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Gandy Dancer Porter - Potosi Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

62 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 11.14%
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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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

mfukuda, Apr 24, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

vette2006c5r, Apr 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

bismarksays, Apr 14, 2014
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alostplot, Apr 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Wsherry1, Jan 21, 2014
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3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
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...

Murphious, Jan 15, 2014
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3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

barnzy78, Jan 10, 2014
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3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Jparker37, Sep 12, 2013
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Gandy Dancer Porter from Potosi Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.