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:
51
Ratings:
221
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
8.79%
 
 
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Photo of Thorpe429
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
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 superspak
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
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 mikesgroove
4.72/5  rDev +12.1%
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,

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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Photo of jrallen34
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
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 Brenden
4.42/5  rDev +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 +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 Sabtos
3.48/5  rDev -17.3%
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 buschbeer
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
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 Treyliff
3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
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 ffejherb
4.57/5  rDev +8.6%
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 schoolboy
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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Photo of Ohiovania
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
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 BB1313
3.6/5  rDev -14.5%
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 Brutaltruth
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
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 ktrillionaire
4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by someone at DLD. Thanks.

A - Pours a dark brown hue and is capped with a thin tan head. A good deal of lace is deposited as I drain the glass.

S - I really dig the nose, it is intensely coffee-laden. I get notes of fresh ground coffee and chocolate-covered espresso beans.

T - The taste is less coffee-centric, and has mild roast and molasses-y in equal proportion to the eponymous java. It tastes good, just not entirely congruent with the expectations foisted by the aroma.

M - The feel is a tad on the thin side for me, but is softly effervescent.

O - Solid brew. Would like a bottle of this.

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Photo of ONUMello
4.21/5  rDev 0%
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

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Photo of zimm421
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
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 SomethingClever
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
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 Tsar_Riga
4.25/5  rDev +1%
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 MbpBugeye
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Bodega.

A- Black with a frothy tan head. Nice retention and modest lacing.

S- The aroma is very interesting. It seems to transform through the course of the glass. When the glass sat in front of me I was getting lots of french roast coffee. As it warms the aroma gets sweeter and sweeter. By the end coffee was only a portion of what was going on. There is LOTS of chocolate. Its very sweet, almost tootsie roll-like at times. Lots of vanilla as well. It all comes together to smell very much like raisinettes and chocolate covered coffee beans.

T- Much like the aroma, the taste gains complexity from warmth. This beer is very sweet. Much sweeter than I expected and almost too sweet for what it is. It all manages to come together and work pretty well though. Lots of vanilla, caramel, TONS of raisin and chocolate, french roast coffee. By the end of the glass tobacco becomes apparent on the finish.

M- A pretty smooth one. The sweetness clings to the palate because of its fuller body and low carbonation.

D- Really sweet. Yeah its a coffee stout, but its more than that.

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Photo of jp32
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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Photo of Urbancaver
3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice very very dark brown almost black. A good amount of light brown head. Great head retention. Smells incredibly buttery. The coffee aroma is strong but masked by the butteriness. Taste is initially buttery almost butterscotch. The finish is strong coffee... Tons of roast and bitter coffee flavours i can almost feel the grounds ! The mouthfeel is solid and overall the beer makes up for the intense almost butterscotch aroma

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Photo of Hoptometrist
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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