brenn79 (1342) - 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 (1483) - 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 (1350) - 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 (1124) - 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 (2451) - 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
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at brouwer’s for wa fest. big coffee nose, balanced bitter finish which was nice, light finish of dark roasting. Aroma is way better than the taste on this one.
acblue (91) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amazing aroma; freshly ground espresso is the nearest comparison. Promises everything I have ever wished for in a coffee stout. Doesn’t deliver on said promise when it comes to taste. Thin mouthfeel, somewhat sour flavor in a bad way. Worthwhile on first impression, but disappointing from there on out.
after4ever (5740) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22. Smells like fresh coffee grounds for sure. Kind of like processed vacuum-packed coffee, like MJB or something. A little char in there as well. Coffee acidity is throwing some light sourness. Watery, somewhat flat and rather light body. Very much a ground coffee thing, with some light malty chocolate in there as well. Don’t think they really had a plan together for exactly how this one was going to come out.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
10/15/09 from 22oz bottle. Holy cow, the nose hits you like a fresh scoop of ground coffee, then blends into a touch of dark chocoalate and toast. Appearance is hazy medium brown with a well maintained light tan head. Flavor gives way to more sweet malt and a touch less coffee. Finish is surprisingly smooth with only light roast sourness and moderate bittering. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with a toasty grain feel at the back of the throat. Overall, a huge brew that somehow can still keep you up all night? Very cool.