Gandy Dancer Porter - Potosi Brewing Company
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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
3.3/5 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
3.63/5 rDev +1.1%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my BYG 2012 Super Bowl Champions pint glass, drinking while watching the Bengals embarass the Giants. Thanks to Ian and Emma for giving me this in Wisconsin last weekend.
a - Pours a very dark brown color with the smallest bit of a reddish tint, two inches of medium tan head that leaves quickly, and low to moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of roasted malts, milk chocolate, coffee, toasted malts, light nuts, and some cream and vanilla. Very nice nose....more coffee as it warms up.
t - Tastes of roasted malts, coffee, toasted malts, some light cream, and light bitter chocolate. Nice, but not quite as nice as the nose. Less chocolate and sweetness. Maybe a tiny bit of anise as well.
m - Medium body and moderate to high carbonation. Little less carbonation would be nice but otherwise pretty easy to drink.
o - Overall a pretty decent porter. I really liked the nose and it is easy to drink. The taste has less chocolate and a little more bitterness and anise, but it's a solid porter worth checking out. Would try it again.
11-11-2012 19:01:47 | More by mdfb79
3.83/5 rDev +6.7%
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.
02-25-2012 03:06:16 | More by cagocubs
Gandy Dancer Porter from Potosi Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.