Black Mystic Java Stout | Barley Island Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Barley Island Brewing Company
Indiana, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Lukafer on 01-30-2011

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Photo of alleykatking
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared with Lukafer and Supernova777 at the Barley Island tasting rooom.

A- Poured a deep dark brown almost black color. One finger tan head showed medium retention. Light sticky lace left on the sides of the glass.

S- The roasted malts in this bring forth a nice roasted front in the nose. The coffee this is brewed with brings forth a espresso like aroma that really can not be beat. I like the light chocolate malts in the ending of the nose myself a lot. It seems to be missing something but I can not put my finger on it.

T- Roasted malts in the front end of the beer clash and then blend with a coffee like flavor that brings forth an intense fresh roasted coffee flavor. Light darker chocolate in the middle clings with hints of light vanilla and some cherry. The coffee jumps back in the ending with light chocolate notes as well. Alcohol comes up in the very end but is very well hidden by the black coffee flavor.

M- Medium light mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Roasted black coffee and light darker chocoalte left on the palate. Aftertaste is light alcohol, faded chocolate flavor, and roasted coffee. The coffee balance almost is not there but I think there is enough going on for this to be balanced. No off flavors at all. Medium drying on the palate from alcohol.

D- This is a nice drinkable stout...I enjoyed the fact that the coffee really jumped out because sometimes a coffee stout really doesn't taste like a "coffee" stout. ABV was low enough that it can be enjoyed any pints over.

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Photo of Lukafer
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Comes to me black with hardly any head at all, what head there is quickly disappears and leaves almost no lacing. Smells like coffee with some roasted malts. Tastes like coffee, roasted malts, some alcohol. Mouthfeel is kind of thin, but drinkability is high, pretty damn good.

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Black Mystic Java Stout from Barley Island Brewing Company
4.05 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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