Night Rain | O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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3.88/5
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383 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
Wisconsin, United States
osobrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Night Train

Night Rain is a complex oatmeal porter crafted with ridiculous amounts of crystal and Munich malts to create a rich, smooth, and creamy experience. ​

Added by cdkrenz on 10-09-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,467
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
383
pDev:
10.31%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
57
Trade:
0
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Photo of MercInc
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I have this with Pizza at 'Cranky Pat's.

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Photo of Ebork
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taste: Semi sweet dark chocolate malt, smooth creamy finish. Smoked malt nose. Dark brown, mostly opaque, with a creamy tan head and some lace. medium body. 49 IBUs

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Photo of Sammy
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beergoot
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Near black body; intensely dense, foamy head. Charred grain aroma with notes of roasted coffee. The taste mimics the aroma with additions of bitter chocolate and an intense, complementary hop bitterness; cocoa. Heavy body; thick and chewy; primarily dry finish on the palate.

This beer is intense, rich and seductive with dark grain flavors and a well-balanced hop bitterness. Deeply complex and exceptionally balanced.

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Photo of scaliasux
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DMarlinJ
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rex_4539
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L: Very dark brown color, quarter finger brown head, superb lacing, no visible carbonation.

S: Sweet, chocolate, coffee, alcohol.

T: Coffee, sweet, chocolate, roasty.

F: Light bodied. Wish it had more body.

O: Nice beer but not a standout.

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Photo of drstalker
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Krusader
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, with very little light transmission in the glass, with a thin brown head that dissipates to a ring around the glass with light lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, cocoa and chicory. Flavor is dark toasted malt with light char, cocoa and drip coffee with char and hop bitterness in the lingering finish. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A roasty porter that starts mildly, but builds a nice charry, toasted malt and coffee bitterness into the finish, with light chocolate notes. The coffee and chicory notes in the moderately bitter finish are interesting. Different, toasty and good.

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Photo of Ferretferret
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a fantastic porter. A rich creaminess tinctures a surprisingly superb commix of chocolate, coffee, malt, et cetera. While the porter lacks a bit of complexity, it executes everything within absolutely perfectly. This is the porter I would use to introduce people to the craft (aside from nitros)

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Photo of Sabtos
3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown with a moderate, fuzzy yet creamy tan head that clings lightly to the glass as a short wall.

Smell is roast coffee, toast, and bready malt with cream and/or powdered milk.

Taste is cola, sassafras, bitter tangy pine, bitter coffee and cocoa, over a slick round body. I also detect a little Werther's and a hint of raspberry. Finish is semi-dry.

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Photo of Rick778
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hof_1991
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LukeGude
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Dotty Dumpling's Dowry in Madison. Nice full-bodied porter.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.41/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Have had these thrown in as extras when I trade w/ peeps from Wisconsin, the best traders in the world IMHO.

Pours a dark, jet black. Sturdy viscosity. Brown head, 1/3". Aroma is of heavy roast and almost nothing else really.

Taste, again, sturdy malt profile, ample bitterness seemingly Cascade hop and burnt malt derived. No adjuncts. Just heft and roast, heft and roast, repeating through the entire 12oz of mouth feel. Coffee from the malt, but its the deep dark, unsweetened no creamer, straight up black coffee feels.

Nothing off, just a bitter, roasty, thick stout with no frills.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jet black pour with a 1 finger creamy head in my CW snifter.

Musty aromas of roasted barley, followed very faintly by some semi-sweet chocolate shavings.

Very large coffee and roast flavors up front, bringing both acidity and balance. Brushes of bright citrus and dark chocolate both float in the background. I would have preferred more sweetness and less coffee...but...this is a seriously decent coffee porter.

Feel is refreshing yet acidic and dry, leaving that parchy coating on the palate afterwards.

Overall, not exactly my bag, but it's impressive nonetheless. I opened this today because I'm leaving Wisconsin in 20 minutes, and debated whether stopping at the liquor store down the road to buy more. I will skip that option and probably opt for a 12 pack of Moon Man instead, but this is still worth checking out if you do get up this way. Don't miss it.

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Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zekenyce
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Night Rain from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 383 ratings