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Jingle Java - Bent River Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Jingle JavaJingle Java

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

20 Reviews
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Reviews: 20
Hads: 95
Avg: 3.89
pDev: 33.42%
Wants: 4
Gots: 25 | 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:
Beer added by: sprucetip on 12-16-2008

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Reviews: 20 | Hads: 95
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2.3/5  rDev -40.9%
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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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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4.24/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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2.46/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

L: pours a nice dark brown with a head that dissipated fairly quickly
S: smells like roasted Barley and some spices. Not bad.
T: not good, almost a sour taste to this. Beyond that very artificial.
F: Very thin and watery. Not much more I can say about it.

O: Not good. The funky sour flavor was not really palatable. Glad I just bought a single of this.

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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2/5  rDev -48.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.49/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Don't remember who gave this to me.
Pours a light fizzy head that fades fairly quickly, light lacing, super dark black beer with a touch of mahogany brown light sneaking through.

Nose is super nutty, so much toasted pecan and mixed nuts, with a little nutty fruity coffee in the background, some caramel and toasty brown malts, reddish caramel malt aromas too, faint touch of cinnamon and cocoa. The pecans just overpower everything.

Taste starts with lots more pecans, but not as nutty this time, some acrid over roasted malts, char like, lots of toasty flavors, toasted pecans, toasted nuts, toasted brown malts, etc, with some caramel and candy notes. Also acrid burnt coffee, very burnt coffee like, a little super dark chocolate cocoa, and some vanilla notes. No rum, but a hint of cinnamon late on the taste, as it finishes a little watery feeling but dry, a little caramel and toasted pecans lingering, bit more burnt acrid coffee lingering as well.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb, somehow a little watery feeling.

Overall OK, coffee is burnt and acrid, malts are OK but a little watery somehow, pecans just overpower everything else for the most part too, and cinnamon is very light, rum is non existent, caramel is done well though.

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Jingle Java from Bent River Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.