Mocha Machine | Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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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:
#694
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
249
pDev:
7.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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73
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48
Trade:
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Photo of jaydoc
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.45/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and lots of coffee or espresso bean aromas. Taste is much the same with a nice mocha flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with some great aromas and flavors that make this one easy to drink.

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

i am on a huge coffee beer kick, and this one for me is pretty darn impressive. there is so much coffee in here, its almost as much coffee as it is beer it seems like, great quality, impressive depth, just delicious. often times when coffee and chocolate are put together in beer, especially cocoa nibs, there is a tendency towards sweetness. like there would be too much bitter without it, some irrational fear, and so these end up being overcompensated for, too sweet, and coffee and cocoa are victim to it, unintentionally, but they often are. there, sweetness for balance is avoided, and the bitter coffee and earthy slightly bitter cocoa nibs are allowed to be their full selves. its a wonderful fusion, really seemingly serving to accentuate the coffee. the beer itself almost seems to exist to highlight the coffee, all very interesting and delicious, as well as uncommon. it seems like this whole thing is about respect for the coffee, which is pretty cool. the base porter is awesome, layers of roast and coffee notes of its own, but this coffee in here is the star through and through. not boozy in the least. i wish i had a regular line on this one, among my favorite beachwood beers to date...

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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

Photo of billab914
4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev -8%

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4/5  rDev -8%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Almost black body. Small off-white head. Thin collar.

Smell - Lots of coffee. The same coffee aroma as Founders Breakfast Stout, but it's stronger. That dark rich coffee aroma. Almost earthy. Some dark chocolate.

Taste - Dominated by coffee. Very rich. Dark chocolate. Bitter coffee and bitter malt. Delicious.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Very nice coffee flavor. Impressive. Might need to pour some bourbon into this later.

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Photo of dvmin98
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Deep color. Smells of chocolate and coffee. The taste..the best Porter I've ever had. Tastes like coffee infused fudge. Velvety mouthfeel. Overall I can't say enough about this beer.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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

Bottle purchased at Beachwood BBQ and Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

This one pours a dark burnt brown, almost black, with a small foamy head, and a bit of lacing.

This smells exactly like you'd expect, with chocolate and coffee being the dominant force.

The chocolate is more dominant, I'd say, with a wonderful sweet fudgy aroma. The coffee is roasty, but not overly so, and adds some more sweetness. There's some slight roasted malt, and a bit of vanilla cream as well.

This is super creamy, and almost feels like cold and thick hot chocolate.

I'd like a bit more complexity in the bitter spectrum, but this is still quite good, and shows how talented the brewers at Beachwood are.

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Mocha Machine from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 249 ratings