Big River Grille Iron Horse Stout
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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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A two time medalist, this opaque black stout is boldly aggressive with a roasted flavor stemming from rich UK malt. Iron Horse Stout was awarded the top medal in the 1998 World Beer Cup Competition in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, and the bronze medal in the 2000 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2006
damn, i had this almost a yr ago but was too lazy to add it till now. Definetely one of the best of the sampler i enjoyed at the brewery. It was very black with some decent coffee hints. the body was decent, but a bit watery, just not bold enough to hang with the bigguns.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5015) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Creamy light brown head that suits the dark almost black color that when held up to the light almost blocks out even direct light. I think with this beer I seemed to understand for the first time the roasted flavor that people talk about. This beer is an easy smooth drink without the big dog bite that my server and what i had heard built it up to be. The next time I go I will try it first and may end up re-rating it then.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Draught at the Charlotte, NC Rock Bottom location. Black opaque with bubbly brown head that laced the glass. Roasty chocolate nose with pleasant milk chocolate flavor with coffee undertones. Sweet throughout with smooth finish. Very good stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nuffield (3671) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Very dark brown, 90-95% opacity, some red, rich coffee-cream head. Very smooth, very dry, thorough roasted notes, dark, toasty, not burnt, little bitterness, light touch of vanilla. Exceptionally easy drinking. Not multi-layered for flavor but simple and enjoyable. (on tap, Rock Bottom Atlanta)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (2765) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2005
UPDATED: APR 29, 2008 on draught. Pours an opaque black with a picturesque, frothy tan head. Thereís a fair amount of roasted aroma over the musty barley and a bit of sweet cream. The palate is silky but thick, and the flavor has ample truck-stop coffee and a thinner cream sweetness. The semi-dry dark chocolate finish pulls this stout together. Itís slightly thinner than Iíd like for a stout to be and has a borderline English porter feel.
[April 27, 2008]
From a growler: This is a really good looking beer. Itís near black and has a creamy, even, long lasting dark tan head. The aroma is inviting with plenty of oats, chocolate, and an almost smoky bittersweetness. Palate on this one is nice and creamy with very low carbonation. I get hearty chocolate, medium roasted coffee, a bit of oats, and a nicely sharp finish. This is pretty enjoyable. I had no problem finishing the growler.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Draught (atlanta) nitro. Black body with tan head. Aroma is mocha, and very roasty. Oatmeal, and sweetness in flavor. Finishes with a weird tasting sugar flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2005
Nashville. The sout that bit back. It looks good, and smells good too, but itís almost too much of a good thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ericnixon (740) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2005
On tap in Nashville. Black color that redefines the notion of black. The description that it is "boldly aggressive" really rings true and is cool at first, but gets annoying the more you drink it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2007 OK first thing I have to say is look at the ratings for St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout the 4th highest rated beer out of Canada, Iíve had that and the Iron Horse beats it by far, way more flavor, great chocolate, with the ever so slight coffee coming out, smooth as hell, awesome black color with sweet creamy head that stuck around the whole time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Pours a very dark opaque with brown edges and a frothy well-lacing tan head. Aroma is subtle, dry and roasty without much sweetness. Smooth, malty, robubst, dry-tasting body has good viscosity and roasty finish. A nicely balanced brew and an enjoyable dry stout.

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