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:
220
Reviews:
35
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
7.46%
 
 
Wants:
78
Gots:
45
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 220 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of halo3one
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kmanjohnson
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of loganburgh
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

A: Coffee aroma; lots of deep malt roast with a touch of sweetness.

A: Jet-black with a light ring of off-white head.

F: Big coffee flavor, followed by ample roasty malts, touch of sweetness with a semi-bitter chocolate finish.

M: Light-bodied, light carbonation, but still has a full-mouth feel.

O: Pretty awesome, the depth of malt flavors is really enhanced with the coffee and chocolate.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sittinggc
4.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured into teku glass:

Look: Very dark. Not pitch black like a stout. Brown head.
Smell: Amazing aroma. Tons of coffee with underlying chocolate flavors.
Taste: Very much like the smell. However, my words cannot do it justice. So much coffee and chocolate. Mocha Machine is the perfect name...I feel like I am almost drinking a coffee cold brew...alcohol very well masked. Also get some vanilla flavors.
Feel: Creamy mouthfeel with slight prickle from carbonation.

Overall: An amazing coffee porter. Probably one of the best I have ever had. I can say I even prefer this to Victory at Sea. I really cannot wait until the next bottle release. I am blown away.

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Photo of MisfitIK-9
4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of domdomdomdom
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ccnorthwest
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryancthomas7
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of injectr
4.57/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rack0flamb
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dan_Inreallife
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark caramel brown with hints of amber and toffee at the edges. A vigorous pour results in two fingers of khaki/light brown head that fades quickly into a thin cap with some trace lacing on the glass.
S: Milk chocolate / toasted malt and some residual sweetness dominate the aroma, it certainly smells like a milk porter. I know that there is no lactose so the milk sugar aroma must be coming from the cocoa nibs...
T: Chocolate up front, split between dark and milky, sweet body, roasted barley, then the coffee hits. Cold-brew flavor, minimal acidity or bitterness. Zero booze noticeable.
M: A tad thin for the ABV and adjuncts included by certainly to style. Carbonation is light but not low, just right to really move the flavors across the palate.
O: Well balanced and flavorful, certainly one of the better coffee porters I have encountered.

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Photo of riotontheroad
3.96/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
5/5  rDev +16.6%
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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Photo of midlifec
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of frankd97
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KeefeeMan
4.79/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WestCoastBeerDude
4.91/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - Black-Brown body. Very coffee like. Very small Brown/white head with thin lacing collar.

Smell - Coffee, Coffee and Coffee. Like did I mention the great coffee smell? Oh, also with a tinge of dark chocolate.

Taste - Coffee, Coffee and Coffee. I see the theme here. Dark chocolate, coffee and mat, just simply the nectar of the gods.

Mouth-feel - Medium or medium-heavy.

Overall - If you like coffee and like beer, and maybe want some chocolate in your coffee/beer. Then BAM, Mocha machine is the illustrious coffee beer of your dreams. the same dreams that have unicorns and aliens. Those dreams you wish could be true, finally can be. At least in the beer form. Mocha Machine delivers.

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Photo of Thedrizzle
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BoozyCollins21
4.58/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brihon
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Mocha Machine from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
4.29 out of 5 based on 220 ratings.
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