and some toffee. mild floral hops lend a nice balance to this brew. well done!

4.3
CanIHave4Beers (4233) - 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.

3.9
fidelis83 (2523) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2010 Pours dark brown (might have appeared nearly black if I weren’t facing the window) with a tall, creamy beige head that has great retention and leaves a little lacing. Aroma is chocolate, mild roast, dark caramel, maybe a hint of coffee and light woody hops. Flavor is big on dark caramel, mild roast, sweet chocolate, a touch of very mild coffee and lightly bitter, planty and woody hops. Palate is light to medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level creamy entry and lightly dry finish. This is a really well put together porter, one that I could see myself buying once in a while if it were available in bottles. Edit; 12.01.10: This rating is of Potosi American Porter sampled ~07.18.10, the bottled version may be aliased, but does not taste like the same beer.

3.9
Skyview (6099) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2010
On draught at the Potosi brewpub in Southwestern, Wisconsin. Pours an opaque dark brown colored brew with a creamy beige head that has some nice retention and excellent lacing. Aroma of toasted dark malt, chocolate, floral hops and hint of toffee. Taste is medium bodied, some metallic texture with flavors of toasted dark malt, chocolate, a hint of lactose and some floral hops. Finish is semi-dry and has an excellent balance of toasted dark malt and mild bitterness that slowly disappears.


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