Java Stout - Paddock Wood Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by markaberrant:
4.3/5 rDev +7.2%
Pours an average creamy tan head that eventually recedes to a thin ring. Not much for lacing. Colour is opaque black.
Smell is creamy chocolate and sweet dark carmel. No hop aroma.
Taste is more chocolate and dark carmel with a bit of roastiness showing up in the finish. Roast flavour becomes more prominent as it warms. No hop flavour. Very smooth. No detectable java flavour to be found, but I don't care. Alchohol warmth eventually shows up as a soothing reminder of the beer's strength.
Mouthfeel is velvety smooth.
I love this beer! It has everything I look for in a good stout/porter. No harshness, yet tons of dark aroma/flavours combined with a creamy texture, and the hops stay out of the way. Magnificent.
The only knock against it is the deceiving name - I didn't find a trace of java anywhere. You can call it Paddockwood High Life for all I care... a good beer is a good beer.
12-08-2006 02:48:49 | More by markaberrant
More User Reviews:
3.88/5 rDev -3.2%
341ml bottle poured in a pint glass.
Black and nearly opaque, showing just a little dark brown highlights when held to a light. Thin brown head shows on the pour, but quickly recedes to a thin ring.
Rich roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate all fill the nose.
Roasted malt is dominant throughout with a light sweetness and hint of chocolate in the middle. There is a subtle burnt character to go with the roasted malt at the finish. The coffee character doesn't show itself until the finish which is a full dark roast coffee flavour.
While the flavour fills the palate, the mouthfeel is a little thin for a stout. Practically no carbonation present.
This is a nice easy drinking stout that I would gladly buy again.
04-20-2006 02:29:19 | More by Noxious26
3.85/5 rDev -4%
appearance: black, slightly opaque when hed up to strong light, mohogany highlights. large foamy light beige head, poor retention, quickly dissipates into a light lace.
smell: assertive roast malt/caramel, chocolat aroma. no hops, or masked by sweet malt.
taste: moderatly high roast malt. bittersweet chocolate. (where is the java) caramel. mild hop bitterness,w/ slightly citrus taste. med/dry finish w/subtle coffee-like notes (ah, there it is)
mouthfeel: full bodied and creamy (oats?). low carbonation. nice alcoholic warmth. slight "black malt" astringency, but not unpleasant.
drinkability: very nice beer, a good winter warmer, god dessert beer w/ a surprizing 7.3% kick, limit to one or two.
notes: i had this beer stored for about a year. bought it direct from the brewer.
11-21-2007 00:34:43 | More by aychbomb
Java Stout from Paddock Wood Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.