Java The Stout
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States
Stout - American
Ranked #17
Ranked #3,886
4.17 | pDev: 8.63%
May 02, 2022
Feb 16, 2008
Java The StoutJava The Stout
Notes: A caramel centered stout accentuated by Ridge Runner French Roast coffee. Instead of simply adding coffee to a stout, we build a stout around the coffee. Coarse ground coffee beans are added in the conditioning tank. Carefully selected coffee adds notes of rich chocolate and toffee to this robust stout.

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4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by arizcards from North Carolina

Picked up a 12 oz can from the Blue Door Bottleshop 2-17-22 for $3.00. Canned 12-16-21; consumed 5-2-22.

Beer poured black with a very nice tan head that has some nice hang time.

Nose is coffee and caramel forward which is a nice combination.

Taste is a moderate sized medium roasted malt base that is integrated very well with the coffee bean base. Note of caramel lend a very light touch of sweetness. Finishes with adequate hopping to balance things out. No notes of acrid coffee in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall a really enjoyable coffee stout!

May 02, 2022
3.58 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Apr 25, 2022
4.3 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Apr 09, 2022
3.83 by hophugger from Virginia on Mar 14, 2022
4.16 by Danzifer from Ohio on Mar 07, 2022
4 by KT3418 from Colorado on Jan 31, 2022
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4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by shanegatter from Ohio

Very dark, almost black, smooth until the end then you get that stout crisp

Jan 20, 2022
4.1 by jak from North Carolina on Jan 01, 2022
3.81 by Unclevince from West Virginia on Dec 24, 2021
4.18 by Blogjackets from Ohio on Dec 19, 2021
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4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

Just a bit too sweet for me. A very nice stout with a relatively low ABV but I can probably only drink one of these per session. The aroma of coffee, chocolate with some roasted bitterness cutting through works well.

Dec 31, 2020
4.34 by David_Waterman from District of Columbia on Dec 26, 2020
4.19 by heysuz from Indiana on Dec 06, 2020
4 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Dec 06, 2020
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4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by fountainofyouth from District of Columbia

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Dark brown, with only the slightest hint of translucence when held up to light. Large, fluffy head.

Smell: Complex. Lightly roasted coffee, milk chocolate, dark fruit, maybe a touch of hops.

Taste: Roasted coffee beans and barley, dark chocolate. Bitter but not acrid.

Feel: Light-to-medium bodied, with light carbonation.

Aug 31, 2020
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4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by bubseymour from Maryland

A wonderful blend of chocolate and coffee into a mid bodied stout. A little bitter in the finish but not too toasty/ashy like some. I like the ABV on this one at 6.5% which makes it very hearty and beefy without being too heavy as it’s still somewhat sessionable and not a sipper. Highly recommend.

May 31, 2020
4.25 by Manta200 from Kentucky on May 09, 2020
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Captain69 from Illinois

one of my favorite beers from this brewery, pours dark with firm head , great stout favors with coffee on th aftertaste

May 06, 2020
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4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Love the artwork. Canned 1/20/20
Pours a tan almost brown colored foamy frothy dense large 1.5 finger head with good retention, nice soapy lacing, jet black color

Nose fresh nutty coffee, a little toasted coffee bean, but smooth like it was cold brewed or extracted, rich toasted earthy nutty and slight chocolatey coffee, a little cocoa as well, milk chocolate and maybe lactose?, hint of caramel and spice

Taste brings more coffee up front again, very toasty, some chocolate chip pancake like notes and toasted bread crust, cocoa and dark chocolate as well as some creamy lactose like milk chocolate, coffee is toasty and a little nutty, touch earthy and spicy as well, med-light bitterness, a touch fruity on the back end as well, mild caramel and baking spices late, drier finish med bitterness and mild spicy hops kicking in

Mouth is med to fuller bod, a bit creamy lush, med foamy carb

Overall nice coffee stout, coffee is definitely present without overpowering or becoming acrid/burnt like, barley even any roast characters, just nice rich coffee, dark chocolate stout, and creamy oats or lactose notes, heavy but easy drinking at the same time for a Saturday afternoon.

Apr 18, 2020
4.06 by SierraFlight from Virginia on Apr 18, 2020
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4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mushroomcloud from Texas

12oz canned 1-2-20. Opened 4-11-20.
1 finger beige head, short retention an holds as a cap. Black stout with some dark brown edges. Spotty lacing and late collar that adds to a creamy mouthfeel..
Sweet nutty malt, mild fruity coffee beans.
Rich malt, nutty, earthy, smoky, coffee. The aroma led me to not expect as much, first sip was outstanding. Tons of flavor at 6.5%. The coffee is well integrated and not acidic or harsh at all.
This beer shines in the taste category (the most important).
Medium to full body, low to medium carbonation with a long and rich malty finish.
Very good to Outstanding.

