Jive Espresso Stout | Two Beers Brewing Co.

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Jive Espresso StoutJive Espresso Stout

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Two Beers Brewing Co.
Washington, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by deliriumfest on 02-21-2009

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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 21
Reviews by deliriumfest:
Photo of deliriumfest
1.66/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Consumed 1/17/09 at January TCBA Gathering

Just like the Echo IPA, I received this beer in a trade from northwestmark who told me they don't bottle but decided to do about 50 of them as a trial run. Poured a dark black color with no head whatsoever. Smelled of bitter coffee, almost as if they used the grounds instead of the espresso itself. The taste was also very bitter and watery with a smooth mouthfeel. I wouldn't say this is very drinkable due to the lack of any real flavor. Would not ever try this beer again.

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

Photo of Tyrus
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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

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

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

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

Photo of suncrust
2.95/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Dark cola, black coffee hue that has some shades of midnight purples. Nice one finger mocha had that leaves a slightly frothy lace.

S: Sweet, milky textures meet a misty fresh dark chocolate aroma. Toasted malts, roasted nuts, and a massive amount of roasted espresso beans. Coffee/espresso aromas are pleasant and not bitter. Less of a ground coffee smell and more of fresh, roasted bean aroma. Notes of caramel round out the smell.

T: Rich coffee and espresso textures match a smooth blend of toasted malts and powdery dark chocolate. Very smooth coffee and meticulously roasted espresso beans that follow the nose. As with the aroma, the taste is more of burnt/roasted coffee beans and less of actual brewed coffee. Sweet on the tongue, minor hop bitterness lingers in the throat. As it warmed the flavors reminded me of salted caramels, creamy coffee ice cream, and a velvety roasted character mashed with burnt espresso.

MF: Pretty creamy and smooth. Coffee ice cream comes to mind for sure. Finished really dry and astringent though. Not nearly as full-bodied as one would expect for a stout... a touch thin, but easily drinkable. Carbonation was okay.

O: I was impressed with the coffee notes being more of a burnt/roasted coffee texture, where a lot of other brews with coffee have a brewed and bitter coffee taste. It's almost like they added the beans in without grinding them.... which created a fresher and more "roasted" approach. This would be awesome on nitro, as it already was a little creamy with a lighter body. Roasted nuts and burnt coffee really shined when this hit room temp.

Still room for improvement overall though. I'd say, grab a growler and make a beer float....

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Photo of schad
3.41/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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 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 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 Birdlegs
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of MiWolfman
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Sky2625
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

Photo of Jameswoody
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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 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 CaptainQ
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, oats, light cream, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and coffee notes with light-moderate earthy hop presence; and solid strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, oats, light cream, herbal, floral, and roasted earthiness. Light earthy roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roast, toast, dark bread, oats, light cream, herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and coffee with light-moderate hop presence; with good robustness and zero cloying after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, creamy, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good oatmeal coffee stout. All around good balance and robustness of dark/roasted malt, coffee, and light-moderate hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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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

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