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Night Train - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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311 Ratings
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Ratings: 311
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 8
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
O'so Brewing Company & Tap House visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: cdkrenz on 10-09-2008

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4.98/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A: Great black appearance. Perfect for those who love stouts.

S: Definitely strong scent of chocolate and some nutty and coffee notes. A slight hint of caramel. It smells like a dessert.

T: Tastes like it smells. It tastes like a chocolate cookie with a coffee for a side. Absolutely lovely if you love coffee stouts.

M: Smooth and goes down easily. Perfect.

O: The aftertaste is pleasant. I cannot imagine a better beer for a stout lover like myself.

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4.97/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Pours jet black with a beige head that quickly disappears.

S - Incredible mix of dark and sweet malt, coffee, and vanilla. This is almost so rich it reminds me of a Godiva chocolate.

T - Slight fruit flavor at first, followed by vanilla, coffee, and then the rest just tastes imperial stout-rific. Very sweet and the vanilla comes back in the aftertaste. I would suggest a change of style to stout or imperial stout.

M/D - Mouthfeel was rich and creamy and smooth on the tongue. This is an incredibly drinkable beer. As I said earlier, goes down like candy.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great flavor, easy to drink, I'll have another.

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4.6/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Currently my favorite beer, no doubt. 9 buckaroos for six, money well spent compared to most beer on this planet. On weekends it would be torturous to not have Night Train on hand. Occasionally I am compelled to drive to hudson wi for a case maybe 2 of this art brew. This fine beverage belongs on the top 50 american beer list. I dare you any of you, to forget what you know about the word "porter". I hate porters with the exception of this one that does not deserve such classification. Alcohol is masked. thin head, flavors expertly balanced, composition blends almost seamlessly, difficult to identify individual ingredients. Delicious! How many beers can u say that about?

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4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1 year old bottle aged at basement temperature.

The beer pours out nigh black with two fists' worth of overflowing ice-cream-float sudsy head, making an emergency sink dash necessary. Insane spiderwebs of lacing remain on the glass. Thicker side of medium body and heavy carbonation that calms back to medium strength in a few minutes, smooth silky body.

It has mutated into a truly delicious semi-sour stout highly reminiscent of Tart Of Darkness, only with much more coffee char backbone and a heavy streak of asian duck sauce on the side. This just happens to be one of those "accidental victories" of cellaring, it's much more interesting than how it tasted fresh.

It smells like a licorice and prune-spiked roasted coffee and soured apple / lemonade blend. It has plenty of roasted char-coffee flavor to stand up to (and evenly match) the medium-light balsamic-vinegar / sweet n' sour sauce flavor with a light granny smith accent; all in a balance that I actually enjoy. I'm definitely going to be grabbing another six pack of this brew later this year to see if this phenomenon is repeatable.

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Night Train from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
87 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.