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Mocha Death - Iron Horse Brewery

Not Rated.
Mocha DeathMocha Death

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39 Reviews
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Reviews: 39
Hads: 114
Avg: 3.73
pDev: 26.01%
Wants: 19
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Iron Horse Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: froghop on 07-05-2009

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Reviews: 39 | Hads: 114
Reviews by Oxymoron:
Photo of Oxymoron
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Sampled at the brewery. Pours a brownish black color with some hazy appearance. A fizzy tan colored head with good retention and lacing.

The nose is more coffee than stout. More of a roasted coffee thing than anything. Some grainy notes on the back end but nothing really specific. Some herbal hop notes and a light yeasty aroma. Overall coffee really comes out.

The taste is more in balance but the coffee is still top dog. The malt comes out with a grainy and chocolate note. Some minor astringency but mostly light. The coffee is more of a generic coffee taste. Would have liked to see a bit more balance with chocolate but ok. The yeast is clean, no real off notes. A minor herbal hop note but is light.

The body is closer to light than moderate. Would have liked to see more depth and body and I think this would be perceived better.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jcr8611
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of woodchipper
4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Seattle_Suds
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of punkhim
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of bdudzik
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of joelparker
5/5  rDev +34%

Photo of irshprncsk
4.84/5  rDev +29.8%

Photo of RenzoD
3.32/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

I might have been a wee bit dissapointed with this one.
It isn't horrible but it's not really amazing.
Dark color, quickly dissipated head. I'm as big of a coffee lover as a beer lover so coffee beers are huge to me. I barely taste coffee in this. The chocolate is certainly prevalent. It also has kind of a cough syrupy feel which can put off a little bit. As it warms you definitely pick up a bit more complexities which is good. Iron Horse is great, this beer is good but not as fantastic as i imagined.

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Photo of Kmlund
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rfreed
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Kevlee722
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of mlhyatt
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of n2185
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Beardo
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of suncrust
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft @ Chucks on 85th, served in a mason jar pint glass.

A- Muddy, cloudy, dark reddish coffee hue. Really dark brown at the bottom and lighter near the top. Virtually no head. Iron Horse beers always have this crazy murkiness to them…. I sort of dig it a bit. It adds a little homebrew allure.

S- First smell is chocolate covered espresso beans. The coffee aromas are pretty big on the nose, but has an "already brewed", dried coffee grounds left in the filter sort of smell.

T- Sugary malts, dark fruit, with heavy amounts of coffee. Coffee flavors are a bit more like ground or instant coffee, especially in the mouthfeel. Light caramel notes buried underneath the coffee. Tastes a lot like a maraschino cherry mixed with coffee, and maybe… some Oreo cookie? I don't know. Flavors are there, just not very crisp and hard to pinpoint….

MF- Drinkable, a bit lower on the carbonation, and some lactose in the aftertaste. Coffee was a little gritty, but I enjoyed that texture.

O- Not as sweet as the Irish Death, but the coffee was a nice addition. Chocolate could have been bolder and overall this beer could have improved with a bigger body. Wish the flavors were a bit crisper. Still a good try…. has that Iron Horse vibe and texture.

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Photo of EgadBananas
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Paid a very reasonable $4.49 from the COOP... much more expensive at other places around town... Enjoyed tonight from my CBC Teku. Very clear deep dark walnut brown... not exactly black.. khaki head rises up and dies back just as quickly.. splotch lacing behind... coffee shows in the nose a little bit more than the cocoa.. nice and well integrated... Tastes very much like a mocha but without the lactos sweetness.. Pretty good, but honestly it is a bit watery and could use a bigger body. Tasty and certainly a good price.


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Photo of foxyaardvark27
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stratusjeans
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Portland_Eugene
3.41/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DKRowden
4.37/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is murky black with a small tan head and little lacing. Smells of fresh coffee with a fruity undernote. Tastes great. A smooth mocha chocolate java body with medium strength. Feel is smooth and heavy with a stickiness. Overall quite enjoyable.

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Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.22/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to MrVonzipper for sharing this unique beverage

Look: Dark brown in color with a 1/8 inch tan head and no retention with some spotty lacing

Smell: Espresso beans. Very potent...Stings the nostrils

Taste: Espresso beans upfront with some bisquit malt and chocolate. Interesting

Mouthfeel: Medium body and mild carbonation and a bit sticky

Overall: Not bad not good so I guess that means it is ok

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Mocha Death from Iron Horse Brewery
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