Java The Stout | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by SpencerT on 02-16-2008

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198
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
8.98%
 
 
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Photo of SomethingClever
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
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 +1.2%
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 +3.5%
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 -2.6%
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 -6.9%
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 -2.1%
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 +0.9%
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 -1.2%
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 jasonpeckins32
4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
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 -17.7%
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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Photo of bluejacket74
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not the first time I've had this, but it's great to see that Jackie O's has canned Java The Stout. 12 ounce can, canned on 11-05-16. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch and a half frothy tan head that stuck around a while. There's also a lot of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like coffee, bittersweet chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's some caramel and nuts noticeable too. Lots of roasty coffee flavor in this stout! Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy and slick, and it's also smooth and easy enough to drink. It also has a good amount of carbonation. It's one of the better coffee stouts I've had, and at 6.5% ABV it wouldn't be hard to finish a sixer of this. Definitely worth picking up! $10.99 a 6-pack.

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Photo of BB1313
3.6/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Canned on 11/4/16. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a very dark brown with a fluffy tan head that falls leaving nice retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have lots of cocoa malts along with some hazelnut. Some subtle roasted coffee notes, but the coffee isn't too overwhelming in the aroma department. The flavors are more bold and rich. The coffee comes through in the flavor department. Lots of dark chocolate with some hints of caramel and toffee. Roasted malts are there. Solid bitterness. Nice coffee flavor in the finish. Mouthfeel is light with moderate carbonation. It's very smooth and easy to drink.

This is a solid coffee stout. It's balanced and fun to drink. Not bad at all.

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Photo of Nihilistic
4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

This place is 30 miles from me in the same town as my alma mater, Ohio University. A perennial top three party school, Athens, Ohio is wide open because the students are wide open. In a can the initial sip, if you go right at it immediately as I did, is bitter as the excess carbonation exits. After that you have a solid coffee heavy stout that at times taste like the grit at the bottom of a well poured glass of Turkish coffee. The extra fine sediment taste you encounter at times is unreal. I will also say this is a solid 6.5 abv to my mind, every bit. Straight out the keg or whatever the excess carbonation is already well dissipated by the time you get it. Take ten seconds with the can. Would I drink this again? Yes. Will I? Yes. But I do have a suggestion: take this exact base, and steer it heavily in a milk stout direction. Then also try it out with oatmeal. This brewery could take this and spin two or three other damned fine beers off of this, in my opinion.

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Photo of MachWon
4.89/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Previously only available on tap, but a BIG THANKS to Jackie O"s for canning this delicious stout!
Poured from a can into a 4 oz tulip.

L - Coffee black. As it should be! Nice mocha head with some lacing.

S - Coffee. Fresh ground medium roasted coffee with a hint of chocolate.

T - Coffee/espresso with roasted malt and hint of chocolate. Well balanced and VERY drinkable.

M - A little thin for the style, but smooth and a bit creamy.

O - Absolutely delicious and easily my favorite coffee stout!

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Photo of do_ob
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap. Very dark brown, nearly black in color. About 1/2 a finger of khaki foam. Strong coffee, roasted malt, bitter chocolate, and a strong lactose/sugar presence on the taste. Good feel once it warmed up. Really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sitting here at Mahal's, waiting for Patrick Swraney to come on, and what do I find, this wonderful brew on tap. Awesome. This stout make the wait easy.

Black with perfect brown bubbles. Mild, pleasant aromas.

The taste is a sublime coffee stout. Perfectly balanced. This one I am glad is not to boozy. It is the perfect amount of boozy.

I can't recommended this highly enough. This is as good as it gets, no?

Later - from a can this was not nearly as good a taste.

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Photo of tedvr
4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours very dark with a caramel head. Strong coffee smell with caramel in the background. Nicely balanced with mild carbonation. Overall a very tasty beer, with a nice balance of coffee with sweet caramel.

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Photo of zimm421
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap in a can glass. Appears a deep brown color with a thin tan head. The nose is loaded with roasted malts, touches of caramel and blasts of coffee. The taste follows suite with a touch of sweetness up front followed by coffee and the dark roastiness. The coffee takes over the finish and lingers. Overall, this is exactly what you should expect from a beer of this name.

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Photo of exposd
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Really solid Winter Stout offering from Jackie O's Brewery. Nice roasted malt flavor with a heavy coffee finish and it's just a really smooth drinkable stout for the colder months of the year. It's nothing too big or imperial, just the right body and mouthfeel you would want from a stout. The aroma was a bit lacking for what I expected but if I have to critique I'd say that's my one complaint.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - A nice dark brown brew with a light tan head. Lots of lacing.

S - Nose is all roast malt.

T - The flavor opens with a big mocha blast, a moderately sweet malty middle, mingling with a strong acidic coffee note in the close.

M - Medium feel, but bitterness is mild so drying is minimal.

O - Delicious and fun.

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Photo of Beerma
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Super dark rich color! Not very heavy. Couldn't drink more then one. tasted like coffee. Not very much beer taste. Very good. Really love this brewer!

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Photo of stewart124
4.61/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Arnold's. Snifter. Pitch black with tan head. Rich roasted malt coming in through the nose.

Full bodied with a creamy character. Amazing! This is what American stout should taste like. Significant hop presence but adds complexity to an already complex malt character. Layers of roasted and chocolate malt. Very easy drinking. Nice light espresso notes and some light pine left on the tongue. I could drink this all night

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from a growler in a pint glass, this wondrous coffee stout pours a thick black with a huge dark tan head that lasts a good while and great frothy lacing. Nose of rich black coffee and bittersweet bakers chocolate. Flavors of coffee are impressive all around with some bittersweet chocolate and smooth carbonation rounding it all together with sweet and roasted malts. Straight forward and delicious with a lightly bitter coffee/chocolate aftertaste. Another great brew from a great brewery.

Cheers!

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Photo of Mikus
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Super coffee-forward. If you don't like coffee, you won't like this stout. Deceptively balanced aside from the big coffee aromas and flavors. Jackie O's does beer so well.

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Photo of JohnnyMc
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours out dark with a khaki tan head.

Aroma starts off with roasted, black coffee, espresso, hints of vanilla and caramel and some really roasty malt notes.

Taste is also very coffee forward. Somewhere between black coffee and espresso. Vanilla, caramel, toffee, some bittersweet chocolate, definite charred, roasted malt notes finish everything.

Medium-full with a creamy mouthfeel.

Lots of flavor, not a ton of alcohol and really balanced! Glad it's in a can! May The Coffee Be With You!

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