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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jefcon (1472) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2009
A dark lager with a little bit of smoke on the nose and palate. The hickory is balanced out by the beer’s yeast, which is bready and rich. Clean finish, a drinkable dunkel that borrows the best elements of a rauchbier without overdoing the smokiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EricE (1368) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Growler. Clear brown pour with a very fluffy light tan head. Aroma of smoke, chocolate, and licorice. Lightly sweet chocolaty flavor with some cracker and smoke. Goes down real smooth and easy. Some bitter hops to finish. Amazing session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2010
(Sample Date: 5/16/2009 Source:Other) Clean lager character in aroma. Clear dark amber brown with a small white head. Malty caramel with good balance of bitterness. Low spicy hop character.

   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
allfreej (553) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 1, 2008
On tap at the Merrifield location. No nose, not much flavor, mild finish. A mediocre offering from a chain-brewpub. I was glad I’d only asked for a sample and hadn’t wasted the price of a pint on this.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Deep thin brownish amber, with some white head. Aroma is very mild, with a touch of sweetness, chocolate and malt. Flavor has roasted malts, caramel and a moderate sweetness. Malty finish with bitter hops.

   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.

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