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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 105 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of kylehay2004
3.18/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.67/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | 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 VaughanSchmidt
3.01/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
3.27/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a six pack from the local market. No brew/expiration date on the bottle. Poured straight from the refrigerator into a pint glass.

L: Pours a deep coffee black, with about an inch of khaki head that quickly falls to a thin film on the surface. In the light, moderate carbonation is visible. Virtually no lacing on the glass as it goes down.

S: This one has a very minimal bouquet (or my allergies are worse than I realize). Just a bit of sweetness and roasted malt, but it's hard to distinguish.

T: Very subtle taste on this one. There's malt sweetness and a bit of roasty flavor at the forefront. It picks up a little warming from the alcohol in the middle, along with some vanilla notes. The back side has just a hint of hoppiness--herbal and earthy--that lingers with a touch of bitterness on the palate. If it didn't say "Porter" on the bottle, I would easily confuse this for a brown ale.

F: This beer has got a nice mouthfeel. It's not overly heavy--definitely medium-bodied--and it has a good creaminess and effervescence to it. As mentioned above, the finish is just a bit bitter, which works in its favor.

O: I'm not especially impressed with this brew from Potosi. I really enjoy their Good 'Ol Potosi and Pure Malt Cave Ale, so this one was a letdown for me. As I said earlier, I would swear that this was a brown ale, if I hadn't poured it myself. It's definitely drinkable, but that's not really what I'm looking for in a porter. Too little roasted flavor is what brings this one down a bit.

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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 rfdracing
3.3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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

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

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

Photo of tdmccarthy
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of jewellrunner
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of PatrickKlopfenstein
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of atone315
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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 tourdot
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of WestHam973
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of KAF
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of tgates
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of Westuh
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Dovers
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of scruffwhor
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of hotdogtornados
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of mfukuda
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.32/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Grand Dancer Porter pours a dark amber color, almost black , with a nice lacing head. There is a sweet and slightly smokey aroma. The taste has some roasted malt flavors, with hints of smokes, and a sweeter aftertaste. Pretty watery and light. Overall it would be a good interesting porter, but the flavors are too light.

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