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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Our full-bodied Iron Horse Stout is brewed with baked oats and features a roasted barley flavor with a rich, creamy body.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2006 Draft. Itís been hard to catch this Iron Horse at the station. Thereís only so much brewing capacity, and this take awhile to make, so this is usually the tap that suffers (but we usually have the Eclipse or Dark Star as compensation). I was there yesterday while the US Open was going on nearby, and it was flowing pretty freely.
Brown head kicks up a few larger bubble than an average stout, and fizzes away quickly, I had no lace. It has that watery but substantial mouthfeel you usually get with a good hand-pulled English beer. Taste reveals complex coffee and coca notes, a subtle suggestion of whisky, and a warm oatmeal feel. It gives one that feeling only those who have become acclimated to a slightly oily stout can enjoy. Itís bitter, but not hoppy-bitter. Iím left with an impish grinÖ or am I just puckered up?

Additional note, 10/30/06: Iron Horse is back after nearly 18 months. Matt was trying out just about every other style of stout known to man in the meantime, though. He says this recipe is not changed from the original. But this particualr batch didnít ferment all the way through and stuck at 5% abv. But I do not find a noticable sweetness here, just lots of roasty coffee and chocolate malts. Oatmeal barely makes a dent in its flavor. I also catch a bit of tart cherry, like soured Guinness, toward the end.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Block (1232) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2014
Another robust beer. This beer had a nice malty and chocolate flavor. I think this beer could have supported a higher alcohol content which would have reduced the creaminess but added some body and power.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
napdynmite (49) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Very low carbonation. Creamy head. Nice dry mouthfeel. Not much aroma. Flavor is light and lacking bitterness. Weak chocolate notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Draft: Pours black, dark brown head. Aroma is roast, smoke, chocolate. Taste is bitter, dark chocolate and ash. Light and a bit thin, but good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (6984) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
Draft. Dark chocolate, cherry, and coffee aroma. Black with moderate head. Sweet chocolate malt flavor. Light ashy finish. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2617) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
Draft @ brewery. Peaty roasty malt aroma. Black brown with a small creamy tan head. Peaty roasty malt and slightly lactic flavor. Medium creamy body, soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (6371) - Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
A really solid beer. A suped-up guiness with cocoa and peat notes but a smooth delivery.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 10, 2012
On tap at Brew Pub. Pours a deep brown color with two fingers of thick, creamy tan head. Smell is mildly sweet and a bit roasty. The taste has notes of roasted malts, cocoa powder, light molasses, brown sugar, and toasted oats. The body is medium, with light carbonation and a very smooth feel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3255) - Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2012
On draft at Flossmoor, poured a dark black color, aromas of roasted malt, lots of chocolate, and a twinge of coffee. Flavors are the same, light vanilla cream in the aftertaste, solid sessionable stout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2156) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2012
On tap at the brewpub, pours black with a tan head and a little lacing, the aroma is very roasty with a little bit of chocolate and coffee, flavor has an odd sour front end with a finish of chocolate and roasted malt, kind of like soy sauce on the front end, ok just not my thing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2012
On cask at the brewery. Very nice looking pour, chewy and thick as is only appropriate for the style. Thick silky head, and a scrumptious nose of toasted oats, silky choc, and bitter hops. Mouthfeel as good as hoped for, and the flavors are perfectly apposite for the style. Iím always a sucker for a dry stout when done well, as this one was.


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