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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2007
Draft in Jacksonville. The one there is 4.5% not 5.6% as listed here. <P> 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2007
Pours a jet black color with a light brown head. Aroma is malty, roasty, and some chocolate. Flavor is malty, roasty, and some chocolate.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JUN 10, 2007
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...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
freekyp (1537) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2007
Awesome towering tan head and opaque black body with a thic chocolatey aroma. Chewy and oily on the tongue with a coating chocolate sweetness throughtout, mitigated by a late bitter coffee finish. Nice roastiness settles on the tongue for a long drawn out finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
eaglefan538 (2911) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 14, 2007
Draft in Chattanooga w/ Shag/Clash. Poured the usual dark brown-black color (how black, dunno, lighting was poor), thin initial head, almost a nitrogen type appearance, mediocre lacing. The rest of the experience was pretty run of the mill: light roast, coffee, some chocolate in the aroma and flavor, although the flavor was fairly watery and slightly sour/citrusy? Mouthfeel was thin within style. Drinkable, but not stellar.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KDorgan12 (169) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2007
Draft - Nashville. Black body but not opaque with frothy white head. Spritsier than a typical stout. Lighter body and lots of carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Draft at Chattanooga location. Deep black in the glass with a thick creamy tan head that lasted and produced decent lacing. The aroma was of chocolate and coffee. The flavor was a nice chocolate, coffee, and roast with a hint of lemon. Light to medium body with a coffee aftertaste.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Sregnar35 (977) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2006
Poured very dark with a nice head. Aroma is all roast. Flavor is burnt burnt burnt, like a liquid burnt nothing.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scoobyluv (504) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2006
midnite in color. strong black coffee and chocolate flavor. it was actually pretty good

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2006
(Draught) Pours a black body with a medium-sized brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor of rich chocolate, roasted malt, and light coffee with a bitter finish.


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