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Night Train - Bourbon Barrel Aged - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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BA SCORE
83
good

55 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 22.47%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
O'so Brewing Company & Tap House visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Vierenner on 01-31-2011)
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to scribe594 for sharing this one during the Churchill's weekend festivities.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, bourbon, and wood. Taste is much the same with a cocoa flavor and an alcohol kick on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a decent barrel aged presence but is nothing too special in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 02:31:20 | More by UCLABrewN84
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-14-2013 18:05:36 | More by imperialking
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-05-2013 11:21:04 | More by Gonzoillini
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

01-31-2013 01:52:13 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Duff27

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

01-28-2013 03:55:47 | More by Duff27
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maximum12

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Missed this by about a half-hour at the release in January & didn't shed but a small, internal tear. Bottles popped up just over the WI border so thought I'd take a shot. 750ML bottle split with my wife.

First, the wax. What the fuck? It's a beer, not Fort Knox or your daughter's virginity. Slow & steady, after about five minutes, I achieve penetration. Victo....shit! The bottle starts prematurely ejecting its black darkness, bubbling over slowly. Pretty sure it's not supposed to do that. The pour is over-carbed, seriously. Porter black. Nose borders on the suspicious. Roast, bourbon, & a nice salad bar side of fruit. Don't like the hints this one is dropping.

Bourbon Barrel Night Train, I'm glad I didn't buy a bunch of you at the release: thanks to all you greedy beer geeks. There's a nice bourbon & vanilla tilt here, but it's at the back of the throat, & subtle. Big roast. Unfortunately, there's also an acidic, slightly sour fruit tang in the middle that doesn't bode well for its long-term prospects (or short-term, for me). Really takes the shine off the barrel & nearly drowned the base beer in the sink. The foul gets worse as it warms. I'm not going to finish it. Ditto my wife.

I'll go ahead & say it: this beer is infected. Drink them now if you have them, they're not going to get any better. Wish I'd had it fresh, because this is a lousy beer now.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 02:18:35 | More by maximum12
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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eawolff99

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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homebrew311

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

After whittling away the 1/2 inch thick layer of wax, I finally cracked this and immediately got some gushing. The gushing subsided quickly and I poured in to a Chimay glass. Appearance is dark brown with a small amount of tan head. The nose features deep dark chocolate, charred oak, vanilla, dark fruits, and some plum character. I'm not getting the acidy signs of infection that other reviewers have picked up, but there definitely seems to be a leaning towards the dark fruit notes which could be developing into an infection. Regardless, lots of bourbon and vanilla to go along with the chocolate and dark fruit. The front starts fruity with notes of dark cherries, figs, and prunes followed by vanilla, chocolate and oak. Again, seems like this beer is at the beginning stages of some kind of lacto infection, but as I am consuming it, it remains quite drinkable with plenty of creamy bourbon notes towards the finish. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated with sturdy body. Overall, this beer has some potential. If the QC could be sorted out, this could be a pretty nice bourbon aged stout.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 03:19:42 | More by homebrew311
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Massachusetts

1.25/5  rDev -65.8%

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jegross2

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.8%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Wisconsin

1/5  rDev -72.6%

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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.8%

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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Indiana

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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Night Train - Bourbon Barrel Aged from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
83 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.