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Jingle Java - Bent River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 14.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bent River Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: sprucetip on 12-16-2008)
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geneseohawk

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

08-26-2014 23:22:47 | More by geneseohawk
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senselessinsanity

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

07-13-2014 13:52:56 | More by senselessinsanity
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ffshore545

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

07-03-2014 16:38:01 | More by ffshore545
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alostplot

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

05-12-2014 02:05:03 | More by alostplot
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aubzachsyd

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

05-10-2014 19:29:29 | More by aubzachsyd
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.55/5  rDev +14.3%

This is the most stunning coffee flavor I've ever had in a beer. It really is an iced-Americano, with carbonation. The aroma is pure cold coffee with milk.

Flavor in the mouth is uncannily straight-up coffee grounds. There's a tart, tinny hop bitterness that tries to remind one this is beer. But the pronounced roasted coffee flavor resists such a notion. There's a nice sweet vanilla in the background that helps a milk chocolate undercurrent emerge from the dark depths.

Best coffee stout I've had. Blows doors on New Glarus Coffee Stout. There are better coffee-infused double stouts out there (Central Waters Brewhouse, Lagunitas Capuccino). But at a mere 6.5% abv, this one takes the cake.

04-05-2014 03:50:36 | More by martyl1000
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Cubsfan1087

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

03-25-2014 23:23:45 | More by Cubsfan1087
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bismarksays

Iowa

3/5  rDev -24.6%

03-02-2014 22:14:10 | More by bismarksays
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SouthSider14

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-24-2014 19:37:13 | More by SouthSider14
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

02-08-2014 13:07:23 | More by Dactrius
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boomdigs

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

01-26-2014 17:36:27 | More by boomdigs
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Grinky

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

01-15-2014 17:58:05 | More by Grinky
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stogirelli

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

01-12-2014 22:25:54 | More by stogirelli
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BiomedHawk

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

01-04-2014 02:28:16 | More by BiomedHawk
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durlta

Iowa

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-29-2013 16:19:35 | More by durlta
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jsh420

Illinois

3/5  rDev -24.6%

12-28-2013 01:48:08 | More by jsh420
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HawkeyeNation

Iowa

4.18/5  rDev +5%

12oz bottle poured into a Toppling Goliath chalice

A: Not quite black, but very dark brown.

S: Immediately after opening the bottle, aromas of coffee fill the area. Also, notes of chocolate.

T: Huge coffee flavor, not subtle at all. May as well be drinking coffee with a stout added, complete with notes of caramel, vanilla and chocolate.

M: Creamy mouthfeel, not very thick of a body

Overall, I enjoyed this beer but would've preferred it to be a little thicker and maybe a less prominent on the coffee side, as you can get that with the Uncommon Stout.

12-27-2013 14:20:13 | More by HawkeyeNation
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scottwurst

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

12-26-2013 16:03:52 | More by scottwurst
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.79/5  rDev -4.8%

A - near black, creamy beige head
S - plume of coffee and rum fills the room, vanilla, cinnamon and chocolate are present with a closer sniff
T - sweet, coffee, rum, vanilla, cinnamon, cocoa, nutty, caramel
M - creamy, smooth, ample carbonation
O - good idea, but I feel like it could be better. More alcohol? I don't know, it seemed a bit convoluted for what it was; which I guess could be taken as a compliment. I know everything doesn't have to be a huge beer, with a big ABV, and barrel aged, but with all that is involved with this beer I think all that big stuff could have made this something special.

12-26-2013 03:16:06 | More by barnzy78
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guytyping

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

12-22-2013 03:15:52 | More by guytyping
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PatrickKlopfenstein

Iowa

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-22-2013 02:12:09 | More by PatrickKlopfenstein
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zoolou

Iowa

3/5  rDev -24.6%

12-16-2013 02:06:24 | More by zoolou
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MarshMan71

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-08-2013 18:51:42 | More by MarshMan71
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bigbeerfan

Illinois

4.11/5  rDev +3.3%

As a big fan of Bent River's Uncommon Stout, this seemed like a no-brainer.

Appearance: Pours a deep-dark brown with mahogany edges. One-finger tan head that quickly dissipated leaving just a sparse ring around the glass.

Smell: This one is unique. It reminds me of Brach's Maple Goodies candy - vanilla, caramel, nuts, etc. with a solid coffee backbone.

Taste: Vanilla, maple and bitter coffee notes. Very dry. Nutty aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Not as heavy as most stouts. Low carbonation.

Overall: It's a great holiday beer. Definitely not something I would want to drink in the summer, but really nice when it's winter-cold.

12-08-2013 04:59:11 | More by bigbeerfan
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Herky21

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

12-03-2013 21:49:32 | More by Herky21
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Jingle Java from Bent River Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.