Mocha Machine | Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

BA SCORE
94
outstanding
222 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Mocha MachineMocha Machine
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
California, United States
beachwoodbbq.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Mocha machine is a well-engineered endeavor in massive aromatics and rich flavors. Brewed with an array of British and German malts, this burly brew is infused with masterfully roasted coffee from Portola Coffee lab in Costa Mesa, CA. It is then aged on cacao nibs from Ecuador, adding an awesomely deep dimension of fudge.

Added by SubpoenaDeuces on 03-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
222
Reviews:
36
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
7.46%
 
 
Wants:
75
Gots:
45
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 222 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of jooler
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

look is black
smell is a lot of coffee
taste is loads of coffee with a slight boozy taste. finish is alittle lacking
overall, not bad but i wouldn't drop $14 on a bomber

 169 characters

Photo of darktronica
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Frosty11161
4.81/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rawfish
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SawDog505
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured near room temperature into a 16 oz Magnify Snulip glass not sure when it was bottled. Pours a very attractive slick black with a massive 3 finger sticky tan head that leaves behind thin wisps of lace, and slowly settles into a thin layer of tan bubbles.

Smell is dry expresso beans, vanilla bean, dark chocolate, molasses, and hints of warming alcohol.

Taste follows roasty expresso, oaked vanilla, deep dark chocolate, pipe tobacco, and little alcohol in the finish.

Mouthfeel is a big medium, moderate carbonation as it should be, a touch dry as it should be, and excellent drinkability for its size.

Overall this is a treat, so tasty, creamy, and drinkable. Thanks @Lingenbrau for this incredible dessert beer.

 725 characters

Photo of kevindp9
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SomethingClever
3.66/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Small creamy lightly brown white head. Body us a dark brown almost black body with
light escaping the edges.

S: Coffee hits strong, then some chocolate, and you can lightly pick out some roasted malts.

T: Tons of coffee, chocolate follows closely, a little bit of bitterness from the coffee. Nice chocolate and coffee.

M: Watery body higher carbonation

O: The coffee and chocolate are huge in this beer, but that is about it. I wish this beer had more depth.

 503 characters

Photo of Furlinator
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treyliff
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours jet black in color with a creamy dark tan head that has good retention

S- smells of roasted malt and char up front, followed by fresh espresso, dark chocolate, caramel and fig

T- charred smoky malt gives way to earthy/herbal coffee, followed by dark chocolate, molasses and fig. The finish gives more char that leaves more coffee and mocha on the linger

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a silky slightly warming finish

O- the coffee and mocha make their presence known throughout, the only complaint is that it was a bit to char-like at times

 647 characters

Photo of crob3888
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer was black in color with a large dark tan head.
Wonderful aroma of dark and sweet chocolate, as well as coffee.
Dense chocolate taste, a little coffee.
Heavier bodied than I would have expected.
Great beer!

 216 characters

Photo of user785335
4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shigg85
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pants678
3.23/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Black, foam lace.

Coffee, roasted malt.

Bitter coffee toward dark fruit, no sweetness if there is indeed lactose. Needs more chocolate character. Alcohol's hidden, though.

Thin.

 181 characters

Photo of BeerMeCJS
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stakem
3.72/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bomber into a tulip appears black in color with a khaki head.

Aroma of raison, chocolate, earth and coffee.

Tastes of chocolate, raison, earthy to char-like bitterness.

Medium in body with modest carbonation, decent.

 219 characters

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kjkinsey
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wilymobastardo
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KevSal
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Got my hands on some beachwood, love visiting them down south it's nice to see some selections trickle north. been wanting to try this one for a while, has gotten a lot of praise

22 into a perfect stout glass

looks fantastic! huge khaki head! super dark brown to the edges.

nose is also fantastic! coffee and chocolate upfront. not so fudgey as the label states, more toasty chocolate coffee.

flavor is solid. not quite as good as the nose but all the componants are there. coffee comes first than chocolate and roast. nicely done

body is good, on the light side of thick, would do well with a nitro treatment.
good carb and no alch at all

overall this is tasty, comes together well, worth trying once but the high price tag, $13, keeps me from purchasing again. definitly a better than average beer tho. would actually do really well on pepper heat!

 857 characters

Photo of rfgetz
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sd123
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brolo75
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bomber poured into a snifter

A: Pours black with some light coming through around the edges, tan colored head, lots of lacing, head dissipated into a thin soap tan colored head.

A: Big notes of dark freshly roasted espresso, chocolate, roasted malts, very pungent, alcohol is pretty well hidden.

T: Incredibly smooth, like the nose dark roasted espresso notes with a touch of cocoa, moderate amount of coffee bitterness in the middle, finishes incredibly smooth with more coffee and chocolate lingering in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, good amount of carbonation, incredibly smooth and creamy mouthfeel does not drink like a high ABV beer.

O: Very impressed, loads of flavor and aroma, incredibly smooth and creamy mouthfeel, amazing drinkability. If you like coffee and porters/stouts, then this beer is for you. Six-packs please.

 851 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Mocha Machine from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
4.29 out of 5 based on 222 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.