Iron Horse Stout | Big River Grille & Brewing Works

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big River Grille & Brewing Works
Tennessee, United States
bigrivergrille.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A four-time medal winner, this London-style sweet stout is bold, aggressive and deep black in color with a rich, roasted flavor from a generous addition of UK Chocolate malt and roasted barley.

28 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-29-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
32
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
18.9%
 
 
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0
Gots:
6
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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Photo of chinchill
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at BRG in Chattanooga.
Nearly opaque brown body with red-orange highlights at the edges. Good tan head and lacing.
Fine aroma with dark roasted, but not burnt, grains. The flavor carries a hint of burnt grain; just the right amount to round out the dark roast flavor. There's a touch of spicy hops too.

The body is smooth and light-medium.

O: recommended.

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of haddon
2.78/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

on tap at the brew pub in downtown Chattanooga.

pours an opaque color with light head that dissipates quickly. not much lacing down glass.

smells of roasted malts, coffee been, & charred wood. not bad but not real complex on the nose.

wow, something is off here. all roasted malts and burnt wood flavors. like someone else mentioned... almost like popcorn left in microwave too long. pretty one dimentional and pretty disappointing.

medium body that come across a bit watery. little to no aftertaste.

the menus says this stout has won awards 4 years in a row. don't know bout all that but I will not revisit this beer.

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of CraigTravor
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of tommy5
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of nshorvath
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of fmccormi
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Enola
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer had a dry stout taste to it. There were as Ding stated, some porter similarities. The taste was a mix of oatmeal and chocolate malts. The beer was smooth and an easy drinker. There were some coffee notes as well. I could drink this beer again. The placemat states this beer won a gold medal in 2004 at the World Beer Cup Competition in the Sweet Stout category.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of JoLight
4.99/5  rDev +45.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: black body, and an off-white head that leaves some lacing.
Aroma: Sweet, dark chocolate covered cherries. Smoke.
Taste: initial taste is smoky; the smoke continues through the taste. Then, I detect dark-roasted coffee behind the chocolate malt.
Mouthfeel: light to medium. Carbonated.
Semi dry finish.

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Jlang2012
3.39/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JLC60
3.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ndekke39
2.53/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Tried this on-tap at the downtown Chattanooga restaurant. Poured an opaque black with a tan head. Good retention. Aromas and flavors of coffee, dark chocolate, dark roasted grains. Aromas were pretty good, but the flavors disappointed. Overall, they were pretty weak, with almost no aftertaste. I like stouts much bolder. Mouthfeel was a bit too watery as well - doesn't have to be like motor oil, but I think it should be thicker. Easy to drink, but overall I think it should have a bolder, heavier quality to it.

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Photo of Jdlafond
4.43/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaltMachine1987
3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

If drinking this beer at Bluewater, next to Big River Brewery, pair it with the tuna sashimi app. The blackening seasoning compliments the sweet and roasted flavor of this UK chocolate malt and roasted barley.

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of OldTime
4.13/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbrelsfo
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of ESchweers
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fishguyac
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of benloho
3/5  rDev -12.8%

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Iron Horse Stout from Big River Grille & Brewing Works
3.44 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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