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Gandy Dancer Porter - Potosi Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

67 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 11.83%
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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Photo of bnes09
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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

bnes09, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of crewfan16
2.85/5  rDev -19.7%
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.

crewfan16, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of TMoney2591
2.89/5  rDev -18.6%
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.

TMoney2591, May 20, 2013
Photo of schoon
3/5  rDev -15.5%

schoon, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of tourdot
3/5  rDev -15.5%

tourdot, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of WestHam973
3/5  rDev -15.5%

WestHam973, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of Hopstout
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Hopstout, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of bcm75
3/5  rDev -15.5%

bcm75, May 30, 2013
Photo of fiveiron83321
3/5  rDev -15.5%

fiveiron83321, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of KAF
3/5  rDev -15.5%

KAF, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of Westuh
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Westuh, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Murphious
3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
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
Photo of Jason
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
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 ...

Jason, Apr 07, 2011
Photo of wmobley
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

wmobley, Mar 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Bigtwin, May 24, 2013
Photo of Azpittil57
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Azpittil57, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of tgates
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

tgates, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of Chokobo
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Chokobo, May 23, 2013
Photo of bryang002
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

bryang002, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of hotdogtornados
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

hotdogtornados, May 04, 2014
Photo of mfukuda
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

mfukuda, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of Soneast
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown, almost black color. When held to a light it showcase a very clear beverage, with amber to copper edges. Grows a half-inch thick, light brown colored head, that dissipates rather quickly to a thin sudsy layer.

The aroma showcases some nice malt character, roasty with some mild chocolate and fudge notes and burnt caramel a nice toast character that brings some nutty aromatics to the beer.

The flavor starts out pretty decent, it basically tastes like a chewy fudge brownie, with some definite dark chocolate character coming through, the roastiness is pretty tame, it finishes like a brownie too, fudgey and sweet. This beer probably could have actually used a bit more roasted barley to tame the sweetness on the back end.

The beer itself is medium bodied, but the cloying sweetness on the finish makes it feel thick and syrupy. I think this could have been a great porter rather than an merely average one had they just upped the hop content a bit more, or maybe added a bit more roast character to the beer which would add some bitterness as well. As is, this beer drinks more like a sweet stout.

Soneast, Jan 02, 2011
Photo of johnkale
3.3/5  rDev -7%
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.

johnkale, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of vette2006c5r
3.3/5  rDev -7%
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
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I got this beer as an extra in a trade with KeefD. Thanks Keith!

12oz bottle served in a glass beer mug.

L - dark brown color with a beige head that left a good amount of lacing.

S - vanilla extract and roasted malts.

T - upfront vanilla extract taste followed with roasted malts finishing on the sweeter side.

F - light/medium bodied with a creamy feel.

D - it's ok.

JoeyBeerBelly, Dec 03, 2010
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Gandy Dancer Porter from Potosi Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.