Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from 22-oz bomber and shared by moelikebeer. Pours a near opaque dark brown colored brew with a decent sized beige head that leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of fresh ground Folgers coffee, a hint of roasted dark malt and some floral hops. Taste is medium bodied, flavors of sweet pitted fruit, more coffee, a hitn of roated dark malt and candi sugar. Finish is quite sweet, some apple, coffee and some red berries. One of the sweetest coffee stouts I’ve tried.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy dchmela. Brown. Off white carbonation. Huge fresh brewed coffee, dry cocoa, roasted malt. Medium body, moderate carbonation, dry finish, very easy to drink.
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
thanks for sharing dchmela! Strong coffee aromas with hints of coffee. Pours a dark amber brown color. Strong coffee flavor, some coffee grounds, with caramelly brown malts. Not bad.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bomber from Ballard Market. I remember first trying this brew at the Winter Beer Festival at Hale’s and thinking it was amazing. Not sure if being in a bottle makes it different but it seems kind of unfocused now. Smells like dark roasted coffee and not much else. Tastes tangy with a little bit of coffee and even less chocolate, but mostly tastes similar to water that’s been sitting in tin cans too long. Could use a little less carbonation as well. Check the Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout for a more representative coffee stout.
brenn79 (1491) - Idaho, USA - JAN 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours reddish black with a thin head, aroma is all mocha, very pleasant. The flavor is actually mocha believe it or not, very tasty shit. Christmas Eve and I’m drink Irish Mocha, what else is there.
poisoneddwarf (1692) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - DEC 24, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample from bomber. Somewhat spicy in the nose; coffee comes out obviously. Pours reddish amber with a medium head, nice lacing. Taste is very coffee. Creamy mouthfeel, medium carbonation, medium body. Very yummy.
skoisirius (1584) - Earth, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Though not being impressed by most of Iron Horse...this one was a little nice surprise. Pours a darker brownish black with red hints. Aromas mainly of dry roasted coffee and dark roasty malts with a touch of sweetness. Burnt coffee really stands out in the nose as well. Amazing nose!! Flavors are a bit more not as stand-outish, but the coffee/milkier chocolate mixture works well with the more than likely chocolate malts used. Light but tasty fresh ground espresso flavor hits the palate for the finish which surprisingly falls off pretty quickly. The booze is well hidden too. Yum!
19Ei8hty (1134) - Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2009
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep roasted, smokey wood nose with strong, expressive espresso. Deep roasted chocolate malt highlighted with a huge, fully roasted coffee bean character. Somewhat peaty and earthy. Light creamy mouth with smooth lightly bitter chocolate and wood finish. Very impressed with this drink.
jake65 (2595) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - DEC 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a deep brown color with a large, fizzy beige head. I drank this in a Coca-Cola fountain glass at my inlaw’s house... damn near looked more like coke than a beer. Other than that massive coffee aroma permeating the room. Kind of sweet too. Like coffee with a bunch of sweetener added. Heavy coffee presence in the taste with minimal cocoa sweetness. I love espresso infused brews, but this was branched off more as a traditional coffee taste. Good.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
You like coffee? Yeah, this one’s for you. Medium murky brown with big head. Tons of coffee flavor and aroma in this one. Moderate sweet chocolate/caramel malts with light sweetness. Light to moderate bitterness. Smooth and almost creamy. Could definitely stand to be thicker. I love coffee, and I really enjoy this one. 22oz bottle