Gandy Dancer Porter | Potosi Brewing Company

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81
good
105 Ratings
THE BROS
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 bnes09
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Weak, practically undetectable roasted character. It would be a decent brown ale but just doesn't have the flavor profile of a porter.

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
2.8/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Not too good, it's stale dark roast, some bittersweet chocolatey flavor sand a bitter roast finish. I'm glad I only bought one, I didn't care for this beer. I'm not a huge porter guy but this just Isn't anything I'd go back to.

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Photo of crewfan16
2.83/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

poured from bottle to an imperial sam adams glass.

a- pours ruby dark brown with enough light to be able to see through it. half inch of head fades quickly with almost no lacing

s- bready doughy malt and some nutty character. slight caramel sweetness. sort of underwhelming

t- again with the biscuit maltiness and slight nutty flavors - toasted almond maybe. some more roasted charred malt on the finish with a little hop bitterness

m- creamy enough mouthfeel but sort of thin overall

overall, a slightly below average porter. just sort of light on all accounts. I am really trying to find something i really love from potosi, but they are just sort of underwhelming.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.85/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours out a hazelnut brown color, forming a deep chocolate bod with a beige head of 1/2 finger.

Aromas of roast malts, river water, chalk, and sour milk.

Basic roast malt profile, albeit stale; followed by chalk and unsweetned cocoa.

Feel is on the light side for a porter, but still within spec.

Overall, just a drain pour. It's not even a sad drain pour. Too chalky, too stale, too light bodied.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.91/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

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Photo of pretext
2.91/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of schoon
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Fubudu187
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tourdot
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of WestHam973
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Hopstout
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of bcm75
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of fiveiron83321
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of elliott1184
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Farral
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KAF
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Westuh
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of VaughanSchmidt
3.01/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stanale
3.08/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of invalid665
3.1/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Murphious
3.17/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nothing to get excited about and not to be avoided either.
Appears dark brown with tan head of 1/4in or less that dissipates quickly--within a minute or three. Pours thin, maybe slightly more viscous than a regular scotch ale?
Smells of hops and caramel malt--no surprises or complexity there. But not much if any chocolate.
Taste is same as expected from the aroma---some hop bitterness with burnt toast finish and little or no chocolate notes as in brewery description.
Mouthfeel is thinner than a porter, in my opinion. Some citrus bite but leaves quickly and slight drying in the finish with no oiliness.

Overall it's not bad but not exciting or worth searching for...

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.18/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of wmobley
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of Sweffin
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bigtwin
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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