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Night Train - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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Night Train
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BA SCORE
87
very good

276 Ratings
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Ratings: 276
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 8
Gots: 20 | 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 garymuchow
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice roasty quality with a tad of coffee and a bit of creaminess. A nice little richness. Minimal hops and pretty straight-foward.
Poured fairly aggressively and briefly held a small tan head. Very black and minimal light appearance.
Seems likes there is a little vanilla in this. Swift and initial, but there. Rest of drink is more porter. Quite long dry from roasted grains finish. Pretty darn bold roast and dark malt flavor. Nice and tasty, although there may be a bit of age on this one.
On the lighter side of moderate for feel with flatter carbonation, which is fine by me.
Some nice bold aspects that really pushes it. Any more on this would be too much, and it already might be too much for some. Nonetheless, an interesting and very flavorful drink.
Thanks BIL John.

garymuchow, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of bootsdomino
4.5/5  rDev +16%

bootsdomino, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of twbeecher
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

twbeecher, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of martyl1000
4/5  rDev +3.1%

martyl1000, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of enelson
4/5  rDev +3.1%

enelson, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of zenwatts
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

zenwatts, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of samie85
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours an opaque ruby tinged caramel color with a finger of light brown head.

S-Dark chocolate with some dark fruits and cocoa.

T-Follows the nose with dark chocolate, dark fruits and a slight bitter finish.

M-Creamy and rich with low carbonation and a medium body.

D-Very easy drinking yet a complex and very solid example of a porter. I wouldn't mind picking up more of this next time I'm in WI.

samie85, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of whartontallboy
4/5  rDev +3.1%

whartontallboy, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of doucmehu
4/5  rDev +3.1%

doucmehu, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of Grebdioz
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Grebdioz, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of benjbrunner
4/5  rDev +3.1%

benjbrunner, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of denimdemon
4/5  rDev +3.1%

denimdemon, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of beagle75
3.05/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy, dark garnet brown color with less than one finger of fine mocha-tinted foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.

S: Refined roast is unctuous bitter chocolate and mild dark fruit. Other qualities are herbaceous and slightly musty in the smell.

T: Begins off-dry, with dark roasted malt that is scorched and astringent early. Other, more appealing flavors that match the prominent features of the smell are also present, but struggle needlessly against aggressive acidity. Hop bitterness is precocious in the middle, sticking around and really defining the latter acts. Herbaceous qualities are present and very green, contrasting some appropriate dark flavors that are at times nutty, ashy, and kahlua-like.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, sharply and inconsistently acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This is a rather unaccomplished porter that struggles with acidity issues. Making it's least attractive features stand out even more is a bitter hop profile featuring juicy herbaceous qualities. While not repellant, it never gives the impression of being put together well, nor does it effectively satisfy one's dark beer craving.

beagle75, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of Pellinore1
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Pellinore1, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

brandoman63, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of wallrock
4/5  rDev +3.1%

wallrock, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of tvv375ia
3.53/5  rDev -9%
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
Photo of jjheinrichs
4/5  rDev +3.1%

jjheinrichs, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of allouez86
5/5  rDev +28.9%

allouez86, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of birchstick
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - pours a dark chocolaty brown without much of a head on it

S - smell consists of dark chocolates and a little bit of sweet caramel. Very sweet overall.

T - taste starts off chocolaty and doesn't deviate much from that theme. In the middle some caramel malt comes through, but it finishes with a chocolate (dark chocolates mostly). Not uber complex, but delicious none the less.

M - a little watery and thin body

D - pretty decent porter here. This is definitely one for chocolate lover out there as this would make a really nice dessert.

birchstick, Nov 12, 2011
Photo of morimech
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours dark brown and appears black in the glass. A solid two finger head forms and slowly settles to a thin cap. Large amounts of lacing is left on the glass.

Nice aroma of dark malt. Hints of cocoa, coffee, and a sort of lactose sweetness.

A little sweeter than a typical porter. Also the depth of flavor is lacking. It falls off quickly. The flavor consists of cocoa and a hint of coffee. Even a little alcohol creeps into the finish.

The body is solid but the carbonation bothers me. It seems fizzy and a little harsh.

Solid porter but nothing really impressed me that much. There are many better options on the shelf.

morimech, Sep 18, 2011
Photo of Slyjoker87
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - It comes in as a dark liquid, impenetrable by light

S - Strong smell of coffee and perhaps some chocolate

T - Rich and creamy, full and complex. It tastes strongly of coffee with hints of something slightly sweet - maybe chocolate? It does have some bitterness, but it is hardly noticeable.

M - It is smooth, creamy, easy on the tongue, and goes down easily.

O - This is a wonderfully creamy and rich beer that I wish were more widely available. (At the time of this review, I believe it is only available in Wisconsin)

Slyjoker87, Aug 10, 2011
Photo of richkrull
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark black color with a smallish tan head and decent lacing as well.

Smell was full of coffee and roasted malts with a bit of chocolate coming through.

Taste was pretty good. Some bitter chocolate flavor upfront with roasted malts throughout.

Mouthfeel is medium. Went down fairly easy.

Overall a pretty good beer that I wouldn't mind drinking again. I don't drink a lot of porters, but this one was good.

richkrull, Jul 20, 2011
Photo of KarlHungus
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a dark brown color. The head is a quarter inch in height, and recedes quickly into minimal lacing. The aroma is of roasted malt, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, and hints of roasted coffee grounds. It is a rather strong aroma too. The taste is similar to the aroma with tons of roasted malt,and equal strength. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, this is a good beer that I would drink again.

KarlHungus, Jul 13, 2011
Photo of kawilliams81
3.33/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass.

A- Black in appearance with decent tan head and lacing on the glass.

S- Roasted malts and some coffee.

T- Similar to the nose. Roasted malts, coffee, and a decent bitterness at the finish.

M- Medium bodied, fairly creamy, with a dry finish.

O- Decent beer, although I am not a huge porter fan to begin with, would drink again though.

kawilliams81, Jul 10, 2011
Night Train from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
87 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.