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Jahva (Imperial Coffee Stout) - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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

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1,240 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,240
Reviews: 688
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 117
Gots: 162 | FT: 2
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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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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Photo of jlindros
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wow, had no idea this was retired. Been sitting in my cellar for a while, waiting for me to get around to it. Now that winter has snuck back, figured it might be time. Quite a few years old, but not date.

Pours a darker colored fizzy slight creamy smaller head covering that fades fairly quickly, typical for this high abv, bits of lacing, and long legs, just about pitch blck beer with hints if light barely sneaking through the thin parts.

Nose brings some fudgey chocolate at first, mild cocoa dust, into roast, some roasted malts and roasted coffee beans, some espresso like coffee notes but not a lot, I think most of it has faded over time, but so has the booze and sweetness I think so far. Some syrupy notes, like a coffee syrup, bit toasty, with some mild aged aromas with aged malt softness but also a hint of oxidation in there, touch of burnt brown sugar covered raisins as well, and some stale coffee.

Taste starts with sweet syrupy malts, but also that aged soft malt effect on top of it. Nice creamy feel with more cocoa, little fudgey chocolate on top, into coffee, coffee syrup at first, into stale brewed coffee, little espresso note, and some roasted coffee beans. Then more malts, a little roast and toasted malt notes, little caramel and some burnt brown sugar, hints of raisiny notes too, and more of that aged notes little oxidation and stale flavors, but also soft malt characters, nice attenuated booze that is barely warming, sweetness is died down a bit too. A hint of a bready cake like note too, with the caramel, espresso, and syrupy notes it almost has a little tiramissu like character. Finish is a bit sticky syrupy but not as much as I expected, bit of warming booze, more cocoa fudgey notes, coffee syrup, shaved baker's chocolate actually, little sweet syrupy flavors too.

Mouth is fulled bod, bit syrupy and chewy like, lighter carb, mild warming booze.

Overall not bad, not what it once was as the age took a beating to it, but both good and bad. Good is that the booze is much less as well as the sweetness, and a bit of that aged malt feel. However bad is that it has a touch of oxidation, and the coffee is much less than it used to be. Still a nice beer, very big beer, not one you drink quickly on an afternoon lounge, this is a slow sipper for sure.

jlindros, Apr 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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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.

Omnium, Jan 22, 2014
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Jahva (Imperial Coffee Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,240 ratings.