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Jahva (Imperial Coffee Stout) - Southern Tier Brewing Company

Jahva (Imperial Coffee Stout)Jahva (Imperial Coffee Stout)

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Ratings: 1207
Reviews: 686
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.79%


Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John on 02-24-2006)
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue II:

Brewed with Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee and hopped to an insane 125 IBUs which is probably needed being as this is a massive beer.
Is there a color that is darker than black? Towering brown head pushes to the top of the glass, it looks like magic because the beer is so dark you don't see the bubbles forming the foam. Huge dark-roasted coffee and roasted malt/grain aroma, mildly acrid with a very deep espresso or French roast with hints of dark baker's chocolate and carob. Syrupy viscous full body has a rolling smoothness within. Chewy. Bitterness both from the hops, roasted malt and barley, and the coffee fuses it to a single shot of sharpness. Some warmth off of the alcohol, but it stays very well hidden for the most part. Sweetened iced espresso comes to mind, coffee syrup and bitter dark chocolate overtones. Malt redux in the middle. Levels of mocha hit the tastes buds in waves. Lots of sweetness; molasses and dark cherry juice. Freshly-used coffee grounds on the breath. Finishes with a downward spiraling dryness.

It all is balanced in a chaotic way. Coffee lovers to extreme beer fanatics are who this beer is aimed at--we are both. At 12 percent it's certainly a slow sipper, which is fine because when it warms up a bit it is even more of a treat.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2009 19:07:38 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz brown bomber with a brew date of November 22, 2005.

A- Two fingers of semi-sticky head subside to a sturdy brown lace. A shade away from black and nearly opaque.

S- Chocolate and coffee liquor aroma, creamy with dark chocolate and roasted coffee notes. Very aromatic to say the least.

T&M- Creamy full body, just enough carbonation to roll a viscous crispness over the tongue. Iced coffee with chocolate liquor character. Blackberry and prune fruitiness, good amount of alcoholic warmth. Big chewy maltiness, juicy in the middle with overtones of roasted grain mixes well with the thick lining of coffee.

D- A sipper all of the way, but one I could sip through the night. Souther Tier is really pushing the envelope with this one, but this is what American brewing is about and I love it.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2006 02:09:18 | More by Jason
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S - Weak coffee in the aroma, maybe it just didnt take well to the aging, vanilla, dark chocolate, very sweet caramel and toffee malts.
T - Super sweet stout, this is like an imperial milk stout with more of a hinting at coffee, lots of toffee flavor in this, vanilla, milk chocolate, definitely alcohol too.
M - Cloyingly sweet, viscous, silky.
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Jahva (Imperial Coffee Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,207 ratings.