Mocha Machine | Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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4.35/5
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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
Ranking:
#689
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
246
pDev:
7.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
74
Gots:
47
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 246 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of maltznhopz
4.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Darker than a Joseph Conrad novel, I’m into this. On the nose is luscious coffee and chocolate, like Willy Wonka vacationing in Costa Rica. Then what greets my tongue should almost be illegal; those chocolate and coffee flavors are more robust than A Stormy Daniels interview - it almost makes Raul feel kind of kinky.

Just get this, my children. If you can, get this.

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Photo of SoCal_Matt
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into a snifter. Pours a beautiful, deep dark brown with two fingers of khaki head. Aroma is dominated by chocolate and coffee that has a hint of spice to it. The taste follows the nose as chocolate and roasted coffee continue to be the main characteristics of the beer. It strikes a good balance of being a little sweet but also bitter at the same time. As with the aroma, the coffee flavor has a bit of spice to it which is something that makes a great coffee stout in my opinion. The feel is average to slightly thin for the style but the carbonation is absolutely perfect. Overall, this is an excellent coffee stout that fans of the style will most certainly enjoy. Beachwood moving this beer from bombers to cans means that I will definitely purchase it more often.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MDDMD
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spark3148857
4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle dates July of 2017. This held up really well for being six months old. Lots of coffee and chocolate in the flavor. Some coffee in the aroma. Alcohol was well masked. good beer.

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Photo of Shaneb818
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TWStandley
4.14/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DanGeo
3.9/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davit
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jakecattleco
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated 02-15-17 into a tulip glass.

L: Pours jet black with 1 finger of medium density tan head that had good retention and left mixed lacing.

S: Nose starts dominated by chocolate and roasted malt, coffee is subtle initially but grows in intensity as it warms and eventually dominates.

T: Follows nose mostly with strong contribution from the coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, and slight nuttiness take back seat. Finishes with moderate bitterness, lingers a bit on the palate.

F: Medium bodied with lower carbonation, slightly chewy, tongue tingles a bit from slight ABV burn.

O: Very good coffee porter, would love to try again fresh.

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Photo of Bowers-Brew
4.17/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erik-P
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HeartofMiami
4.52/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ruzzal
4.65/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Benish
4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: beer appeared thin while pouring. In the glass it's black with a beige head.

Aroma: picked up mocha coffee that is nutty with hints of chocolate. Also notes of chocolate peanut butter cup and cola.

Taste: very coffee forward, nutty with notes of caramel. Very sweet throughout, like added coffee creamer plus a little acidity from the coffee. At the finish, the coffee lingers around in the mouth, leaving that roasted character.

Mouthfeel: very silky and creamy. Medium bodied.

Overall: very easy beer to drink with a excellent creamy mouthfeel. Whatever it is they did, the coffee was outstanding.

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Photo of varian7
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mecmd
4.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jooler
4.12/5  rDev -5.3%
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

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Mocha Machine from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 246 ratings