Java Cask | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.30%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Depth, complexity and richness occur when delicious ale ages in a barrel, just as a friendship grows over the years. This stout was created in collaboration with our friends from Philadelphia's Standard Tap and Johnny Brenda's restaurants. Using their delicious hand-roasted JB's coffee, our bourbon barrels deliver a bold and robust, chocolate malt-tinged stout. We invite you to toast the Victory of friendship and beer with Java Cask!

Rich aromas of coffee precede an inviting blend of sweet bourbon, oak and a hint of alcohol. A complex fusion of dark chocolate, roasted barley and vanilla is rounded out by robust coffee and a warming heat in this unique and very drinkable stout.

Added by superspak on 08-05-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
436
Reviews:
113
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
7.13%
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
153
For Trade:
13
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Photo of Damian74
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dewsby
4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hiromiyamoto27
4.67/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TrojanRB
4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an oily, viscous black, with a half finger for mocha head

Big coffee nose, some vanilla

Taste follows the nose, but I also get some molasses and candied fruit

Basically no carbonation, very smooth, inky and sweet.

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Photo of freewill35
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Erik-P
4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of biggoon16
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tommy5
4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cjmunyan
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 5

Photo of NonicPanic
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schinebd
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonkeyBread
4.14/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KAP1356
4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of newbeeraday
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bluejacket74
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml caged and corked bottle, 2016 release, enjoy by 17 NOV 2017 stamped on the label. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head that stuck around for a little bit. There's a decent amount of lacing. I like the aroma, the brew smells like coffee, bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt, oak and dark chocolate. For the most part I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some woodiness and a bit of coconut. Mouthfeel/body is full, it's slick and smooth with a moderate amount of carbonation. It's not as boozy as I expected it to be for being 14.3% ABV. I thought this was a pretty good overall brew. There's a good amount of barrel noticeable here, but it's not close to being overpowering at all. Really nice imperial coffee stout, I'd like to buy this again sometime. $16.99 a bottle.

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Photo of Sam671217
4.65/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of micropale
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Treyliff
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml corktop bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours deep black with a creamy khaki colored head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- sweet chocolate and caramel, mocha espresso, bourbon, oak cocoa

T- sweet mocha espresso up front, followed by vanilla cream, lots of bourbon barrel, spicy oak, vanilla, caramel & coconut. The finish brings more sweetness with lingers of coconut and espresso

M- medium-heavy body with medium carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel and slightly warming finish

O- espresso and bourbon, good stuff

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Photo of Ri0
4.37/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured 750ml bottle into snifter. Black as coal with a big 2 finger sand colored head. Fades into a thick ring and leaves behind a good amount of lacing on my glass. Sweet bourbon and vanilla, coffee, dark chocolate. Roasted malts and some molasses also are present. Starts off with sweet bourbon and coffee with vanilla. Notes of roasted malt, mocha, and molasses. Some warming from the alcohol in the finish. Absolute joy to sip on. Rich and creamy with a thick mouthfeel. Surprising amount of carbonation for a barrel aged beer. Victory created a winner that resembles KBS to me.

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Photo of tedho21
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Delmarvabeer
4.52/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopHunter19
4.96/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- brown black beer w a mocha head that sticks for a little bit
S- huge bourbon, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, toasted coconut, oak
T- again huge bourbon, coffee, toasted coconut, vanilla, chocolate, oak, slight smoke
M- heavy beer, alcohol covered, aftertaste bourbon, chocolate coffee
O- great beer, definitely reminiscent of kbs

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Java Cask from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.35 out of 5 based on 436 ratings.
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