Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

Java The Stout | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding
40 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Java The StoutJava The Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by SpencerT on 02-16-2008

BEER STATS
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
179
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
18.82%
 
 
Wants:
76
Gots:
25
For Trade:
1
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Reviews: 40 | Ratings: 179
Photo of Glanzman
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

 201 characters

Photo of rorykanderson
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

 411 characters

Photo of jasonpeckins32
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

 632 characters

Photo of Sabtos
3.48/5  rDev -18.1%
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 and vanilla comes up as it warms, creating a bit of a smoothing effect.

Pretty frothy and tangy.

 454 characters

Photo of bluejacket74
4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

 811 characters

Photo of BB1313
3.6/5  rDev -15.3%
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.

 695 characters

Photo of Nihilistic
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

 975 characters

Photo of MachWon
4.89/5  rDev +15.1%
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!

 503 characters

Photo of do_ob
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

 236 characters

Photo of schoolboy
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

 470 characters

Photo of tedvr
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

 206 characters

Photo of zimm421
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

 381 characters

Photo of exposd
3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

 397 characters

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.25/5  rDev 0%
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.

 317 characters

Photo of Beerma
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
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!

 151 characters

Photo of stewart124
4.61/5  rDev +8.5%
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

 434 characters

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
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!

 511 characters

Photo of Mikus
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

 171 characters

Photo of JohnnyMc
3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
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!

 493 characters

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into a shaker glass.

A- Poured black with a small off-white soapy head that left no lace.

S- Huge roasted coffee, dark fruit, and chocolate notes. This is just like sticking your nose into a bag of freshly ground coffee.

T- Tons of roasted coffee, dark fruity, some smokey notes, hazelnut, and chocolate. Quite a bit of coffee bitterness.

M- Prickly carbonation, semi-dry finish, light warming, and medium body.

O- One of the most coffee forward beers I have had with lots of nice and unique dark fruit and smokey notes.

 539 characters

Photo of ONUMello
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a growler into a pint glass
A: Pitch black with a two-finger head
S: Almost all coffee but such a pure mix of both freshly roasted beans and freshly brewed coffee, it's very nice. A hint of cocoa as well
T: Again lots of coffee (big surprise) but cocoa and roasted malts also make an appearance. A nice blend and every flavor is very pure
M: Thinner than many stouts but matches the coffee theme as this is what I'd expect drinking delicious coffee. Light but pleasant carbonation
O: As stated below, don't order this if you don't like coffee. If you do, this beer has better coffee flavor than what's poured at a majority of the coffee shops I've been to. I'll definitely be drinking more of this

 709 characters

Photo of Ohiovania
4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer has upped it's game big time since last time I had it. Big caramel malts and chocolate and huge coffee. It's perfectly sweet and the roast compliments it perfectly.

 175 characters

Photo of Brenden
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pretty thick looking and very close to black, this could pass as either beer or cold-brewed coffee. The tan head is tight, about exactly one finger tall. It keeps itself together nicely and for the duration, leaving ample evidence of itself on the walls of the glass until the end.
Loads of coffee make the aroma, but it's no one-trick pony, so to speak. This stout has a big, robust malts base to put it on. It features notes of bittersweet baker's chocolate, and the coffee is as fresh as I've ever smelled in a beer like this.
It tastes more like fresh cold-brewed coffee than all except one coffee stout I've ever had. Roast from malts play with it so that it could easily be the coffee itself. Deep, rich cocoa notes come out without pushing. There's a certain creaminess in the flavor, too.
Carbonation is low but well-played, as no more is needed than what's given. The body is full and pretty rich. It's got crispness but the focus is appropriately aimed more toward smoothness.

 986 characters

Photo of wildcatboy
4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A little thin for me but trust me, this is a good brew.
big coffee and dark chocolate upfront. Followed by malty flavor .
Very smooth and easy drink. Not a huge mouthful and a thin stout but by no means does this take away from the overall drink.
Another great beer from JackieOs.

 280 characters

Photo of mikesgroove
4.72/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

black as night, dark oil like liquid. Huge tan head had a very very slow fade and left lots of lace all the way down the glass. Looked just like a stout should look....thick.

Smell was very robust, deep roasted coffee and dark german chocolate. Hints of a sugary or caramel sweetness as well. Taste was very thick and complex. Big deep roasted flavor, almost a burnt taste to it. Lots of flavors of coffee and german dark chocolate. Cery thick feel, but not syrupy, great carbonation led to a great silk like feel. Nice big hoppy finish left a very long lingering burnt aroma, I could literally taste it for 20 mins after the last sip, very outstanding full flavor. Overall this was awesome,

 692 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Java The Stout from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
4.25 out of 5 based on 179 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer FestĀ® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • 10 Years of BeerAdvocate Magazine

    We're celebrating 10 years of BA mag with $10 print subscriptions for US residents!

    Subscribe