Jahva (Imperial Coffee Stout) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by kemoarps:
4.23/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I'd been quite excited for this one, and had been saving it. Finally deciding it would be a good way to wake up on my last day in the city (what with the coffee and all).
I poured it into a port glass (the closest I had to the suggested snifter). Pours a deep espresso brown bordering on black. the edges as I tilt the glass this way and that taper back across a gradient. No head to speak of, but still minimal lacing as I drink (?).
Sticking my nose deep into this makeshift beer I get primarily an espresso bitterness, with hints of bakers chocolate.
As I sip, the taste stays true to the promises made to my olfactory bulb. Dark espresso and chocolate. Many strong espresso beers opt for the alcoholic coffee route, but this one is balanced well, nuanced and pleasing all around. The taste is sweeter than the smell suggested, as the chocolate tends closer to chocolate syrup than it does the bittersweet chocolate my nose caught.
Very smoothe. Imminently drinkable. The 10% is masked quite well. This is an excellent example of a coffee stout done well. I mentioned in my preamble being quite excited to drink this one. Unlike certain other brews I've finally cracked recently, this one delivers and satisfies that anticipation. If you have even a passing interest in the style, definitely check it out. I am curious, however, now about their Mokah, as I felt that this one had a strong coffee chocolate to it, so I'm not sure what an even more chocolate-centric brew might present. A, but that's a (t)ale for another day...
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2012 18:42:26 | More by kemoarps
More User Reviews:
3.7/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Bomber > Mason Pint
A - Pitch black with half a finger of fizzy tan head, a little spotty lacing.
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.
O - Decent, but not what I remember it being like, I'm thinking it just didnt age well, but ohh well, thats the last I'll be having of this.
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2014 02:22:30 | More by Omnium
Jahva (Imperial Coffee Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,203 ratings.