No Joka Mocha | Avondale Brewing Co.

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52 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avondale Brewing Co.
Alabama, United States
avondalebrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BhamBeerLover on 10-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
52
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
14.86%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
10
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of starshockey9
1.25/5  rDev -68.5%

Photo of harpus
2.5/5  rDev -37%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of pvo
3.15/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

An enjoyable coffee stout, but a little bit sweet for my taste.

Appearance: dark brown, not quite black, medium, fairly rich head.

Smell: Lots of coffee and chocolate; if you lef tit under my nose, I could be convinced that it was a mocha rather than a beer.

Taste: a bit too much coffee and chocolate; lacking in the depth of many other 'specialty' stouts, but with too much sweetness to be a dry stout. This gets caught in between the two, in an unsatisfying way.

Mouthfeel: Substantial, rich, but lacking in complexity.

Overall: I'm happy to have had it, but their other offerings are better, as are others' similar offerings.

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Photo of Volsdawg10
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of Duff27
3.67/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Crimsontider22
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of estlinska
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Zuidman
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of egrace84
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of randylangford
3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I tried this beer at the brewery. It poured an opaque black with tan head that did not leave any lace. The scent is coffee. The taste is coffee. The Mouthfeel is lighter in body with subtle carbonation. Overall it's ok.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - The beer was brownish black with a mocha color head.

Smell - The nose brings to mind a freshly opened can of coffee grounds.

Taste - The beer is highlighted by notes of coffee grounds and baker's chocolate. The sense of this beer is very dry. The finish leans far more bitter than sweet.

Mouthfeel -The feel is almost too smooth for an oatmeal stout. It seems more like a milk stout.

Overall - I would have like more sweetnees in this one.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Served in a pint glass at the brewpub. From notes. Reviewed 23 November 2014.
4.5/4.5/4/3/3.75
Black. Impenetrable. Mocha-colored head.
Immense coffee in the nose. Intense, super-dry, and rich. Dark chocolate. This is great!
Mmm, tasty but not immensely so. Lamentably thin, with a cold coffee neutral finish. Still worthwhile, especially for coffee lovers. Some lightly sweet malt.
Drinkable (more so than many coffee beers) and tentatively recommended.

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Photo of Mojo
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bomber poured into snifter

A - obsidian black with a two inch tall dark khaki colored head, average retention, and good lacing.

S - subtle and pleasing, roasted notes along with coffee and chocolate.

T - caramel malty goodness combined with coffee, chocolate, and roasted notes.

M - thick and chewy very pleasing with a clean finish

O - easy to drink, pleasant offering.

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Photo of EvilRob
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Chrash16
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of bonSreeB
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of BUBBAatTEC
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of psdonnelly
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of grumpygerman
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of sommersb
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 12-30-2013
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Tulip
Purchased: Single from Wish You Were Beer, Huntsville AL

Color is jet black and opaque, with a thin tan head that fades quickly but leaves a fair amount of lacing behind. Aromas are first all about the coffee, and then lend themselves to notes of vanilla, bittersweet chocolate and spiced pipe tobacco.

The taste is dominated by dark roasted grains, as in coffee, but is kept in check by enough malt sweetness to not be too bitter. There is also some earthy hop presence, but this doesn't add much bitterness. The oatmeal addition gives the mouthfeel a creamy texture. Carbonation is low. The finish has a moderate bitterness and flavor of coffee grains, plus a hint of chocolate.

Overall a delightful beer, my first from Avondale BC.

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

Photo of Zazzi82
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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No Joka Mocha from Avondale Brewing Co.
3.97 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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