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Gandy Dancer Porter - Potosi Brewing Company

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Gandy Dancer PorterGandy Dancer Porter

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75 Ratings

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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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:
Beer added by: bashiba on 03-28-2010

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Ratings: 75 | Reviews: 21
Photo of bnes09
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Weak, practically undetectable roasted character. It would be a decent brown ale but just doesn't have the flavor profile of a porter.

Photo of crewfan16
2.83/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

poured from bottle to an imperial sam adams glass.

a- pours ruby dark brown with enough light to be able to see through it. half inch of head fades quickly with almost no lacing

s- bready doughy malt and some nutty character. slight caramel sweetness. sort of underwhelming

t- again with the biscuit maltiness and slight nutty flavors - toasted almond maybe. some more roasted charred malt on the finish with a little hop bitterness

m- creamy enough mouthfeel but sort of thin overall

overall, a slightly below average porter. just sort of light on all accounts. I am really trying to find something i really love from potosi, but they are just sort of underwhelming.

Photo of TMoney2591
2.91/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

My second beer of this title, making my list just a bit more train-oriented than before. Sheldon would be pleased. Anyway, this stuff pours a dark black-brown topped by a finger of khaki foam. The nose comprises blackened pretzel (complete with a light coating of milk chocolate) and mild toast. The taste holds notes of rather mild roasted malts, toast, and very light chocolate powder. It all comes together in a strangely perfume-y aftertaste. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a pretty mediocre and forgettable porter.

Photo of schoon
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of tourdot
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of WestHam973
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Hopstout
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of bcm75
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of fiveiron83321
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of KAF
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Westuh
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of invalid665
3.1/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Murphious
3.17/5  rDev -10.5%
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...

Photo of wmobley
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of Sweffin
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bigtwin
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of tgates
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of Chokobo
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of Jason
3.26/5  rDev -7.9%
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 ...

Photo of johnkale
3.27/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams pint

A - pours a deep, deep red/brown (like cola but more opaque) with two fingers of rocky, off-white head that dissipates in a matter of minutes

S - big loads of toffee upfront with some complimentary raisin, tobacco, dark coffee. just the barest bit of nuttiness in there too

T - very sweet, toffee and raisins, smoky/roasty notes, a little bit of alcohol bite, some earthy hops in there too. good, but a little less residual sugar might have been nice

M - a little over-carbonated, lighter in body than the sweetness would imply

O - good flavors going on but definitely too sweet for the body. Personally would have preferred a more roasty quality. I braised some lamb shanks in it a couple of nights ago and reduced the braising liquid for sauce, which work out very nicely with this, so at least it holds up in the kitchen.

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Gandy Dancer Porter from Potosi Brewing Company
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