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Avondale No Joka Mocha Stout



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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Before Miss Fancy came to Avondale, she belonged to a travelling circus that toured the country. One of Miss Fancy’s favorite companions at the circus was a joker and magician. He was a mischievous fellow, doing card tricks, juggling acts and other feats of amazement. You should see what he can do with some coffee beans and hops!

No Joka Mocha is a coffee oatmeal chocolate stout that is decidedly weighted towards the coffee end of the taste spectrum. This brew has a blackish pour with a creamy tan head. Solid coffee aroma greets the nose with deep rich malts in the background. It has a medium body that is slightly sweet, light chocolate and finishes smooth with the oatmeal. Our special blend of Blue Batak Sumatran Coffee used in this brew comes to us specially roasted from our good friend Woody at Finer Grind Coffee Roasters. Together with Woody, we combined our passion for beer and coffee together to craft this seasonal brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (19505) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Draft at Free the Hops FestivAle in Birmingham. Opaque brown color. Aroma of soft roast. Taste is roasty coffee, subtle cocoa. Tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
magsinva (1071) - Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle split with the brother - pours pitch, with a white head. What’s that sweet chocolate thing I’m getting? Oh yeah, the fudge I’m eatting with this beer. Sadly, the aroma is burnt coffee and the taste reflects the same. I’m not feeling this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DiarmaidBHK (4019) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle from Wish you were beer. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Has a slightly buttery thing on the nose. Tastes like burnt coffee. Not a good beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
migga (3) - Alabama, USA - APR 2, 2014 does not count
Deep coffee flavor without being a novelty. Smokey. Avondale goes a bit light on the ABV on most of their beers - would have preferred more bite in a stout. Overall I’m impressed and was not expecting much out this brew. Compare to Samuel Smith’s Organic Chocolate Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (4636) - Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Pours an opaque dark chocolate brown - not much head, but this was a short pour from a bottle at the HMOG. Roast coffee aroma is very tempting. Flavor has notes of quality coffee, chocolate and roast malt. No joking. Smooth, firm texture leaves a nice coffee finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1978) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2014
The best of the Avondale mix but mainly yeast and dark coffee flavor. Very dark. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FSUScott (112) - Rome, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
On tap. Pours a dark almost completely black with a more than off white head. Smels like chocolate and coffee. Has a vwry distinct coffee flavor up front. Tangy in the middle. Finishes off much more mild than I expected. Very very good coffee stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malaclemys (449) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 14, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2014 Taproom, draft pours black with brown head. Aroma of stale coffee, slight alcohol, dark chocolate. Taste is caramel, coffee, and chocolate. Medium body with sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11661) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear black with a small, fizzy beige head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is coffee and chocolate malt, dates, earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2014 Draft. Black with medium tan head. Strong aroma of coffee with some notes of roasted malt. Medium body with strong coffee flavor upfront, some malt sweetness, and a slight bitter finish. Very nicely balanced with not too much coffee flavor or bitterness. -- Aroma of stale coffee and roasted malts. Medium body with stale coffee notes and chocolate. Not as good this time around.

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