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Mocha Machine - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Mocha MachineMocha Machine

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BA SCORE
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110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.31%
Wants: 33
Gots: 17 | FT: 2
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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Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass, sure why not!

A little bit wet coming out of the bottle, but with a light chestnut, and almost red color. Fills the glass with very little head production, maybe about a finger of light tan before settling to a bubbly collar. Body color is filled with almost cola sized stuck bubbles, a nice reddish brown body and fine cola carbonation, with a soda like appearance.

The nose is fantastic. Great ripping coffee roast and dark thick chocolate like fudge character. Really does feel like mocha, chocolate mousse, thick heavy cream to match. A big amount of spicy quality, and hints of dark drying nibs. A real coffee beer winner aroma going on.

Palate surprise in more ways than expected. An almost silky body, a big surprise since out of the bottle the pour looks and hints at a flat wet beer to come. Coffee flavors burst everywhere. There is soft coffee acid in the mid palate, piping heat in the middle, and a great dry roast, mixing with a hint of dark chocolate cocoa like powder. Surprisingly it stays close to light roast and porter simplicity. The body calms down to settle into much lighter and thinner territory, but not getting wet. Dry chocolate comes creeping out, like a candy bar, with barista like warmth and freshness, even a good deal of roasted barley makes itself present.

Overall though, just a great solid coffee brew, really refreshing, and one that doesn't go out of kilter and manages to stay true to its beer drinking roots. Excellent stuff.

smakawhat, Aug 24, 2014
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I received this bottle from Julian himself the other day after it was bottled a day previously.

A - Dark dark porter for sure. slightly darker than tan head, which fell quickly (I think it was my glass)

S- I would say I thought this was a cold brew coffee with chocolate. The aroma profile is outstanding.

T- Prior to drinking Mocha Machine, my favorite coffee beer was Alesmith Speedway Stout, but damn Beachwood is crushing it. 9.2% alcohol is masked very well, and the coffee and chocolate find a beautiful balance.

M- Texturally pleasing, this brew doesnt try to be a big ol fat viscous one. it falls in perfectly textured for an imperial porter and destroys.

Way to go Beachwood, Keep it rockin!

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Mocha Machine from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.