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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2008
On tap at the Stogie and Stout event, 2008 edition. Pours pretty darn dark with nice half inch to three quarter inch firm mocha head and spotty lacing. Looks like a nice beer. The aroma is fairly strong with roasty malts mixed with toffee followed by burnt malts. Very pleasing combination. The taste is bold like the aroma with roasty malts and toffee followed by burnt malts to midway. The beer sort of trails off and becomes a bit thin as the finish approaches. In the after taste a nice roasty and toffee maltiness lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3020) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2008
From the tap poured fark brown with light brown head that lingered around. Nice sweet flavor with a good finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Draught sample at Stogies and Stouts 2008. Will update rating asap when my head stops pounding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 14, 2008
On tap at the Disney Boardwalk location. Pours a deep brown with a medium creamy light tan head. Aroma of nice coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and some coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
marksahara (79) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2008
Draught at Rock Bottom - Atlanta. Aroma is intensely roasted malt and some coffee but a nice background of herbal hops. Pours a deep opaque blackish-mahogany with 1-2 fingers worth of thick creamy crown, good retention and fingery lacing. Flavour is full of roasted and cholocate tones, slight coffee, and a nice prominent hop bitterness. Finish is extremely smooth leaving a great roasty aftertaste. Mouthfeel is creamy with the perfect amount of moderate carbonation. Overall a wonderful stout, although nothing too characteristic - too bad this is only at the restaurant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrPiva (96) - Alabama, USA - DEC 18, 2007
A great stout - jumps out at you with more hops than many stouts and a terrific flavor. Great roasted malt and well balanced. I’ve had a few dozen of these at the source in Chattanooga which is a very cool brewery. I would love to see this bottled!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fightfire4beer (132) - Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Draft. Black color with a thick tan head. Coffee, burnt peanuts and maybe a hint of chocolate aroma. flavor much like the aroma. Slightly bitter burnt coffee like aftertaste. Not overwhelming or offensive. B

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2008 Update 10/2008. Had again and seemed really creamy compared to before. More mocha also. Almost more like a sweet stout. Poured black. Pretty thin brown head. Roasty aroma, not real powerful. Inoffensive going down, mostly coffee and licorice. Not bad for a place trying to be fairly main stream. Had this at the Rock Bottom Brewery in Charlotte NC.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - SEP 29, 2007
On tap at the Seven Bridges brewpub. Black with a thick, creamy tan head. Roasty nose, light coffee and chocolate. Burnt flavors, mildly roasted coffee and medium bitter chocolate flavors. Just a tad thin. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009
Date: August 24, 1996
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: dark, scant head
Aroma: lots of roasted aroma with hoppy spicyness
Flavor: great roasted malt flavor with good balancing hops (fuggles/mt hood), roasted finish

Aroma: 9/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Score: **+/4

Name: Iron Horse Stout
Date: July 24, 1997
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: black, thin tan head, thick lace
Aroma: roasted coffee aroma
Flavor: rich chocolate malt flavor, creamy body

Name: Iron Horse Stout
Date: August 09, 2005
Score: iii to i
Appearance: black, whispy tan head, no lace
Aroma: roasted malt aroma over powered by sweet butterscotch dyacital once it warms
Body: smooth but slightly thin body
Flavor: lots of roasted malt flavor leading to too much coffee like burnt malt bitterness which overwhelms the flavor profile

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 5/20
Rating: 2.4/5.0
Score: 4

Name: Iron Horse Stout
Brewery: Rock Bottom Brewery
Date: December 20, 2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub, Charlotte
Appearance: solid black, fine tan head, nice lace
Aroma: light roasted aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: nice roasted malt flavor, nice sweetness, a great session stout

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 10/10

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