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Night Train - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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87
very good

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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3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Where's Dick Lane when you need him? Anyway, this stuff pours a deep, murky, garnet-tinged black-brown topped by a finger of khaki foam. The nose comprises darkly-roasted malts, dark chocolate, toasted pretzel, and a hint of mild char. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a decent vein of grassy bitterness and a hint of acrid coffee. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda dry finish. Overall, a nice robust porter, chock full o' darkness.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of chanokokoro
4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle

Pours a very dark mahogany brown capped by a creamy one and half off-white head. Big roasted dark chocolate malt notes with hints of smoke. Bakers chocolate, big roasted malt, robust espresso notes, anise throught the midpalate. Finishes with dried dark fruit: cherries and prunes, a bit of smokiness, and hop bitterness. Smooth medium body, moderate carbonation with a touch of creaminess. A bold American porter that gets your attention from the first sip. Very complex and one of the better brews in the style that I've had. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Gotti311
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

I remember liking this beer a lot and it was even my favorite beer for a blinded taste test of some of the more popular Midwest Porters.

The nose does not stand out too much, this beer waits to get you until you take your first sip. There is a little bit of a roasted nose that spills into the mouth and is so pleasant and warm. The roasted flavor is just perfect and relaxing and goes down quick and smooth. This beer drinks really fast. There is a little bit of burnt bitterness in the mouth towards the back that is combated with a really tiny bit of sweetness. Those two flavors play so well together in this beer, nice harmony.

To me this doesnt have the feel of a typical porter, but obviously too watery to be a stout. In the end, I just dont care what they call it, this beer is really damn good.

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4.14/5  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

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to my cousin for bringing this across the border to MN. It's a big, but not too undrinkable porter with a mix of chocolate, fruit, and roast. I'm a fan. The aroma focuses more on clean, bready barley, with a not-quite-chocolate, brown malt coffee and cocoa powder character. The flavor opens up more with mild berry esters under the dark chocolate notes and roasted edge. Overall, you've got a complex porter that doesn't hit you over the head with thick barley. Give it a try.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love to see the smaller craft beers on tap outside of their home cities. I had this at the Hyatt in Green Bay. I was surprised at how good the beer selection was. They had this one form O’So, 6 bottles of New Glarus, a beer from nearby Title Town Brewpub and several other WI options.

Served in a standard pint, the beer is black with minor brown highlights. It has a tan head with good lacing. It has an aroma of roasted malts and a touch of molasses.

The taste leads with heavily roasted but not burnt malts. There is a hint of baker’s chocolate and some brown sugar. Let it warm as the taste rounds into form. Lot of dark roast on this one.
The mouth is medium with surprisingly aggressive carbonation. I like it, glad to be able to try this one on tap.

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