Java Latte
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #440
Ranked #16,477
3.89 | pDev: 11.05%
Feb 21, 2022
Nov 20, 2018
Roasty malts, oats, and special ingredients come together in a milk stout that is cold brewed with a bounty of local coffee for 48 hours to serve up a luscious mix of sweet and robust comforts.

30 IBU
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Rated: 3.75 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 21, 2022
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Reviewed by dsa7783 from New Jersey

5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Exceptional rendition of the style. Nailed it is an understatement. Rich notes of cocoa and cacao dominate the plush, velvet mouthfeel. Similar overall flavor profile. Well done.
Sep 27, 2021
Rated: 3.67 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jun 25, 2021
Rated: 3.69 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Apr 06, 2021
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Best by 9/25/21

Yet another limited release from Victory, it seems they've really been focusing on that sort of thing lately. Either that or they have been a while but they just started getting wider distribution for the. Regardless, this one sounds pretty good right about now, I could use a little coffee pick me up

Pours a very dark brown with 2 fingers of light tan head that quickly fades to a thin cap and leaves decent lacing

The nose is not as sweet as I expected for the style, but there's not really too much going on. I'm picking up on aromas of acidic coffee, roasted malt, cacao, and an odd vegetal note

Sadly, the taste doesn't really improve much upon the bland (and frankly, odd) aroma. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting roasted malt, some milk chocolate, and a hint of raisin. The swallow drives up the dark fruit/raisin for a moment which is nice, before bringing forth notes of medium roast coffee, toast, and milk chocolate

A medium body pairs with minimal carbonation, resulting in a silky and smooth beer, which helps the less than stellar taste. Finishes mostly dry with a nice sweetness

This is easy drinking for the abv, don't get me wrong, but I don't think it has any real redeeming qualities. Not awful, but I wouldn't get it again
Feb 22, 2021
Rated: 4.06 by _Adam_ from Maryland

Feb 07, 2021
Rated: 3.87 by Boone757 from Virginia

Feb 03, 2021
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Reviewed by philbe311 from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Slight, less than a fingers worth, of light khaki colored froth... The color is a still inky black... The nose of of roasted malt and mild coffee... Perhaps a hint of sweet cream or vanilla... A bit more depth and complexity emerges on the palate... A bit sweeter and more nuanced... Some chocolate and caramel notes emerge as well... On the fuller side of medium bodied... Smooth and sleek... Lightly carbonated... A highly enjoyable and easy drinking brew though somewhat unremarkable...
Jan 03, 2021
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Java Latte from Victory. Purchased 11/13/20 for $ 3.00 (Including tax) for 16 oz can ($ 0.1875/oz) from Franklin Beer, Franklin, PA. In reefer at store and stored at home at 42 degrees. Reviewed 12/22/20.
Marked on bottom rim of can “BEST BY ?? 26 21”. Served at 46.5 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 52.1 degrees.
Appearance – 4.25.
First pour – Amber brown (SRM 18), clear.
Body – Ruby Brown (SRM 24), opaque. When held to direct light, ruby/garnet and translucent.
Head – Large (Maximum 6.5 cm, aggressive center pour), desert sand, high density, average retention, leaving a seven to eight mm undulating crown fed by effervescence, torn curtain lacing on the glass as the head collapses, and a thick partial cap with rocks. Second pour produces a two cm head.
Lacing – Good. As the level drops, a wide band of foam, mostly tiny bubbles with a few small, takes over from the torn curtain lacing from the collapsed head. See also above.
Aroma – 4 – Coffee with a hint of roasted malt at the end, no hops, no yeast.
Flavor – 4 – Distinctly coffee, no hops, no yeast. Slightly sweet. No alcohol (8.2 % ABV, as marked on container) taste or aroma. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl.
Palate – 3.5 – Medium, slightly creamy (lactose and oats), soft carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 4 Seems a bit thin for the stout end of the spectrum. Otherwise, distinctly coffee on nose and in mouth. The “latte” part seems a bit weak as well, appearing as a contributor to the “slightly creamy” mouthfeel but barely noticeable in the flavor. However, the price point is well fitted.
Dec 22, 2020
Rated: 4.48 by Papagoose3 from Pennsylvania

Dec 17, 2020
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Just in time for Fall, Victory Brewing brings together some of the favored cold weather flavors of coffee, roasted grains, caramel and cream for a beer that's both a pick-me-up and a put-me-down.

Boldly roasted coffee aromas dominate the nose while the Imperial Milk Stout settles in the glass. As its silky froth rises, a backdrop of nuttiness, burnt toast and smoky cocoa add to the beer's scent. A bold sense of sweetness introduces to the tongue with notions of toffee, caramel, honey and whipping cream coming to mind.

With a full and saturating taste, the middle palate shows a relaxing malt sweetness and a growing coffee presence. The cold pressed coffee seems bright and nutty while the roasted grains of the stout only add to the beer's sultry mystique. Trending bitter and spicy, the late palate shows a mild and woodsy hop bite that seems greater with the smooth bitterness of coffee and its chicory spice.

Full bodied but also drying on the finish, the beer's final impressions are bittersweet and with a long linger of roast. As the session endures, the coffee seems to come across as somewhat old and stale. A good offering from Victory but unfortunately it's somewhat banal for its style.
Nov 19, 2020
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Reviewed by jockstrappy from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a pint can. Color is black coffee with a ruby hue. Thick and creamy tan head with stick lacing. Nose is dark roast coffee with an earthy floral note. Flavor is, yes, more false advertising here. Roasted coffee dominates, touch of sweet cream with a mild hop bitterness before the finish. Surprisingly not a palate crusher. Good carbonation, mild alcohol bite as it warms. Simple flavor profile, but well executed. Good beer for sure!
Nov 17, 2020
Rated: 4.01 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Nov 16, 2020
Rated: 3.71 by Zaphog from Michigan

Nov 14, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Nov 14, 2020
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
My tastebuds are shot because the Dodgers just won the World Series! Yeah buddy!

Anyway, this one is Aite. Got a little of this, and a little of that. Wish it was more Lizzo “thick” but what the hell, you can’t win em all.

Get some!
Oct 28, 2020
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the tall boy can in a pint glass. This solid little brew pours a
murky dark brownish black with cola highlights and a thick ring
of khaki foam that subsides to a thick ring, thin clumping pool, and
displays some very nice lacing. Nose of dark chocolate, cream, faint
char, dark coffee, and dark roast. Flavors follow the nose nicely with
dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, cream, mild char, deep roast, and
touches of dark fruit. Nice mouth feel; medium full body, medium light
carbonation that gives some nice lift, and a rich moderately coating bitter
malt finish that is far from cloying.

The more I drink it the more I like it---a solid milk stout!

Jul 08, 2020
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
16 oz can poured into a snifter/tulip/goblet (I'm honestly not sure what the proper name is). Appearance is very dark brown with a large tan head that fades to a thin ring of bubbles with a small amount of lacing. Aroma is milk chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Taste is similar with moderate sweetness and bitterness. Mouthfeel is slick and a little bit thin. The 8.2% abv is fairly well-hidden. Overall it's decent but not worth the 8.2% abv.
Jun 22, 2020
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Rated by Hazyfuss from North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Good beer. Kinda thin.
May 25, 2020
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: appears opaque and dark brown, but when held to the light, it's crystal clear and deep mahogany; 1+ finger finely pored tan head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: vanilla, chocolate, and deeply roasted grain;

T: follows the nose from start to finish; some coffee there as well; mild to moderate bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: gorgeous beer; coffee is understated;
Apr 30, 2020
Java Latte from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 77 ratings