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
Ratings:
223
Reviews:
36
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
7.46%
 
 
Wants:
74
Gots:
45
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 223 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of jbaker67
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of billab914
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Avatar113
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ebin6
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I don't see how one could make a better imperial coffee beer. Everything you could ask for; great coffee nose and notes with a chocolaty base malt that balances it out perfectly. It packs a punch at 9.2%, but the alcohol is coveted up well. A must try

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

Photo of neurobot01
3.2/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bomber dated 11/30/15 into a Perfect Pint glass at fridge temp, allowed to warm.

Look: velvety brown, but with not much in the way of a head.

Smell: coffee, vanilla, chocolate. Really big aroma, even for an imperial porter.

Taste: pretty much what I get when I stupidly try combining brewed coffee with a dark beer—both elements end up worse. Harsh alcohol and subpar coffee.

Feel: undercarbonated, with a kind of slimy mouthfeel. Is this a milk stout? Somehow simultaneously too thin and too thick.

Overall: well, this peaked when I was just smelling it. Despite loving coffee, I frequently dislike coffee beers; this is no exception, but I dislike it even more than most.

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Photo of Bung
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beervana
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zaximus
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of masterofsparks
3.83/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of erjaq
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of AussieActor
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of swanfungus
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Domvan
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikexw
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of mabermud
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: Dark brown body. This one has a fluffy mocha head that leaves behind sticky sheets of slowly melting lacing.
Smell: Big coffee and light char straight up. In the background are sweetness and lactose, with behind the scenes vanilla. The aromas are rich and pleasant.
Taste: What a surprise. The taste is described in the nose, just toss in some cocoa. Everything described above is blended and balanced in the taste. Nobody is stabbing the other in the back (like at work). Everything is working together harmoniously.
Feel: Not bad at all. Light and fluffy. This could use more body and a greater amount of later in the mouth.

Overall - Solid. Not too strong, everything is nicely balanced, and because of that, this would be a regular menu item.

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Photo of JNForsyth
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Mocha Machine from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
4.29 out of 5 based on 223 ratings.
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