marksahara (79) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
DrPiva (90) - Alabama, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
Fightfire4beer (132) - Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009
Date: August 24, 1996
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
Name: Iron Horse Stout
Date: July 24, 1997
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
Name: Iron Horse Stout
Brewery: Rock Bottom Brewery
Date: December 20, 2006
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
jcwattsrugger (10935) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap-pours a tan head that laces with black color. Aroma is sweet. Taste is roasty, dark malt, chocolate with coffee aftertaste. Not my taste but nicely done.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft in Jacksonville. The one there is 4.5% not 5.6% as listed here.
The aroma is a massive dose of chocolate and coffee with accompanying burnt/toasted dark malt notes. The body is full on black and holds a lasting mocha head. Huge coffee component, dark chocolate. Very smooth mouthfeel and clean with well defined flavor demarcations. Nice.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a jet black color with a light brown head. Aroma is malty, roasty, and some chocolate. Flavor is malty, roasty, and some chocolate.
VTHopHead (1493) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JUN 10, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampler at the Nashville location - Poured a dark black/brown with an almost non-existent tan head. Carbonation is very low. Aroma is strong of roasted malts, but has an unpleasant sharp burnt smell (too much black patent malt?). Flavor was also strong of roasted malts and, unfortunately the flavor of burnt malt and the accompanying astringency was definitely present. Disappointing, given its reputation...