Mocha Machine Picoso
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Porter - Imperial
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4.24 | pDev: 4.72%
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
California, United States
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Notes: Mocha Machine Picoso is our award-winning imperial chocolate coffee porter with an added twist of Saigon cinnamon and spicy red chiles.
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.58/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Cola black with a moderately dense tan head slowly settling to a soft film and creamily thick collar.

Smell is just the right combo of cinnamon, coffee, chiles and chocolate malt. Its strikingly delectable aroma evokes Mexican coffee, mole and capirotada very well. The cinnamon is like Little Debbie coffee cakes complete with caramelized brown sugar, dashed by a hint of chiles. I could just smell this for days, particularly because it's so subtly balanced on the nose, in part by notes of tobacco and light roast, while avoiding being a one note decadent dessert or a spice punch, incorporating everything all at once.

The medium body has a nice round froth where the spice immediately kicks the palate like a donkey. It's got a real sharp sting up front, but mellows in the middle and especially in the semi-dry finish, where the cinnamon brown sugar rises up with a hint of chocolate. It surprises me how much chile pepper is present on the palate compared to the nose, but it’s not unwelcome either.

This is a totally under the radar Mexican Cake clone in a can. 100%. And the coffee just adds depth, bitterness and a solid but not too charred roast to the chocolatey malt.

Feb 20, 2021
Mocha Machine Picoso from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 4 ratings