Night Train - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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297 Ratings
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Ratings: 297
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 8
Gots: 27 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of WJVII
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass this brew was a dark brown (not quite black as coal) with a nice creamy brown head that left a great cap. The brew has a wonderful sweet aroma with strong notes of chocolate and some nice nuttiness. The flavor is slightly bitter but is suddenly sweet with chocolate in the after taste. The flavor is bold and lasting. This is a nice beer, especially for a very new brewery. Nice work, I am looking forward to more from Oso!

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3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle- ahh Night Train- one of my favourite GnR tunes and fortified wines.. pours a tar black with next to no head, some tan lacing. Stewed fruit, raisins, light roast. Taste- powdered and bittersweet chocolate, anise and more light roast. A big porter but well balanced. Thicker than average mouthfeel- more stout like. Decent

Photo of BoitSansSoif
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A-Dark brown w/hint red. Beige head and light tracing.
S-Toasted chocolate malt, sweet plums, raisins, roasted cereal, light smokiness, tobacco, rustic earthy aroma.
T-Flavor brings out cafe-mocha, roast malt, light apple, grape and raisins. Bitter hops cleanse the palate in the finish.
M-Body starts strong and velvety, but carbonation faded very quickly, affecting the overall balance in the finish. Flavors are harmonious, but light carbonation in this bottle detracted from the overall experience. I had this on tap as well, and carbonation was robust and was not an issue in that instance.
D-A pleasant porter--sessionable in colder weather. The complex aroma is its best asset, and this aspect is outstanding.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of KI9A
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Obvious cola black, OK head, some lace chunks.

S: Chocolate, mocha.

T: Follows nose, plus a neat, err, very neat slight sour funk. Much like an Olde English Porter. Not a bas sourness, but, really on style.

M: Coats mouth, medium body, seems to hand around a LONG time, making me want more.

D: Wow, I think I'm slipping into Porters as my favorite style. This is a "complex" porter, as complex as they get at least. nicely done, guys.

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of drizzam
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A pretty aggressive pour yielded an opaque dark brown brew with a fluffy one finger tan head. The head receded to a thin tan cap after a few minutes leaving pretty good lacing down the inside of the glass.

S - Dark roasted malts and bitter chocolate. Smells pretty decent, let's hope the taste follows the nose.

T & M - Roasted malts with a bit of a bitter chocolate in the background. Doesn't quite mimic the nose, but not bad. As it warms it develops a pretty pronounced astringency. Medium bodied and creamy mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Not a perfect example of a Porter but it isn't the worst example I've tasted.

D - I could drink it if offered to me but would choose a number of other Porters ahead of it. I am still interested in what this brewery has to offer.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Fitzmke
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of CaptainIPA
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: An aggressive pour results in a dark mahogany hue with a massive, three-finger, tan-colored head that stands for the count.

S: Mmmm...lots going on here: Chocolate malt, coffee, caramel, plums, and candied cherries.

T: Taste approximates the aroma with chocolate malt and lots of coffee upfront, followed by suggestions of caramel and dried fruit. A twang of licorice rounds out the middle. Finishes with a restrained bite of bittering hops.

M: Rich, creamy and velvety smooth with carbonation that prickles the tongue. Medium to full bodied.

D: A complex nose and interesting taste profile make Night Train Porter an intriguingly refreshing sipper.

Photo of brewtus
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- pours dark dark brown with a foamy beige single finger head
S- sweet chocolate, Roasty, spicy
T/M- starts toasty and tiny bit spicy, some faint coffee. The texture is a little thin, but it isn't a stout. I must say they get a lot of flavor into this viscosity.
O- the bottle reads " roasty- chewy- robust- judicious- creamy- bold- complex- immense" I think that's pretty close to a good explanation, but it would be nice to have a little more thickness, if you see it, grab one. The nose on this is the highlight, it smells so great

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Night Train from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
87 out of 100 based on 297 ratings.