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Gandy Dancer Porter - Potosi Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

61 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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pkrager5

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +25%

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

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +25%

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

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +25%

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

Iowa

4.43/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep brown almost black with a big head. The aroma is lots of chocolate, mild hops with some earthy and floral character in there as well. The flavor is fruity, not in an overbearing way... or even a dominant way, but it's the first thing that hits you when you taste it. There is plenty of roasty coffee and a lot of nice hop bitterness. There is a mild smokiness to the beer as well. Overall this was the best beer I had on Saturday. This is a world class porter and a crown jewel in the lineup of a very new, but very welcome addition to the Southwest WI brewing scene.

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2010 18:22:32 | More by BieresDesMoines
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mynie

Indiana

4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap, exceedingly fresh, at the brewery.

Awfully dark for a medium strength porter. Not that there's anything wrong with that. It's actually pretty damn pretty.

Smells like coffee, dry hops, and dark roasted barley. More like a dry stout than a porter--there's not much rough porteriness, nor any sour nodes.

Tastes like it smells, like a solidly above average dry stout. Coffee moving into smooth, bitter barley, ending on light nodes of dry hops and black chocolate. Kind of sweet for the style (honestly, I never would have pegged this for a porter were not labeled as such), but a tasty, solidly brewed beer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-18-2011 23:54:46 | More by mynie
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +11.1%

06-01-2012 23:57:09 | More by Kunstman
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emerge077

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid above average American Porter from this brewery. The best offering from them i've had thus far, better than "Good Ol' Potosi" and "Pure Malt Cave Ale" for sure, and better than their IPA possibly.

Light like a Munich Dunkel, but with the flavor profile of a Porter. Russet brown with a hint of crimson in the light. Wispy skim and a solid ring around the edges. A solitary arc of dripping lace accentuates the side of the glass.

Brown sugar sweetness and husky toasted malts in the nose. Very soft feel, some clove phenolics and creamy chocolate. Low level bitterness, i'd hesitate to associate it with any hop content, almost a simple byproduct of the mild roasty element. Seems more like a lager in feel, though it's medium bodied. Perfect cold weather brew. Would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2010 04:07:17 | More by emerge077
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ineedafirkin

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.1%

12-15-2011 22:51:45 | More by ineedafirkin
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mholdefer

Alabama

4/5  rDev +11.1%

02-07-2012 03:53:40 | More by mholdefer
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Jimboe


4/5  rDev +11.1%

10-03-2012 15:41:18 | More by Jimboe
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alostplot

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.1%

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

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.1%

02-08-2012 16:34:00 | More by PorterPig
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Josievan

Iowa

4/5  rDev +11.1%

06-13-2012 17:44:44 | More by Josievan
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Duff27

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours dark brown bordering black to my eyes (I only see the 8 original Crayola crayon colors though) with a half-inch light mocha color into my pint glass. Abundant lacing.

S- Smells chocolatey. Vanilla.

T- Roasted malts. Hint of vanilla. Chocolate on the tail end.

M- Smooth. Carbonated well...better than well.

D/O- Not a bad little porter from Potosi. Don't know how many I'd want to have in one sitting but I enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2010 03:56:27 | More by Duff27
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Schmittymack

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a twelve ounce bottle into that damn ol' trusy shaker glass. Poured a dark black--darker than a lot o' porters I've sampled. No head but a bit of lacing that lingers on the sides of the glass. Aroma of coffee and sweet malt. Taste is sweet malt, coffee, and no hop bitterness. A solid brew that I'd love to try from the source on tap.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2011 10:08:40 | More by Schmittymack
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cagocubs

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass.

A: Pours brown but gains opaque tint when completely poured. A thin fuzzy head bubbles out quickly leaving a splotch in the middle.

S: Some sweet caramel malt, licorice, roasted malt, barley, and a little dark fruit sweetness.

T: The scent characteristics come full circle in the taste. Has a roasted malt complex that gains sweet caramel malt. The aftertaste is roasted, yet crisp and sweet.

M: Easy drinking porter with a lighter body than other examples. Good carbonation and mouth coating.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 03:06:16 | More by cagocubs
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bashiba

Iowa

3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice deep dark brown with some mahogany highlights, a bit of thick tan head.

The smell was light and smoky with a touch of malty sweetness.

The Flavor was mild and well balanced with a bit of smoke, chocolate, and mild bit of toasted grain with a light bit of earthy hops in the finish.

The mouthfeel was smooth and creamy.

Nicely done Porter.

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2010 23:36:37 | More by bashiba
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enelson

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-24-2013 00:22:38 | More by enelson
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MooseBoose

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-17-2014 16:13:20 | More by Dovers
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jakea

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

03-03-2013 03:29:01 | More by jakea
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justinehrlich

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-03-2013 05:30:32 | More by justinehrlich
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-15-2014 00:59:11 | More by scruffwhor
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

04-15-2013 04:15:49 | More by BrownAleMale
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Gandy Dancer Porter from Potosi Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.