Gandy Dancer Porter | Potosi Brewing Company

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81
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105 Ratings
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75
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Gandy Dancer PorterGandy Dancer Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Potosi Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
potosibrewery.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by bashiba on 03-28-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
105
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
11.86%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 105 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of Big_Thirsty
4.81/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pkrager5
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of winzenj
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of KellyScottMad
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of BieresDesMoines
4.4/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep brown almost black with a big head. The aroma is lots of chocolate, mild hops with some earthy and floral character in there as well. The flavor is fruity, not in an overbearing way... or even a dominant way, but it's the first thing that hits you when you taste it. There is plenty of roasty coffee and a lot of nice hop bitterness. There is a mild smokiness to the beer as well. Overall this was the best beer I had on Saturday. This is a world class porter and a crown jewel in the lineup of a very new, but very welcome addition to the Southwest WI brewing scene.

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Photo of Badger45
4.13/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of drpimento
4.07/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good stuff. Bittersweet, without being overly sweet. Which is a pleasant change these days. A bit roasty. Sort of going in the direction of Guinness. Easy drinking. Very nice finish.

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Photo of mynie
4.03/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap, exceedingly fresh, at the brewery.

Awfully dark for a medium strength porter. Not that there's anything wrong with that. It's actually pretty damn pretty.

Smells like coffee, dry hops, and dark roasted barley. More like a dry stout than a porter--there's not much rough porteriness, nor any sour nodes.

Tastes like it smells, like a solidly above average dry stout. Coffee moving into smooth, bitter barley, ending on light nodes of dry hops and black chocolate. Kind of sweet for the style (honestly, I never would have pegged this for a porter were not labeled as such), but a tasty, solidly brewed beer.

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Photo of Magister_Beav
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kunstman
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid above average American Porter from this brewery. The best offering from them i've had thus far, better than "Good Ol' Potosi" and "Pure Malt Cave Ale" for sure, and better than their IPA possibly.

Light like a Munich Dunkel, but with the flavor profile of a Porter. Russet brown with a hint of crimson in the light. Wispy skim and a solid ring around the edges. A solitary arc of dripping lace accentuates the side of the glass.

Brown sugar sweetness and husky toasted malts in the nose. Very soft feel, some clove phenolics and creamy chocolate. Low level bitterness, i'd hesitate to associate it with any hop content, almost a simple byproduct of the mild roasty element. Seems more like a lager in feel, though it's medium bodied. Perfect cold weather brew. Would buy again.

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Photo of ineedafirkin
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of mholdefer
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Jimboe
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of alostplot
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of PorterPig
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Josievan
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of aubzachsyd
3.97/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Duff27
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours dark brown bordering black to my eyes (I only see the 8 original Crayola crayon colors though) with a half-inch light mocha color into my pint glass. Abundant lacing.

S- Smells chocolatey. Vanilla.

T- Roasted malts. Hint of vanilla. Chocolate on the tail end.

M- Smooth. Carbonated well...better than well.

D/O- Not a bad little porter from Potosi. Don't know how many I'd want to have in one sitting but I enjoyed it.

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Photo of Schmittymack
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a twelve ounce bottle into that damn ol' trusy shaker glass. Poured a dark black--darker than a lot o' porters I've sampled. No head but a bit of lacing that lingers on the sides of the glass. Aroma of coffee and sweet malt. Taste is sweet malt, coffee, and no hop bitterness. A solid brew that I'd love to try from the source on tap.

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Photo of Thirstygoat
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jdkitchi
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
3.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours bright brown under a persistent, clingy 2” light tan foam collar. S: Slight vegetal on the nose with light roast. T: Starts a little sweet and then rich malts, dark malts, with a touch of cocoa and then a touch of sour enters in and it dries out in the finish. F: Medium to medium full body, creamy O: Drinkable and has some depth and complexity.

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Photo of jwc215
3.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours very dark brown to black. A tan head gives it an espresso-like appearance.

The smell is of chocolate, coffee, caramel, with a touch of earthy hop spice.

The taste is of roasted coffee (slightly on burnt side), some cocoa, hint of caramel, slight sour touch.
Dark malt sweetness comes to dominate the roast. Medium earthy hop spicing in the balanced finish.

It hits medium-bodied. Smooth.

A solid interpretation of a traditional American porter. Nice!

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Photo of Raskolnikov
3.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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Gandy Dancer Porter from Potosi Brewing Company
3.54 out of 5 based on 105 ratings.
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