Victory Java Latte

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by jmdrpi, Oct 25, 2019.

  1. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (6,368) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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  2. ilikebeer03

    ilikebeer03 Savant (988) Oct 17, 2012 Texas
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    Java Cask is delicious.
     
  3. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (3,645) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    Would love to do a side-by-side with Toppling Goliath's Mornin' Latte.
     
  4. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (6,368) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    I agree, we'll see how this "smaller" version is. Hopefully it's not too sweet.
     
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  5. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (240) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I also posted about this beer a few weeks ago when it hit my radar and it looks delicious! Outside of that awful sour Juice Boost these one-offs have been a hit with me and I am really looking forward to this one too.
     
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  6. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Poo-Bah (1,816) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    Nice,
    I literally was just at my local store and almost grabbed Java Cask lol and now saw this. I wish I checked date on box/bottles I am not sure if it was fresh or older.
    If this one pops I am going to snag for sure.

    Cheers
     
  7. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (6,368) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    The Java Cask must be from last year. But I think that beer is good with a year of age on it.
     
  8. adrock314

    adrock314 Crusader (722) Apr 14, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    ahhh I quite liked Juice Boost. It wasn’t especially “hoppy” or “sour” but I thought it was really nice as a lawnmower type of beer. To each their own I guess
     
  9. Marklaker

    Marklaker Zealot (552) Jun 5, 2014 Florida

    Just finished a 2015 Java Cask, two years beyond its BB date, and it was superb.
     
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  10. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Aspirant (228) Jul 29, 2012 Arizona

    Would definitely love to try this. The Java Cask Gold that they came out with was different and maybe a bit too boozy, but I really enjoyed it
     
  11. larryi86

    larryi86 Poo-Bah (3,724) Apr 4, 2010 Delaware
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    Interested to see how this will be in cans, I remember it being good on nitro last year but found Java Cask and Java Cask Maple better. Hopefully they do Dark Wednesday again with another variant this year.
     
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  12. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (240) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Yeah I like sours, like hops, but together it just did not sit well with me at all. I bought only a single and was glad that was all that I had purchased.
     
  13. Tilley4

    Tilley4 Poo-Bah (2,149) Nov 13, 2007 Tennessee
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    I miss Victory distro here damnit... as Tom Kiefer so eloquently put it, "Dont know what ya got...til it's gone... "
     
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  14. RobHB

    RobHB Initiate (99) Aug 20, 2017 New Jersey

    Had Java Cask a few years ago at the brewery and loved it. Can't wait for this one. The one offs have been pretty good, I really liked Liberty Bell Ringer. I also liked the Blackboard Series, too.
     
  15. DIM

    DIM Poo-Bah (2,727) Sep 28, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    I got a pack today and I am disappointed. I found it to be thin and lackluster for a stout. $11.50 makes it worth the gamble at least, you might like it better.
     
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  16. dangle47

    dangle47 Initiate (100) May 16, 2007 New York

    Always wanted to try this one, the cost always made me go in another direction. Maybe I’ll pony up for this one.
     
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  17. ilikebeer03

    ilikebeer03 Savant (988) Oct 17, 2012 Texas
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    Same - I had a pour at a bar when it first came out. That was a much more palatable cost than the ~$37/4pack
     
  18. Hoos78

    Hoos78 Aspirant (255) Mar 3, 2015 Ohio

    Keep in mind that Java Cask is a huge Imperial Stout, at 14.3%. This Java Latte is a more “moderate” 8.2%.
     
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  19. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (240) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    My thoughts also, more here New Beer Sunday (Week 768)

    It is getting tastier as it warms but yeah was definitely expecting a little more.
     
  20. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (6,368) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    I only picked up a single can due to the mixed reviews. But I drank it last night and wished I had gotten a 4 pack. I really liked it, I drank it slow and as it warmed I thought the coffee aroma and flavor was excellent. I wasn't expecting it to be as big and bold as Java Cask, I thought it was very good for what it set out to be, to be a beer version of a creamy sweet espresso based coffee drink.
     
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  21. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (240) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Unfortunately my impressions were the opposite after finishing my four pack and I would have been fine with a single. For a bigger Stout I found it to be pretty thin and not much stood out flavor-wise.
     
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  22. DIM

    DIM Poo-Bah (2,727) Sep 28, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    Having my second now and I agree with your thoughts. I would add that I found a lingering artificial sweetener at the end that I didn't like. I'll probably try to find a home for the last two.
     
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  23. RobHB

    RobHB Initiate (99) Aug 20, 2017 New Jersey

    Grabbed a four pack this week and popped open the first can last night. I really liked it, I like the flavor balance, but I do agree with some of the comments above - the body of it is a little thin. But for me that's a minor quibble on the beer itself.

    untappd has this listed as a Stout - Coffee, but for me if we are splitting hairs, I'd slot this as a Milk Stout.