Big River Grille Iron Horse Stout
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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ericnixon (743) - 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, I’ve 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 (7133) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, 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.

   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.

   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...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnC (3004) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, 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!

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