Apr 12, 2020
3.83 by CycleHops from Ohio on Apr 01, 2020
4.25 by paulish from New York on Mar 20, 2020
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4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Smakawhat from Maryland

Poured from the can into a nonik pint glass.

Big booming head of three fingers with a light tan appearance. Nice and uniform sitting on a classic nearly black dark walnut brown body color. About as basic and nice looking as it gets right here in appearances.

Solid aroma. Hits with a touch of light roast and creamy coffee senses on the nose. A bit of bean sourness slightly and a touch of vanilla in the mix. Very straightforward, good, not amazing, but good.

Palate picks things up considerably and shockingly well. Creamy milky body, hinting of an almost lactose milk but with more girth and less sweetness. Rich and velvety dark malts of bitter dark chocolate mixing with a light coffee and creamy whipped up flavor. Mid palate is heavily creamy coffee, with a whipped topping almost vanilla sensing sweetness.

Excellent, well put together stout, with a great balance and depth of flavor. Definitely one to remember.

Mar 17, 2020
4.08 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Mar 16, 2020
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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by firesidewithphil from Illinois

Java the Stout is an everyday coffee stout that doesn't overpower. You can keep these in the fridge and have them on deck. Hint of dark chocolate but the prevalent flavor is brewed coffee. Not sweet, right amount of bitter, and not too much booze.

Feel like this would be good while eating vanilla ice cream for some reason.


Mar 15, 2020
3.86 by EdFed from Illinois on Mar 12, 2020
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4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by darktronica from Indiana

Such a nice everyday coffee stout. Some batches get a small bit of bell pepper flavor from over-extraction of pyrazines, but not as bad as many other coffee stouts. A light impression of lactose that I'm not sure is actually present, but a nice mild sweetness to counter the earthy bitterness of the coffee in any case.

Mar 11, 2020
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3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by bret27 from California

Can courtesy of DraftDaddy
Very dark black/brown with dark brown creamy head. Noticeable carbonation bubbles on glass.
Smell of smokiness, vanilla coffee.
Thin to medium bodied. A little creamy. Appropriate for style and relatively low abv. Tastes of toasty malt, very roasted/smoked, vanilla, coffee.
Overall nice simple coffee stout. Clearly not taking itself too seriously.

Mar 09, 2020
4.25 by cryptichead from Illinois on Mar 07, 2020
4.21 by avisong from Virginia on Mar 07, 2020
4.15 by ElGallo from New Hampshire on Mar 04, 2020
4.06 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on Feb 27, 2020
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3.24/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by DefenCorps from Oregon

Can from ABV.

A very dark brown with a thin, brown head that recedes rapidly leaving little lacing. The nose is a blend of roast, cigarette smoke, a little caramel,bitter dark chocolate. The coffee is mildly fruity. The palate opens bitter, a little across with a burnt sugar bitterness, burnt coffee,a mild fruitiness. There's a surprisingly strong sweetness that's present as well, confusing the palate some. Unbalanced, this beer is medium light in body and moderately carbonated. Decent.

Feb 16, 2020
4.04 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on Feb 14, 2020
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4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Look - Great super dark broth with a last tan head and sticky lacing
Smell - Sweet caramel slight cocoa and coffee and nice and roasty scents
Taste - roasty malts sweet caramel some coffee slight cocoa
Feel - Medium body and creamy
Overall - Really fantastic coffee stout. Love the caramel

Feb 13, 2020
3.91 by Mrseanworldwide from Ohio on Feb 12, 2020
3.53 by jason_nwx from Oregon on Feb 10, 2020
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3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by avalon07 from South Carolina

L: Poured from a can to a pint glass. Had a dark, chocolate brown color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. Not a whole lot of lacing, though.

S: A decent, if a little muted, aroma of chocolate, coffee, malt, and nuts.

T: Tasted of a fair amount of dark malt (present throughout; a big factor), a hint of a nutty quality (kind of fleeting), a fair amount of the advertised coffee (less than expected, though), and a little bit of dark chocolate as well (could've used more). A slightly subdued kind of flavor. It has all the elements, but they need a boost. Still, not bad.

F: A so-so amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: An uneven beer, but it has some good qualities. Worth a look.

Feb 01, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by VABA from Virginia

A-Pours a dark color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has very generous coffee, roast malt and bittersweet chocolate hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a nicely balanced and abundant coffee, roast malt and bittersweet chocolate flavor
M-A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A good American Stout

Jan 26, 2020
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