Java The Stout
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Style:
American Stout
Ranked #17
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,439
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 8.85%
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
285
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bubseymour from Maryland

4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

Sunday at 08:42 PM
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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
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mushroomcloud from Texas

4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
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Smakawhat from Maryland

4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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
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firesidewithphil from Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

@firesidewithphil

Mar 15, 2020
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darktronica from Indiana

4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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bret27 from California

3.73/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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
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DefenCorps from Oregon

3.24/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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
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drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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
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avalon07 from South Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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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VABA from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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jzlyo from Iowa

3.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is chocolate, coffee, dark malts and a slight dry earthiness. The flavor is coffee, chocolate, dark malts and an acidic/mildly sweet/dryish finish.

Jan 25, 2020
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Hans_Munich from Ohio

4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Dec 28, 2018
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.68/5  rDev -12%
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.

Sep 30, 2018
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nicholas2121 from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Jan 26, 2018
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erk0607 from Colorado

3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

Dec 25, 2017
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Caveworm from Ohio

4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
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

Dec 13, 2017
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ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Nov 30, 2017
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deadonhisfeet from Kentucky

3.87/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

Nov 27, 2017
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AColtonOfBeer from Ohio

4.64/5  rDev +11%
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.

Nov 21, 2017
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Nephilium from Ohio

4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Nov 08, 2017
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Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
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

Apr 07, 2017
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NolaHopHead from Louisiana

4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Mar 28, 2017
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jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

4/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

Mar 15, 2017
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buschbeer from Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

Feb 14, 2017
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