Jive Espresso Stout | Two Beers Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Beers Brewing Co.
Washington, United States
twobeersbrewery.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by deliriumfest on 02-21-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,616
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
51
pDev:
15.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of mintzmeet
3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice thick toffee colored head, diversity of bubble size. Smell is slightly metallic, but also roasted coffee. Toasted chocolate/coffee flavors, Heavy body. Sweet lactosey, light bitter finish.

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Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of constantine_272
3.79/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Black with small bubbles and a thin head that faded quickly. Dark roasted espresso on the nose. The taste is an especially dark roasted stout with espresso shots and hickory smoke. Finish is smokey on the finish with hints of molasses and vanilla. The smoke is a surprisingly good crisp finish. Good stout over all, but.. The smoky taste is good, but unexpected.

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Photo of takusan1000
3.77/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got a to-go growler of this and drinking it on the second day, so a little flat, but I'm taking that into account in my rating here. Very coffee taste as expected, kinda cloying. A good espresso stout but shouldn't be at the "premium" price point of $16 + tax & tip/growler. Definitely not coming back to this at those prices, but will probably continuing exploring this brewery's selection.

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.16/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap @ Junkyard, Nottingham - Pours dark black with a medium tanned foamy head. Nice lacing. Medium carbonation. Aroma - coffee, chocolate, roasted malts. Taste - Sweet, lactose, coffee, dark chocolate notes, light bitter finish. Solid coffee oriented stout. Would drink again.

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Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.89/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
4.18/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erik-P
3.64/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mscudder
3.66/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdaschaf
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of powdersoldier
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ottoj55
3.89/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Split a 22oz bottle, served in a pint glass. Very dark stout, beige head. Slight coffee aroma, general stout aromas. Tastes mildly coffee like, expected a bit more flavor from espresso. Some dark notes of chocolate etc. Overall a very sweet lactose/malt beer. Mouthfeel is the standout, the oatmeal gives it a smooth creamy effect.

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Photo of jmccraney
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jason_nwx
3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickThePyro
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vladdswrath
3.42/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark chocolate, borderline black with a massive beige head and a beautiful bubble show as it dissipates. If I didn't know any better, I'd have thought I poured a root beer float. Aroma is mild, almost scentless except for a hint of sweetness. Taste is sweet up front, but not over bearing and the coffee shows up at the end, bitter but not over bearing. Mouthfeel is also creamy, this brew does a nice job of replicating an espresso drink, which I assume was probably the goal, considering the name. Nice job on that, you guys nailed it.

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Photo of zeledonia
3.81/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Moose90
2.27/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Served On-Tap in a 16oz tulip

A — Pours a clear and rather light looking dark brown color into the glass. Quite a bit of light shines through the beer around the edges, very light in body. There is a cappuccino colored head on top initially, but it fades and doesn't leave much of anything behind it.

S — Smell is lightly assertive, and hints at the coffee aspect of the beer, not dominant. Other than that there is a light chocolate sweetness on the nose, but its mostly just dark malts here and a hint of coffee.

T — Very light here as well, drinks much more like a porter than it does a stout, very light notes of coffee and chocolate, not much else.

M — Light in body, high carbonation, quick & thin finish.

O — Disappointed overall, really a light and thin beer that missed the mark.

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Photo of Briken
2.46/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of stratusjeans
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into snifter.

A: near black, two finger tan caramel head

S: could be stronger, coffee and roast malt, a little sweetness

T: coffee right away. Brazilian and Ethiopian coffee beans were used and the bitterness from the coffee is balanced very nicely with the milk sugars. Sweet cream and caramel flavor but a little too much. Some toffee and chocolate. Lots of dark roast malt. Very tasty.

M: smooth and lingering. Not heavy but there is weight to it. Something that coats your tongue but doesn't make you feel full after half the glass.

Delicious beer and I'll definitely buy it again the next time I see it. I've compared it to Stone Coffee Milk Stout and this is better. I'm surprised by the low ratings.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Braz
3.04/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Too much boozy aftertaste for me

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Photo of Faunland
3.01/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of TATURBO
3.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Lacking flavor, carbonation and mediocre overall. Needs more Jive.

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Jive Espresso Stout from Two Beers Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 51 ratings