14'er Java Stout | Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery

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14'er Java Stout14'er Java Stout

Brewed by:
Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Arkansas River Valley is home to 14,000′ peaks in Colorado and this beer fits the bill. A rich Imperial Java Stout with Buena Vista Roastery coffee and lots of roasted chocolate malts.

Added by ArrogantB on 03-26-2014

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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of spoony
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Eddyline Restaurant in to a snifter glass.

A-The beer is good looking. A finger of tan foam sits on top of a black liquid that is pretty much opaque. The head is dense and leaves a bit of lacing as it fades. No carbonation to be seen.

S-The aroma is pleasant, but nothing outstanding. I sniff heavy roasted malt and some char, which is amplified by the java flavor that suggests drip coffee. The oats are subtle, but they provide a bit of smoothness to what would otherwise be a pretty burly and bitter smelling beer.

T-The taste follows the smell identically. Coffee flavors suggest drip coffee with moderate bitterness, but it lacks the character and complexity of a good espresso stout. Char, wisps of smoke, and heavy roast are dominant. The oats provide just enough smoothness and creaminess to keep the beer from being overpowering. Alcohol is well hidden.

M-The body is medium in heft with a lighter amount of carbonation that is semi-crisp for a stout.

O-This is a good beer, but nothing to seek out. If you're looking for a warm-up brew to sip on after a day in the mountains, this one will work.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on the slopes at Crested Butte! Poured from a 16oz can into a plastic cup (come on Utley's Cabin Ice Bar).
Appearance- black as night, even against the warm, bright Colorado spring sun; head is a medium thick, off brown; lacing is okay.
Smell - dark chocolate and robust coffee.
Taste - for a big beer, this dark chocolate and medium roast coffee is very drinkable on a spring skiing day!
Feel - big, bold and hearty, yet drinkable and hits the spot!
Overall - probably a biased review, as I am reviewing a few days after having at a bar on the slopes in the rockies; highly enjoyable!

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Photo of InfragilisBrew
4.19/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hydrate
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really good. Can definitely taste the coffee. Also slightly sweet, maybe syrupy & slight alcohol taste. Very dark & heavy but slightly sweet not dry. Heavy aftertaste of coffee & maybe a little drier on the finish. Heavy & good. Did I say heavy?

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerMama2014
4.73/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jazzisking
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

first review ever because I think this brewery is hella solid and deserves recognition. half a finger light brown head that goes away fast. smell is heavvvvvvvy coffee. a little chocolate. that sh*t I do like. taste is rich, dark roasted coffee with a massive body. some sweetness coming in on the end with a little roasted/smokey malts. definitely one I would want to sip on in the lodge after a long day on the mountain.

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Photo of Norvelljeff
5/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tylerstravis
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hashmads
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can. Pours dark brown with a medium creamy brown head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet chocolate malts and roast coffee.

The flavor is sweet chocolate malts with a lot of roast coffee (slightly acidic) and a fairly bitter roast finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a very nice coffee stout. Reminds me of Santa Fe's but not quite as good.

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Photo of mschantz
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tkdchampxi
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of minterro
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WDJersey
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wasso67
2.97/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a thick dark black color with a somewhat thin tan head. Strong aroma of coffee but a hint of citrus in the nose as well. First hit is bitter, burnt coffee taste dominates. Very little hop presence. Finishes slightly dry and bitter.

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Photo of ohiobeer29
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pint can poured into a nonic glass. new pavement dark color to this, way darker than even the most gnarly coffee, with an inch of mocha colored head with reasonable retention. the nose emits strong odors of coffee, and i agree with the other reviewer that is has a day old drip sort of complexion, but i disagree in that its not nice to the beer. i think that almost stale coffee element is nice, and a cool and unconventional balancing act for the very heavy roasted barley flavors in this. acidity is low, bitterness is average, but the presence of coffee is quite strong throughout. what i like best in this beer is the richness of the feel, aided by maybe some oats in the mash, but certainly by a coffee that was likely cold pressed to reduce acid. i think it mixes in well, but it certainly does have a dryness that i could see being observed as past its prime. carbonation is nice and frothy, and the beer sort of sticks to my guts. alcohol by volume isnt listed, but i would guess somewhere around 8% abv, its definitely bigger than average. not sure i could rock a while four pack of this in one dose, i think two is quite enough for me, but i enjoy the flavors, the buzz, and the caffeine rush from it. better than expected from eddyline.

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Photo of famous_mortimur
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Jasonrm72
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of ArrogantB
3.07/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

16oz can that I think I paid $3.99 for, ridiculous. Typical stout appearance with a healthy head. Aroma was coffee but not good coffee per se. It didn't smell bad it just wasn't scrumptious. Flavor was sort of ashy and bitter like old coffee. This one is a pass and I can't believe I was dumb enough to drop the $4 when I have found Eddyline beers lacking in the past.

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14'er Java Stout from Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery
3.72 out of 5 based on 23 ratings.
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