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Mocha Death | Iron Horse Brewery

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3.8/5
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133 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Iron Horse Brewery
Washington, United States
iron-horse-brewery.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
For this seasonal offering, we started with Irish Death, our dark smooth ale that presents a full malt flavor laced with caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, and a touch of sweetness. To this heavenly ale, we added fresh, locally roasted espresso beans and pure cocoa. The result is a bit of confusion, “should this go in my coffee mug, or my pint glass?” Answer: both. This beer is up front with enormous coffee aroma, with the cocoa playing the sideline, until the taste. Lacking bitterness, the flavor comes forward with a rounded balance of coffee blending gracefully with the creamy malt body and soft cocoa flavors. Dark beer, chocolate, and coffee.

Added by froghop on 07-05-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,289
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
133
pDev:
14.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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21
Gots:
24
Trade:
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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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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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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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Mocha Death from Iron Horse Brewery
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 133 ratings
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