Gandy Dancer Porter - Potosi Brewing Company
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2.85/5 rDev -20.6%
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.
12-08-2011 04:01:14 | More by crewfan16
2.89/5 rDev -19.5%
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.
05-20-2013 20:01:39 | More by TMoney2591
3.18/5 rDev -11.4%
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...
01-15-2014 02:06:07 | More by Murphious
3.25/5 rDev -9.5%
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 ...
04-07-2011 01:45:14 | More by Jason
3.25/5 rDev -9.5%
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.
01-02-2011 00:16:57 | More by Soneast
3.3/5 rDev -8.1%
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.
11-14-2012 01:45:32 | More by johnkale
3.3/5 rDev -8.1%
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.
04-17-2014 01:03:33 | More by vette2006c5r
3.43/5 rDev -4.5%
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.
12-03-2010 01:10:32 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
3.46/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
09-11-2013 23:03:59 | More by Jparker37
3.46/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
01-10-2014 04:16:29 | More by barnzy78
Gandy Dancer Porter from Potosi Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.