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Gandy Dancer Porter - Potosi Brewing Company

Gandy Dancer PorterGandy Dancer Porter

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BA SCORE
82
good

56 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.08%


Brewed by:
Potosi Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cokes on 10-14-2010)
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Tiny bubbled tan lace holds strong, nearly full on black some brown edges to this beer. Sweet malty aroma, some toffee then things go roasty. Silky smooth with some buttery caramel flavors up front. Very modest hopping though a mild roasted grain edge helps to balance the sweetness out a bit. Mocha? Some warming alcohol i the end, not much else to this beer other than the toffee sweetness and some roasted grain flavor. Decent ...

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2011 01:45:14 | More by Jason
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vette2006c5r

Minnesota

3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Grand Dancer Porter pours a dark amber color, almost black , with a nice lacing head. There is a sweet and slightly smokey aroma. The taste has some roasted malt flavors, with hints of smokes, and a sweeter aftertaste. Pretty watery and light. Overall it would be a good interesting porter, but the flavors are too light.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 01:03:33 | More by vette2006c5r
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bismarksays

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-14-2014 02:01:54 | More by bismarksays
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alostplot

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.8%

04-08-2014 02:03:19 | More by alostplot
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BurdockBoy

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-06-2014 00:53:27 | More by BurdockBoy
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winzenj

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

02-26-2014 21:37:30 | More by winzenj
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Wsherry1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

01-21-2014 05:58:31 | More by Wsherry1
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Murphious

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nothing to get excited about and not to be avoided either.
Appears dark brown with tan head of 1/4in or less that dissipates quickly--within a minute or three. Pours thin, maybe slightly more viscous than a regular scotch ale?
Smells of hops and caramel malt--no surprises or complexity there. But not much if any chocolate.
Taste is same as expected from the aroma---some hop bitterness with burnt toast finish and little or no chocolate notes as in brewery description.
Mouthfeel is thinner than a porter, in my opinion. Some citrus bite but leaves quickly and slight drying in the finish with no oiliness.

Overall it's not bad but not exciting or worth searching for...

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 02:06:07 | More by Murphious
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.46/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - rigorous pour reveals a cola-like brown body, thin creamy tan head
S - chocolate malts, vanilla, but really not much else
T - more chocolate here, faint roastiness, caramel, earthy hops
M - lighter than medium body, modest carbonation, piny bitterness lingers a bit
O - decent American Porter. Nothing extravagant and very straight forward, good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 04:16:29 | More by barnzy78
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Azpittil57

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10%

12-20-2013 04:28:30 | More by Azpittil57
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pkrager5

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

12-15-2013 02:38:59 | More by pkrager5
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MooseBoose

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

12-12-2013 00:27:24 | More by MooseBoose
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Troville1990

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-05-2013 01:17:10 | More by Troville1990
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.9%

11-02-2013 17:09:00 | More by Hopstout
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Jparker37

Wisconsin

3.46/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Great tan head holds a solid cap. Dark brown in color but easily transparent showing ruby highlights with perfect clarity. Some spots of lacing down the glass.

S - Chocolate is pretty mild, touch of coffee roast. Mellow caramel tones. Not necessarily jumping from the glass.

T - Nice layer of rich caramel malt almost nearing some raisin qualities. Smooth chocolate is mild here as well. Barely sweet throughout. Leaves with a toasty flavor.

M - Medium-full body, medium-light carbonation, semi-sweet.

O - Very balanced for the style. Looks great, lacks some oomph from aroma. Taste is unoffending staying very drinkable considering a little fuller body. Good for a try, perfect "drink a whole 6-pack" type of beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 23:03:59 | More by Jparker37
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KellyScottMad

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

09-02-2013 02:07:02 | More by KellyScottMad
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ERRL710

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

08-29-2013 03:07:40 | More by ERRL710
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3%

08-17-2013 15:10:31 | More by BeerFMAndy
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-25-2013 19:43:40 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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hilgart1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-30-2013 12:10:25 | More by hilgart1
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redleg411

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-28-2013 20:55:40 | More by redleg411
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egrace84

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-24-2013 02:56:41 | More by egrace84
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bcm75

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.9%

05-30-2013 00:35:47 | More by bcm75
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Bigtwin

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -10%

05-24-2013 22:03:58 | More by Bigtwin
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enelson

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-24-2013 00:22:38 | More by enelson
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Gandy Dancer Porter from Potosi Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.