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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Draft, opaque brown pour, beige head. Coffee and chocolate aroma, hints of roastiness. Sweet chocolate roasted malt flavor, and maybe some kinda fruit like a plum Fairly thin unfortunately.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 18, 2005
Pours with a dark brown to black body topped by a thin to medium thick head with some lacing. It’s sweet and malty with a note of licorice and a very slight roastiness. Medium to full bodied and smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9094) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2005
Tap. Dark roasted malt, coffee, creamy chocolate aromas with a faint hop nose. Pours opaque with a tan head and spotty lacing. Dry roasted malt with dark chocolate and toffee body. Dark, medium bodied and a little thin palate.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
PuckLSHS (101) - USA - APR 15, 2005
This was a medium bodied stout that was kind of thin for my taste. When the stout arrived at the table there was absolutely no head on the beer. This made for an overall weak tasting of the beer. Dark brown in color, chocolate and coffee accent this stout well.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2005
This was by far the best of the selection at big river. nice medium mouthfeel. good dark brown with light tan head. dry, toasted marshmellow (i keep finding this lately in stouts-- is it just me??) malty, chocolatey, roasted toasted and pretty decent, but lacking something... isk what...

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 29, 2005
nice looking pour, black w/ a creamy head. dry roasty, but a bit thin on the palate. nice, but not outstanding

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sassy (217) - Mullet Capital of the World, Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2005 Have had this before, but shared another wih Shag tonight. Black with a creamy, beige head and robust flavors of coffee and chocolate, roast, and a touch of sweetness. Very decent stout, but wish they’d bring back the espresso stout...mmm, mm, m!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho (2161) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Coffee aroma. Something is off in the nose, though not sure what. Nice lace. Opaque body. No head. Pretty good. No flaws. Could be more complex in its flavors. Very nice. Just could be better. But, lives up to its ranking as the #1 rated Big River brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2004
-Aroma: Malty with a hint of whiskey -Appearance: Deep brown to black -Flavor: Nice chocolate malts with a kick of liquor/whiskey (maybe even Bailey's...had kind of a sweet creamyness) -Palate: Smooth and creamy yet a tad on the watery side -Overall:Not bad but not great. I like my stouts a little bit more hearty -Flavor: Nice chocolate malts with a kick of liquor/whiskey (maybe even Bailey’s...had kind of a sweet creamyness) -Palate: Smooth and creamy yet a tad on the watery side -Overall:Not bad but not great. I like my stouts a little bit more hearty

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2004
This was the big winner out of the sampler. Worthy of a whole pint. Lots of big chocolate and coffee flavors. Very smooth creamy and easy to drink.


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