Big River Grille Iron Horse Stout
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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25085) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12723) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11972) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11568) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (11322) - 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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11113) - 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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10816) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9794) - Hanover, Maryland, 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9232) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2004
This beer rocks! Pours as black as used motor oil. Medium-sized, creamy, beige head. Great retention and thick, creamy lacing. Brown tea, charred wood, dark chocolate and cola in the aroma. Very well-bittered to balance out the deeply roasted, chocolatey, full malt. Also, astringent with notes of charcoal. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Lengthy, burnt, crisp, dry finish. World class beer!

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