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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
For this seasonal offering, we started with Irish Death, our dark smooth ale that presents a full malt flavor laced with caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, and a touch of sweetness. To this heavenly ale, we added fresh, locally roasted espresso beans and pure cocoa. The result is a bit of confusion, “should this go in my coffee mug, or my pint glass?” Answer: both. This beer is up front with enormous coffee aroma, with the cocoa playing the sideline, until the taste. Lacking bitterness, the flavor comes forward with a rounded balance of coffee blending gracefully with the creamy malt body and soft cocoa flavors. Dark beer, chocolate, and coffee. You’re welcome.

Editors Note: Originally brewed as the Beer Shoppe 3rd Anniversary Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkover (1529) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Clear dark brown color with a big tan head. Aroma and taste of chocolate. Pretty sweet, finish is a little cloying. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (2328) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2012
22oz bottle thanks to blutt59) Pour is dark brown with a caramel tint.. Nose is coffee, chocolate malts, roasty.. Taste is wet wood, chocolate, nutty, coffee, creamy, Palate is bold and complex.. Very sold beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2012
(22oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a dark amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, light vanilla, and chocolate. Flavor of coffee, grain, roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6288) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2012
bottle, thanks to bitbucket, brown dense color , cola and cocoa , sweat, aroma, flavor is coffee, creamy cocoa, dirt, malty finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5863) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 29, 2012
(22oz bomber thanks to blutt59) clear ruby, creamy tan head. Nose of rich coffee with cream, fresh beans, chocolate malt. Taste of rich coffee that’s slightly watery, chocolate malt, cream, pretty nice beer. Creamy finish of cream and rich coffee.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Hoppygirlcda (29) - Coeur d Alene, Idaho, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Disappointed with this one. No head even when poured straight down the glass and expected it to be a thicker more substantial beer. Was watery and acidic tasting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Pours clear dark brown with a thin beige head. Coffee and chocolate aroma... no surprises here. Coffee, chocolate and caramel taste in a somewhat watery body. I haven’t been a huge fan of the Iron Horse stouts and this one isn’t going to change much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1505) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Looks like watery coffee and no head. Aroma is mostly coffee and chocolate. Upfront, the flavor is sweet, definitely mocha. A little bit of a bitter finish and some alcohol. Overall, pretty good but a little watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomTiedemann (250) - Levittown, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2011
nice desert treat and pour from a bomber. dark blend and immediate aroma of cocoa, chocolate, and malty smells. light beige head and first sip was a chocolate coffee. very intense after taste and overall a nice desert beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle:   Murky dirty dark brown, moderate/large rocky beige head, fairly nice lacing.   Strong coffee bean aroma.   Much like like coffee, but moreso the bits that gets tossed out when one makes coffee.   Very coffeeish on the tongue.   Minor sweet lactose like malts.   No real chocolate, smidgen of cocoa.   Smooth, albeit not that hefty.   Has a slight Gooseberry skin like flavor.   Rather weird, but its there.   Not a hefty stout.   Somewhat of a sweet stout, mated with a huge amount of coffee beans.   Body and mouthfeel are faily moderate.   Long lingering coffee flavors, smidgen of cocoa and lactose like sweetness.   Not very Mocha like, but I could certainly go with Coffee Death. &bnsp If you like coffee, this one is for you!

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