Java The Stout | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 60 | Ratings: 254
Photo of Hans_Munich
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a perfect pint. A thick, khaki head aggressively rises to the top but dissapates after a min or two, leaving a nice thin film that laces against the glass walls for the duration of the beer. Smell is malty, biscuity, hazelnut, and coffee. Nice overall aroma. Mouthfeel is full bodied and crisp. The roastiness of the malts shine with coffee that enters the palate halfway through the sip and finish. A very well take on the coffee stout. Could easily drink 2 or 3 with a hot breakfast.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.68/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks Jason.
This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a fairly big dark brown close to black color with a small cap of a little light tan colored head slowly dissipating. Mild lace.
The aroma had some slow roasted coffee beans, strong dried caramel malts and a nice dry cocoa powder sweetness.
The flavor was semi-dry with some bitterness from the dark chocolate rolling about. Mild aftertaste of sweet cocoa powder and coffee bean roastiness.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Dryness does hit a bit more than expected. Carbonation and ABV felt good. Sly finish of dry coffee bean.
Overall, pretty good coffee stout I'd have again.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Java The Stout brewed by Jackie O's Pub & Brewery, with an ABV of 6.50% This American Stout pours out a deep brown color, with a nice light brown head. This brew looks like coffee, not saying that is a bad thing. Really digging the color of this head. There is also a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with roasted grains, malts and coffee. You also pick up a nice amount of roasted hop bitterness and sweetness as well. Between the look and smell this is one inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is rich and bold with flavors. You first pick up on a sweet roasted grains and malts, then the coffee. There is a nice amount of mild roasted hops at the end to tie everything together. There is a lot going on in Java The Stout. It is really hard to pick up on the 6.50% ABV in this brew, it is just that smooth. The body is a solid medium. There is nothing overpowering about Java The Stout, it has a super nice balance to it. If you are a fan of stouts or coffee you should look this brew up. The mouth feel is Roasted, Bold, Rich, Smooth, Clean and Refreshing. Overall I'm going to give Java The Stout a 4.50 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to.

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Photo of erk0607
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Black with a medium-tank head, opaque, soft, medium-small bubbles that linger
Smell: Dark, roasted grain/bean smell, some chocolate but not overbearing, more coffee than anything. A bit sweet. Really have to stick my nose in the glass to get anything.
Taste: Sweet, not as bitter as the smell, more like a soft coffee than anything. No hopiness or anything of that nature. I would actually expect more bitterness.
Feel: Medium heavy body but slick, not sticky or syrupy, nothing notable from the carbonation since it's so soft.
Overall: Not bad. Not mind blowing either.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Java The Stout | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery. Poured from the can into a snifter, this has a two finger thick tan head, with solid lacing, and a solid black as space body.

I smell a mix of the coffee and malts with a dash of chocolate.

I taste semi-sweet and milk chocolate notes making this more of a mocha flavor. The malt characters bring it back to earth (no pun intended).

Slightly heavier mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

I'll rate Java The Stout | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery with a 4.5

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Photo of ajm5108
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black, frothy cushion on top that settles into a persistent foam. Aroma is reminiscent of a dry stout - light roasted malt and a little milk chocolate - though the coffee is very faint if there at all. It is there on the palate, and i think, very well balanced and folded in with the other flavors. Not a coffee "bomb" as the parlance goes. Lots of creamy milk chocolate, dry roasted malt, and the coffee flavor delicately dancing throughout. Leaves you wanting more, perhaps, but in a good way I think. Mouthfeel is smooth, a tad frothy.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.87/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Coffee stout brewed with locally roasted coffee beans. Poured from a can into a Bruery tulip. The pour is very dark, not quite black, and a faint trace of light sneaks through. It produces two fingers of light tan head with good retention and nice lacing. On the nose I get light roasted malt, coffee beans, and a hint of cedar.

Medium body with a firm feel and a nice coffee flavor. The beer opens up with a healthy dose of roasted malt and toffee, then the coffee crashes on and ratchets up the bitterness. A small amount of hoppiness comes through near the back of the palate and takes the bitterness just a bit higher. Still, there is enough malt to balance it out and, as coffee stouts go, this one is far from the bitterest, harshest one I've had. I'm not sure hops are even all that necessary in a beer like this, but the coffee still manages to carry a little richness in its flavor, though not nearly as much richness as the ``top-shelf'' coffee stouts one encounters here and there. I enjoyed this, but it's hard to justify buying it again when Founders Breakfast Stout is also sitting on the shelves.

