Sweetwater Tavern Iron Horse Lager
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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A medium bodied dark lager with a smooth, roasted flavor & a hint of hickory smoke...it will bring you good luck, make women like you, and make your enemies fear you

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
wj94 (69) - Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Almost the same coloration as the pale ale on tap....deep red if held to the light, dark brown/black if looked at with no direct light. Very roasty smelling, taste is the same. Roast/light chocolate/nuts/caramel. The first few days this was on tap it was not very good but as the end of the batch neared, it seemed to take on a better flavor profile. Not sure why. Mouthfeel is just about non-existent. This one is a bit disappointing compared to the other dark beers they usually rotate on tap, but still a good sessionable beer if out on the town with friends.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JamesD (243) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2008
This a great beer for people who like roastiness and smokiness. I personally don’t like such flavors and aromas that much so it doesn’t appeal to me, but if you’re into such things this would be a beer worth seeking out if you are in the Northern Virginia area.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2858) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Pours a deep mahogany color but slightly transparent. Decent malt profile of caramel and chocolate malt. Slight bitter metallic hop finish. All of it comes in a little flat. I would think you could add a little more of everything and get a more full bodied beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KUEric (888) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 21, 2006
A malty aroma with not much else n the nose. Pretty much everything is a little onesided. Dark with no head whatsoever to speak. Not the best beer they make. For lack of a better word, it was very british in everyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11980) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Clear mahogany body with tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, chocolate, light cherry. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, some caramel, light coffee, lager yeast. Light-medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzzler67 (1553) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2004
Dark reddish brown appearance with a head that looks like it was nitro poured. Aroma was filled with toasted malts, coffee and a hint of nuttiness. Medium-bodied flavor that was just a tad on the thin side. Reminded me more of a schwarzbier with the moderate bitterness and lack of fruitiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2004
Deep red, wispy creamy mocha head. Nose a bit coffee. Coffee repeats in flavor, bit of bitter. Too thin, fades at end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2003
Dark brown ruby with a creamy tan head. Big roasted malt aroma with some smokiness. The flavor is roasted malt with some bitterness with chocolate and coffee backing it up. Medium body, smooth nice finish.

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