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Mocha Machine - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Mocha Machine
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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 17
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SubpoenaDeuces on 03-20-2013)
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and lots of coffee or espresso bean aromas. Taste is much the same with a nice mocha flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with some great aromas and flavors that make this one easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

04-01-2013 05:38:21 | More by UCLABrewN84
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largadeer

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

10-13-2013 01:17:54 | More by largadeer
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Started Dark Lord Day off right thanks to subpoenadeuces. Numerous pours into an Alvinne mini-snifter.

A - Unsurprising mocha foam settles to a thick collar and wisps, leaving behind specks of lacing. Black body.

S - A massive amount of coffee and espresso, with baker's chocolate and roasted malts filling things out in the periphery. Not particularly subtle, but intense, delicious, and lacking any hint of alcohol.

T - The taste is a tad more balanced, with mild notes of cocoa nib and caramel malts amid the aforementioned, coffee, roast, and chocolate. A bit of roast bitterness and acidity in the finish.

M - A tad thin for the ABV, but less offensive than if it were called a stout. Pleasant growler-level carbonation, with some dry roast and tannic grit to it. No perceptible alcohol heat.

D - We killed the growler no problem. An very good Imperial Coffee Porter that might have been appreciated even more If Pizza Port Dusk Till Dawn hadn't been a guest tap at DLD. A nice pick-me-up to start the day and to which I returned many times.

Serving type: growler

05-03-2013 18:06:39 | More by MasterSki
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -9.1%

07-07-2014 13:47:17 | More by SocalKicks
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Halcyondays

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Beachwood II,

A: Pours black with a moderate tan head, some spotty lace.

S: Heavy coffee notes with dark chocolate, really lovely.

T: Creamed coffee with some roasted malt along with a lovely undercurrent of that dark chocolate. A dessert in itself.

M: Full-bodied, smooth, creamy of course, a soft beer for a dessert.

O: Good stuff here, fans of coffee beer will love this. Beachwood knows how to make a big porter or stout.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2013 03:43:30 | More by Halcyondays
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -9.1%

03-19-2014 23:25:06 | More by yourefragile
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

07-03-2014 03:14:45 | More by zestar
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DoubleJ

California

4.61/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing, on to the beer:

Black colored, topped with an inch of beige head, and lingering with a lot of good lace. The aroma could be described in one word, though I like to describe a few things about it. The aroma is super! There's an insane amount of coffee and mocha. It smells like a fresh cup of coffee. Not surprisingly, it tastes accordingly like the aroma. Indeed, it is a mocha machine. The coffee also brings a pleasant smokiness which adds another layer of goodness to this beer. The alcohol, at 9.2%, is hidden very well, and is a full bodied beer which feels like crude going down.

Masterpiece! Encore! Encore!

Serving type: on-tap

09-14-2013 05:25:05 | More by DoubleJ
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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

03-05-2014 05:33:11 | More by drewone
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8%

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BGsWo22

New York

3/5  rDev -31.8%

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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +8%

07-01-2013 01:22:10 | More by Gatordaddy
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akang

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

07-06-2014 23:39:01 | More by akang
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vonnegut21

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

03-18-2014 00:55:29 | More by vonnegut21
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BAsbill

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +8%

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California

5/5  rDev +13.6%

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jeff1973

California

4/5  rDev -9.1%

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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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moonknight31

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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Mocha Machine from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.