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Photo of AColtonOfBeer
4.64/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I reviewed this after the first one I had out of my six pack. Now with one left, it's seriously a beer that gets so much better every time you have one. The flavors become so much more obvious and vivid after every one. I've only fairly recently gotten into stouts but honestly this makes me want more and more.

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Photo of Nephilium
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big rich coffee aroma to start this one off, it pours an opaque black with a thick tan head. The flavor starts off full of roasted notes which fades into a bright coffee flavor. This fades off into a rich coffee and roast finish. The body is a bit thin, but overall if you like coffee stouts, this is one you should try.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The coffee is strong with Java the Stout. It is a stellar stout. I got this coffee stout in a trade and I think I did well. It is very good.

Look: black with a one-inch white head.

Aroma: roasted malts and coffee

Taste: It is very nicely put together with a prominent coffee flavor, toasted malts, a little bit of chocolate, and no alcohol taste.

Feel: a bit fizzy first then medium creamy

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can. Pours blackish with two finger tan head. Aroma and taste are filled with Coffee n dark chocolate deliciousness. Nicely balanced. Mouthfeel on thin side but slick. Was surprised by this one.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can dated 11/07/16 provided by the generous BA Oach.

The beer pours a deep black with a short tan head the leaves a small amount of lacing.

The smell is mostly roasted malts up front with some coffee underneath. The smell is very light and typical of a low-abv stout.

The taste follows the nose with a nice light roasted malt character. The coffee comes through in the end and gets strong on the aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is a little thin but smooth without too much carbonation.

Overall this is a nice, easy to drink low-abv stout that packs more flavor than most similar stouts.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 FL OZ can
Served in a Jackie O's snifter

This beer pours black and is topped with three inches of mocha head that leaves some nice lacing.

There are aromas of coffee and roasted malt.

It starts out with a nice dose of coffee. Through the middle and into the finish I taste roasted malt. It tastes almost burnt in the finish.

It is a solid coffee stout. It does not distinguish itself above other stouts but is worth a try.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a finger and a half of creme colored head foaming to the top. Head retention is good, with a few dots of lacing left behind. Aroma mingles a tinge of coffee with toasted and biscuit malts. Flavor profile is a lot of light-bodied malts - roasted, toasted, and biscuit. The beer finishes with a tinge of coffee. Mouth feel is a little fizzy at the start, but develops a creamy feel as it warms. Thickness hangs right in the middle of the spectrum. Overall, a rather standard coffee stout. Not a huge presence, but that makes it a little easier to enjoy a few in a setting.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into JO's snifter
canned 12/20/16

A- pours a jet black color with a thin creamy khaki colored head that reduces to a ring around the edge of the glass

S- smells of roasted malt, light char, milk chocolate & earthy coffee

T- dark and roasty up front with highlights of dark chocolate, fig & raisin. Mid-palate gives some earthy/piney hops poking through. The finish gives an espresso-like coffee flavor, with more chocolate notes enhancing it on the linger

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a silky finish

O- tasty straight up coffee stout with high drinkability

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into tulip glass canned on 11/5/16

A: Small but creamy looking off white head. Body is a deep rich black.

S: Light hints of cold brewed coffee, anise, chocolate, rich roasted malts.

T: Nice layered chocolate interspersed with some very light coffee slightly sweet anise and some roasted malts finish this out.

M: Full body with just a right amount f creaminess.

O: This is a very nice easy drinking stout. Smooth with rich flavors.

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Photo of superspak
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 11/4/2016. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, nutty coffee, caramel, toffee, vanilla, cream, toasted dark bread, light smoke/char/dark fruit, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, nutty coffee, caramel, toffee, vanilla, cream, toasted dark bread, light smoke/char/dark fruit, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy hop and roast/char bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, nutty coffee, caramel, toffee, vanilla, cream, toasted dark bread, smoke, char, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great roast/hop bitter/sweet balance, and zero astringent hop/roast flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from hop/roast bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/silky, and fairly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6.5%. Overall this is a fantastic American style coffee stout! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. Amazing malt complexity and nutty/fruity coffee presence; with balancing hop character. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of mschrei
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a pretty darn good coffee stout. Dark with slightly frothy lacing. Strong coffee on the nose with roasty stout scent backing it up. Taste is a balanced blend of stout and coffee notes with a light vanilla undercurrent. Alcohol presence is really muted and it's neither too thick nor too thin, which lets the flavors stand out.

