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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Reviews:
45
Ratings:
198
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
8.98%
 
 
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Reviews: 45 | Ratings: 198
Photo of kconradx5
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If you don't like coffee don't order this stout but if you like fantastic coffee then this is your beer!!!! I have a son attending OU so I've enjoyed this beer for several years and this year's batch is perfection. My son is graduating this year and I'm going to miss Jackie O's.

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Photo of SpencerT
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This Stout was poured from a growler direct from the Brew Pub. It poured an Espresso Black with a thick Mocha head. The lacing was good. The smell of this Stout is of Coffee, Chocolate, and Brown Sugar.
If you have ever eaten any Chocolate covered Espresso beans, and loved them, this is your Stout. A great Espresso bite with a good balance of sweetness. The mouth-feel was surprisingly lighter than expected.
A great Stout for a February night in Ohio.

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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 at330606
4.85/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The others sum it up very well. This is my favorite beer--Jackie O's really nailed it with this coffee stout. Unfortunately, when I went to fill my growler, this nectar of the gods had been replaced by a chocolate stout. I sure hope they'll make more some day. For now though, if you're in the area, I think Casa Nueva, on the other side of Court St., has a keg or two left.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.72/5  rDev +11.6%
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,

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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 ffejherb
4.57/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to brewslut for sharing a growler on 12/26/10.

A - How do you like your coffee (stout), sir? Black. This one is none more black with a creamy burnt tan head that reduced to a wispy patch and spotty lace.

S - Freshly ground medium to dark roasted coffee with a hint of chocolate. Simple. Breakfast of champions!

T - Java the Stout packs an amazingly authentic coffee flavor with a roasted malt character and hint of chocolate thrown in for good measure, making this a perfect wake and bake morning treat OR a delectable dessert drink. Finishes with a hint of earthy hop bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with a smooth, creamy texture and sweet finish, but with a tinge of earthy hops and coffee bitterness.

D - Bam! Awesome, poundable coffee stout right here. Donkey would be proud!

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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 wildcatboy
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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Photo of Ohiovania
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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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 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 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 Brenden
4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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

Got a hefty couple pours off of this from someone at DLD. Thank you sir!

A - Black beer with a tan/mocha head that left some nice stick on the sides. Nice looking beer.

S - Huge shot of roasted espresso beans with the slightest hint of dark chocolate. There is no doubt that this is a coffee beer, but it is a marvelous smelling one at that.

T - Roasted coffee, espresso beans, strong dark malt backbone. This tastes every bit as good as Hells Black Intelligencer by 3Floyds. Great balance with just a little bit of sweetness adding something to the taste.

M - Creamy, full bodied, just the right amount of carbonation.

O - Drank a lot of this, this is one of their best beers, and apparently a hidden gem as it doesn't get the talk that the DAs and sours do. Would love to drink this all the time.

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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 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 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 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 Thorpe429
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub on our way back from the Midwest after Christmas.

Pours near black with a pretty good mocha-colored head and a bit of lacing on the way down. The nose is really nice with loads of coffee and freshly-ground espresso beans. A bit one dimensional, but it's done so well that I don't care at all. The taste is along the same lines, though there seems to be a bit of a creamy character there as well alongside some roasted bitterness. Other than that, java through and through. Nice mouthfeel with a bit of cream and a slightly-dry finish. One of the better coffee beers I've had in awhile.

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Photo of jrallen34
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap into a tulip...Black pour with a nice tan head, good retention and lacing...A wonderful aroma of espresso, creamy, coffee beans, a little bitter...The taste is espresso with a hint of chocolate. Really nice balance. One of their best beers for sure.

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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 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 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 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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