Jack's Java Espresso Stout | Three Notch'd Brewing Company

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70 Ratings
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Jack's Java Espresso StoutJack's Java Espresso Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Three Notch'd Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
threenotchdbrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dave Fafara, Roastmaster at Shenandoah Joe, right across the street from Three Notch’d came up with a special three roast coffee blend just for this beer. The coffee beans are cold infused allowing the fresh flavor and aroma to dominate without the acidity.

All of this is backed by a rich and hearty oatmeal stout with a great semi-sweet-baking-chocolate-like sweetness.

30 IBU

Added by Sludgeman on 11-30-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
70
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
8.95%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 70 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by TaylorK:
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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Photo of cjgiant
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle, no date:
Pours close to black, with a slight buildup of head that recedes to the edges. Tan head at the glass does replenish and thicken even with each sip. There is actually even some lacing.

Smell is dominated by coffee early. After some warmth, the coffee settles down, though remains the primary component of the nose. The oat grain adds a toasted bread note eventually.

The taste is bitter coffee - somewhat astringent on a cold brew, more tolerable as it warms. The coffee seems to lend a bunch of bitterness to the 30 IBU listed on the bottle. The oat adds some dryness and the feel that I associate with oatmeal stouts - a light grainy chalkiness.

A roasted bitter lighter oatmeal stout. I think it is decently constructed, but could use a little sweet malt flavor for balance.

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Photo of dankjohn
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PprBurke
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hyoung41
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of cjgator3
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tabascosigned
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of hipHOPSanonymous
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cwd
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of dvmin98
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mkirkland80
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BeastLU
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of VeganUndead
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of 11-52_4hops
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of T12oy
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of obywan59
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black with a 3 1/2 finger tan head that recedes slowly leaving great lacing.

Rich coffee aroma with hints of chocolate.

Taste of burnt roast malts,, tart coffee and bitter chocolate.

Medium bodied and rather light for a stout, but creamy from the oatmeal. Light sticky syrup becoming drying in the end.

This beer was only "okay" at the start, but it grew on me. Rich and smooth, it became more well rounded as it warmed. I'd definitely try it again.

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Photo of Sgbrown78
3.35/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stortore
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into Carton glass.

L: 2F+ head with good retention and lots of soapy light tan lacing. Beer is very dark except on the very edges. Cap and ring persists for a while.

S: Coffee and dairy, roasted malts.

T: Coffee, concentrated espresso coffee, and lactose. Roasted malts and flaked oats keep bitterness from running away on finish.

F: Not even medium-bodied, as they made an interesting choice to keep this beer light and drinkable and I think it works nicely. Light to medium carbonation as well, so flavor lingers, but not overlong before drying.

O: I'm becoming a fan of Three Notch'd in short order, at least their dark beers. This to me comes off a little more porter-like than stout-like, but it tastes great, so why nitpick?

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of lillitnn92
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of FoodFan101
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of dcc449
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.08/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not as good as expected. Does not stand up to the ratings I've seen. Very coffee forward.

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Photo of abrodsky
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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Jack's Java Espresso Stout from Three Notch'd Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 70 ratings.
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