Java The Stout - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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4.38/5 rDev +3.3%
On tap at the brewpub on our way back from the Midwest after Christmas.
Pours near black with a pretty good mocha-colored head and a bit of lacing on the way down. The nose is really nice with loads of coffee and freshly-ground espresso beans. A bit one dimensional, but it's done so well that I don't care at all. The taste is along the same lines, though there seems to be a bit of a creamy character there as well alongside some roasted bitterness. Other than that, java through and through. Nice mouthfeel with a bit of cream and a slightly-dry finish. One of the better coffee beers I've had in awhile.
01-05-2011 11:56:49 | More by Thorpe429
4.7/5 rDev +10.8%
black as night, dark oil like liquid. Huge tan head had a very very slow fade and left lots of lace all the way down the glass. Looked just like a stout should look....thick.
Smell was very robust, deep roasted coffee and dark german chocolate. Hints of a sugary or caramel sweetness as well. Taste was very thick and complex. Big deep roasted flavor, almost a burnt taste to it. Lots of flavors of coffee and german dark chocolate. Cery thick feel, but not syrupy, great carbonation led to a great silk like feel. Nice big hoppy finish left a very long lingering burnt aroma, I could literally taste it for 20 mins after the last sip, very outstanding full flavor. Overall this was awesome,
08-13-2011 02:02:38 | More by mikesgroove
4.38/5 rDev +3.3%
On tap into a tulip...Black pour with a nice tan head, good retention and lacing...A wonderful aroma of espresso, creamy, coffee beans, a little bitter...The taste is espresso with a hint of chocolate. Really nice balance. One of their best beers for sure.
12-15-2010 02:45:44 | More by jrallen34
4.43/5 rDev +4.5%
Got a hefty couple pours off of this from someone at DLD. Thank you sir!
A - Black beer with a tan/mocha head that left some nice stick on the sides. Nice looking beer.
S - Huge shot of roasted espresso beans with the slightest hint of dark chocolate. There is no doubt that this is a coffee beer, but it is a marvelous smelling one at that.
T - Roasted coffee, espresso beans, strong dark malt backbone. This tastes every bit as good as Hells Black Intelligencer by 3Floyds. Great balance with just a little bit of sweetness adding something to the taste.
M - Creamy, full bodied, just the right amount of carbonation.
O - Drank a lot of this, this is one of their best beers, and apparently a hidden gem as it doesn't get the talk that the DAs and sours do. Would love to drink this all the time.
05-04-2011 14:16:12 | More by AgentZero
4.43/5 rDev +4.5%
Pretty thick looking and very close to black, this could pass as either beer or cold-brewed coffee. The tan head is tight, about exactly one finger tall. It keeps itself together nicely and for the duration, leaving ample evidence of itself on the walls of the glass until the end.
Loads of coffee make the aroma, but it's no one-trick pony, so to speak. This stout has a big, robust malts base to put it on. It features notes of bittersweet baker's chocolate, and the coffee is as fresh as I've ever smelled in a beer like this.
It tastes more like fresh cold-brewed coffee than all except one coffee stout I've ever had. Roast from malts play with it so that it could easily be the coffee itself. Deep, rich cocoa notes come out without pushing. There's a certain creaminess in the flavor, too.
Carbonation is low but well-played, as no more is needed than what's given. The body is full and pretty rich. It's got crispness but the focus is appropriately aimed more toward smoothness.
12-25-2013 14:29:32 | More by Brenden
4.58/5 rDev +8%
Thanks to brewslut for sharing a growler on 12/26/10.
A - How do you like your coffee (stout), sir? Black. This one is none more black with a creamy burnt tan head that reduced to a wispy patch and spotty lace.
S - Freshly ground medium to dark roasted coffee with a hint of chocolate. Simple. Breakfast of champions!
T - Java the Stout packs an amazingly authentic coffee flavor with a roasted malt character and hint of chocolate thrown in for good measure, making this a perfect wake and bake morning treat OR a delectable dessert drink. Finishes with a hint of earthy hop bitterness.
M - Medium bodied with a smooth, creamy texture and sweet finish, but with a tinge of earthy hops and coffee bitterness.
D - Bam! Awesome, poundable coffee stout right here. Donkey would be proud!
01-03-2011 13:31:34 | More by ffejherb
4.05/5 rDev -4.5%
Bottle shared by someone at DLD. Thanks.
A - Pours a dark brown hue and is capped with a thin tan head. A good deal of lace is deposited as I drain the glass.
S - I really dig the nose, it is intensely coffee-laden. I get notes of fresh ground coffee and chocolate-covered espresso beans.
T - The taste is less coffee-centric, and has mild roast and molasses-y in equal proportion to the eponymous java. It tastes good, just not entirely congruent with the expectations foisted by the aroma.
M - The feel is a tad on the thin side for me, but is softly effervescent.
O - Solid brew. Would like a bottle of this.
06-10-2011 19:25:17 | More by ktrillionaire
3.73/5 rDev -12%
Had on tap at the brewery.
Thick black stout, maybe thicker than everything else we tried outside of Dark Apparition. Otherwise not much different in appearance.
The smell was unique for a coffee stout. Lots of wood and smoke, which was odd at first, but actually intriguing. Dark bitter malt and very mild coffee beans.
Light French roast dominates the flavor, along with sticky malts. Slight sweetness, but mostly bitter from the malt and whatever hops there were. The coffee was a tad underplayed, but smooth and likable.
Very dry, what else is new?
A solid beer for sure. But when compared to the growing plethora of coffee stouts out there, this one is more middle of the pack.
02-18-2011 07:37:02 | More by Spider889
3.9/5 rDev -8%
On tap at Bodega.
A- Black with a frothy tan head. Nice retention and modest lacing.
S- The aroma is very interesting. It seems to transform through the course of the glass. When the glass sat in front of me I was getting lots of french roast coffee. As it warms the aroma gets sweeter and sweeter. By the end coffee was only a portion of what was going on. There is LOTS of chocolate. Its very sweet, almost tootsie roll-like at times. Lots of vanilla as well. It all comes together to smell very much like raisinettes and chocolate covered coffee beans.
T- Much like the aroma, the taste gains complexity from warmth. This beer is very sweet. Much sweeter than I expected and almost too sweet for what it is. It all manages to come together and work pretty well though. Lots of vanilla, caramel, TONS of raisin and chocolate, french roast coffee. By the end of the glass tobacco becomes apparent on the finish.
M- A pretty smooth one. The sweetness clings to the palate because of its fuller body and low carbonation.
D- Really sweet. Yeah its a coffee stout, but its more than that.
03-12-2011 20:16:33 | More by MbpBugeye
Java The Stout from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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