Jingle Java - Bent River Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
Jingle Java from Bent River Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.