Night Rain | O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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

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. ‚Äč

User Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 106 | Ratings: 391
Photo of kmeves
3.16/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep dark brown with a quickly dissolving off white head and some lacing. Aroma is lightly sweet with dark roasted malt, fruit (apples and pears) and light floral. Flavor is dark malt and fruity with some coffee as well. Thin mouthfeel for the style. Finish is medium with semi-sweet fruit. By far the best of the Oso beers I have had, I am tentative to try more.

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Photo of BeerBelcher
3.26/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Definitely the best of the O'so beers I've tried so far, but that's not saying much. Still, if you like roasty, then you'll like this beer.

Appearance is black with a centimeter or two of head coaxed out by a hard pour. Body looks a little thin. Aroma is roasty but full of diacetyl. Flavor is tons of "burned pizza crust" flavor...if there were a "burned pizza crust" flavored syrup, I would suspect there is some in this beer (there's not that I know of). Mouthfeel is a touch thin.

A pretty good porter, and the first beer from O'so I've tried that I would characterize as anything other than disappointing. I bought this bottle as a 12oz single from Three Cellars in Franklin, WI.

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Photo of Winter
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a tan head. Amazing aroma consists of chocolate malt, cocoa, sweet caramel, with vinous notes of dark fruit and chocolate covered cherries. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied. Taste has an ample amount of vinous flavors upfront and thoughout the flavor profile. Chocolate with layered caramel upfront, followed by a burnt malt flavor. Dry hop bitterness scrubs the palette midway. Plum rounds things out in the finish. Alcohol is also noticed toward the back.

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

Poured into a pint glass this brew was a dark brown (not quite black as coal) with a nice creamy brown head that left a great cap. The brew has a wonderful sweet aroma with strong notes of chocolate and some nice nuttiness. The flavor is slightly bitter but is suddenly sweet with chocolate in the after taste. The flavor is bold and lasting. This is a nice beer, especially for a very new brewery. Nice work, I am looking forward to more from Oso!

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Photo of BoitSansSoif
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A-Dark brown w/hint red. Beige head and light tracing.
S-Toasted chocolate malt, sweet plums, raisins, roasted cereal, light smokiness, tobacco, rustic earthy aroma.
T-Flavor brings out cafe-mocha, roast malt, light apple, grape and raisins. Bitter hops cleanse the palate in the finish.
M-Body starts strong and velvety, but carbonation faded very quickly, affecting the overall balance in the finish. Flavors are harmonious, but light carbonation in this bottle detracted from the overall experience. I had this on tap as well, and carbonation was robust and was not an issue in that instance.
D-A pleasant porter--sessionable in colder weather. The complex aroma is its best asset, and this aspect is outstanding.

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Photo of cdkrenz
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Straight from the dark brown, almost black bottle the label is actually simple at first glance. A closer look reveals a great photo. Take a look!

S - Long roasted malt with an odd cocoa aroma.

T - This is a complex and interesting taste. It starts somewhat bitter and moves to a dark chocolate flavor followed more hoppy sweetness.

M - Smooth and very light for a porter. There's a creaminess that is very becoming.

~ I have to admit I had some reservations when O'so first came on the brewing scene in Stevens Point. Let me just say this, "I like this beer."

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Night Rain from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 391 ratings