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Mocha Machine - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Mocha MachineMocha Machine

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119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 7.32%
Wants: 39
Gots: 15 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SubpoenaDeuces on 03-20-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

jvillefan, Aug 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

lunarbrew, Aug 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Aug 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Rollzroyce21, Aug 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

HB-Beersnob, Aug 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

01001111, Aug 08, 2014
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4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
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!

InlandTaipan, Aug 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

kmoen, Aug 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

jwswigs, Aug 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.4%

Optcynbassist, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

Modernrickk, Jul 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Mkillion, Jul 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

aquazr1, Jul 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

terranostra86, Jul 29, 2014
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4.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I have a confession to make... I honestly used to treat Beachwood as a great guest tap house, and thought of their house beers as a cute joke...

But after trying this, I'm not laughing anymore. I used to not care for porters... Until I had this.

A: Pours a beautiful chocolate brown, with about half an inch of head. Beautiful!

S: Better than any Starbucks mocha I've ever had! Amazing!

T: Coffee, Chocolate, Roasty, with a hint of Boozy... Again, better than anything Starbucks could even dream of... And I LOVE their mochas.

M: Smooth, medium carbonation. Like a chocolately roasty mocha... But better!

O: This beer made me take Beachwood seriously... And I'm damn glad I did! Nobody's laughing now! They can give the best a run for their money! Look out Pliny, Beachwood is on the prowl!

fegelFatso, Jul 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

roobtheloob, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

SocalKicks, Jul 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

akang, Jul 07, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap for Beachwood L.B.'s 3rd Anniversary event.

A: Pours black with a half-inch thick dark tan head with fades slowly and yields some oily spots of lace.

N: Nutty, earthy, roasty, dark chocolate, coffee.

T: Roasted coffee, earthy softness, dark chocolate kisses.

M: Full body and medium carbonation. Rich, roasted coffee and bitter chocolate finish.

O: Wonderful. Looking forward to getting bottles.

wethorseblanket, Jul 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

zhanson88, Jul 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

zestar, Jul 03, 2014
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4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really enjoyed this one (but to be fair I've been on a real coffee stout kick lately). It pours a deep brown/black with a tan/brown head. The nose is just fantastic; I had to just sit and smell it for a few minutes before I even tasted it. Just has that great roasted bean scent and the mocha is certainly present (as the name suggests). It drinks a bit bitter like black coffee but it actually finishes rather smooth. There is some booziness present on the finish but generally the high alc content is masked very well. Definitely worth a try for any fans of porters or coffee-based drinks.

JerseyHopHead, Jun 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

greenspointexas, May 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

rbrefbeerman, Apr 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

T_Hass, Mar 30, 2014
Mocha Machine from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.