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Photo of Oopssorryy
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bit thin, but it's pitch black, and creates a massive tan head, and one that takes off it's coat and stays a while. Eventually it does fall to a thin cap, but leaves behind fantastic lacing, reminding you what the head once was. Even held up to direct light, nothing penetrates this brew. Fantastic. I get a lot of Coffee, but with little bitterness. I find caramel sweetness, and a strong, but hidden, malt backbone that leaves you with a nose that is neither bitter or sweet.

Flavor is all coffee, all the time. Once swallowed, you get a brief spike on alcohol, but that is quickly overwhelmed by a wave of bitterness created by a strong coffee and malt flavor. Finish ends with a slightly sweet caramel and dark chocolate notes. This one coats the brew with a strong black coffee flavor that lasts for some time.

Mouthfeel is medium heavy. It's not what I'd call thick, but it's heavier than most porters out there. Combined with light carbonation, and you get an easy drinking beer, even at 72 degrees. It goes down velvety smooth outside of the one ABV spike. It's not a perfect stout, but it is one I could drink every day.

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Photo of damndirtyape
3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, canned 11-08-16, served in a Libby globe porter/stout glass.

Appearance: Mostly black (some color coming around the edges - a dark cola brown). 1/4" dark tan head, some sheets and islands of persistent lacing.

Smell: Chocolate, fresh ground coffee beans, and just a bit of woody/smokiness.

Taste: Cocoa powder and coffee with milk and sugar. Definitely a sweet beer. I'd almost classify this a milk/sweet stout rather than an American stout.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, approaching creamy but a bit sticky. Light carbonation.

Overall / Drinkability: A stout where the coffee is an accent, not the main focus. Definitely sweet, but tasty. I think I need to pair this with cookies or dessert as by itself it's a bit more sweet than I thought it would be - I was hoping for a bit more bitterness from the coffee which is absent. The individual components are good, but overall they don't quite add up as the taste is too sweet. I think either my sweet tooth finally gave up, or, I'm wanting a lot more bitterness in my beer lately. This one is just okay and one is enough per evening. I might try again with the right food and see how it holds up.

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Photo of FBarber
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black with a thin tan head. Head dissipates leaving a ring of foam along the outside of the beer.

Smell has strong notes of coffee, hints of caramel and roasted malts.

Taste follows the nose with notes of coffee, roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate. Hints of caramel and lactose are also present. Slight bitterness on the finish.

Feel is light and easy drinking, yet robust and full. Medium carbonation.

Overall a very good straightforward coffee stout.

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Photo of Glanzman
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce can poured into a pint glass.

Pours a jet black color with tan head.

Smells of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Taste the same.

Solid coffee stout... nothing too exciting. 8/10 for me.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a six pack canned a month ago. Thick black body with a nice walnut head. Slippery lacing that is fleeting but looks great while it's intact. Aroma is basically roasted malt and tons of coffee. Big dark roast coffee profile. Taste is a bit more nuanced - light bakers chocolate, roasted coffee, burnt bread, bitter hops, cookie dough and roasted malt. Creamy mouthfeel with a bitter finish. Great beer.

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Photo of jp32
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black (or extremely dark brown) in color, with a huge foamy head on top. One of the better heads that I've seen in a while. Aroma is strong of coffee with roasted malts and something sweet like chocolate in the background.

Roasty flavor of caramel and chocolate malts, coffee, with something reminiscent of dark chocolate lingering through the aftertaste. Subtle hop bitterness is present, enough to keep everything well balanced. The body is soft, fluffy, and gentle while remaining full bodied.

Delicious, easy-drinking, full-bodied coffee stout here. I really like seeing this in six-pack cans too. Excellent buy.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.48/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Coffee black--a dark, muddy brown--with a large tan, creamy head and tons of Jackson Pollock lace.

Smell is milky coffee with a little baker's chocolate, light roasted malt and some astringent hops.

Tastes quite bitter for a fresh coffee stout, with light roasted malt, and piney hops that bring this too near Black IPA territory. A little milk chocolate, charred brown sugar, and vanilla comes up as it warms, creating a bit of a smoothing effect.

Pretty frothy and tangy.

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Java The Stout from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 254 ratings