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Mocha Machine | Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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BA SCORE
4.36/5
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232 Ratings
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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:
#661
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
232
pDev:
7.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
45
Trade:
5
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 232 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of Redgoatman
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AussieActor
4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of swanfungus
4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Domvan
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikexw
4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mabermud
4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
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 +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Blazer22
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aceseth13
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My all time favorite porter is Smogcity Coffee Porter and this one comes in a close second place. The coffee notes are outstanding and chocolate brings it all home. Amazing!

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Photo of halo3one
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kmanjohnson
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of threedaggers
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of loganburgh
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
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 +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sittinggc
4.83/5  rDev +10.8%
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 +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dddddddd
4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ccnorthwest
3.75/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryancthomas7
4.04/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of injectr
4.57/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Mocha Machine from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 232 ratings
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