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Jingle Java - Bent River Brewing Company

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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 13.15%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bent River Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: sprucetip on 12-16-2008)
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4.8/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of larryarms847
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown almost black with thin layer of khaki foam.

Wow, tons of pecan, maple, caramel, and coffee notes.

Pecan, pecan, and more pecan! Loads of nuttiness with caramel, coffee, nutmeg, and other spice notes.

Light-medium bodied, light-medium carbonation, thin, and oily. Was hoping for a thicker mouthfeel.

Overall, the mouthfeel could use some touch up, but this is a straight up caramel pecan brew perfect for a holiday meal.

Photo of bnes09
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice espresso flavor coupled with dark chocolate, salted pretzels and pecans. Only mildly spicy and a nice balance with the malt. Overall, a very well done flavored stout and holiday ale.

Photo of hoosier222002
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gotti311
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Trifecta1
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Thoroughly impressed. Tastes like dark malts, malt, coffee, and nutty maple syrup. Delicious. Hats off to Bent River, this is a winner.

Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clausr
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.4/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Brady_Brew12
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of pirmannt1
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of cloverdaddy
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Pours a dark brown with a nice thick head that settles to about a half inch all the way down.

The smell is of peanut butter and heavy, heavy butterscotch.

Taste is of roasted malt, some slight bitter coffee and faint butterscotch

Pretty light to medium mouthfeel that is easily drank.

Overall, a beer that smells better than it tastes, but still quite good.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of are_doubleyou
2.2/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

L: It pours a deep, black color with a light, off-white head that quickly vanishes into a ring of lacing. No sign of carbonation bubbles. Really disappointing compared to stouts with a thick, tan head.

S: Very rich aromatics. Strong coffee and cocoa notes dominate the nostrils. Caramel and vanilla are also present. Sadly lacking in roasted malt notes, but I won't hit it too much because it fits the advertised holiday and coffee notes.

T: The taste is crisp and surprisingly light up front. Really not all that pleasant. It tastes like someone took a subpar stout and added a bunch of artificial coffee, vanilla, chocolate and caramel flavoring to it. It tastes pretty disgusting to me. The finish is a mix of weak coffee and vanilla extract. A weird syrupy taste lingers on the palate. I am incredibly disappointed in the taste of this beer because it doesn't follow up on the promises of its aroma. There is nothing to entice me to take another sip besides the desire to soldier through and finish this review.

F: The feel is light and crisp with a slight fizziness. Not at all like the oily richness or thick maltiness that I want from a stout. Not terrible, but not what I want from this style at all.

O: I picked up a six-pack of this beer because a bartender at a sports bar told me that they blew a keg in a night and I spotted it the next day. I can only imagine that the keg was pounded by macro drinkers watching football because this is not a good coffee stout. It smells pretty good, but it tastes artificial and the the aftertaste is not very pleasant. I need to find someone with an unsubtle palate to dump the rest of this six-pack on because it is rubbish.

This beer was poured from a 12oz bottle into a Blind Pig mug and imbibed at apx 60F.

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4.24/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.16/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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Jingle Java from Bent River Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.