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King's Mocha Java Stout - King Brewing Company

King's Mocha Java StoutKing's Mocha Java Stout

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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 17.54%


Brewed by:
King Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: marburg on 03-04-2004)
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Ratings: 55 | Reviews: 55
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice thick dark brown pour settling inky black and opaque as paint, nice thick and luscious foamed finger high head of cocoa brown, crumbles down to a hazy skim and the lacing sticks in thin mega sheeting and globs. Gorgeous brew to set your eyes to.

Aroma is all roasted coffee bean, very nice roasty tone, crispy burnt black malt sweetness sets within and some slight hints to some darkened vanilla and hazelnut.

Taste has more of a smoother mild tone across the roastyness then what the smell leads one to believe, but is still nice. The front is dullish sweet with darkened malten sweetness and some touches of dry chocolate and vanilla. Keeps a good roasty edge throughout leading to the finish where the coffeeness really takes over with a good Ol' cup of Joe dryness and roast of fresh made coffee. Espresso even - deep and roasted. Chocolatey leftovers meld within the finish late and it lingers for a good while. Quite a nice display in the finish.

Feel is about medium, creamy, very smooth and slick until the late finish where the coffee and chocolate make for some excellent drying qualities that linger and that certain twinge of bitterness that is usually associated with both. It could be more fuller, thick, and bold, but that finish is just lovely.

This was a nice surprise, a nice example of what adding coffee to a stout can do. I'm curious as to the ABV and the amount of coffee, cuz i can feel that buzz of caffine mixing in my head along with the alcohol. Not as dramaticly expressive as Bell's Java Stout or the Speedway by Alesmith, but damn if I'm not a believer of this fine potpourri. My brain is splitting, one wants to sleep the other wants to build a fort. I could possibly have more but I might get to wired and drive my wife crazy, or crazier then I already do.

Bigtime thanks to trbeer for the many samples!

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2004 03:18:56 | More by tavernjef
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beergeek279

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in the 12 oz. bottle, into a pint glass. The color is a very dark brown, with a foamy layer of tan head. The smell is a very strong coffee roastiness. The taste is very strong coffee bitterness, with just a bit of a semi-dry chocolate to balance it out a bit. Mouthfeel is nice and thick. As for drinkability, could have a few of these.

Thanks to trbeer for the bottle. A very strong coffee nature to this one; being a geek, I love coffee, especially as strong and loaded with caffiene as possible, and this one reminds me of a double espress! Quite good, and I'd love to see this one again.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2004 01:40:03 | More by beergeek279
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Lupe

New York

4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black as night with a faint garnet hue when held to the light. Nice light brown head that stuck around for a bit and left some lace. Big time coffee aroma, deep and roasty. Roasted flavors dominate this brew. Starts with bittersweet chocolate and then it gets to the roasted coffee. A nice espresso bitterness is present and lingers into the aftertaste. Smooth and creamy, medium in body. Quite drinkable and tasty. Not as good as Bell's, but I would take it over a cup of coffee anyday.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2004 02:28:21 | More by Lupe
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

3.83/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours midnight black with a faint trace of red in the gloom. Thick tan 1-finger head recedes slowly leaving thick copious amounts fo lace on the glassware.
Aroma is a drak cup of raosted black coffee. Great aroma
Flavor is slight hint of sweet chocolate malt to start but then moves to an overpowering roasted bitter ocffee bean flavor. Nice but somewhat one-dimensional.
Mouthfeel has some a brief hint of sweetness to start then a gritty, smoky charcoal note takes over. Minor bittering comes through on the close. Little bit thin for a stout.
Drinkability is very nice. Unexpected beer from a relatively unknown Michigan facility. Thanks to my compadre trbeer for this taster.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2004 03:38:49 | More by CRJMellor
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marburg

Michigan

4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shit, yo. This is flavorful stuff. Every bit the "coffee beer" that Bell's Java Stout is.

Dark brown/black body with a small brownish head. Aroma is Juan-effin'-Valdez all the way -- pure coffee. Virtually every other subtlety is drowned out and barely heard screaming underneath the weight of literally an ocean of coffee beans. Very fresh and aromatic brew.

Starts with just the slightest slick, chocolate flavor. This chocolate sweetness lasts about as long a flash bulb and is immediately overrun by an army of coffee soldiers firing bazookas into the tongue. Finishes with a snappy little bitterness that seems to dull the coffee a bit.

Pretty good, though a bit overpowering.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2004 19:46:05 | More by marburg
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King's Mocha Java Stout from King Brewing Company
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