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Night Train - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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265 Ratings
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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 7
Gots: 18 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cdkrenz on 10-09-2008)
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Photo of CaptainIPA
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

CaptainIPA, Feb 07, 2009
Photo of bigpoppa67
4/5  rDev +3.4%

bigpoppa67, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of brewtus
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
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

brewtus, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of elcrawl
4/5  rDev +3.4%

elcrawl, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of d5001986
4/5  rDev +3.4%

d5001986, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of thetomG
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown with almost no head, but actually some decent spotty lacing.

Mild roasted malt aroma.

Flavor is much stronger - same profile as the aromas just much more powerful. Sort of bitter in the finish.

Medium-light body, good drinkability, but overall just not that impressed.

Would drink again, but not going out of my way for it.

thetomG, Aug 26, 2010
Photo of nickapalooza86
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

nickapalooza86, Sep 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

KindaFondaGoozah, May 13, 2014
Photo of PhilMiller
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

PhilMiller, May 13, 2014
Photo of jabo134
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

jabo134, May 17, 2013
Photo of Nachos4two
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Nachos4two, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of rocklibster
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

rocklibster, May 02, 2012
Photo of kristenrae8
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

kristenrae8, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of TGanyone
4/5  rDev +3.4%

TGanyone, Feb 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

4amepiphany, May 14, 2013
Photo of jreindl
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

jreindl, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of beersvh23
4/5  rDev +3.4%

beersvh23, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of MarcatGSB
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

MarcatGSB, Feb 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

NorthSideSean, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of Benish
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Benish, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of dhannes
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had out of the bottle at a local bowling alley...was served around 35º.

A=From what I could tell, it was a nice reddish brown.

S=Malt and cocoa.

T=The first gulp reminded me a bit more of cocoa powder or chocolate milk than beer--chocolate and malt, with a little sweetness; perhaps a bit of a cola taste as well. Cream came forward later on.

M=A bit too watery for a porter, and very lightly carbonated...but would make a decent session beer. Alcohol finally hit me about 3/4 of the way through.

O=More of a session beer than what I seek out in a porter...body was just a little too light for me, and the malt flavor was also a bit lacking. A nice beer, but still nowhere as near as good as Great Lakes' offering. Probably the second best porter from Wisconsin that I've tried, just slightly behind Wisconsin Brewing Company's porter. Worth a try if looking for a slightly lighter version of a porter.

dhannes, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of danoble1
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

danoble1, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of Jeysun23
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Jeysun23, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of Jips
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured inky black with a think white head.

Smells of dark fruits + a hint of chocolate.

Slight fruity taste upfront, big chocolate flavor in the middle, finishes with a lingering coffee bitterness. I dig this profile in my stout and porters! I can't get enough of the chocolate/coffee action.

Medium bodied, would go down quickly if not for the big flavors.

A Wisconsin treat! Slightly over the sweet side of dark beers, which is my preference.

Jips, Apr 02, 2011
Photo of tvv375ia
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A-pours a very dark brown with a 1/4" head that faded quickly but did leave some nice lacing

S-mostly dark chocolate with a hint of some carmel

T-dark chocolate all the way on this with a little bite of the alcohol at the end

M-light to medium body not the creaminess of some others out there

O-not bad leans heavily towards the chocolate so would make a nice dessert drink

tvv375ia, Nov 22, 2011
Night Train from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
87 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.