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Gandy Dancer Porter - Potosi Brewing Company

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68 Ratings

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Ratings: 68
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 Jparker37
3.46/5  rDev -2.5%
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
Photo of KellyScottMad
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

KellyScottMad, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of ERRL710
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

ERRL710, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

BeerFMAndy, Aug 17, 2013
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of hilgart1
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

hilgart1, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of redleg411
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

redleg411, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of egrace84
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

egrace84, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of bcm75
3/5  rDev -15.5%

bcm75, May 30, 2013
Photo of Bigtwin
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Bigtwin, May 24, 2013
Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

enelson, May 24, 2013
Photo of Chokobo
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Chokobo, May 23, 2013
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 BrownAleMale
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

BrownAleMale, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of schoon
3/5  rDev -15.5%

schoon, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of wmobley
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

wmobley, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of jakea
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

jakea, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of nuclearmeg
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

nuclearmeg, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of justinehrlich
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

justinehrlich, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of bryang002
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

bryang002, Dec 06, 2012
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 mdfb79
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

mdfb79, Nov 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Jimboe, Oct 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Josievan, Jun 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Kunstman, Jun 02, 2012
Gandy Dancer Porter from Potosi Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.