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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
(On tap) Nashville. Completely pitch black and opaque - barely any head. Almost vinous aroma of dried fruit and port wine. Flavours of lightly burned malt and then unfortunately - again - a strong fustiness spoiling what could have been a fairly nice Stout. God, why the f... don’t these people keep their pipes clean? A bloody disgrace. 290306

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Travlr (21170) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Draft at the source, with injured typing finger. Clear maroon. Subtle brownie aroma. Taste is watery brownies. Tastes more or less like the brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
Tap at Seven Bridges during RBWG 2013. Pours red-brown with a tight beige cream head. A pretty good-looking beer. Ashy roast in the nose, bit of earth. Sweet, some light roast, earthy bitterness, milk chocolate. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderate roast to finish, some tobacco, sweet cocoa. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2009
Draught, Seven Bridges, Jacksonville
Dark brown. Chocolatey aroma. Light body is nice and creamy. Not a ton of flavour beyond the most basic dark malt profile. Disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13336) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Draft sampler at BRG. Poured black color with a moderate light brown head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Moderate chocolate toasted malt & sweet coffee aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and flat carbonation. Full coffee, sweet malt flavor with medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid beer.
Earlier Rating: 9/11/2005 Total Score: 3.5
Draft sampler at BRB. Black color with a moderate light brown head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Moderate sweet stout aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture. Full coffee, malt and caramel flavor with medium sweet finish.
Earlier Rating: 3/14/2005 Total Score: 3.5
Had as part of brewery sampler. Black color with medium tan head. Aroma was medium roasted malt and flavor was malt with creamy texture. Finish was average with little or no alcohol finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Black body with brown head. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, milk chocolate, some coffee, light earthy/floral. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, roast, some chocolate, light herbal, faint burnt. Creamy light-medium body.
Earlier Rating: 6/6/2004 Total Score: 3.6
Black body with creamy tan head. Aroma is medium sweet, chococoffee. Taste is medium sweet, chococoffee, roasty. Smooth, medium body. Straightforward "basic" stout that works well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12684) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (12141) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2007
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12046) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11327) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2003
Part of a sampler: Pours almost black (but not opaque) with a medium thin light beige head. Aroma is very roasty, with a hint of dark chocolate as well. Medium to full-bodied with a strong roasted coffee flavor that weakens toward the end. There are also malt, chocolate and hops notes in the flavor. Finish is weaker than I would have liked, but this is a passable Stout.

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